Anibal Ollero has won the 31st King Jaume I Award in New Technologies. These awards are very prestigious counting with 19 Nobel prizes in the Jury and are endowed with 100.000 euros.
The jury awarded the leadership of Anibal Ollero in aerial robotics and
his priceless capability to combine excellent research and technology
innovation with the technology transfer to companies. The jury
highlighted the “Invaluable ability to combine excellence in research
and technological innovation with the transfer of technology to
companies in the field of aerial robotics”.
Ollero currently works as head of GRVC (Robotics, Vision and Control Group) and as scientific asessor of FADA-CATEC. In 2018 he received an ERC Advanced Grant to start the GRIFFIN Project, which aims to develop an unified framework with methods, tools and technologies for the development of flying robots with dexterous manipulation capabilities. The robots will be able to fly minimizing energy consumption, to perch on curved surfaces and to perform dexterous manipulation.
Next november 25th, in a Ceremony chaired by His Majesty King Felipe VI, at «Lonja de los Mercaderes» in Valencia, it will take place the «Rei Jaume I» awards ceremony, where Prof. Aníbal Ollero Baturone will receive the «New technologies» award. Aníbal is the head of the GRVC Robotics Laboratory at the University of Seville, scientific advisor at the Centre for Advanced Aerospace Technologies (CATEC), IEEE Fellow and the Principal Investigator of the GRIFFIN ERC Advanced Grant. The Jury of the awards had 20 Nobel Laureates among their members.
The Jury of the «New technologies» award highlights «the invaluable capability of Prof. Aníbal Ollero to combine excellence in research and technology innovation, with technology transfer to the companies in the Aerial Robotics area».
The program of activities related to the awards ceremony will take place from 22nd till 26th november.