Soft Aerial Robots


Dr. Begoña Chiquinquira Arrue Ullés
Department of Systems Engineering and Automation
University of Seville, Spain



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Biography of the speaker

Associate Professor Arrue (Dep. of Systems Engineering and Automation, University of Seville) holds BSc in Computer Science (University of Deusto, Spain), and a MSc and a PhD in Electrical Engineering (University of Virginia, USA). During her academic career, Arrue has been lecturing undergraduate and postgraduate students of a variety of engineering disciplines. Her areas of expertise include robotics, computer science, artificial intelligence, systems engineering and automation, and signal theory among others.

Dr. Arrue’s research aims to devise novel robotic paradigms integrating multidisciplinary approaches. In particular, Arrue is specialized in multirobots aerial systems, bio-inspired aerial soft robotics, AI in robotics, perception, manipulation and planning, and intelligent systems, among others.

Assoc. Prof. Arrue has published a number of research articles in world-class journals, book chapters and conference proceedings. She has participated in more than 30 research projects – including EU funded projects – such as EUFIRELAB project (Energy, Environment and Sustainable Development. EVG1- 2001-00024. 2002-2006.) where she was the principal investigator of the Spanish team.

At present, Dr. Arrue is working on various research initiatives (GRIFFIN, AERIAL-CORE, PILOTING, RESIST), and is co-PI of the European projects TERRINET and RIMA. In addition, she has closely worked with a repertoire of industrial partners such as AIRBUS MILITARY or ABEGONA to bring technological advances to the market, including more than 15 companies such as ITURRY, FAASA, among others.

Arrue is also an IEEE Senior member, has been an active reviewer in various international journals, and has acted as scientific assessor for national and international research initiatives.