Welcome to my site!
Saturday, 12 June 2004

ImageThis is the website of Ricardo Sanz, professor in systems engineering and automatic control and researcher in the field of autonomous systems.

In this site you will find information regarding my activitiy as well as other sources that may be of interest to you. Feel free to explore the site and to suggest any improvement to it.

I do most of my activity as part of the Autonomous Systems Laboratory. ASLab is a research group of ample interests ranging from conventional control and real-time systems to model-based engineering processes and artificial intelligence.

This last is, indeed, my main topic of interest; or to be more precise, I'm interested in mind theory, both artificial and natural within the long term engineering objective of systematically creating better machines by means of improving their intelligence.

Last Updated ( Saturday, 08 July 2017 )
Journal of Artificial Intelligence and Consciousness
Sunday, 12 May 2013
The Journal of Artificial Intelligence and Consciousness (JAIC) has been launched under the direction of Antonio Chella.

The Journal of Artificial Intelligence and Consciousness (JAIC) will offer a multidisciplinary platform to discuss AI and consciousness in the light of robotics and artificial systems, computational science, psychology, philosophy of mind, ethics, and neuroscience. The aims and scope of the journal are: (i) articles that take inspiration from biological consciousness and/or that explore theoretical issues of consciousness to build robots and AI systems that show forms of functional consciousness; (ii) articles that employ robots and AI systems as tools to model and better understand biological mechanisms of consciousness; (iii) articles that discuss ethical problems emerging or uncovered through the overlap of AI and consciousness, and that investigate the ethical and societal impact of consciousness and the limits of it, and (iv) to pursue the hybridization between the field of AI and the field of consciousness studies.


Get details at World Scientific website.

Last Updated ( Friday, 18 October 2019 )
Metacontrol for ROS2 systems (MROS)
Sunday, 10 February 2013
We have just started (Oct. 2019) the project Metacontrol for ROS2 systems (MROS). This is a cascaded project from the EC-funded project RokMoSys.

A current challenge in robot software architectures in autonomous applications is to address task, contingency and system handling while performing tasks. Current solutions in ROS and ROS2 are typically based on complex, distributed logic that interweaves the three aspects, resulting in maintainability, reusability and reliability issues. The objective of MROS is to leverage the RobMoSys model-based approach at runtime, to provide a solution for ROS2 systems, based on architectural self- adaptation driven by ontology reasoning on the architecture models. The solution will be applied to the ROS2 Navigation stack, and demonstrated in two variants of the RobMoSys Intralogistics pilot, with the Thiago platform and with a Bosch consumer- product prototype. MROS will connect the ROS2 and RobMoSys frameworks, and further enable a metamodeling-sound usage of ontologies for robot software architecting.

“Composeable models@runtime of ROS2 software will support more adaptable and reliable autonomous robots”

The project is leaded by Carlos Hernandez, from Delft University of Technology. Other partners are Robert Bosch Gmbh and Universidad Rey Juan Carlos. Image

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 15 October 2019 )
Resilient Bio-inspired Modular Robotic Miners - ROBOMINERS
Sunday, 10 February 2013
We have just started (Jun. 2019) the project ROBOMINERS. This is an EC-funded project in te H2020 programme.

ROBOMINERS will develop a bio-inspired, modular and reconfigurable robot miner for small and difficult to access deposits. The aim is to create an amphibious robot that is capable of mining underground, underwater, in slurries or above water, and can be delivered in modules to the deposit via a large diameter borehole.

Our responsibility in the project is the creation of a metacontrol layer to drive the adaptation of the robot to new circumstances.

The project is leaded by Claudio Rossi. Find more information at the project website: https://robominers.eu/.


Last Updated ( Tuesday, 15 October 2019 )
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