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Dr. Felipe N. Martins is a Senior Lecturer-Researcher at Hanze University of Applied Sciences in the Netherlands, where he is a member of the research group Sensors and Smart Systems. He is involved in courses and projects related to robotics and electronics at both the bachelor's and master's levels. With a background in Electrical Engineering, his PhD research focused on modeling, simulation, and adaptive nonlinear control of mobile robots. Before transitioning to academia, he spent 4 years working as an engineer in the design and maintenance of industrial automation machines. He also has over 10 years of experience in applying and developing educational robotics, including organizing robotics competitions like the RoboCup Junior. He received the Best Paper Award at OL2A 2023, as well as the Best Paper (2018) and Third Best Paper (2012) awards at the Workshop on Robotics in Education (WRE), and the Best Participation award at VISUM 2015. 

Research Interests

Mobile Robot Control, Educational Robotics, Robotics Competitions, Automation.

Education/Academic qualification

Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Doctor of Engineering, Modeling and Dynamic Compensation of Mobile Robots and their Application in Formation Control, Federal University of Espirito Santo

Mar 2006Mar 2009

Award Date: 6 Mar 2009

Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Master of Engineering, Control of the Three-Phase Induction Generator Based on Fuzzy Logic, Federal University of Espirito Santo

Aug 1999Jul 2003

Award Date: 1 Jul 2003

Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Bachelor of Engineering, Microcontroller-based Control of a Three-Phase Induction Motor Drive, Federal University of Espirito Santo


Award Date: 15 Apr 1999

External positions

Visiting Researcher, The Research Centre in Digitalization and Intelligent Robotics (CeDRI), Polytechnic Institute of Braganca

1 Jun 202315 Jul 2023

Lecturer in Robotics at UCG (temporary), University of Groningen

Feb 2022 → …

Editorial Board Member - Automation, MDPI

1 Jan 2022 → …

Member of the Technical Committee of the RoboCup Junior Soccer, RoboCup


Member of the Organizing Committee of the RoboCup Junior Soccer, RoboCup



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