Eduardo Ferrera


NameEduardo Ferrera
AddressSchützenbahn 70
Building SA
45127 Essen

Research Interest

  • Multi-Robot team coordination.
  • Collision avoidance with acceleration constraints.
  • Distributed Systems.
  • Simultaneous Localization and Mapping.
  • RSSI-based Indoor Localization Systems.


October 2012 – present:
PhD Student in Robotics (EQF level 8)
University Duisburg-Essen
Specialization: Multi-robot Wireless Calibration for Human Positioning Systems

October 2005 – October 2012:

Telecommunications Engineering (EQF level 7)
University of Sevilla
Specialization: Remote Control and Robotics.

Work Experience

November 2012 – present:
Research Assistant at the Networked Embedded Systems group (NES)
– Research:
        Distributed navigation system to calibrate Human Positioning Systems.
        Auto-coordinated collision avoidance system with acceleration constraints.
– Responsabilities:
        Robotic Laboratory.
        Multi-robot Testbed based on ROS architecture.
        Fabrication Laboratory (FabLab).
        3 x Student Assistant (HiWi)
– Developments:
        Coordinated team of robots.
               4 x Turtlebot 2
               1 x Turtlebot 3 Burguer
               2 x Parrot AR2.0
        Fabrication Laboratory.
               3 x Ultimaker 2+
               Zortrax 200M
               Zing 30W Laser Cutter
        Matlab-based Multirobot Simulator (MiMicS)
        Augmented reality based indoor localization system (under construction)
        Tag-based indoor localization and navigation system for drones (under construction)

March 2012 – August 2012:
Erasmus Practice Scholarship at the Networked Embedded Systems group (NES)
– Research:
        Development of a mini-robot able to monitor the status of a TelosB network. Planet project.
– Developments:
        All terrain Mini-Robot Arduino based.
December 2010 – October 2012:
Research Scholar at the Robotic, Vision and Control group (GRVC)
– Research:
        Multi-robot Collision Avoidance systems.
– Developments:
        Multi-robot simulator in Matlab/Simulink.
        Multi-robot interface between Matlab and Player/Stage.


Project Group:
  • Unmanned middle-size Ground Robots, SS 2017
  • Autonomous Robot Navigation, SS 2016
  • Autonomous Robot Navigation, SS 2015
  • Autonomous Robot Navigation, SS 2014
  • Autonomous Robot Navigation, WS 2013/14
  • Autonomous Navigation for Middle-size Robots, WS 2016/17
  • Autonomous Navigation for Middle-size Robots, WS 2015/16
  • Autonomous Navigation for Middle-size Robots, WS 2014/15
  • Autonomous Navigation for Middle-size Robots, WS 2013/14
  • Programmieren in C/C++, SS 2013

Bachelor and Master Thesis

  • BT: Design and implementation of local navigation algorithms for an autonomous drone,  SS16
  • BT: Plugins for local planning algorithms within the Navigation Stack of ROS,                    SS16
  • MT: ArUco, an augmented reality-based system to perform robotic indoor localization,   WS15/16
  • MT: Decentralized Conflict Resolution System for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles,                 WS15/16
  • MT: Robotic Enviromental Monitoring comparaison for indoor enviroments,                     WS15/16
  • MT: Design and Evaluation of a low-cost multipurpose Robot,                                          WS12/13



Eduardo Ferrera, Jesús Capitán, Merlin Stampa, Pedro José Marrón: MiMicS: a multi-robot simulator for teaching, rapid prototyping and large scale evaluations. of the on ACM., In Proceedings 33rd Annual ACM Symposium Applied Computing. (Ed.): pp. 843–846, 2018. (Type: Inproceedings | Links)
Eduardo Ferrera, Matteo Ceriotti, Sascha Jungen, Ninja Heisse, Jesús Capitán, Pedro José Marrón: Marrying Stationary Low-Power Wireless Networks and Mobile Robots in a Hybrid Surveillance System. Proceedings of the International Conference on Distributed Computing in Sensor Systems (DCOSS'18), 2018. (Type: Inproceedings | Links)


Hugues Smeets, Matteo Ceriotti, Eduardo Ferrera, Pedro José Marrón: Replacing Free-Ranging Robots with Alternative Mobile Nodes. 26th International Conference on Computer Communications and Networks (ICCCN), 2017. (Type: Inproceedings | Abstract | Links)
Eduardo Ferrera, Jesús Capitán, Angel Castano, Pedro José Marrón: Decentralized Safe Conflict Resolution for Multiple Robots in Dense Scenarios. Robotics and Autonomous Systems, 91 , pp. 179–193, 2017. (Type: Journal Article | Abstract | Links)
Eduardo Ferrera, Jesús Capitán, Pedro José Marrón: From Fast to Accurate Wireless Map Reconstruction for Human Positioning Systems. Iberian Robotics conference, pp. 299–310, Springer 2017. (Type: Inproceedings | Abstract | Links)


Eduardo Ferrera, Angel Castano, Jesús Capitán, Pedro José Marrón, Anibal Ollero: Multi-robot operation system with conflict resolution. In ROBOT2013: First Iberian Robotics Conference., pp. 407-419, Springer, Cham., 2013. (Type: Inproceedings | Abstract | Links)
Eduardo Ferrera, Angel Castano, Jesús Capitán, Anibal Ollero, Pedro José Marrón: Decentralized Collision Avoidance for Large Teams of Robots. In Advanced Robotics (ICAR), 2013 16th International Conference, pp. 1-6, IEEE 2013. (Type: Inproceedings | Abstract | Links)