Welcome to the Image Processing and Computer Vision Research Laboratory (IPCV-LAB). Our current research projects include: (a) monocular visual odometry for planetary exploration mobile robots, (b) human motion estimation for teleoperation of space anthropomorphic robots, 3D inmersive information systems, video compression and electronic games, (c) cell segmentation and cell counting for in-situ microscopy and (d) automatic on-line inspection of industrial products.
Martínez earned his PhD (Dr.-Ing.) from the Institut fuer Theoretische
Nachrichtentechnik und Informationsverarbeitung at the University
of Hannover, Germany, in 1998. His PhD thesis dealt with shape, motion
and color estimation of articulated objects for video compression.
His PhD advisor was Prof. H.-G. Musmann. From August 2000 to June
2002, he conducted posdoctoral research work on optical tracking for
teleoperation space applications at the University of Houston and
NASA - Johnson Space Center. In 1997 he joined the
Faculty at the University of Costa Rica, where he is now Full Professor.
He is the founder and coordinator of the Image Processing and
Computer Vision Research Laboratory (IPCV-LAB). He is the recipient of
the 2002 "Clodomiro
Picado Twight" National Technology Award and in the year 2010 he was named Researcher of the Year in Engineering by the University of Costa Rica.