R. Cobos Mendez MSc (Reynaldo)

PhD Candidate

About Me

My name is Reynaldo. I am a researcher on software architecture for robotics. I have a background in mechatronics and electrical engineering. My interest is on the energetic behaviour of robotic systems – both of their hardware and software – and on using this energy information to achieve better robot control. I am thrilled to collaborate with researchers working onn software for robotics, control, physical-systems modelling, and more.    


Control Software
Engineering & Materials Science
Cyber Physical System
Modeling Languages
Power And Energy


My research is on designing software structures for robotics that account for the energy information in the system. This energy-aware software architecture can facilitate addressing concerns in robotics where energy plays a role – e.g., stability, autonomy, physical interaction, higher-level decision making.


Mendez, R. C. , Broenink, J. , & Dresscher, D. (2022). Energy-guarded Loop-control Architecture. In 2022 IEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics (AIM) (pp. 546-553) https://doi.org/10.1109/aim52237.2022.9863257
Mendez, R. C., Hobert, E. , Dresscher, D. , & Broenink, J. (2022). On Structuring Energy-aware Sequence-control Software. In 2022 IEEE/ACM 4th International Workshop on Robotics Software Engineering (RoSE) (pp. 1-8). IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1145/3526071.3527517
Mendez, R. C. , Dresscher, D. , & Broenink, J. (2021). Power and Energy Communication Services for Control-software Models. In Proceedings - 2021 IEEE/ACM 3rd International Workshop on Robotics Software Engineering, RoSE 2021 (pp. 55-62). [9474544] IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/RoSE52553.2021.00016
Cobos Mendez, R., de Oliveira Filho, J. , Dresscher, D. , & Broenink, J. (2020). A Bond-Graph Metamodel: Physics-Based Interconnection of Software Components. In F. Arbab, & S-S. Jongmans (Eds.), Formal Aspects of Component Software: 16th International Conference, FACS 2019, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, October 23–25, 2019, Proceedings (pp. 87-105). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science; Vol. 12018). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-40914-2_5
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