About

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, providing in this way a strong boost to market as well as confidence in INLOC’s projects. 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.

On July 2016, INLOC increases its social capital again thanks to the participation of a third private partner from the health sector, consolidating the company for its market vision, especially in the field of health.


TEAM

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.

 

Josep M. Mirats Tur Ferran Plana

Josep M. Mirats Tur INLOC Robotics’ CEO, 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 Area manager 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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Jiaqiang Yao Diego Ruiz

Boris Pelletier INLOC Robotics’s CTO he studied computer science at Universidad de Alicante. Boris has extensive knowledge in IT systems and has worked in Banking and engineering environmental sloutions, also participating in European funded projects.

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Diego Ruiz Paz 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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Jiaqiang Yao

Jiaqiang Yao received the B.S. degree in Airport engineering from Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, in 2016. He is currently finishing his M.S. degree in Automatic Control and Robotics at Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain.

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Natalia Alonso Thaydy Bernal Cristina Catalán

Natalia Alonso Project Manager at Cimne Tecnología, supports 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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Thaydy Bernal Manager of the financial and economic department at Cimne Tecnología supporting INLOC on those tasks. Professional with extensive experience in the economic and financial field. She joined the department of Accounting and Finance in CIMNE for 4 years. In 2012 she joined the team of CIMNE Tecnología, responsible for economic and financial management of the group companies.

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Cristina Catalán Secretary and Administration at Cimne Tecnología supporting INLOC on those tasks. Cristina has more than 10 years experience in the administration department. She is the Personal Assistant of the CEO of Cimne Tecnología and Administrative Assistant in the department of Accounting.

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