About Francisco

Francisco is associate professor at Rey Juan Carlos University (Madrid, Spain) and leader of the Intelligent Robotics Lab. He is member of the Signal Theory, Communications, Telematic Systems and Computation Department, and of the Communications ans Systems Group.

His research interests are in Artificial Intelligence, Mobile Robotics, Computer Vision, Behavior Architectures, Assititive Robotics, Robot Localization and Navigation and related technologies. He has developed applications for real robotic systems such as Aibo, Nao Humanoid, Kobuki (turtlebot 2), RB-1, Lego NXT, AR-Drone in C, C++, Java, Python, Ada... He is expert in ROS, using technologies such as OpenCV, Point Cloud Library (PCL), among others.

He has teached in courses such as Operating Systems, Advanced Programming, Real Time Systems, Communications and Robotics. He supervises Final Grade Projects (TFG) in Mobile Robotics. He currently organizes the Official ROS Course at URJC.

Publications

2019

[Journal Q2]"A Context-Awareness Model for Activity Recognition in robot-assisted scenarios" Francisco J. Rodriguez Lera, Francisco Martín Rico, Vicente Matellán Olivera and Miguel A. Guerrero. Expert Systems. (In press). 2019

[Journal Q1]"Octree-based localization using RGB-D data for indoor robots" Francisco Martín Rico, Vicente Matellán Olivera, Francisco J. Rodriguez Lera and Jonathan Ginés. Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence. Volume 77, January 2019, Pages 177-185. 2019

[Journal Q2]"Tracking People in a Mobile Robot From 2D LIDAR Scans Using Full Convolutional Neural Networks for Security in Cluttered Environments.". Ángel Manuel Guerrero Higueras, Claudia Álvarez-Aparicio, Maria Carmen Calvo Olivera, Francisco J. Rodríguez Lera, Camino Fernández Llamas, Francisco Martín Rico, Vicente Matellán. Frontiers in Neurorobotics. 2019.

[Journal Q2]"COMBAHO: A Deep Learning System for Integrating Brain Injury Patients in Society " Jose Garcia-Rodriguez, Francisco Gomez-Donoso, Sergiu Oprea, Alberto Garcia-Garcia, Miguel Cazorla, Sergio Orts-Escolano, Zuria Bauer, John Castro-Vargas, Felix Escalona, David Ivorra-Piqueres, Pablo Martinez-Gonzalez, Eugenio Aguirre, Miguel Garcia-Silviente, Marcelo Garcia-Perez, Jose M. Cañas, Francisco Martin-Rico, Jonathan Gines, Francisco Rivas-Montero Pattern Recognition Letters, 2019.

[Journal]"People detection and tracking using LIDAR sensors" Claudia Álvarez Aparicio, Ángel Manuel Guerrero Higueras, Francisco Javier Rodríguez Lera, Jonatan Ginés Clavero, Francisco Martín Rico, Vicente Matellán. Journal Robotics. Special Issue "Robotics in Spain 2019". 2019

"Adapting ROS Logs to Facilitate Transparency and Accountability in Service Robotics" Francisco J Rodríguez Lera, Angel Manuel Guerrero Higueras, Vicente Matellan Olivera, Francisco Martín Rico, Jonathan Gines and Juan Felipe García Sierra. ROBOT2019, published in Springer - Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing series. November 2019.

"Using Probabilistic Context Awareness in a Deliberative Planner System" JG Clavero, Francisco J. Rodriguez Lera, Francisco Martín Rico, Angel Manuel Guerrero, Vicente Matellán. International Work-Conference on the Interplay Between Natural and Artificial Computation, IWINAC 2019

"Artificial Semantic Memory with Autonomous Learning applied to Social Robots" Francisco Martin-Rico, Francisco Gomez-Donoso, Felix Escalona, Miguel Cazorla, Jose Garcia-Rodriguez. International Work-Conference on the Interplay Between Natural and Artificial Computation, IWINAC 2019

