Manuel Cardona  received the B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from Universidad de Sonsonate (USO), El Salvador, in 2004 and the M.Sc. degree in Automation and Robotics from Universidad Polit\’ecnica de Madrid, Madrid, Spain, in 2008.

From 2007 to 2008, and 2011, he was a Research Assistant with the Robotics and Intelligence Machines Research Group at Universidad Polit\’ecnica de Madrid, Spain. He has a Postgraduate Degree in Scientific Research and a Postgraduate Degree and Innovation Management. He is currently a PhD candidate in Automation and Robotics at Universidad Politécnica de Madrid.

Since 2014, he has been a professor and the director of the Robotics and Intelligence Machines research group and Computer Vision research group, School of Engineering at Universidad Don Bosco (UDB), El Salvador. He is the author of more than 35 peer review articles, has edited 4 books with Springer, and has delivered more than 150 conferences. His research interest includes Rehabilitation Robotics, Biomechanics, kinematic and dynamic of serial and parallel Robots, embedded systems, vision and artificial intelligence, and applications of robotics systems.

He is an IEEE Senior Member, He belongs to Robotics and Automation Society (RAS), Aerospace and Electronic Systems Society (AESS) and Education Society (EdSOC). He is IEEE RAS and AESS, Student Branch Chapter Advisor at Universidad Don Bosco and the vice chair at IEEE El Salvador Section. He is a reviewer of the IEEE Latin America Transactions Journal (Q4), Neural Computing and Applications, Springer Journal (Q1), and IEEE Sensors Journal (Q1).

  • PhD Candidate in Robotics and Automation.
  • Centre for Automation and Robotics (CAR)
  • Polytechnic University of Madrid (UPM)

Postgraduate in Scientific Research

El Salvador


Postgraduate in Innovation Management

ISEADE / Leipzig University


Master in Automation and Robotics

  • Centre for Automation and Robotics (CAR)
  • Polytechnic University of Madrid (UPM)

Certificate of proficiency in English, CPE

Centro Cultural Salvadoreño-Americano (CCSA)


Electrical Engineer

  • University of Sonsonate

Research Group Director: Computer Vision & Robotics and Intelligent Machines


Professor & Researcher,  Don Bosco University, San Salvador.
Research Areas: Robotics, Automation, Control, Computer Vision and Artificial Intelligence.
Courses: Robotics, Digital Control, Mobile Robots, Flexible Manufacturing Systems, Production
Lines, Industrial Instrumentation, MATLAB, Digital Image Processing.


Master Courses Professor, Don Bosco University, San Salvador.
Courses: Application of Robotics in Manufacturing, Vision Systems in Manufacturing, Research


ASIMEI Award: Engineer of the year


Doctorate Degree Scholarship.


IEEE Senior Member Elevation.


Highest Grade on Master Thesis – MSc (Hons), Laudatur. Grade:10 (MH)


Master Degree Scholarship.


Highest Grade Bachelor Degree–BEE (Hons). Degree: 9.2


>> IEEE Member 2009-Present, Senior Member
>> Technical Activities Chair IEEE, El Salvador Section, 2016 – 2017
>> Education Chapter Chair IEEE, El Salvador Section, 2016 – 2017
>> Member of the IEEE Societies:

 Aerospace and Electronics Systems (AESS)
 Robotics and Automation (RAS)
 Industrial Electronics (IES)

>> IEEE, Industry Applications (IAS), Chapter Chair, El Salvador Section, 2012-2013
>> IEEE, Student Branch Counselor, Universidad de Sonsonate, 2010 – 2016
>> IEEE RAS, Student Branch Counselor Advisor, Universidad Don Bosco, 2014 – present
>> IEEE AESS, Student Branch Counselor Advisor, Universidad Don Bosco, 2017 – present

2019,  K. Gunjan, V. Garcia Diaz, M. Cardona, V.K. Solanki, K.V.N. Sunitha. ICICCT 2019-
System Reliability, Quality Control, Safety, Maintenance and Management, Springer
International Publishing, 2019

2017,  I. Chang, J. Baca, H. Moreno, I. Carrera and M. Cardona, Advances in Automation
and Robotics Research in Latin America, Springer International Publishing, 2017

In process,  M. Cardona, V. Solanki, C. García. Exoskeleton Robots for Rehabilitation and Healthcare Devices, Springer International Publishing

In process,  M. Cardona, C. García Handbook of Research on Emerging Paradigms for Biomedical, Taylor and Francis

In process,  M. Cardona, V. Solanki, C. García. Internet of Medical Things: Paradigm of Wearable Devices and Rehabilitation Engineering, Apple Academic Press

2019–Present, IEEE Sensors Journal. ISSN: 1530-437X. Q1
2018–Present, Springer, Neural Computing and Applications, ISSN: 0941-0643. Q1
2018–Present, Taylor and Francis, Book Proposals
2016–Present, IEEE Journal, IEEE Latin America Transactions, ISSN: 1548-0992.