INLOC Robotics was born at the end of 2013 although gets definitively constituted at mid 2014 after a clear need is identified for precise localization of mobile devices working in buried infrastructures as may be for instance urban drainage systems, drinking water infrastructures, road tunnels o electric networks.

On October 2015, CIMNE Tecnología, a private company created from one of the most important research centers in Spain, CIMNE, entered INLOC Robotics as partner in its social capital. CIMNE Tecnología is formed by a team with more that fifteen years of experience in a vast range of fields directly linked to the creation, management and growth of technology-based companies.

In July 2019, Soluciones Avanzadas del Agua, Servicios y Medioambiente (SAMAS S.L.) invests in INLOC through a new capital increase. In this way INLOC has a strong market-oriented impulse, with tools that allow us to consolidate the company, with more than one vote of confidence in INLOC projects.

Team Members

INLOC is leaded by researchers with deep experience in mobile robots localization and navigation, having participated in the past in more than 20 collaborative projects with different financing schemes including EU, National or private funding.

Xialei You , INLOC Robotics’ CEO, studied Chemical Engineering at Technical University of Catalonia with a specialization Master Degree in Chemical Processes Engineering. In 2018, she obtained her PhD. at the Technical University of Catalonia in Chemical Processes Engineering. In addition, she studied a Master Degreee in Integrated Management System in Technical University of Catalonia, and a MBA and a Master in Big Data and Business Intelligence in the European Business School in Barcelona. Xialei is associate teacher in the Technical University of Catalonia and International University of la Rioja and, during the last 5 years has been the Director of ORP International Foundation as well as General manager of Consultancy in Easy Tech Global and Project Manager in CERpIE - UPC.

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Josep M. Mirats Tur INLOC Robotics’ founder and CTO, he studied Telecommunication Engineering (Technical University of Catalonia, UPC). In 2001, he obtained a PhD at the Institute of Robotics in Barcelona. He has been a research visitor at the University of Texas at Austin (USA), the Università degli Studi di Napoli (Italy), and an invited professor at the Instituto Técnico de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (ITESM) in Mexico. He has been a visiting scholar at University of Cambridge (UK) and the University of California at San Diego, to study tensegrity structures. He has co-authored more than 50 publications and participated in more than 20 collaborative projects. He lead in the past part of the FP7 PIPEGUARD project for developing a localization system for a sewer pipe cleaning robotic device among other projects.

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Ferran Plana Rius research engineer at INLOC, he studied Degree of Industrial Electronics and Automation Engineering (Universitat Rovira i Virgili, URV). During 2013-2014 he was involved on an exchange program at Fontys University of Applied Sciences (Eindhoven, Netherlands) for 6 months, performing small projects in electronics. In 2014 he begins a Master’s degree in Automatic Control and Robotics Universitat Politècnica de Barcelona, UPC) which is completed on September 2016.

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Diego Ruiz Paz research engineer at INLOC, studied Industrial Engineering at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC), focusing on the area of Automation and Control. During his engineering studies he collaborated in humanoid robotics projects with the Institute of Industrial Robotics (IRI). Later he completed the masters studies in Automatic Control and Robotics at the UPC (2017), specializing in control engineering.

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Aqib Hameed full stack developer at INLOC, studied computer science at the University of Lahore (UOL) in 2015, specializing in software development, algorithms and application customization. Between 2016 and 2018 he has worked in several companies designing applications such as electronic commerce, customer service or Human Capital Management. In 2019 he begin's the master's degree in advanced computer science at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC).

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Natalia Alonso Project Manager supporting INLOC with EU project management. Degree in Physics and Electrical Engineering form the University of the Basque Country. Her experience focuses on administration and financial management for aids granted by regional, national and European companies that are part of CIMNE Tecnologia to develop R&D organizations.

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