"LIDAR-based people detection and tracking for@ home Competitions" Claudia Álvarez-Aparicio, Ángel M Guerrero-Higueras, Francisco J Rodríguez-Lera, M Carmen Calvo Olivera, Vicente Matellán Olivera, Jonatan Ginés Clavero, Francisco Martín Rico. 2019 IEEE International Conference on Autonomous Robot Systems and Competitions (ICARSC). 2019

2018

[Journal Q1]"Neural Networks for Recognizing Human Activities in Home-like Environments" Francisco J. Rodriguez Lera, Francisco Martín Rico, and Vicente Matellán Olivera. Integrated Computer-Aided Engineering. 2018

[Journal Q4]"HiMoP: A three-components architecture to create more human-acceptable social-assistive robots" Francisco Javier Rodríguez Lera, Vicente Matellán Olivera, Miguel Ángel Conde, Francisco Martín. Cognitive Processing. 2018

"Planning-centered Architecture for RoboCup SSPL @Home". Francisco Martín, Jonathan Ginés, David Vargas, Francisco J. Rodríguez-Lera, Vicente Matellán. WAF2018, publisehd in Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing series. November 2018.

"Planning Topological Navigation for complex Indoor Environments". Francisco Martín, Jonathan Ginés, David Vargas, Francisco J. Rodríguez-Lera, Vicente Matellán. 2018 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS 2018), October 2018.

"Generating Symbolic Representation from Sensor Data: Inferring knowledge in Robotics Competitions". FFrancisco J. Rodriguez Lera, Francisco Martín Rico y Vicente Matellán Olivera. 18th International Conference on Autonomous Robot Systems and Competitions (ICARSC 2018).Torres Vedras, Portugal, April 2018

2017

[Journal Q2]"Benchmark Dataset for Evaluation of Range-Based People Tracker Classifiers in Mobile Robots" Claudia Álvarez-Aparicio, Ángel Manuel Guerrero-Higueras, Maria Carmen Calvo Olivera, Francisco J. Rodríguez-Lera, Francisco Martín y Vicente Matellán. Frontiers in Neurorobotics. 2017.

[Journal Q2]"Quantitative analysis of security in distributed robotic frameworks" Robotics and Autonomous Systems. Francisco Martín, Enrique Soriano and José María Cañas. Nov 2017.

"3D mapping for a reliable long-term navigation". Jonathan Ginés Clavero, Francisco Martin Rico, Vicente Matellan Olivera, Francisco J. Lera and Jesus Balsa. Robot'2017: 3rd Iberian Robotics Conference, published in Springer - Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing. 22-24 November 2017, Sevilla (Spain).

"Practical aspects of deploying Robotherapy". Francisco Martin Rico and Jonathan Ginés Clavero. Robot'2017: 3rd Iberian Robotics Conference, published in Springer - Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing. 22-24 November 2017, Sevilla (Spain).

"Context Awareness in shared human-robot Environments: Benefits of Environment Acoustic Recognition for User Activity Classification". Francisco J. Rodríguez-Lera, Francisco Martín Rico, Vicente Matellán. 8th International Conference on Pattern Recognition Systems (ICPRS 2017). 11-13 July 2017, Madrid, (Spain).

"Deep Learning and Bayesian Networks for Labelling User Activity Context Through Acoustic Signals", Francisco Rodriguez Lera, Francisco Martin Rico and Vicente Matellan Olivera. IWINAC. International Work-conference on the Interplay between Natural and Artificial Computation. A Coruña (Spain). June 2017

"Dynamics maps for long-term autonomy", Jonathan Ginés Clavero, Francisco Martin Rico, Vicente Matellan Olivera, Francisco J. Lera and Jesus Balsa. 17th International Conference on Autonomous Robot Systems and Competitions (ICARSC 2017). Coimbra (Portugal). May 2017.

"Open Source Robotics Course at Engineering: Infrastructure and Methodology", Francisco Martin Rico. 8th International Conference on Robotics in Education, RiE 2017, Sofia, April 27-29, 2017.

