Juan Pablo Vásconez Hurtado

Ph.D. in Electronic Engineering

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Ph.D. in Electronic Engineering from the Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María - Chile. Electronics and Control Engineer from the Escuela Politécnica Nacional (EPN) - Ecuador. He worked as a researcher at the Artificial Intelligence and Vision Research Laboratory of the National Polytechnic School. He is currently a professor-researcher at Universidad Andrés Bello in Chile in the Automation and Robotics faculty. He has investigated topics related to Robotics and Artificial Intelligence, Human-Robot Interaction (HRI), Human-Machine Interaction (HMI), assistance and collaborative systems, and algorithms able to detect different non-verbal communication techniques such as gestures, actions, and human cognitive parameters. He has also worked in the area of precision agriculture using cooperative robots capable of interacting and sharing the workspace with humans. His areas of interest are robotics, machine learning, deep learning, reinforcement learning, and computer vision.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production

Education/Academic qualification

Bachelor, Ingeniero en Electrónica y Control, Escuela Politécnica Nacional

1 Mar 20091 Dec 2013

Award Date: 31 Dec 2013

PhD, Human–robot interaction in agriculture, Universidad Tecnica Federico Santamaria

1 Mar 201615 Jul 2020


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