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David Leal Martínez

Published: 24 May 2019

Round 3

David graduated from Electronic Systems Engineering, a bachelor’s degree which is a mixture of computer science and electronics focusing on robotics and artificial intelligence, at the Monterrey Institute of Technology in Monterrey, Mexico. Afterwards he worked in the fields of IT, Electronic Design, Wireless Networks and Test Automation during 3 years before starting the SpaceMaster Program in 2007. On his second year of SpaceMaster, David went to the Helsinki University of Technology (TKK) where he focused on Robotics. In his master’s thesis "Reconfigurable Multi Robot Society Based on Lego Mindstorms" he created the society from scratch and he presented it in the AAAI Robot Workshop, part of the International Joint Conferences on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI) 2009.

In the summer of 2009, after graduating from SpaceMaster he started working as a Researcher in Aalto University (Formerly known as TKK) in Helsinki, Finland. There he is leading a group of students researching the use of robots in ceilings for multiple applications including space, and is also working in Aalto University’s Design Factory, a new project in Aalto University where students from business, design and technological backgrounds come together to turn their ideas into reality. Here David works in the Electronics Prototyping laboratory helping guide new businesses in bringing their ideas to life with embedded systems and electronics.

“SpaceMaster has not only given me knowledge in space science and technology, but also a new way of thinking and looking at the world, now I feel ready for anything”.