2016

"Cybersecurity in Autonomous Systems: Evaluating the performance of hardening ROS",Francisco Javier Rodríguez Lera, Jesús Balsa, Fernando Casado, Camino Fernández, Francisco Martín Rico, and Vicente Matellán. Workshop en Agentes Físicos, pp. 47-54. 16-17 June 2016. Málaga (Spain).

"Multi-thread impact on the performance of Monte Carlo based algorithms for self-localization of robots using RGB-D sensors.",Francisco Martín, Vicente Matellan and Francisco J. Rodríguez Lera. Workshop en Agentes Físicos. 16-17 June 2016. Málaga (Spain).

"A motivational architecture to create more human-acceptable assistive robots for robotics competitions",Francisco Rodríguez Lera, Vicente Matellán, Miguel Ángel Conde, and Francisco Martín Rico. IEEE International Conference on Autonomous Robot Systems and Competitions (ICARSC'2016), 4-6 May 2016. Bragança (Portugal).

"Design and Evaluation of a Low-Cost Robotic Arm for @Home Competitions", Francisco Rodríguez Lera, Fernando Casado, Vicente Matellán, and Francisco Martín Rico. Volume 418 of the series Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing pp 623-634. Actas del Robot 2015: Second Iberian Robotics Conference DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-27149-1_48

2015

[Journal Q1]"Social robots in advanced dementia", Meritxell Valentí Soler, Luis Agüera-Ortiz, Javier Olazarán Rodríguez, Carolina Mendoza Rebolledo, Almudena Pérez Muñoz, Irene Rodríguez Pérez, Emma Osa Ruiz, Ana Barrios Sánchez, Vanesa Herrero Cano, Laura Carrasco Chillón, Silvia Felipe Ruiz, Jorge López Alvarez, Beatriz León Salas, José María Cañas Plaza, Francisco Martín Rico, Pablo Martínez Martín. Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience, Sept. 2015.

[Journal Q4]"Active Visual Perception for Humanoid Robots", Francisco Martín, Carlos Agüero y José María Cañas. International Journal of Humanoid Robotics. Vol. 912, nº 1, pp 1-22. 2015.

"SIRVAMED: Development of a comprehensive robotic system for monitoring and interaction for people with acquired brain damage and dependent people",Miguel Cazorla, Jose Garcia-Rodriguez, Jose Maria Cañas Plaza, Ismael Garcia-Varea, Vicente Matellan, Francisco Martin-Rico, Jesus Martinez-Gomez, Francisco Javier Rodriguez Lera, Cristina Suarez Mejias and Maria Encarnacion Martinez Sahuquillo. CAEPIA'2015 Conferencia de la Asociación Española para la Inteligencia Artificial (CAEPIA).

"Analysis and Evaluation of a Low-Cost Robotic Arm for @Home Competitions", Francisco J. Lera, Fernando Casado, Vicente Matellán y Francisco Martín Rico. ROBOT'2015 Second Iberian Robotics Conference.

"Visual Localization based on Quadtrees", Francisco Martín Rico, ROBOT'2015 Second Iberian Robotics Conference.

"A Simple, Efficient, and Scalable Behavior-based Architecture for Robotic Applications", Francisco Martín Rico, Carlos E. Agüero Durán. ROBOT'2015 Second Iberian Robotics Conference.

2014

[Journal]"Multi-modal Active Visual Perception System for SPL Player Robot", Francisco Martín, Carlos Agüero, José María Cañas y Eduardo Perdices. Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing. Springer. Volume 252, pp 541-556. 2014.

"A robotic platform for domestic applications". Francisco Martín Rico, José Mateos, Francisco J. Lera, Pablo Bustos y Vicente Matellán. XV Workshop en Agentes Físicos (WAF 2014).

"MYRABot+: A Feasible robotic system for interaction challenges". Francisco Martín Rico, Francisco J. Rodríguez Lera y Vicente Matellán. IEEE International Conference on Autonomous Robot Systems and Competitions (IEEE ICARSC) 2014.

