Who We Are

The Autonomous Robotics Research Center (ARRC) is leading the advancement of robotics, computer vision, and bio-inspired technologies in the region. Our international team of experts from top-tier academic institutions and research organizations specialize in perception, communication, control and decision making, bio-inspiration, and modular and self-organized autonomous systems. We explore their application across multiple environments: air, land, on-sea and underwater.

ARRC is part of the Technology Innovation Institute (TII), a global scientific research center attracting the world’s foremost scientists and researchers. TII leads worldwide advances in artificial intelligence, autonomous robotics, quantum computing, cryptography and quantum communications, directed energy, secure communication, smart devices, advanced materials, and propulsion and space technologies, and biotechnology fields.

TII belongs to the Abu Dhabi Government’s Advanced Technology Research Council (ATRC), which oversees the technology research in the emirate.

What We Do

We research, develop, and apply novel technologies to innovate robotics solutions that are fully independent of human intervention and human infrastructure, while still being able to interact with humans and other biological systems in the environment.

We create breakthrough solutions in areas such as search and rescue, environmental monitoring, shipwreck recovery, oil-spill recovery, surveillance, mapping of confined or large environments, and reconstruction of damaged ecosystems.

Scientific Advisory Board
Prof. Ian F. Akyildiz

Prof. Ian F. Akyildiz

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Prof. Luca Benini

Prof. Marko Bertogna

Prof. Marko Bertogna

Prof. A. E. Eiben

Prof. A. E. Eiben

Prof. Giuseppe Loianno

Prof. Giuseppe Loianno

Prof. Martin Saska

Prof. Martin Saska

Our Team
Anouar Dhouibi
Anouar Dhouibi
Senior Director
Eloy
Dr. Eloy Roura
Senior Director
Giovani Pau
Dr. Giovanni Pau
Technical Director
Abdulla Al Breiki
Abdulla Al Breiki
Engineer
Alya
Alya AlMarzooqi
Senior Associate Researcher
Abdulla
Abdulla AlJaberi
Associate Researcher
Aaesha Al Shehhi
Aaesha Al Shehhi
Researcher
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Abdulla Al Mansoori
Associate Researcher
Ahmed Khalifa Salem Mohamed Alghfeli
Ahmed Alghfeli
Associate Researcher
Alketbi
Ahmed AlKetbi
Associate Researcher
Amna
Amna Almehrzi
Associate Researcher
Asraa Saeed Al-Ali
Asraa Al-Ali
Associate Researcher
Hind Alhosani
Hind AlHosani
Associate Researcher
Marwan
Marwan Sharaf Alhashmi
Associate Researcher
Ahmad
Ahmad Muaz Muttalib
Senior Robotics Engineer
Alejandro Garcia Dasi
Alejandro Garcia Dasi
Robotics Lab Manager
Ario Maleeq
Ario Maleeq
Robotics Engineer
Lucas Souza
Lucas Souza
Robotics Engineer
Michael Baumgartner
Michael Baumgartner
Robotics Engineer
Pavel Stoudek
Pavel Stoudek
Robotics Engineer
Victor Retamal Guiberteau
Victor Retamal
Robotics Engineer
Ka Seng Chou
Ka Seng Chou
Intern
Kei Long Wong
Kei Long Wong
Intern
AlKatheeri
Ahmed Alkatheeri
Engineer
Manuel Tena
Manuel Tena
Project Manager
Juan Braga
Juan Braga
Senior Electronics Engineer – ARRC
Ahmed Zeher Dik
Ahmed Zeher Dik
Electronics Engineer
Mohamed AlHosani
