Research Associate Professon - Robotics + Digital Fabrication Lab
Jorge Tubella is a creative technologist who combines his interest in robotics, artificial intelligence and design to research autonomous construction systems. He has presented his work in international conferences, delivered workshops on robotics, and has collaborated on a National Science Foundation grant for developing a robotic curriculum and simulations using Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality learning platform. Tubella’s help was critical in establishing the Robotics and Digital Fabrication lab (RDF) while he was a student and a research assistant at FIU. Since the lab’s inauguration, he has worked on several projects including a water quality monitoring device for king tide inundation involving integration of various sensors and a robotic arm. Tubella has been recognized as a Worlds Ahead graduate at FIU and Student of the year by the American Institute of Architects in 2017. He has also received an award for his Master Thesis, Service Award by the chair of the Architecture department for his leadership roles, and a Crest CAChE Fellowship. He holds a Master of Architecture and a Master of Art in Architecture from Florida International University.