Universidad del Valle
Dairymaster, Colbits, Universidad del Valle
Favourite thing to do in science: Make all the things smarter
I live in Killarney with my wife and our dog, Tommy. We are originally from Colombia, South America, and came to Ireland less than 2 years ago. We enjoy going to the surrounding areas for walking or cycling.
My Work: My job is to help in the creation of self-driving machines. In other words, I help those machines to "see", to know where they are and where to go, and to move without hitting people, things or themselves.
I am an electronics engineer and I like to work with computer programs (Software) and electronics devices (Hardware). One of the places where you can find these two things are self-driving cars. But at the moment, I am not working on self-driving cars for passengers. I work with self-driving “cars” for companies that need them for their business. For example, a “car” that can harvest the crops when they are ready, or a “mini-car” in a warehouse to take an item from one place to another. Or a “Big car” moving sand and gravel in a quarry.
How would you describe yourself in 3 words?
curious, patient, learner
Who is your favourite singer or band?
Recently found an interesting guitarist: Ron Jarzombek
What's your favourite food?
Colombian Food :)
What did you want to be after you left school?
Were you ever in trouble at school?
Not too much
What was your favourite subject at school?
What or who inspired you to become a scientist?
Curiosity + STEM + Robotics
If you weren't a scientist, what would you be?
Teacher or Musician