I feel very comfortable working with multidisciplinary research groups. For example, I have worked with biologists during a research about ants behavior and their exploration techniques (I have two conference articles in this area, entitled: Following an Ant’s path by a Mobile Robot and Harvest activity and Termal threshold of Acromyrmex Lobicornis ant), and with bioengineers and psychologists during my work with Human Machine Interfaces. I have been working with psychologists because we were studying how the biofeedback is related with the cognitive process of individuals that present some kind of physical disability.
I’m currently gathering (and leading) a group of academic and young researchers from Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María, with whom I started the research group called GRAI (in spanish: Grupo de Robótica Autónoma e Industrial; in English: Autonomous and Industrial Robotics Research Group). We currently have one common research project with the Universidade Federal do Espírito Santo, Brazil, two master students and around ten graduation strudents.
Additionally, I’m starting collaboration research with the following Professors and Researchers: Giulio Reina (Università de Salento, Italy), Karl Iagnemma (MIT, USA), José Guivant (University of New South Wales, Australia) and Miguel Torres-Torriti (Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile). I also maintain active collaboration with Argentina, Brazil and Portugal.