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.

I am also an Honorary Senior Research Fellow in the Computer Science Department at the University of Bristol, in the UK.

Currently, I lead the group of Intelligent Drones at INAOE, working 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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  • 1st Place, Autonomous Drone Category. Mexican Tournament in Robotics. March, 2019

    The QuetzalC++ team solved all the 10 missions.
  • Real-Time Landing Zone Detection for UAVs using Single Aerial Images. November, 2018

    Detection is performed with a single on-board camera only.
  • Vision based Autonomous Navigation for Wind Turbine Inspection using an UAV. November, 2018

    Novel path planning combined with drone localisation in GPS-denied environments.
  • Combining Deep Learning and RGBD SLAM for Monocular Indoor Autonomous Flight. August, 2018

    3rd Place Best Paper Award MICAI 2018.
  • 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.

Contact

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

Honorary Senior Research Fellow
Computer Science Department
University of Bristol, UK

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