Invited Talks

Recent invited lectures (since 2012):
  • 2016: Invited talk at the ICRA 2016 Workshop on Marine Robot Localization and Navigation. Stockholm, Sweden. Title of the talk: “Challenges for underwater perception and mapping using computer vision”. 
  • 2015: Invited talk at the 6th International Workshop on Computer Vision in Vehicle Technology, in conjunction with IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR). Boston, USA. Title of the talk: “Vision-based Robots to Explore the Ocean”.
  • 2015: Invited speaker at the 4th EOS Topical Meeting on Blue Photonics® - Optics in the Sea (Blue Photonics 4). Barcelona, Spain. Title of the talk: “High-Resolution Optical Seafloor Mapping and Characterization”.
  • 2015: Invited talk at the Faculty of Technology of the University of Bielefeld, Germany. Title of the talk: “Underwater Robot for High-Resolution Optical Seafloor Mapping and Characterization”.
  • 2014: Plenary Keynote Speaker at the Marine Imaging Workshop, National Oceanographic Centre Southampton, U.K. Title of the talk: “Underwater imaging: from nice evidence to useful data”.
  • 2014: Plenary Keynote Speaker at the International Symposium on Naval Architecture and Maritime (INT-NAM), Istanbul, Turkey. Title of the talk: “3-D Mapping for the Characterization of the Seafloor using an Underwater Robot within the MUMAP Project”.
  • 2014: Invited Seminar. Title of the seminar: “Underwater Robotics: Pushing the Frontiers of Deep Sea Exploration”. Timisoara, Romania. Invited by the Consulate of Spain in Timisoara.
  • 2014: Invited Talk “High-Resolution Optical Seafloor Mapping and Characterization” at the University of Tromsø, Norway.
  • 2013: Invited Talk “Challenges in Ocean Exploration using Autonomous Robots” at the Faculty of Information Technology of the University of Brno, Czech Republic.
  • 2013: Invited Talk “Advances in High-Resolution Optical Seafloor Mapping” at GEOMAR, Germany.
  • 2013: Plenary Keynote Speaker at the Hispano-Brazilian Workshop on Autonomous Robots and Robotic Intelligence, Cáceres, Spain. Title of the talk: “Underwater Robot for Autonomous Mapping”.
  • 2013: Invited Talk “Techniques and Tools for High-Resolution Seafloor Mapping using Underwater Robots” at the University of Qatar, Doha, Qatar. Invited by the Qatar National Research Fund.
  • 2013: Plenary Keynote Speaker at the Symposia on Automation and Computation for Naval, Offshore and Subsea Industry (NAVCOMP’2013), Rio Grande do Sul, Brasil. Title of the talk: “Future trends in high-resolution benthic habitat mapping using autonomous underwater robots”.
  • 2013: Invited Talk “Robot-based Seafloor Optical Exploration” at the Mediterranean Center for Marine and Environmental Research (CMIMA-CSIC), Barcelona, Spain.
  • 2012: Plenary Keynote Speaker at the Jornadas Argentinas de Robótica (JAR’2012), Olavarria, Argentina. Title of the talk: “Underwater Robotics as a key tool for Seafloor Exploration”
  • 2012: Plenary Keynote Speaker at the IFAC Workshop on Navigation, Guidance and Control of Underwater Vehicles (NGCUV’2012), Porto, Portugal. Title of the talk: “Challenges and Limitations of High-resolution Sea-floor Optical Mapping using UUVs”.
  • 2012: Invited Talk “Optical mosaicking and mapping with AUVs and ROVs” at the International Marine and Sub-Marine Infrastructures Symposium (MSI’2012), Toulon, France.
  • 2012: Invited Talk “Underwater Robotics as a key tool for Seafloor Exploration” at the Instituto Tecnológico de Buenos Aires (ITBA), Buenos Aires, Argentina.
  • 2012: Conference “Ocean Floor Characterization and Change Detection through High-Resolution Photo-Mosaicing”. Invited by IPGP-CNRS, Paris, France.
  • 2012: Seminar “Advances in Seafloor Mapping”. Invited by the REPSOL company (Centro de Tecnología de Repsol). Móstoles, Spain.
  • 2012: Invited talk “Underwater robots and unmanned submarines: the new discoverers of the seabed”. Museu de la Pesca, Palamós, Spain.
  • 2012: Invited talk “In-service education for teaching quality”, Faculty of Education and Psychology, Girona, Spain.