NSERC Industrial Research Chair in the Industrialization of Building Construction

Pablo Martinez

Research Interests

Pablo's research interests are in the area of automation and vision-based aided (or unaided) robotics, and how this can be applied to building engineering and manufacturing processes.

Current Research

Pablo is conducting research toward his MSc in Mechanical Engineering here at the University of Alberta in the Mechatronics Systems Lab, working on vision-based algorithms and mimicking controls for UAVs. He has a Bachelor of Science in Electromechanic Engineering, specializing in Electronics and Control Systems at the Universidad Pontificia de Comillas (ICAI), in Madrid, Spain. During his bachelor program, he participated in two summer internships. In 2012, at Izharia ingenieria, he assisted in the design and supervision of electrical substations in Colombia. In 2014, at Helitt Lineas Aereas, he assisted the chief of maintenance and airworthiness of a private airline in Granada, Spain. His final thesis was related to the control of active suspension in 4x4 vehicles.

Future Work

Pablo's future work involves the implementation of vision algorithms in steel and wood framing machines, focusing on the security and quality issues associated with automatic systems.

Education

  • Bachelor of Science, Electromechanic Engineering (2015), Universidad Pontificia de Comillas (ICAI), Madrid, Spain

Publications

  • Martinez, P., Ahmad, R., and Al-Hussein, M. “A vision-based system for pre-inspection of steel frame manufacturing.” Accepted (Oct., 2018) for publication in Automation in Construction.

Pablo Martinez

PhD Student
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
5-362.17 Donadeo Innovation Centre for Engineering
pablo1@ualberta.ca