Classes / Teaching

I served as Assistant Professor in the Department of Electronics and Circuits in the Simon Bolivar University in the period 2010-2012. The following summarizes my teaching and advising activities.


  • Señales y Sistemas.- EC1421. / Signals and Systems
    • Sept.-Dic. 2010 / September-December 2010,

Tutoría de Tesis / Thesis Advising

Pregrado/ Undergraduate

  • Julio Arellano (student),
    Leonel Paredes Madrid (advisor [CSIC, IAI, Madrid, Spain]), Claudia Pérez D’Arpino (advisor [USB]):
    Integration of a 6-DOF IMU with a manipulator control interface / Integración de una IMU de 6-GDL a una interfaz de control para manipuladores.
  • Sergio Martini Popoli (student),
    Claudia Pérez D’Arpino (advisor):
    Design and implementation of a hardware-software architecture to incorporating 3D vision to an UAV / Diseño de una arquitectura de hardware y software para la incorporación de visión 3D a una plataforma robótica.
  • Tomás Chiesa (student),
    Carolina Chang (advisor [Grupo Inteligencia Artificial USB]), Claudia Pérez D’Arpino (advisor):
    Design and implementation of a hardware architecture for the control of a RC-ROVER robot / Diseño e implementación de una arquitectura de hardware para el control del RC-ROVER
  • Ronald Rodríguez (student),
    Rafael Fierro (advisor [MARHES Laboratory, NMU]), Claudia Pérez D’Arpino (advisor [USB]):
    Hierarchical real-time control architecture for the MARHES aerial test bed / Diseño de un sistema de control jerárquico en tiempo real de un quadrotor en condiciones de hover.
  • Damian Vigouroux (student),
    Leonardo Fermín (advisor), Claudia Pérez D’Arpino (advisor):
    Implementation of a Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) for Robotics using Kalman Filter / Implementación de Unidad de Mediciones Inerciales (IMU) para Robótica utilizando Filtro de Kalman.



Actividades pasadas / Past Activities

As Teacher Assistant at the Circuits & Electronics Department ( of the Simon Bolivar University ( (2008-2010), I took part of the following courses:

  • Comunicaciones I.- EC2422. / Communications I
    • Sept.-Dic. 2008 / September-December 2008
    • Abril-Jul. 2009 / April-July 2009
  • Comunicaciones II.- EC3423. / Communications II
    • Ene.-Mar. 2009 / January-March 2009
  • Robótica.- EC3514. / Robotics
    • Ene.-Mar. 2009 / January-March 2009. We developed a set of 9 laboratory sessions for this course, which are summarized in the following paper:

      Solaeche-Estrada, R; Pérez-D’Arpino, C; Cappelletto-Fuentes J.; Medina-Meléndez, W.: Desarrollo de Laboratorio basado en Matlab® como apoyo a la docencia de Principios de Robótica en Ingeniería. Congreso Iberoamericano de Enseñanza en Ingeniería. / Development of a Matlab®-based laboratory as a support for teaching Robotics Principles to Engineering Students. Latin-American Congress of Education in Engineering.. Margarita, Venezuela (2009)

      Abstract. In the context of teaching robotics principles to students of Production Engineering at the Simon Bolivar University, it has been developed a laboratory based on Matlab®-Simulink® software. This laboratory allowed students to reinforce in practice sessions the knowledge gained in classes using tools of simulation and programming of a real manipulator. The laboratory sessions were designed to pursue specific objectives and active participation of the student (learning-by-doing) that at the end of the course allowed the student to be able to design an industrial manipulator. The laboratory sessions include concepts such as elementary rotations, homogeneous transformation matrices, direct kinematics using Denavit-Hartenberg’s convention, inverse kinematics, dynamics of industrial manipulators, modeling and selection of DC motors and trajectory planning. In this work, it is shown all laboratory sessions as well as the findings and details of experience gained through the use of the laboratory as a support for teaching robotics.

    • Abril-Jul. 2009 / April-July 2009
    • Ene.-Mar. 2010 / January-March 2010
    • Abril-Jul. 2010 / April-July 2010
  • Laboratorio de Proyectos I.- EC3881. / Projects Lab I
    • Sept.-Dic. 2009 / September-December 2009