Dr. Raúl Acuña
I am Computer Vision / Robotics enthusiast!
I recently got my PhD from TU Darmstadt, my research was mainly focused on strategies to improve camera-based localization accuracy for mobile robots. Previous to that (from 2008 to 2014) I was a lecturer at the Department of Electronics and Circuits at Simón Bolívar University in Caracas, Venezuela and member of the R&D Mechatronics Group. I received my Bachelor’s degree in Electronics Engineering and my Master’s in Science degree (Mechatronics Specialization) at the Simón Bolívar University.
In 2012 I founded the Wiki Wikitronica as an initiative to consolidate all the knowledge generated in the Electronic Engineering Career at Simón Bolívar University. Also, I am the founder of the Futbot student research group for the study of agents and robots which collaborate in a game of robot soccer, mainly with the goal to be the first Venezuelan team who participates in the Soccer Robot Competition Robocup. In 2013 I was the advisor of a student team (GIATRONICA) for the national robotic competition CSS Bots in the Open Category. This team obtained the first place in that competition.
Recently I founded my own company related to camera calibration (Caliberation) using some of the ideas that I worked during my PhD, we have won several ideas competitions and currently we are working under the EXIST Business Startup Grant provided by the german goverment.
AR Drone Velocity
Ardrone Velocity is a ROS Package for PID Velocity control of the AR.DRone 2.0 designed to work together with the ardrone_autonomy package.