Dr. Juan Manuel Jacinto Villegas, PhD, MEng, Eng
He was recently elected to occupy a CONACYT Professorship position as Research Professor at the Autonomous University of the State of Mexico (UAEM),Toluca, Mexico. In the project n. 2726 with title “Mechatronics systems and Human-Robot interfaces” to Design robotic systems from a functional and ergonomic point of view. Design and Integrate medical devices (industrial design, electronic, mechanical, safety, health, etc.). In addition, I need to teach subjects oriented to master’s and doctoral students. Write proposals and manage scientific project resources. Moreover, I have to write patents and publications of high impact in scientific articles.
He was working as research fellow at Perceptual Robotics Laboratory (PERCRO) of the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna during the period of April 14th, 2017 until June 11th, 2018.
He earned his PhD degree with Summa Cum Laude in Emerging Digital Technologies at Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa, Italy, on March 24th, 2017 with a research tilted “Teleoperation, Telerobotics and Industrial Context”. As part of his PhD he also did a period abroad at Bristol Robotics Laboratory of the UWE, UK.
He received a master’s degree with Summa Cum Laude in Electronic Engineering on Automation and Control Process at Technological Institute of Orizaba, Veracruz, Mexico in October 2012, with a research titled “Mechanical Design of a Hand Robot Exoskeleton for Upper Motor Rehabilitation”.
His background is oriented in Robotics, teleoperation and Haptic control, Electronics, PCB design, Microcontrollers, Automation, Mechatronics and Virtual Environments. As part of his career, he wrote and participated in different Journals and Conferences publications. He has also been working on different EU and Industrial projects. Additionally, he is one of the inventors of two patents: an International Patent WO2018051383 (A1)
and mexican patent IMPI: MX/A/2015/001947 (solicitada)
Sus intereses de investigación incluyen:
- Robótica Medica (Exoesqueletos, rehabilitación, etc.) e Industrial, Tele-robótica, Control Háptico.
- Desarrollo de sistemas Mecatrónicos y Electrónicos.
- Diseño Electrónico de PCBs y de Mecanismos.
- Microcontroladores y Automatización.
- Ambientes Virtuales e Interfaces Hápticas.