Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M)

The University Carlos III of Madrid (UC3M) was founded in 1989 as a public university. From the outset it was intended to be an innovative, efficient, public university providing teaching of the highest quality and focused primarily on research. Today, with over 1,700 employees and 18,000 students, UC3M aims to contribute to the improvement of society through teaching of the highest quality and cutting edge research in line with stringent international guidelines. The University aspires to excellence in all its activities, with the aim of becoming one of the top academic institutions in Europe. UC3M actively encourages the personal development of all those connected to the higher education community. All activities are guided by the values of merit, ability, efficiency, transparency, fairness, equality and respect for the environment.

Department of Systems Engineering and Automation

The Department of Systems Engineering and Automation of UC3M, is one of the largest in the country providing a broad range of educational and research opportunities. Its primary mission is to provide students with the best possible education to enable them to become wise and knowledgeable leaders in the Spanish and European Union industry, government, academia, and other areas of society. At the graduate level, the department’s mission is to provide students and researchers the opportunity for team-oriented and cross-disciplinary research and advanced training in their chosen areas through the International Master in Robotics and Automation, and PhD in Robotics.


Currently, the RoboticsLab team is comprised of more than 70 full-time researchers from 10 different countries. The main research areas include, but are not limited to, robotics and automation in construction, maintenance and inspection of civil infrastructures, mobile robotics, climbing robots, legged and humanoid robots, intelligent control, mobile manipulators, computer vision, and human-robot interaction. The team’s work focuses on spreading their knowledge in the industrial applications of robotics, participating intensively in numerous collaborative national and international R&D projects, under the HORIZON 2020 programme, among others, as well as with many companies and institutions.