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Manuel Jesus Fernandez Gonzalez

ESR 13
Host institution:

Technical University of Denmark


Remote Control of Aerial Robots for Tool Manipulation

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Manuel is a PhD candidate at the Technical University of Denmark, Department of Electrical Engineering.
He received his BSc in Telecommunication Engineering and his MSc in Logic, Computing and Artificial Intelligence from University of Seville in 2020 and 2021, respectively.


He has been working on aerial robotic projects (H2020 AEROARMS, AEROBI and RESIST among others) at GRVC Robotics Lab in University of Seville as research assistant since 2017.

His main research interest is in haptic systems with Virtual Reality to perform autonomous teleoperation tasks using aerial manipulators.


Manuel's PhD project focuses on ease the operability of an aerial manipulator for tool manipulation by a remote user. The objectives of the project include:

  • To develop a skill-based approach for remote tool manipulation by a human user

  • To identify new ways to provide the user with meaningful information to ease the performance of an operation

  • To prototype a control station for ease of use of the aerial manipulator by a remote user

  • To develop the control framework for shared autonomy between the user and the autonomous system, so that the system itself understands whether to fully rely on user inputs an introduce corrections.

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