Miguel Olivares-Mendez is currently Assistant Professor on Space Robotics and Senior Research Scientist at the Interdisciplinary Centre for Security, Reliability and Trust of the University of Luxembourg. He leads the SpaceR research group, the LunaLab and the Zero-Gravity Lab.
In the past, he has lectured the courses “Automation Robot Software” and “Automatisierungstechnik 2” at the University of Luxembourg and “Computer Vision” and “Automation basics” at the Technical University of Madrid.
Olivares-Mendez received his Eng. Degree in Computer Science from the University of Malaga in 2006, and his M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Robotics and Automation from the Technical University of Madrid in 2009 and 2013 respectively. He was awarded with the 2013 Best Ph.D. Thesis award by the European Society for Fuzzy Logic and Technology (EUSFLAT).
He has published over 90 peer-reviewed publications. His main research interests are on Aerial, Planetary and Orbital Robotics for Autonomous Navigation, Situational Awareness, Perception, Machine Learning, and multi-robot interaction on autonomous exploration, inspection, operations and space resource analysis applications.