Mohamed AlHosani
Associate Researcher
Abdulrahman Alsuwaidi
Abdulrahman Alsuwaidi
Associate Researcher
Aysha AlNuaimi
Aysha AlNuaimi
Associate Researcher
Mark
Mark Quince
Principal Technical Project Manager
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Amine Gaagouch
Senior Project Manager
Anton Ovchinnikov
Anton Ovchinnikov
Senior Research Engineer
Sara Kiade
Sara Kiade
Research Engineer – ARRC
Alberto Luvisutto, Intern
Alberto Luvisutto
Researcher
André Luis Fialho Jesus
André Luis Fialho Jesus
Researcher
Allan Antony
Allan Antony
Marine Robotics Engineer
Aristeidis Noulis
Aristeidis Noulis
Senior Software and Integration Engineer
Alejandro Garcia-Vaquero Velasco, Hardware Design and System Integration Engineer
Alejandro Garcia-Vaquero Velasco
Senior Hardware Design and System Integration Engineer
Alessandro Tonoli
Alessandro Tonoli
Lead of Operations for Racing
Andrea Finazzi
Andrea Finazzi
Software Engineer Autonomous Platform
Amina Markabayeva
Amina Markabayeva
Project Coordinator
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Amina Al Marri
Researcher
Artem Gorodilov
Artem Gorodilov
Research Engineer Multimodal Communications
Arun Muraleedharan
Dr. Arun Muraleedharan
Senior Researcher
Ashwin Murali
Ashwin Murali
Senior DevOps Engineer – ARRC
Aysha Aleissaee
Aysha Aleissaee
Associate Researcher
Aysha Almazrouei
Aysha AlMazrouei
Associate Researcher
Ashay Wakode
Ashay Wakode
System Engineer
Ayoub Asri
Ayoub Asri
Senior Robotics Engineer
Bader
Bader Bamaes
Associate Researcher
Bayu Kanugrahan Luknanto
Bayu Luknanto
System Engineer
Christos Chrysikos
Christos Chrysikos
Senior Marine Robotics Engineer
Andrei Mares
Andrei Mares
Project Coordinator
Claire Dabon
Claire Dabon
Project Coordinator
Ahmad Danial
Danial Rahman
UAV Engineer
Adrian Bojko
Dr. Adrian Bojko
Senior Computer Vision and ML Researcher
Aliaksandr
Aliaksandr Hancharenka
Senior Deep Learning CV Perception Engineer
Simone Godio
Dr. Simone Godio
Senior Computer Vision and Perception Research Engineer
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Dr. Agata Barcis
Senior Researcher Swarm
Davide Aguiari
Dr. Davide Aguiari
Senior Researcher
Davide Malatesta
Davide Malatesta
Senior Engineer Software Platform
Praveen Jain
Dr. Praveen Jain
Senior Underwater Robotics Researcher
David Souto
David Souto
Underwater Robotics Research Engineer
Dimitrios
Dimitrios Pediaditis
Lead Robotics Engineer
Brice Berenger
Brice Berenger
Senior Underwater Robotics Mechanical Engineer
Diogo Alexandre Martins
Diogo Alexandre Martins
Underwater Robotics Engineer
Dmitrii Belimov
Dmitrii Belimov
Senior Digital Circuits Engineer
Dr. Claudio Tortorici
Dr. Claudio Tortorici
Lead Researcher
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Dr. Cristino De Souza Junior
Director – Guidance, Navigation and Control
Ivan
Dr. Ivan Gonzalez
Senior Guidance Navigation and Control Engineer
Dario
Dr. Dario Albani
Senior Director
Danilo Caporale
Dr. Danilo Caporale
Senior Director, Lead PMO
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Dr. Daniel Tortei
Lead Researcher
Evgenii Vinogradov
Dr. Evgenii Vinogradov
Lead Researcher - Cellular Communications
Igor
Dr. Igor Zhilin
Lead Researcher - Underwater Communications
Jacopo Panerati
Dr. Jacopo Panerati
