The Centre for Automation and Robotics (CAR) UPM-CSIC is a Joint Centre between the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM) and the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC). Its main objective is to develop research in the fields of Control Engineering, Artificial Perception and Robotics that will mainly be applied in providing useful results to the Society. CAR UPM-CSIC is uniquely well positioned in leading this ambitious work program, placing the study in the areas of Automation at its highest level. Moreover, it has an excellent conceptual and instrumental potential based on the experience of researchers and its facilities. CAR is involved in numerous projects and programs of the European Commission (H2020, FP7 and FP6), the Spanish National Plan, the CCAA programs and a great number of collaborations with companies.


In CAR CSIC-UPM, research is done in a comprehensive and multidisciplinary approach, thus contributing to the advancement of knowledge for solving specific problems arising from different areas of the industry. The research activities are strategically interwoven with very high quality of teaching that includes UPM postgraduate program in Automation and Robotics, both master and doctorate.


Research lines

  •    Intelligent and advanced control of machines
  • •   Artificial perception
  • •   Location and exploitation in intelligent systems
  • •   Outdoor and service robotics. Cybernetics
  • •   Autonomous systems



Community Representatives

  • •   Claudio Rossi (UPM)
  • •   Pascual Campoy (UPM)
  •    Jaime del Cerro (UPM)
  •    Ángela Ribeiro (CSIC)
  •    Dionisio Andújar (CSIC)