Juan Pablo Forero Cortés

I received my B.Sc. in Telecommunication Systems Engineering at La Salle, Ramon Llull University (Barcelona Spain) in 2013. During my studies I became interested in robotics and artificial intelligence reason why I decided to join the research group in robotics at the Electrical Engineering Department in my university in 2011. There I performed my B.Sc. thesis, taking part in developing a robotic platform that was aimed to assist in neuropsychological rehabilitation processes.

The experience and skills I acquired allowed me to work as a consultant in different freelance projects and also gave me the opportunity to join Almende, Self-Organizing Networks (Rotterdam The Netherlands) in 2013 as a Research Intern. There I had the opportunity to deepen into robotics, create solutions and learn new skills and competences.

In 2014, I joined the Augmented Senses Group at SUTD where I am currently working as a Research Intern Engineer.

Technology fascinates me, I'm always willing to learn something new and I love to make ideas happen.

I enjoy spending my free time practicing sports, sharing good moments with friends or family and discovering and learning new things.


  • Roger Boldu, Haimo Zhang, Juan Pablo, Sachith Muthukumarana and Suranga Nanayakkara. InSight: A Systematic Approach to Create Dynamic Human-Controller-Interactions. In Proceedings of the 8th Augmented Human International Conference (AH'17). ACM, Silicon Valley, LA, USA, Article No. 26. [PDF]
  • Benjamin Petry, Juan Pablo Forero, Suranga Nanayakkara. Muss-bits – music-sensory-substitution bits. Singapore Provisional Patent Application: 10201610020P. Filing Date: 29 November 2016.
  • Juan Pablo, J., Fernando, P., Sridhar, P., Withana, A., Nanayakkara, S. C., Steimle, J. and Maes, P. . PostBits: using contextual locations for embedding cloud information in the home. Personal and Ubiquitous Computing 2016, (Pages 1-14). [PDF]
  • Benjamin Petry, Thavishi Illandara, Juan Pablo Forero, Suranga Nanayakkara. Ad-Hoc Access to Musical Sound for Deaf Individuals. In Proceedings of the 18th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility (ASSETS '16). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 285-286. [PDF] [DOI ], [Poster]
  • Juan Pablo Forero Cortés, Tsz Him Ching, Chuyi Wu, Chang Yin Chionh, Suranga Nanayakkara and Shaohui Foong. "BWard: An Optical Approach for Reliable in-situ Early Blood Leakage Detection at Catheter Extraction Points", In Proceedings of 7th IEEE International Conference on Robotics, Automation and Mechatronics (RAM), 2015, 232 - 237. [PDF]
  • Kin Fuai Yong, Juan Pablo Forero, Shaohui Foong, and Suranga Nanayakkara. 2015. FootNote: designing a cost effective plantar pressure monitoring system for diabetic foot ulcer prevention. In Proceedings of the 6th Augmented Human International Conference (AH '15). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 167-168. [PDF]
  • Schroepfer, T., Nanayakkara, S. C., Withana, A., ​Pablo, J., Wortmann, T., Cornelius, A., Khew, Y.N. and Lian, A. 2014. nZwarm: a swarm of luminous sea creatures that interact with passers-by. In Wellington LUX 2014 (Wellington Waterfront, New Zealand, 22 31 August, 2014). ​ [Lux]