Miguel González-Fierro

Miguel González-Fierro   
PhD Candidate

Email: mgpalaci@ing.uc3m.es


Miguel González-Fierro has a Ph.D. in robotics under the supervision of Prof. Carlos Balaguer of Universidad Carlos III of Madrid and Dr. Thrishantha Nanayakkara of King’s College of London. He  joined the Thrish’s Lab in 2011. He also created a technological start-up called Samsamia Technologies, expert in computer vision and machine learning.

The main topic of his thesis was postural control of humanoid robots using learning from human demonstrations and skill innovation. He is also interested in machine learning, kinematic and dynamic control, gait generation, computer vision, human-robot interaction, trajectory generation, path planning and robot simulation.

He studied Industrial Engineering at Universidad Carlos III of Madrid, Spain, which is a 5 year degree, where the first 3 years are basic knowledge and the next 2 years are a specialization. Miguel’s specialization is Electrical Engineering. He also has a Master’s degree in Robotics and Automation.


For a complete list of Miguel’s publications, please visit his personal web page.

  • Miguel González-Fierro, “Humanoid Robot Control of Complex Postural Tasks Based on Learning From Demonstrations”, PhD Thesis, 2014. [gonzalez-fierro2014thesis.pdf] [bib]
  • Miguel González-Fierro, Carlos Balaguer, Nicola Swann, Thrishantha Nanayakkara, “Full-Body Postural Control of a Humanoid Robot with Both Imitation Learning and Skill  Innovation”, International Journal of Humanoid Robotics, Vol. 11, No. 2, 2014. [gonzalez-fierro_et_al2014.pdf][bib]
  • Miguel González-Fierro, Carlos Balaguer, Nicola Swann, Thrishantha Nanayakkara, “A Humanoid Robot Standing Up Through Learning from Demonstration Using a Multimodal Reward Function”, IEEE-RAS International Conference on Humanoid Robots (Humanoids 2013), Atlanta, USA, 2013. [gonzalez-fierro2013humanoid.pdf] [video] [bib]