Ms Marta Palau Franco

About me

Project manager of the EU-funded project euRathlon (, which is led by the University of the West of England.
euRathlon project
euRathlon is an outdoor robotics competition in which teams of land, underwater and flying robots are invited to work collaboratively in realistic, demanding mock emergency-response scenarios, inspired by the Fukushima disaster.
Marta graduated in Industrial Electronics Engineering from the Escola Universitària Politècnica de Mataró (EUPMT) – Tecnocampus Mataró and has a Masters in Marine Sciences in Oceanography and Marine Environmental Management from the Faculty of Biology of the University of Barcelona (UB) in collaboration with the Faculty of Civil Engineering of the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC).
During her engineering studies in electronics and automation, she was a member and manager of the “CRA” EUPMt robotics team and one of the organizers of the “III Ciutat de Mataró national robotics competition” in Mataró, Spain.

Area of expertise

environment management, robotics, oceanography, marine renewable energies, building installation, health & safety and R+D management.

My Publications

  • Winfield, A. F., Palau Franco, M., Brueggemann, B., Castro, A., Djapic, V., Ferri, G., Petillot, Y., Roning, J., Schneider, F., Sosa, D. and Viguria, A. (2014) euRathlon Outdoor Robotics Challenge: Year 1 Report. In: Mistry, M., Leonardis, A., Witkowski, M. and Melhuish, C., eds. (2014) Advances in Autonomous Robotics Systems: 15th Annual Conference, TAROS 2014, Birmingham, UK, September 1-3, 2014. Proceedings. Springer, pp. 267-268. ISBN 9783319104010 Available from:

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