Lead Researcher in Machine Learning for Control
Jennifer Simonjan
Dr. Jennifer Simonjan
Lead Researcher
Dr. Jeremy Nicola, Lead Researcher
Dr. Jeremy Nicola
Senior Director
Joan Esteba
Dr. Joan Esteba
Senior Underwater Robotics Mechanical Research Engineer
Karthikeyan Elangovan
Dr. Karthikeyan Elangovan
Senior Mechanical Researcher
Dominic Christopher
Dominic Christopher
Mechatronics Engineer
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Dr. Osama Bushnaq
Senior Researcher Communications
Paola
Dr. Paola Ardon
Lead Researcher - Machine Learning
prasanna
Dr. Prasanna Raut
Lead Researcher - Platforms
Reem
Dr. Reem Ashour
Senior Researcher
Vouloutsi
Dr. Vicky Vouloutsi
Senior Researcher
Michal
Dr. Michal Barcis
Lead Researcher - Communications and Networking
Dr. Min Wang
Dr. Min Wang
Senior Engineer - Control Systems
Eugen Marin
Eugen Marin
Lead DevOps
Erwin Lejeune
Erwin Lejeune
Robotics Software Engineer
TE00300_Fares
Fares Al Neyadi
Associate Researcher
Fatema Saif Khamis Khalaf Aldahmani
Fatema Aldahmani
Associate Researcher
Fatima Al Nuaimi
Fatima Al Nuaimi
Security Researcher
Fayyaz Chemban
Fayyaz Chemban
Robotics Engineer
Gautier Focillon
Gautier Focillon
Senior Project Manager
Geovane Mimoso
Geovane Mimoso
Lead Underwater Robotics Engineer
Guillermo Villalobos
Guillermo Villalobos
Robotics Engineer
Gyordan Caminati
Gyordan Caminati
Research Engineer
Gustavo Neves
Gustavo Neves
Senior Underwater Research Engineer
Hashim Kamily
Hashim Kahily
Senior System UAV and Perception Engineer
Hassan
Hassan Alhosani
Associate Researcher
Himank Gupta, Research Engineer
Himank Gupta
Research Engineer
Haoui Hamza
Hamza Haoui
Full-Stack Developer for Web Application
Igor Campos, UAV Engineer
Igor Campos
Senior UAV Engineer
Jesus Parra Jaramicco
Jesus Parra
System Integration UAV Engineer
Sai Vetcha
Sai Vetcha
Senior UAV Engineer
Israel Cerqueira Motta Neto
Israel Motta Neto
Robotics Engineer
Ivan Oliveira
Ivan Oliveira
Senior Underwater Robotics Engineer
Ivo Simoes
Ivo Simões
Robotics Engineer
Jacopo Vivaldi, Researcher
Jacopo Vivaldi
Senior Researcher - Algorithms and SW Optimization
Jesus Martin
Jesus Martin
Director System Engineering
Jamal Zeddoug
Jamal Zeddoug
Principal Engineer
Jobin Mathew
Jobin Mathew
Robotics Engineer
Jonas Eschmann
Jonas Eschmann
Engineer
John Mempin, UAV Engineer
John Mempin
UAV Engineer
Jules Berhault
Jules Berhault
USV Engineer
Khawla AlMazrouei
Khawla AlMazrouei
Associate Researcher
Khalifa
Khalifa AlQaydi
Researcher
Kuldeep Dhiman
Kuldeep Dhiman
Senior Robotics Researcher
Leonardo Montecchiari, Intern
Dr. Leonardo Montecchiari
Senior Researcher
Lorenzo Bellone
Lorenzo Bellone
Researcher
Leonardo Plotegher
Leonardo Plotegher
Senior Engineer
Ginevra
Ginevra Cerri
Control Engineer
Luca Iacone
Luca Iacone
Control Engineer
Luciana Moreno
Luciana Moreno
Robotics Test Engineer
Aohammed AlDhaheri
Mohammed AlDhaheri
Associate Researcher
Marco Sicklinger
Marco Sicklinger
Researcher
Maryam Alhashmi
Maryam Abdulla Alhashmi
Associate Researcher
Mohamed Abdulla Salem Mohamed Alsalami
Mohamed Alsalami
Associate Researcher
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Mohammad AlShimmari
Researcher
Mehdi Belal, Associate Engineer
Mehdi Belal
Senior Engineer - Swarm Robotics
