Dr. Javier Alonso-Mora is an Associate Professor at the Cognitive Robotics department of the Delft University of Technology, where he leads the Autonomous Multi-robots Laboratory. He is a Principal Investigator at the Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Metropolitan Solutions (AMS Institute) and co-founder of The Routing Company.
Before joining TU Delft, Dr. Alonso-Mora was a Postdoctoral Associate at the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL) of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He received his Ph.D. degree in robotics from ETH Zurich, where he worked in the Autonomous Systems Lab, and in partnership with Disney Research Zurich. Dr. Alonso-Mora holds a Diploma in Engineering and a Diploma in Mathematics from the Technical University of Barcelona (UPC), where he was part of the Interdisciplinary Higher Education Centre (CFIS) and the Robotics Institute (IRI).
His main research interest is in navigation, motion planning and control of autonomous mobile robots, with a special emphasis on multi-robot systems, on-demand transportation and robots that interact with other robots and humans in dynamic and uncertain environments.
“We are working towards a future where millions of robots and autonomous vehicles safely coexist with us, make our cities more efficient, and our lives better”
Former Associate Professor & AMS PI at AMS Institute
Dr. Alonso-Mora is the recipient of of multiple prizes and grants, including the ICRA Best Paper Award on Multi-robot Systems (2019), an Amazon Research Award (2019) and a talent scheme VENI award from the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (2017). His work has been featured in many media outlets and public demonstrations.