Marco Morales

Assistant Professor
Departament of Digital Systems
Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México

Rio Hondo 1, Col. Progreso Tizapán, C.P. 01080
México, D.F., México
email: marco[dot]morales[at]itam[dot]mx
tel.: +52 (55) 5628-4000 x 3626

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My research focuses on motion planning algorithms with applications that range from robotics to bioinformatics, and computational neuroscience.

At the Robotics Lab we apply these algorithms within the context of RoboCup in the SSL and SPL leagues.

Previous projects can be found in my page at the Texas A&M Parasol Lab where I got my PhD under the supervision of Nancy M. Amato

Activities and News

  • My students won 1st place in SPL in the TMR 2015 -- Mexican Robotics Tournament, and 6th Mexican RoboCup Open.
  • My students participated in the Beach Cleaning Robots competition in the TMR 2015 -- Mexican Robotics Tournament.
  • Served in several organizational roles in EIR -- Winter School of Robotics -- in 2013, and 2015.
  • Member of the Local Organizing Committee of RoboCup 2012, held in México City, June 18-24, 2012.
  • Served in several organizational roles in TMR -- Mexican Robotics Tournament -- in 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015.
  • Served as Associate Editor for the International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA) in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015.
  • General Chair for TMR 2011 -- Mexican Robotics Tournament, and 2nd Mexican RoboCup Open 2011 held at ITAM, May 4-6, 2011.
  • Co-Founder and member of the board of directors for FMR -- Mexican Robotics Federation since 2010.
  • My students have participated in the RoboCup Small Size League in 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012
  • My students have participated in the RoboCup Standard Platform League in 2009 and 2012.
  • Greg Chirikjian, Howie Choset, Todd Murphey and I co-chaired WAFR 2008: The Eighth International Workshop on the Algorithmic Foundations of Robotics held in Guanajuato, México, Dec. 7-9, 2008.
  • Served as Associate Editor for the IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS) in 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013.