2013

[Journal Q1]"Robotherapy in dementia: Pilot study", Francisco Martín, Carlos Agüero, José María Cañas, Pablo Martínez and Meritxell Valenti et al. Alzheimers & Dementia. 2013.

"Multi-modal Active Visual Perception System for SPL Player Robot". Francisco Martín, Carlos Agüero, José María Cañas y Eduardo Perdices Robot 2013. First Iberian Robotics Conference. Madrid (Sapin) Nov 2013.

"Effective visual attention for behavior-based robotic applications". Francisco Martín, Luis Rubio, Carlos E. Agüero y José M. Cañas Workshop of Physical Agents 2012. Madrid (Spain), Sept 2013.

"Robots applied to dementia: a practical experience". Francisco Martín, Carlos Agüero, José María Cañas, Pablo Martínez and Meritxell Valenti. RoboCity2030 11th Workshop, Robots sociales, Getafe (Spain), Mar 2013.

"Programming a Humanoid Social Robot Using the JdeRobot Framework". Borja Menéndez, José M. Cañas, Julio Vega, Raul Salamanqués, Francisco Rivas, Francisco Martín RoboCity2030 11th Workshop, Robots sociales, Getafe (Spain), Mar 2013.

2012

[Journal Q4]"RoboTherapy with Alzheimer Patients", Francisco Martín, Carlos Agüero, José María Cañas, Pablo Martínez and Meritxell Valenti. International Journal of Advanced Robotic Systems: Humanoid. Vol. 9, pp 1-7. 2012.

[Journal]"Effective real-time visual object detection", Francisco Martín and Manuela Veloso. Progress in Artificial Intelligence. Springer. Volume 1, Issue 4. pp 259-265. 2012.

[Journal Q2]"Portable autonomous walk calibration for 4-legged robots", Boyan Bonev, Miguel Cazorla, Francisco Martín y Vicente Matellán. Applied Intelligence. Vol. 36, Issue 1, pp 136-147. 2012.

[Journal Q3]"Comparison of Smart Visual Attention Mechanisms for Humanoid Robots", Francisco Martín, Carlos Agüero, Luis Rubio y José María Cañas. International Journal of Advanced Robotic Systems: Smart Sensors for Smart Robots. Volume 9-6, 233-250. 2012

"RoboTherapy with Alzheimer Patients". Francisco Martín, Carlos Agüero, José María Cañas, Pablo Martínez and Meritxell Valenti XIII Physical Agents Workshop. Santiago de Compostela (Spain), Sept 2012.

"Extended Kalman Filter Populations for a reliable Real Time Robot Self-localization". Francisco Martín, Carlos Agüero y José María Cañas 2012 IEEE Intelligent Vehicles Symposium Workshop. Alcalá de Henares (Spain), Jul 2012.

2010

[Chapter]"Humanoid Soccer Player Design", Francisco Martín, Carlos Agüero, José María Cañas y Eduardo Perdices. Robot Soccer. Ed: Vladan Papic, pp 67-100. IN-TECH, ISBN, 978-953-307-036-0. 2010.

[Chapter]"Visual Based Localication for a Legged Robot with a topological representation", Francisco Martín, Vicente Matellán, José María Cañas y Carlos Agüero. Robot Soccer. Robot Localization and Map Building. Ed: Hanafiah Yussof. IN-TECH, ISBN: 978-953-7619-83-1. 2010.

"Effective Real-Time Visual Object Detection". Martín, F., Veloso, Manuela. 5Th Workshop on Humanoids Soccer Robots. Nashville, TN, USA. Dic.

"Using visual attention in a Nao humanoid to face the RoboCup any-ball challenge". Juan F. García, Francisco J. Rodrígue, Francisco Martín, Vicente Matellán. 5Th Workshop on Humanoids Soccer Robots. Nashville, TN, USA. Dic.

