Anibal Ollero has won the 31st King Jaume I Award in New Technologies. These awards are very prestigious counting with 19 Nobel prizes in the Jury and are endowed with 100.000 euros.

The jury awarded the leadership of Anibal Ollero  in aerial robotics and his priceless capability to combine excellent research and technology innovation with the technology transfer to companies. The jury highlighted the “Invaluable ability to combine excellence in research and technological innovation with the transfer of technology to companies in the field of aerial robotics”.

Ollero currently works as head of GRVC (Robotics, Vision and Control Group) and as scientific asessor of FADA-CATEC. GRVC participates currently in nine european projects inside the H2020 framework programme and so as to several national projects as DREAM or INSPECTOR. In the last years Anibal Ollero has received another prizes as the 2017 European Radar Prize from Euronews because of the development of the AEROX prototype or the FAMA Prize from the University of Seville.

The full article published by the University of Seville can be read here.

Next november 25th, in a Ceremony chaired by His Majesty King Felipe VI, at “Lonja de los Mercaderes” in Valencia, it will take place the “Rei Jaume I” awards ceremony, where Prof. Aníbal Ollero Baturone will receive the “New  technologies” award. Aníbal is the head of the GRVC Robotics Laboratory at the University of Seville, scientific advisor at the Centre for Advanced Aerospace Technologies (CATEC), IEEE Fellow and the Principal Investigator of the GRIFFIN ERC Advanced Grant. The Jury of the awards had 20 Nobel Laureates among their members.

The Jury of the “New technologies” award highlights “the invaluable capability of Prof. Aníbal Ollero to combine excellence in research and technology innovation, with technology transfer to the companies in the Aerial Robotics area”.

The video produced by the “Rei Jaume I” foundation can be found at http://www.fprj.es/videos/default.aspx?video=147 with a summary at http://www.fprj.es/videos/default.aspx?video=148

The program of activities related to the awards ceremony will take place from 22nd till 26th november.