About me

Dr. Carlos Hernandez

I am an Assistant Professor at Robot Dynamics Section as part of the Department of Cognitive Robotics, Faculty of Mechanical, Maritime and Materials Engineering (3mE), Delft University of Technology.

My research goal is to establish a metacontrol framework for autonomous robots, endowing them with the capability to adapt their control architecture during their operation, improving their reliability, flexibility and explainability. In particular, I am interested in knowledge-based reasoning and model-based systems engineering to drive self-adaptation.

Research keywords

autonomous systems, control architectures, self-adaptive systems, robot software, knowledge representation and reasoning, model-based systems engineering

Research Highlights

Winner Amazon Picking Challenge 2016

Metacontrol for dual-arm mobile manipulator

Model-based systems engineering to design collaborative robotics applications (see Hernandez-2017a

Short Bio

Carlos Hernandez Corbatois an Assistant Professor at the Cognitive Robotics Department of TU Delft since May 2019. In 2016, Carlos led Team Delft to win the Amazon Robotics Challenge. He is currently coordinator of the ROSIN and the MROS European projects granted in the H2020 program. He has participated in other national and European projects in the topics of cognitive robotics and factories of the future.

Carlos holds degrees (MSc) equivalent in general engineering (2006) and in automation and robotics (2008) from the Universidad Politecnica de Madrid.

Carlos was a postdoc at TU Delft (2015-2019), first at the Biomechanical Department and later at Cognitive Robotics. From 2006-2012 he was working as MSc and PhD student with Ricardo Sanz at the Autonomous Systems Lab, Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, and graduated Sobresaliente Cum Laude as International Doctor in 2013.

He has been visiting research student at the Center for Analysis and Design of Intelligent Agents in Reykjavik University in 2009 and 2010.

From 2012-2015 Carlos worked in industry as founding partner and project leader at Global Incubator S.L. in Leganes, Spain.

Carlos serves as associate editor for IROS, and has served as reviewer for IROS, ICRA, IFAC, RSS and relevant journals for robotics and systems engineering such as IEEE Transaction on Industrial Informatics, IEEE Access, IEEE Systems Engineering and Integrated Computer-Aided Engineering.

Carlos’ research interests are related to cognition and autonomy and include: software architectures for intelligent robot control, knowledge representation and reasoning, model-based systems engineering and self-adaptive systems.


Dr. Carlos Hernandez Corbato
Assistant Professor
Cognitive Robotics | Delft University of Technology
Mekelweg 2, 2628 CD Delft, The Netherlands
+31 (0)15 27 81 053
c.h.corbato (at) tudelft.nl
Office: F-2-340