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We are a University research group at the Centro Automática y Robótica (C.A.R.) from the  Universidad Politecnica Madrid with background in the Computer Vision and Automatic Control fields and with a large experience in industrial oriented applications, who started early research in UAV back in the 90s.
Our Vision is to provide Unmanned Systems (U.S.) with autonomy by exploting the most powerful sensor. i.e. vision.
Our Mission is to be always at the front end of the technology in Image Processing and Control techniques in order to achive technology transfer into demanding U.A.S. civil applications.

Our Values are:
  • Permanent updating with the latest worldwide R&D in may related fields is essential for improving our research
  • Having challengeable aims and testing the proposed solutions are two essential components for innovating our research and products
  • International cooperation is important for enriching the knowledge and the solutions




   Baumela, Luis

   Campoy, Pascual (Group leader)

   Dominguez, Sergio

   Molina, Martin

PhD candidates

     Bavle, Hriday    

    Carrio, Adrian

    Jua, Sandro 

    Lu Liang

    Milošević, Zorana

    Rodríguez-Ramos, Alejandro

    Rodríguez-Vázquez, Fco. Javier

    Sampedro, Carlos

    Suarez, Ramon

Technical Manager

    Beatriz Gatoo

Msc Students

Alvarez, Antonio

Camporredondo, Alberto

Echegoyen, Guillermo

Fernadez-Zafra, Joaquin

Gonzalez-Diaz, Paula

Santofimia, Pablo


Undergraduate students

    Alvarez, Pablo

    Gallego, Ignacio

    Gomez Gonzalez, Miguel

    Maroto Bravo, Alejandro

    Ortega, Juan

    Prieto Pereira, Mario




Lai Yan (Tongji Uni.)

Zu Yichong (B.I.T.)


Changhong, Fu (NTU, Singapur) 

Bonatti, Javier (Prof. Univ. Costa Rica)

Chang, Oscar (Prof. Univ. Central, Venezuela)

Marchamalo Sacristán, Miguel (Prof. U.P.M.)

Martin, Jorge (PhD candidate U.P.M.)

Mejias Alvarez, Luis (Lecturer QUT Australia)

Martinez, Carol (Prof. U. Javeriana, Bogota)

Mondragon Bernal, Ivan F. (Prof. U.Javeriana, Bogotá)

Pestana-Puerta, Jesús (TU Graz)

Plasencia, Nicolas (Prof. Univ. La Laguna)

Olivares-Mendez, Miguel A. (Univ. Luxemburg)

Sanchez-Lopez, Jose Luis (Univ. Luxemburg)

Zufiria, Pedro (Prof. U.P.M.)




                              Previous members and visitors                        

Ripoll, Andrés (TUDelft) 2017

Sanchez-Lopez, Jose Luis 2011-17

Pestana-Puerta, Jesús 2013-17

Lin, Zhou (Northwestern Polytechnical University China)

Phung, David (Drexel Univ., PA, USA)

Rubino, Fabio (Politecnico de Torino)

Tao, Qiu (Northwestern Polytechnical University China)

Chauhan, Aneesh (Wageninggen Univ) 2013-14

Changhong, Fu 2012-16 

Martinez, Carol 2009-14

Mondragon Bernal, Ivan F. 2009-13

Olivares-Mendez, Miguel A. (Univ. Luxemburg)

Collumeau, Jean François 

Alexander Ceron (Univ. Nacional Colombia)

Jin Zhiyi (student at Northwestern Polytechnical University in China) 2013-14

Wei He (student at Northwestern Polytechnical University in China) 2012-13

de la Puente, Paloma (PostDoc researcher, PhD) 2013

Olivares-Mendez, Miguel A.(PostDoc researcher) 2007-13

Bin Zhou (student at Northwestern Polytechnical University in China) 2012-13

Mellado_Bataller, Ignacio (Master Eng. Robtics & Automatics) 2010-2012

Mondragon Bernal, Ivan F. (PhD, Prof. at Universidad Jevriana, Bogota, Colombia)

Burgues, Javier (Eng., Fulbright scholar) 2012

Galindo, David (Researcher, Enginner) 2010-12

Pratusevich, Michele (MIT student) 2012

Martinnavarro, Edgar (Eng. at INTA, Master Eng. Robotics & Automatics) 2011-2012 

Garcia-Gordo, Juan Carlos (Researcher, PhD student) 2009-11

De Vivero, Charlie (MIT Student, 2010)

Eng, Pillar (PhD student QUT Australia, 2010)

Mars, Risha (MIT Student, 2010)

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