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People Contreras, Luis Ángel
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My name is Luis Contreras (a.k.a. Tenshi). I studied the Master course in Electrical Engineering (research area: Digital Signal Processing) in the Faculty of Engineering of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM).

I am very attracted to Digital Signal Processing applied to robotic systems. I presented and defended my thesis "Detection and object recognition for mobile robot applications using computer vision techniques", under the direction of Dr. Jesus Savage Carmona, and in collaboration with Dr. Walterio W. Mayol-Cuevas, from the Department of Computer Science & Bristol Robotics Laboratory, University of Bristol, in which I stayed as research visitor for 5 months (February-July 2011).

In this research it was developed an object detection and recognition system which takes advantage both 2D and 3D information by mean of RGB-D cameras for having high detection rates even when the object appears in small regions in the whole image. This system was succesfully tested in the RoboCup @home league contest in the Mexican team PUMAS, on july 2011, in Istambul, Turkey.

Since there, I have been in Robocop 2012 (in Mexico City, Mexico) and RoboCup 2013 (in Eindhoven, the Netherlands). From these participations we have written two papers submitted and accepted in different conferences. Currently, I am enrolled in a PhD Program in the University of Bristol in the Real-Time Vision Group.

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