"Behavior-based Iterative Component Architecture for soccer applications with the Nao humanoid". Carlos E. Agüero, Jose M. Canas, Francisco Martin and Eduardo Perdices 5Th Workshop on Humanoids Soccer Robots. Nashville, TN, USA. Dic.

"Behavior-Based Iterative Component Architecture for Robotics Aplications With the Nao Humanoid". Francisco Martín, José María Cañas, Carlos Agüero, Eduardo Perdices. XI Workshop de Agentes Físicos. Valencia (Spain).

2009

"Follow Ball Behavior for an humanoid soccer player". Martín, F., Agüero, C.E., Cañas J.M. X Workshop de Agentes Físicos. Cáceres (Spain).

"Estimación de objetos con fusión bayesiana en equipos de robots móviles". Carlos E. Agüero, José M. Cañas, Vicente Matellán and Francisco Martín Aceptado en V Workshop Robocity 2030: Cooperación en Robótica. Madrid (Spain), Feb.

2008

[Journal Q3]"An hybrid approach to fast and accurate localisation for legged robots", Renato Samperio, Housheng Hu, Francisco Martín y Vicente Matellán. Robotica. Cambridge University Press. Vol.26(No.6). United Kingdom. 2008.

"Aplicación de técnicas robóticas al adelantamiento entre vehículos pesados". Carlos E. Agüero, Víctor Gómez, José M. Cañas, Vicente Matellán, Francisco Martín y Pablo Barrera Aceptado en II Workshop Robocity 2030: Robots de Exteriores. Ávila (Spain), Jul.

"Jde-neoc: component oriented software architecture for robotics". J.M.Cañas, J. Ruíz-Ayúcar, C. Agüero, F. Martín Aceptado en VIII Workshop de Agentes Físicos. Congreso Nacional de Informática CEDI-2007, Zaragoza (Spain), Sep 11-14.

2007

[Journal Q2]"Localization of legged robots combining a fuzzy-Markov method and a population of extended Kalman filters", Francisco Martín, Vicente Matellán, Pablo Barrera, José María Cañas. Robotica. Robotics and Autonomous Systems, Volume 55, pp 870-880, 2007.

[Journal]"Jde-neoc: Component oriented software architecture for robotics", José María Cañas, Ruiz-Ayucar, J., Carlos Agüero y Francisco Martín. Journal of Physical Agents. Vol 1. pp. 1-6. 2007.

"MOSAIC: MOdular System AIbo Control". Carlos E.Agüero, Francisco Martín, José M. Cañas, Vicente Matellán Proceedings of RoboCity2030 1st Workshop on Arquitecturas de Control para Robots, Madrid Feb.

2006

[Chapter]"Visual Based Localization for a Legged Robot", Francisco Martín, Vicente Matellán, José María Cañas y pablo Barrera. Robot Localization and Map Building. Lecture Notes on Computer Science. Vol. LNAI-4020. pp 708-715. 2006.

"Communications for cooperation: the RoboCup 4-legged passing challenge". Carlos E.Agüero, Vicente Matellán, José M. Cañas, Francisco Martín y Miguel Ortuño 3rd IEEE Latin American Robotics Sysmposium. ISBN: 1-4244-0537-8. Santiago (Chile), Oct.

"Localización topológica basada en visión para robots móviles". Francisco Martín, Vicente Matellán, Pablo Barrera y José M. Cañas XXVII Jornadas de Automática de Almería. Almería Sep.

"Localización basada en lógica difusa y filtros de Kalman para robots con patas". Francisco Martín, Vicente Matellán, Pablo Barrera y JosÈ María Cañas Campus Multidisciplinar en Percepción e Inteligencia. Albacete Jul.

"Communications and basic coordination of robots in TeamChaos". Carlos E. Agüero, Francisco Martín, Humberto Martínez, Vicente Matellán VII Workshop de Agentes Físicos. ISBN: 84-689-8115-X. Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (España), Apr.

"RoboCampeones: Aplicación de la Robótica a la Educación". Vicente Matellán, José María Cañas, Carlos Enrique Agüero, Víctor Manuel Gómez, Francisco Martín, Pablo Barrera II Jornadas de Innovación en Educación Tecnológica, Fundación Epson.

