A turtle robot I built with LEGO MIndstorms kit inspired on LOGO Turtle when I was trying to replicate a study by Weir and Emmanuel (´76) on the use of such a turtle by a child with autism.
I have formatted my PhD thesis into an eBook using smashwords, to try out the self publishing world as well as making it available to the general public instead of collecting dust on my hard drive and the two copies at the Edinburgh University library.More
I have taught three editions of an 8 hour course on Autism and Technology for professionals, topics ranging from research (artificial intelligence, virtual reality, affective computing) to more hands on classroom uses of technology.More
I was advisor and beta tester of this app by Appically. It is the first of a series of games adapted to the needs of users with autism, but it can be played by the whole family (even 16th months babies).More
Interactive environment prototype built within Interactivos’07 at Medialab-Prado. It displayed a magic carpet over with thins reacted to the movements od the users.More
A blog created to share information on autism and technology.More
This site is a place to share information on creativity, innovation, and several things in between.
I have a personal project, autistec.com, a blog in Spanish about Autism and Technology.
I hope to see you around.
Things have to be easy, even life. Processes have to be simply obvious so we don’t waste time trying to work things out and just do what matters. There is a lot of thinking in finding the simplest solution, and there is art in it. I consider myself a simplicist in the sense that I strive to simplify my life, my processes and my work. That allows me to see and think clearly and find a unique, minimal solution for a problem that requires the least amount of effort and renders the most value.
It takes smart thinking and efficient processes, and most of the time, a collective effort to come up with a ‘simple’ solution, and once it is found, it seems so obvious… but that is it: there is no easy path to simplicity.
Born creative (just like you) and very active with it. Always finding alternative ways of doing things with whatever I have at hand. At work, in the kitchen, anywhere, if there is a problem, there is a solution… Or many (diverse thinking is my main outlet). Over the years I have tried different activities of artistic nature, but currently I am pursuing photography more seriously (you can find me on instagram: @pinophotos) and low cost instrument building.
Brings in the energy and passion to take ideas into projects into realities.
Educated in computer science and artificial intelligence, brings in the analytical mind and systematic approach of the field. Due to work settings requirements, the technologist is specialist in low cost solutions.