Sevilla, March, 29th 2018. Professor of robotics at the University of Seville, and coordinator of the European project AEROARMS, which has developed the first industrial aerial robotic manipulators, Anibal Ollero, has been proposed as a candidate for the European Leadership Awards in the category of innovative European of the Year.
This award is granted by Euronews and the European Business Summit (EBS). The Spanish professor is one of the 14 candidates who can win next May, 22nd of this prestigious award. You can see the candidates at http://www.euronews.com/2018/03/26/europeanleadership-awards-who-will-get-your-vote-
A GREAT CAREER
Anibal Ollero career can be considered a great one. The Spanish professor has led 6 European projects, currently coordinating the research and innovation project AEROARMS, within the European program H2020. In this Project there are five countries participating, Germany, France, Italy, Switzerland and Spain, which are developing the first air manipulators for industrial inspection and maintenance. This is a big step for the use of drones and robots in several industrial tasks, such as the operations of inspection in industrial plants and infrastructure so that not only they can see and collect data from the air, but also doing operations involving tapping and holding ones.