Ning
Dr. Ning Zhang
Senior Deep Learning in Computer Vision Research Engineer
Malik Bekmurat
Malik Bekmurat
Computer Vision Engineer
Marco Pellegrino
Marco Pellegrino
Intern
Mary Gail Mabini
Mary Gail Mabini
Executive Assistant
Mateusz Ochal
Mateusz Ochal
Senior Underwater Perception Research Engineer
Mattia Miolato
Mattia Miolato
Researcher
Matheus Santos
Matheus Santos
Underwater Robotics Engineer
Melvin Yesudas
Melvin Yesudas
Computer Vision and Perception Engineer
Michael Bosello
Michael Bosello
Researcher
Mohammed Agharbi
Mohammed Agharbi
Prototype Engineer
Adrian Romero
Adrian Romero Ruiz
Integration Engineer
Halepota
Muhammad Junaid Halepota
Integration Engineer
Murilo Mendonca
Murilo Mendonca
Senior Marine Robotics Engineer
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Nouf AlKaabi
Researcher
Nektarios Sfyris
Nektarios Sfyris
Senior Robotics Engineer
Nidhi Raj
Nidhi Raj
System Engineer
Nikita Mankovskii
Nikita Mankovskii
Engineer
Nikolaos Mitropoulos
Nikolaos Mitropoulos
Senior Robotics Engineer
Nikita Shatravka
Nikita Shatravka
Senior Developer
Jayanth
Jayanth Ramalingaiah
Developer
Omar
Omar Al-Ali
Researcher
Maleki
Omar Al Maleki
Researcher
Paula
Paula Sanches
Project Manager
Pavel Kopanev
Pavel Kopanev
Computer Vision Engineer for 3D Reconstruction
Polina Koornneef
Polina Koornneef
Senior DevOps Engineer
Prathap Kandasamy
Prathap Kandasamy
Marine Mechanical Robotics Engineer
Rafael Fernandes
Rafael Fernandes
ML Perception into Action Engineer
Redoine Zouitin
Redoine Zouitin
Senior Project Manager
Reem Ahmad Matar Abdulrahman Almheiri
Reem Almheiri
Associate Researcher
Ricardo De Jesus
Ricardo De Jesus
Fabrication Engineer
Romeo Sumeracruz
Romeo Sumeracruz
UAV Engineer
Ravi Kumar
Ravi Kumar
Underwater Robotics Engineer
Rodrigo Santos Leonello
Rodrigo Santos Leonello
Underwater Robotics Engineer
Sai Avula
Sai Avula
Computer Vision and Perception Engineer
Salma Aldhanhani
Salma Aldhanhani
Associate Researcher
Salman Amiri
Salman Amiri
Researcher
Sara
Sara Aldhaheri
Researcher
Seppe Geuens
Seppe Geuens
UAV Engineer
Shamsa Ahmed Ali Alshughel Almehrzi
Shamsa Almehrzi
Associate Researcher
Shamma Al Muharrami
Shamma Al Muharrami
Researcher
Shamma Alhajeri
Shamma Alhajeri
Associate Researcher
Sivaranjani Jayaprakash
Sivaranjani Jayaprakash
Senior SW Engineer in Computer Vision
Suhair Kuruvampara Payanthapurath
Suhair Payanthapurath
Robotics Engineer
Teguh Prabowo
Teguh Prabowo
UAV Engineer
Tiago Trocoli
Tiago Trocoli
Senior Underwater Robotics Engineer
Tiga Leung
Tiga Ho Yin Leung
Real-time Trajectory Planning Engineer
Tiziano Manoni
Tiziano Manoni
Lead Researcher
Tommaso Ferrari
Tommaso Ferrari
Researcher - Applied Machine Learning for Robotics
Tony Joseph
Tony Joseph
Mechatronics Engineer
Toshiharu Tabuchi
Toshiharu Tabuchi
Senior Robotics System Integration Engineer
Yuri De Matos Alves De Oliveira
Yuri De Matos Alves De Oliveira
Underwater Robotics Engineer
Zaki Egeh
Zaki Egeh
Associate Researcher
Zulkarnaen Bin Surya Dharma
Zulkarnaen Bin Surya Dharma
Research Engineer
Eduardo
Eduardo Laguna
Senior Prototyping Engineer
Bushra Aldhanhani
Bushra Aldhanhani
Senior Researcher - Aerodynamics
Gaurav
Gaurav Kejriwal
Senior System Identification and Modelling Engineer