Carlos Mastalli received his Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering and Master's Degree in Mechatronic and Robotics from Antonio Jose de Sucre University and Simon Bolivar University, in 2008 and 2013 respectively. During 2011 to 2013, he was working as a Lecturer at Process and Systems Dept. of Simon Bolivar University and, at the same time, he was working as a Junior Researcher in the Mechatronic R&D Group. In the past, he has worked in the development of Autonomous Backhoe Machines using Learning from Demonstration and an open-source library for Model Predictive Control.
In 2014 he started as PhD-fellow in Dynamic Legged Systems Lab of Italian Institute of Technology. Carlos Mastalli is interested in legged locomotion, motion planning, optimization and reinforcement learning techniques, robot learning, optimal control and perception systems. As a PhD of Advanced Robotics Department is focused in the development of motion planning using robot learning and optimization approaches for dynamic whole-body locomotion on rough terrain. His PhD project "Planning And Control Of Highly Dynamic Full Body Motions For Robots With Legs And Arms" is under the supervision of Dr. Ioannis Havoutis, Dr. Claudio Semini and Prof. Darwin Caldwell.