R&D Engineer at GRVC
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July 2008 to January 2013
GRVC (Robotics Vision and Control group) Robotics research group of the University of Seville. web
Development of an inspection robot to search for cracks or leaks inside of the heat exchangers of a power plant: 15000 vertical pipes, 30 meters long, 200ºC, absolute darkness, humidity and a corrosive atmosphere... That’s a challenge!
I started this project when I was still a student. Part of the project was the Final Thesis of my Master Degree and later on I continued researching and developing a commercial version for two more years.
All the project was developed for Iberdrola and it is confidential (patent pending). Therefore here I am going to explain just few general aspects, without results or details.
“Rafael is one of the most creative persons, from the Engineering point of view, that I have known in my 16 years of experience as Professor.” read letter
José Ramiro Martínez de Dios
“I worked with Rafael for almost two years. I think that he is the most proactive and creative person I ever worked with. He always has a different and original idea for solving any issue. He loves finding new and better solutions to the problems. Additionally, he is a great event manager and he can handle big groups.”
Arturo Torres García
“Rafael Ferrin stands out for his brilliant ideas. Show him a problem and he will find ways to solve it that you would have never tought out.”
Alberto de San Bernabé Clemente
“[...] Working with him is different every day, he knows how to go out of the rut and transform the work into a game in which everyone can participate and give their point of view."
José Manuel Recio López
“Rafael is a reliable, hard-worker person. He also has, not only analytical and problem solving skills, but also excellents interpersonal skills. He is always willing to learn new things so he is able to adapt to changes easily and quickly.”
Luis Javier Durán LLanos
“Even if our principal works were not related, he was one of my contacts in his department. Every time that I had a problem that only his department could fix, Rafael has helped me in a fast, creative and efficient way. I saw him manage work under pressure and lead all kind of teams.