I am a PhD student at the Robot Learning group associated to the Empirical Inference Department at the Max Planck Institute (MPI) for Intelligent systems (Tübingen). My research interests lie at the intersection of machine learning and robotics. In particular, I am working with Jan Peters and Bernhard Schölkopf in learning techniques that are more data-driven than so far for a table-tennis robot setup with two arms. Before joining the MPI I did both my Bachelors and Masters at the Universidad Tecnológica de Pereira (Colombia) where I worked with Mauricio Alvarez in the probabilistic modelling of motor primitives using Gaussian Processes.
Aside of my main research interests, I am also interested in different broad aspects of computing (e.g. algorithms design, software engineering, etc.).
Our goal is to understand the principles of Perception, Action and Learning in autonomous systems that successfully interact with complex environments and to use this understanding to design future systems