Personal

Personal interests

Over the years many activities have held my interest, ranging from SCUBA diving and basketball to salsa dancing and boxing. The line between work and hobby often blurs but, if not working, you will most likely find me toying with a pet project or somewhere in the forest.

Unmanned Systems. Machines that show some degree of autonomy as the move through the world. Particular interest in flying and underwater robots and how they can be applied to problems of humanitarian, conservation, and social relevance.

 

Outdoors. Since childhood I have enjoyed going out into nature to hike, climb, camp, canoe, and simply get away from it all.

 

Aikido is a Japanese martial art developed by Morihei Ueshiba where the  main principle is to blend with the motion of the attacker and redirecting the force of the attack rather than opposing it head-on.

 

Tango in AtlantaTango. I left Buenos Aires impressed, but certain that it was the last thing I would ever be able to do myself. A strange twist of fate changed that a couple years later. And indeed, it turned out to be very challenging but at the same time very rewarding, and a whole lot of fun.