José Alexandre de Carvalho Gonçalves received the Bachelor, Master and Ph.D degrees in Electrical engineering and computers from the University of Porto, Portugal, in 2000, 2005 and 2009, respectively. He is assistant professor at the Polytechnic Institute of Bragança, Portugal in subjects like Automation, Robotics, Embedded systems, Electronics and Instrumentation. He is Senior Member of the Robotics and Intelligent Systems research group from INESC-TEC since 2009. His main research areas are localization, navigation, control and prototyping of mobile robots. He participated and coordinated some R&D projects in the robotics domain. He published more than 50 papers in ISI/SCOPUS international Journals and Conferences. He won the best application paper award in the Control 2016 conference. He won several prizes in international mobile robotics competitions.