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José Carlos González Dorado

José Carlos González Dorado

PhD Student

Office: 2.1.B16 - +(34) 91 624 5981

Av. Universidad, 30, Edificio Sabatini - 28911 Leganés (Madrid) - SPAIN

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I am a Ph.D. student of Computer Science and Engineering at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) focused on Artificial Intelligence and Robotics. In 2013 I obtained the bachelor's degree from this university, although I finished the bachelor's thesis in Germany at Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT). It required to modify path planning and fuzzy logic algorithms to improve the human-robot cooperation of an industrial robotic arm. In 2014 I finished the master's thesis at UC3M, which consisted in the development of the control architecture of a social robot and a 3D sensor to drive rehabilitation sessions for children with upper-limb impairments. This work became into the NAOTherapist project, which is part of my current research for the Ph.D. It evolved into a personal entrepreneurship project which gained several recognitions like a National Geographic documentary or a prize of the Santander Yuzz 2016 competition, among others. In 2017, I was a visitor scholar in the United States in the Machine Learning Department at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), working with Dr. Manuela M. Veloso. My current research interests include control architectures for Autonomous Robotics, Automated Planning and Machine Learning techniques.

Automated Planning & Robotics: NAOTherapist, Autonomous Social Robotics for Rehabilitation.

Automated Planning & Robotics: It focuses on the development of Clarc, a mobile robot designed to assist geriatric patients during Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment (CGA) procedures. These procedures consist of several tests heavily based on speech and physical postures. The robot guides the patient to perform the tests and gather clinical measures for the clinician. European research project FP7-ICT-601116.

Automated Planning & Robotics: Ursus is a humanoid robot with bear form which helps in neuro-rehabilitation therapies for children with cerebral palsy. The main goal of this project is to provide this robot with enough autonomy to supervise the exercises of each therapeutic session and improve its social interaction with the patients. Spanish research project TIN2012-38079.

Automated Planning & Robotics: A social robot called Gualzru has to attract people walking in a certain area of an airport or shopping center to show them an adapted promotion depending on detected characteristics of each person, like gender or age.