The LOPSI group is involved in projects ranging from fundamental research, to more applied activity, aimed to the development of technology for interested partners.
Here is a list of recent projects which we have led or in which we have participated:

    • Pollinator-assisted plant natural selection and breeding under climate change pressure. EIC Pathfinder Open 2021. Grant agreement N. 101098680. 01/01/2023 – 30/06/2026

    • Next generation smart perception sensors and distributed intelligence for proactive human monitoring in health, wellbeing, and automotive systems. European Union. ECSEL-2019-2-RIA. Ref.: 876487. 01/05/2020 – 30/07/2023.
  • REPNIN++ (
    • REd de Posicionamiento y Navegación en INteriores y exteriores restringidos y sus aplicaciones. RED2022-134355-T, MCIN/AEI/10.13039/501100011033/ FEDER, UE. 01/6/2023 – 01/06/2025

    • Digitalización del cuidado de mayores mediante el análisis de la marcha – TED2021-132429B-I00. 01/12/2022 – 30/11/2024

    • Localización y detección integrada para el seguimiento digital de la actividad humana. PID2021-122642OB-C43. 01/09/2022 – 31/08/2025


Imserso Projects for the elderly:

  • DEDALO and ARIADNA (Imserso, 2005-2007): Guidance system in indoor spaces for the enhancement of personal independence of elders and blind persons.
    • Financed by the Imserso, the objective of these projects was the development of navigational aids for people with displacement difficulties, including indoor localization and guidance. These projects were a cooperation with the group GEINTRA(Electronic Engineering Applied to Intelligent Spaces and Transport Group at the University of Alcalá de Henares).

Archaeological site findings localization:

  • 3D-LOCUS (Atapuerca, 2004-2006) Ultrasonic sensor system for positioning and profiling of paleo-archaeological finds
    • Funded by the Atapuerca foundation, this project involved the development of the 3D-Locus ultrasonic positioning system, and its adaptation to the needs of archaeological workers.

Autonomous vehicle localization using RFID:

  • ENVITE (M. de Fomento, 2006-2009) Communications between vehicles and road infrastructures, including GNSS, in critical spots
    • In this project we developed a sensor onboard of a vehicle for identification of traffic signals, based in RFID technology. The project was a collaboration between LOPSI, the Autopía group, and the Department of Automation of the Universidad de Alcalá de Henares.

EMFi-based ultrasound transducer design:

  • ULTRALPS (CSIC, 2008-9) An ultrasonic local positioning system based in electromechanical film transducers
    • In this project we mainly worked in the use of the EMFi electromechanical film to develop ultrasonic transducers with high bandwidth and controllable acoustic field.

Micrometer Localization usin optical methods:

  • LASERTRACK (AIDO, 2006-7) System for 3D tracking of an optical reference in real time
    • This work was comissioned by the AIDO optical company, and consisted in the development of a laser-based optical 3D positioning system for machine-tool applications.