Enthusiastic researcher focused on estimation, localization, nonlinear observers, and navigation, with applications to cooperative (underwater) navigation developed for autonomous (marine) vehicles.
As a postdoctoral researcher, I worked with Auke Jan Ijspeert at biorobotics laboratory (BioRob), École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland. Before that, I worked at Institute for Systems and Robotics (ISR) an institution of Instituto Superior Técnico (IST) in Lisbon with professor A. Pedro Aguiar and professor António M. Pascoal.
I have distinctive contributions to European scientific projects such as Co3-AUVs and MORPH. In Co3-AUVs, I developed an specific underwater localization algorithm which enabled guidance of a human diver in an unknown environment. I designed a robust cooperative navigation algorithm for AUVs, in the scope of MORPH project, which enabled cooperative accomplishment of underwater missions. Most of my recent works involve building new swimming platform which do not require thrusters for the swimming, including Envirobot, a Swiss NanoTera program. In this context, I also work on pollution localization and tracing in a marine environment.