Technology have to serve us

Do you have the feeling that every time that you have a new idea somebody else already did the same thing before than you? and this somebody did it better because he/she has more experience, more resources, more talent or more anything else? I have that feeling very often in the last months and I…

Reactivating my blog

It has been a while since I shared the last time something on my website. I aim to start to write more these next days. Maybe just a few words to keep it alive. The thing is that I have the compulsion to share what is going on in the world of academia and research….

Human Robot Interaction in Mexican TV

Certainly more efforts are required to put Mexico in a situation of technological independence and sustainable economy that allow to the 52 million of Mexicans living in poverty to change their conditions soon. TV UNAM #TVUNAM is doing a big effort to build up a research culture in Mexico. The country requires desperately educate Mexicans in…

A few words for UPIITA in its 20th anniversary

  UPIITA means Professional Unit of Interdisciplinary Engineering and Advanced Technologies (man, it is so hard to translate that to English!). UPIITA is part of the National Polytechnic Institute of Mexico, the leading technological institution in the country and likely in Latin America. These days students, alumni and staff celebrate the 20th Anniversary of this extraordinary school. UPIITA is the icing on the…

El problema endémico del plagio en México.

El plagio de la tesis del presidente es algo grave. Y todos los condenan mas por ser un asunto con tintes políticos  que de naturaleza académica. Sin embargo, el plagio es un problema endémico en la academia mexicana. Ningún académico ni intelectual apunta a eso porque son parte del problema. El problema real son los revisores…

Mexican Lego Figures.

Recently  Mauricio Reyes lecturer in the CIDI-UNAM released a series of Mexican famous characters made in collaboration with his students. I must say that they look awesome! This is an example of how the culture is a non static phenomena and always is mixing in order to create new ways of personal expression. With a very…

The Robot Demos in Christchurch

I found this very nice video about the robots presented in the HRI’16 in Christchurch, NZ. The original source is here.

Robot Bullying

A lot of people have seen the video of  the quadruped robot of Boston Dynamics being bullied with a hockey stick. Indeed, this video generated a lot of funny videos like this made  Jimmy Fallon or this other one which is a PETA style video that is hilarious. Well, those videos made me think that in the…

Robots of my life.

Recently I uploaded a photo gallery of robots and me in this website. I haven’t noticed how many robots I had the opportunity to known since 2009 when I started to be more involved in the field of Human-Robot Interaction. I uploaded 36 photos and they show 30 different robots approximately. They are not all…

Insights of HRI Conference 2016.

HRI conference is always an important event for me. This last one, the 11th edition in Christchurch, New Zealand (my former city) has been the most productive in terms of professional development. After 4 year of my last attendance (Boston, 2012), finally I had enough material to justify my attendance to the HRI conference (even…