David Rodriguez Martinez
Fields of expertise
BiographyDavid Rodríguez is a Research Scientist at EPFL's Advanced Quantum Architecture (AQUA) Lab where he currently conducts research at the intersection of robotics, quantum imaging, and space. He's main line of research revolves around the study of innovative quantum-driven autonomous navigation pipelines and locomotive solutions for a more efficient characterization of extreme environments. He currently teaches and directs the Spacecraft Design (EE584) and Concurrent Engineering for Space Missions (ENG411) master's level courses at EPFL. He has previously worked on lunar robotic prospecting technologies, active deorbiting of defunct satellites, and fast off-road mobility approaches. He founded and directed EPFL Space Center's Lunar Hub and formerly held several positions as a researcher for the Automation & Robotics Section of the European Space Agency and as a visiting scientist for the Institute of System Dynamics & Control of the German Aerospace Center. He holds a Bachelor & Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Carlos III University of Madrid, a Master’s Degree in Space Studies from the International Space University, and a PhD in Robotics from Tohoku University.
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Teaching & PhD
Electrical and Electronics Engineering