3mE congratulates Veni laureate Javier Alonso Mora

News - 11 August 2017

Javier Alonso Mora, assistant professor at the department Cognitive Robotics of 3mE, has been awarded a 250,000 euros Veni grant for his research ‘Robots among humans: safe and socially intuitive navigation.’ In the near future millions of robots, autonomous cars and boats, will coexist with humans. This research will provide algorithms that allow a mobile robot to safely navigate and coordinate with other robots and humans. The Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Metropolitan Solutions (AMS) is a partner in this project.

Javier Alonso Mora: “Robots that are deployed in city environments have to be able to coordinate their routes in a safe and intuitive way. The coordination with other traffic in complex urban environments is extremely challenging”, Alonso-Mora says. “This research aims to develop an algorithm that grants high performance and safe motion through changing, dynamic and crowded environments.”


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Read here ‘Prestigious Veni Grant for robotics researcher Javier Alonso-Mora’ from TU Delft Robotics Institute.

Veni grants are awarded annually by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO). Together with Vidi and Vici, Veni is part of NWO's innovation incentive scheme. Under this scheme, researchers can apply for funding for their own projects. In this way, NWO encourages innovative, curiosity-driven research. NWO awards grants based on the academic quality of the researcher, the innovative nature of the proposed research, the expected scientific impact of the research proposal, and the likely opportunities for applying the resulting knowledge.