Mobile Robotics


The research activities of the mobile robotics group are aimed to endow mobile robots and ubiquitous computing devices the necessary skills to aid humans in everyday life activities. The group performs fundamental and applied research on perception, learning and actuation of mobile robots with contributions to multisensor fusion, on-line learning, object/person tracking, recognition, situation awareness, localization, map building, navigation, path planning, autonomous exploration, and social robotics. The group differentiates from other international groups on its niche of application: robotics in urban pedestrian areas, with a high level of human-robot interaction. The group has sustained participation in national and EU projects and maintains the following research facilities: the Barcelona Robot Lab, and the Mobile Robotics Lab.

Main specialization

Scientific Area:
ERC discipline:
  • PE - DOMAIN PHYSICAL SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING
  • PE7 Systems and Communication Engineering
Industrial Leadership:
  • 1 Information and Communication Technologies (ICT)
  • 1.5. Advanced interfaces and robots: robotics and smart spaces
Societal Challenges:
  • 4. Smart, Green and integrated transport
  • 4.2. Better mobility, less congestion, more safety and security