Fernando Auat Cheein
Dr. Fernando A. Auat Cheein is an Assistant Professor with the Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María, Valparaíso, Chile, since 2011. He received the Electronics Engineer degree -with honors- by the Universidad Nacional de Tucumán, Argentina, in 2002, the M. Sc. and the Doctorate degree from the Universidad Nacional de San Juan, Argentina, in 2005 and 2009 respectively, obtaining in both, the excellence grade. His Master degree thesis concerned the development of Brain-Computer Interfaces (BCI) for controlling robotic devices (robot manipulators, mobile robots and robotic wheelchairs). His doctorate thesis was focused in SLAM (Simultaneous Localization and Mapping) algorithms applied to mobile vehicles, including robotic wheelchairs. He has several publications within both: the robotics field and the rehabilitation field. Several of his publications have been awarded as selected or best papers. He is currently a reviewer of numerous indexed journals, conferences and part of the editorial board of the International Journal of Advanced Robotic Systems (Intech). Dr. Auat Cheein has also won the doctorate and postdoctoral grant by the CONICET, Argentina (2004 and 2009 respectively), and an ALFA grant by the European Union (2006). His current research interests include: autonomous systems and planning, human-robot interaction and agricultural robotics.