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.