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Pablo, JEMARO Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree, Class of 2024

Published on December 19, 2023 Updated on December 19, 2023
What’s your name and where do you come from?

I’m Pablo and I come from Malaga, Spain.

Before JEMARO, what and where did you study?

I studied Electronics, Robotics and Mechatronics Engineering at the University of Malaga, with a mobility period of one year at Utah State University (USA).

What options were you considering after your Bachelor’s? Why did you choose JEMARO?

Following my rewarding experience during my undergraduate studies in Robotics, I was eager to further my knowledge in this field by pursuing a master's degree. When I came across this double-degree program and reviewed its curriculum, it became evident to me that this was the most closely aligned option with my academic interests. Additionally, the opportunity to perform the final year at a renowned Japanese university was a compelling factor that influenced my decision to choose JEMARO.

What is the course you’ve enjoyed the most so far, and why?

Among the courses I've taken at UniGe, the one that has resonated with me the most is Software Architecture for Robotics. I think it strikes an excellent equilibrium between theoretical foundations and practical applications, making it a well-rounded course that covers essential components of a robotics engineer's education.

What is your research topic?

I work on robot task planning using Large Language Models, leveraging the power of generative AI to formulate a robot’s plan in response to a high-level instruction provided in natural language.

Why did you choose UNIGE?

My primary reason for selecting the University of Genoa (UniGe) was the wide array of courses available, making it an excellent choice for studying Robotics. Additionally, I was attracted by the appealing city of Genoa, which I find to be a charming place.

Any cultural shocks since arriving in your home institution?

I didn't encounter a significant cultural shock in Genoa since Italian culture has similarities with Spanish culture. Japan, though, is being a whole different story. Discovering and adapting to the unique social norms here has proven to be an engaging and enjoyable adventure.

What do you find the most challenging in JEMARO?

Perhaps the most challenging aspect is the language barrier. The need to acquire proficiency in two new languages to properly communicate with the local community adds an extra layer of effort to the academic affairs.

What do you want to do after JEMARO?

I will most likely get a job, but I am also considering the possibility of pursuing a PhD.

A final word?

Moving to two different countries in two years, adapting to their cultures while pursuing academic endeavors is such a challenging and exciting experience that really pushes you beyond your comfort zone. I feel hugely grateful to be among the few lucky students who had the chance to be part of this unique experience, which has enriched me in myriad ways. Don’t miss out on this unmatched learning adventure and apply for JEMARO!

Published on December 19, 2023 Updated on December 19, 2023