Dr. Lopez-Juarez obtained a BEng in Mechanical and Electrical Engineering from The National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) in 1991. He obtained an MSc in Instrument Design and Application from The University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST), U.K. in 1996 and a PhD in Intelligent Robotics from The Nottingham Trent University, U.K. in 2000. His areas of interest are in Instrumentation, Self-adaptive Industrial Robots, Neural Networks and Machine Vision. Dr Lopez-Juarez has published over 160 papers, 10 book chapters, has supervised 7 PhD thesis, 12 MSc thesis and 7 BEng students. He has been responsible for several technological projects and technology transfer with the industry. He is member of the National Researchers Systems in Mexico (SNI), level II. He was the founder and leader of the Mechatronics and Intelligent Manufacturing Systems Research Group at CIATEQ, Advanced Technology Centre A.C. during 2000-2006. Founder of the Robotized Welding Laboratory at COMIMSA during 2008-2010. Currently, he is Principal Researcher at the Robotics and Advanced Manufacturing Systems Research Group in CINVESTAV and responsible for the Intelligent Manufacturing Laboratory.