Jose Martinez-Carranza, PhD

I am a Titular Researcher Level A (equivalent to Associate Professor) in the Computer Science Department at the Instituto Nacional de Astrofisica Optica y Electronica (INAOE) based in Puebla City, in Mexico.

Currently, I work on Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (drones), in particular on autonomous flight in GPS-denied environments, for which I combine vision and robotics advanced techniques such as visual Simultaneous Localisation and Mapping (visual SLAM) in real time.

I also lead a Mexican team that has achieved outstanding performance in International Drone Competitions. My team is the first Mexican team to win an International Drone Championship by winning 1st Place in the IROS 2017 Autonomous Drone Racing competition. My team also won 2nd Place in the International Micro Air Vehicle competition (IMAV) 2016.

My CV in full detail (in English) can be downloaded here.

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  • Twice-Champions in the Autonomous Drone Category, Mexican Tournament in Robotics 2018

    QuetzalC++, INAOE's team solved 8 missions, including collaborative flights to carry an object and to fly in formation.
  • Deep Learning for Autonomous Flight in Forest Environments. January, 2018

    Check out our work with results in simulation using Gazebo and in a real forest environment.
  • Participation in IMAV 2017 and IROS2017 ADR

    We won 1st Place in the IROS 2017 Autonomous Drone Racing and we ranked 4th in the International Micro Air Vehicle competition (IMAV) 2017.
  • First Autonomous Drone Competition in Mexico, 2017

    We participated in the first competition on Autonomous Drones ever held in Mexico. We obtained the 1st Place in the Advanced Level.
  • 2nd Place in IMAV 2016

    First mexican team to participate in the International Micro Air Vehicle competition (IMAV) 2016, held in Beijing, China where we won 2nd Place.

Contact

Jose Martinez-Carranza, PhD
Associate Professor
SNI-C 2017-2019
Royal Society-Newton Advanced Fellowship 2015-2018

Computer Science Department, Office 8219.
Instituto Nacional de Astrofisica Optica y Electronica
Luis Enrique Erro No. 1,
Sta. Ma. Tonantzintla, Puebla.
CP 72840 Mexico
Tel: +52 222 2663100 (internal 8219 or 8302)
Fax: +52 222 2663152
carranza at inaoep dot mx