2005

"Visual Based Localization for a Legged Robot", Francisco Martín, Vicente Matellán, Pablo Barrera, José María Cañas. RoboCup International Symposium 2005. Osaka (Japón), 18-19 julio, 2005.

[Journal]"Multicamera 3D tracking using particle filter", Francisco Martín, Vicente Matellán, Pablo Barrera, José María Cañas. IADAT Journal of Advanced Technology on Imaging and Graphics. Vol 1. pp 13-15. 2005.

"Modelos y herramientas de software libre en el campo de la robótica". P.Barrera, F.Martín, G.Robles, J.M.Cañas, V.Matellán I Congreso de Tecnologías del Software Libre. Universidade de Coruña (España), 7-8 Jul. .

"Impact of libre-software tools and methods in the robotics field". P.Barrera, G.Robles, J.M.Cañas, F.Martín, V.Matellán V Workshop on Open Source Software Engineering, 17 mayo 2005, dentro de Int. Conf. on Software Engineering ICSE-2005. Actas del V Workshop on Open Source Software Engineering, St. Louis (MO, USA).

"Multicamera 3D tracking using particle filter". P.Barrera, J.M.Cañas, V.Matellán, F.Martín Actas de Int. Conf. on Multimedia, Image processing and Computer Vision, 30 marzo-1 abril 2005, Madrid, Spain. ISBN: 84-933971-5-6, pags 193-197.

2004

"Programming model based on concurrent objects for the AIBO robot". Francisco Martín Rico, Rafaela González-Careaga, José M. Cañas, Vicente Matellán Actas de las XII Jornadas de Concurrencia y Sistemas Distribuídos, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos y Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Jun.

2002

[Chapter]"Face Verification using SVM, Influence of Illumination", Cristina Conde, Enrique Cabello, Antonio Ruiz, Francisco Martín, Sara Mata, Luis Pastor y José Manuel Moguerza.Recent Advances in Soft Computing. University of Nottingam. 2002.

Research projects

RoCKIn Competition

RoCKIn is an EU-funded project aiming to foster scientific progress and innovation in cognitive systems and robotics through the design and implementation of competitions.

I have been paticipating since 2013 in this competition, in the @home league.

RoboCup 4-legged

RoboCup is an international initiative that fosters research in robotics and artificial intelligence, on multi-robot systems in particular, through competitions of RoboCup Robot Soccer, RoboCup Rescue, RoboCup@Home, and RoboCupJunior. RoboCup currently includes a number of different robot soccer leagues that focus on different research challenges. The RoboCup 4-legged league is the former standard platform league, in which two teams of Aibo Robots played.

I participated in this league since 2004 to 2007, in the Teamchaos team.

RoboCup Standard Platform League

This league was the continuation of the 4-legged league. In this competition, two teams of Nao Humanoids played robot soccer.

I participated in this league since 2007 to 2013, in the SpiTeam.

Robotherapy for dementia

From 2009 to 2013 I applied the Nao Humanoids to therapies for dementia.

Currently, I am working with Clece to deploy this system in a center in Fuerteventura (Canary Islands).

ROS

The Robot Operating System (ROS) is a set of software libraries and tools that help you build robot applications. From drivers to state-of-the-art algorithms, and with powerful developer tools, ROS has what you need for your next robotics project. And it's all open source. The last years I have been using intensivelly this software for research and teaching.

Teaching

Official URJC Under Graduate

Trabajos de Fín de Grado

Official URJC Post graduate

Advanced Course of Mobile Robot Programming in ROS

Personal

Playing guitar

This video is when I started :) . Now I am proud member of the Black Fridays Rock band.

Motorclying

Proud driver of a Harley davidson 883

Basket Referee at FEB

Currently officiating EBA and LF2 (Grupo-II). In 2006-2009 en LEB.

Diving

Official PADI Rescue Diver.

Photography

To capture the World.