Dr Betsy Dayana Marcela Chaparro Rico

Lecturer, Computer Science
Office - 319
Third Floor
Computational Foundry
Bay Campus
Available For Postgraduate Supervision


I have a solid educational background and professional experience in conceptualization, design, manufacture, control, programming and implementation of robots, as well as sensing systems. I am mainly interested in Medical Robotics, Assistive Robotics, Service Robotics, Mobile Robotics, Agricultural Robotics, Sensor Systems. 

Unisangil University (Colombia) awarded me a Bachelor (Honours) in Electronic Engineering in 2011. I received my Master's (2014) and PhD (2018) in Advanced Technology from National Polytechnic Institute (Mexico). Furthermore, in a double degree agreement, I obtained a PhD in Civil, Mechanical, and Biomechanics Engineering from the University of Cassino (Italy).

Areas Of Expertise

  • Electronics
  • Mechatronics
  • Biomechanics
  • Medical Robotics
  • Assistive Robotics
  • Service Robotics
  • Mobile Robotics
  • Sensor systems

Career Highlights

Teaching Interests

I am mostly fascinated in teaching robotics-related topics.

“The ability to translate theory into practice is crucial for providing solutions to real-world issues. Particularly in robotics, I believe that an appropriate balance between theory and practice is essential to prepare students for the real-world”.

Research Award Highlights Collaborations