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I am a PhD student at the IAS group at the TU Munich since October 2009. Previously, I studied a Master in Computer Science at The Center for Computing Research of the National Polytechnic Institute (CIC-IPN) in Mexico City, Mexico. (

I was involved in the organization of the Workshop on Understanding Human Everyday Activities, for more information please see:


Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship: Europe, the Middle East and Africa 2011. In Anita Borg honor, Google support women in technology with the Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship. Google hopes to encourage women to excel in computing and technology and become active role models and leaders in the field.

Research Topics

  • Human Motions as Model for Robot Controllers
  • Human Motions in Manipulation Tasks

Research Projects

German-Korean Partnership Programme (GEnKO): The goal of this research project is to develop a practically applicable robot arm control technique based on the generation of robot arm motions through continuous feedback based on constraints. To this end, we will collect human body motions as trajectories of sets of human joints using a markerless tracking system, find appropriate transformations and representations of the collected data that facilitate the application of probabilistic knowledge representation formalisms and, finally, apply machine learning techniques in order to develop methods that are capable of generating flexible motions of robot arms and manipulators, which we will subsequently apply in real-world robot control tasks.

CogMan : The CogMan project (1) develops computational and control models of pick-and-place tasks in the context of everyday manipulation activities in human environments, (2) implements the model into a control system for the kitchen scenario, and (3) empirically analyzes the impact of this control model on the flexibility, robustness, adaptability, and naturality of the robot behavior. See more here: CogMan: Cognitive manipulation

Supervised Thesis

  • B. Eng. thesis of Waldo Pimentel Martínez and Hugo Cesar González Zavala at the Professional School of Computing (ESCOM-IPN). “Data mining system based on agents for the making decision”, May 2009.
  • B. Eng. thesis of Eduardo Diaz Anguiano and Adrian F. Gallardo Medina at the Professional School of Computing (ESCOM-IPN). “Time series analysis to generate complex networks applying agents systems.”, May 2009.


Conference Papers

Imitating human reaching motions using physically inspired optimization principles (Sebastian Albrecht, Karinne Ramirez-Amaro, Federico Ruiz-Ugalde, David Weikersdorfer, Marion Leibold, Michael Ulbrich, Michael Beetz), In 11th IEEE-RAS International Conference on Humanoid Robots, 2011. [bib] [pdf]
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