Research team
Carlos González
Researcher, CSIC
Carlos González was born in Torrelavega, Spain, in 1947. He received the B.S. degree in physics from Madrid University, Spain, in 1969 (although he has always worked in computer science), the M.S. degree in computer science from the University of California, Los Angeles, in 1974, and the Ph.D. degree in physics from Madrid University in 1978. Since 1971, he has been a member of the staff of the Instituto de Automática Industrial, Madrid, and has always worked as a Software Specialist in automation projects.
Jorge Villagrá
Researcher, CSIC

Jorge Villagra graduated in Industrial Engineering at the Universidad Politécnica of Madrid in 2002. He received his PhD in Real-Time Computer Science, Robotics and Automatic Control at the École des Mines de Paris (France) in 2006. From 2007 to 2009 he held a position of Visiting Professor at the University Carlos III (Spain). He then received a 3 year JAEDoc fellowship at the AUTOPÍA Program in the Center for Automation and Robotics UPM-CSIC (Spain). From 2013 until 2016 he led the Department of ADAS and Autonomous Driving Systems at Ixion Industry & Aerospace SL. He is leading AUTOPÍA Program at CSIC since October 2016.

He has been involved in 25 projects - 8 European, 13 national and 4 private contracts. He is or has been IP of 9 of these projects (6 european, 3 national). He has published over 70 papers in international journals and conferences on advanced mechatronic design, data-driven or model-free control and new probabilistic approaches for embedded components in autonomous vehicles.

Rodolfo Haber
Researcher, CSIC
Rodolfo E. Haber obtained the Ph.D. degree in Industrial Engineering from the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain, in 1999. He is Associate Scientist of the Centre of Automation and Robotics-CAR, UPM-CSIC. In particular, he is now involved in two European projects: DEMANES and ACCUS. His main research activities are focused on intelligent systems, control and supervisory systems and cognition-based systems. He is author of 3 books, 20 book chapters, and 45 articles in indexed journals (H-index=14) and dozens of conference papers. Since 2002 he has belonged to IFAC’s Technical Committee 3.1 Computers for Control. Since 2005 he has been member of the ASME Technical Committee for Model Identification and Intelligent Systems. Since 2007, he has been associate editor of the Transactions on Computational Science, the International Journal of Mechatronics and Manufacturing Systems, and The World Scientific Journal.
Fernando Matía
Researcher, UPM
Fernando Matía is Full Profesor at Universidad Politécnica de Madrid. His teaching activity covers control, robotics and programming, being author of three textbooks and having supervised more than 50 final degree theses. His research is focused on fuzzy control and autonomous robots, having being advisor of 8 doctoral theses and author of about 30 articles in indexed journals and 20 book chapters. He has edited one book and is author of about 80 conference papers. He has been member of the program committee of 11 international conferences and is reviewer of several journals. Additionally he has participated in 18 research projects and 9 contracts with companies, and has an official accreditation of 24 research years. He has also been Deputy Vice-director of Studies, Vice-director of Quality Management, and Vice-director of Studies at the High School of Industrial Engineering at UPM.
Jorge Godoy
Postdoctoral researcher
Jorge Godoy was born in Maracay, Venezuela, in 1986. He received the electronic engineer degree from the Universidad Simón Bolívar in 2008. Since 2009 he has been researching on autonomous vehicles at the Center of Automation and Robotics (CAR). In 2011, he received his M.E. degree in Automation and Robotics from the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, finishing his PhD degree in the same area on 2013. His research interests include fuzzy-logic control, and intelligent transportation systems (ITS).
Antonio Artuñedo
PhD student
Antonio J. Artuñedo was born in Albacete, Spain, in 1988. He received the electric engineering degree from the Universidad de Castilla la Mancha in 2011. In 2014, he received the M.E. degree in industrial engineering from the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid. In 2013, He joined to the Center of Automation and Robotics (CAR) where he has been working as a predoctoral researcher on the european project ACCUS. His research interests include intelligent control, systems modeling & simulation, and intelligent transportation systems (ITS).
Alvaro García
Researcher in training
Álvaro García Rodríguez was born in Palencia, Spain, in 1988. He received the Mechanical Engineering degree from the Universidad de Burgos in 2011. In 2014, he received the M. E. degree in Industrial Engineering from the Universidad de Cantabria. In 2016, he joined the Center of Automation and Robotics (CAR).
Honorary members
Ricardo García
Founder member
Teresa de Pedro
Founder member
Previous members
Vicente Milanés
Predoctoral fellow
Postdoctoral researcher
Enrique Onieva
Predoctoral fellow
Postdoctoral researcher
Joshué Pérez
Predoctoral fellow
Javier Alonso
Predoctoral fellow
Postdoctoral researcher
Ver el perfil de Programa AUTOPIA en LinkedIn Suscribirse a mi canal en YouTube
AUTOPIA Program. Center for Automation and Robotics (UPM-CSIC)
Ctra de Campo Real, km. 0,200 (28500) Arganda del Rey, Madrid, España.
Esta web utiliza cookies, puedes ver nuestra política de cookies aquí. Si continuas navegando estás aceptándola