Ignacio Torroba Balmori
I'm a PhD student at the Division of Robotics, Perception and Learning, School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, KTH Royal Institute of Technology.
I obtained my M.S in Robot Systems at the University of Southern Denmark in 2016 and worked for a year at the Hitachi Research Laboratory in Hitachi-shi, Ibaraki-ken, Japan, with a Vulcanus scholarship before joining RPL.
My work within the Swedish Maritime Robotics Center (SMaRC) focuses on the development of a new generation of autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs) for exploration, surveillance and infrastructure monitoring. My focus areas are intelligent underwater navigation, namely not getting lost, and simultaneous localization and mapping (SLAM), with special interest in the particular challenges posed by large, unstructured marine environments and the use of sonar technology for sensing.
I am also contributing to develop the prototype of SAM, a Small & Affordable Maritime underwater robot.