Old-school localization

Real-time, map-based visual localization

Manuel Lopez-Antequera

I'm Manuel Lopez-Antequera, currently a PhD student at the Machine Perception and Intelligent Robotics group (MAPIR) at the University of Málaga (Spain) and the Intelligent Systems group at the University of Groningen (The Netherlands). I'm currently working on these topics within robot vision:

  • Compact image representations for robot localization and loop closure
  • Visual Robot localization
  • Object and object pose recognition


Born in Caracas in 1988, I completed my bachelor's and master's degrees in Electrical Engineering in 2009 and 2013 from the University of Málaga (Spain). During my studies I performed several internships: I started at electronics manufacturer PREMO, developing automatic measurement systems for coil testing. I spent some time at the Department of Civil and Materials engineering at the Royal Military Academy in Brussels as a research assistant working on soil shockwave simulations. Finally, I discovered computer vision and robotics during my year at the Human Sensing Lab at Carnergie Mellon University (Pittsburgh), after which I joined the MAPIR group as an assistant researcher, where I started working on my PhD in 2013.