Vladimir Robles-Bykbaev

The only way we can be internationally competitive is by developing solid research processes that allow us to generate advances in different areas of both, production and scientific innovation.

Vladimir Robles

Vladimir Robles-Bykbaev, Research Coordinator based at the Universidad Politécnica Salesiana.

Briefly, tell us about your research work, which area you work in, and what the results of your research have been.

Currently, I develop research processes focused on the educational inclusion of children, youth, and adults with and without disabilities. For this, we have managed to incorporate both, ICTs and tools based on Artificial Intelligence to try to generate assistive technologies to improve the inclusion processes. To date we have managed to design and develop around 50 prototypes.

As the national research and education network of Ecuador, we are very interested in knowing how your participation in the Divulga Ciencia invite went.

It was an interesting experience. I think the type of initiatives carried out by CEDIA are very interesting since they allow researchers to develop new skills not only in technical fields, but also in the planning and preparation of projects that have a high component of innovation and collaboration with multidisciplinary teams.

Tell us about your proposal presented in the 2018 work group invite.

The proposal that we presented jointly with fellow researchers from UDA, UCACUE, UPS, and UNAE seeks to develop an intelligent ecosystem that uses expert systems, electronic devices, simulators and ICTs to provide support in the provision and training of personnel with disabilities in companies.

Tell us about the expectations that you and your team have for being part of the new CEDIA Work Groups.

Fundamentally it is our desire to contribute to the integration of education and employment of people with disabilities. That is our main goal. On the other hand, we are convinced that with all the support that CEDIA offers through its human team and network, we can develop a concise contribution for our society.

Being an Ecuadorian researcher, how do you see the development of research in Ecuador?

I believe that in recent years there has been a breakthrough that is not only reflected in the strong increase of scientific publications in conferences and journals (national and international), but also research groups have been created and are focused on carrying out processes that have a long-term RDi vision.

How do you see yourself in the next five years?

As a Research Group in Artificial Intelligence and Assistance Technologies and UNESCO Chair Support Technologies for Educational Inclusion, in 5 years we hope to consolidate several technological support tools for people with disabilities and special needs. Likewise, we hope to have built a solid network of work with sister institutions with a vision of solidarity and a social approach.

Before your participation, had you heard about CEDIA?

Yes, we have been fortunate to have participated in the Telemedicine / Telehealth Work Group and in the X CEPRA invite.

What do you think about the organizations that support the development of research and academia in Ecuador?

I believe that organizations such as CEDIA should continue with this work that today is vital for the development of our country. The only way we can be competitive internationally is by developing solid research processes that allow us to generate advances in different areas of both, production and scientific innovation.

Finally, could you send a message for researchers to participate in Red CEDIA invites?

I would like to take advantage of the space to send a message of encouragement so that they continue to develop processes that allow us to improve the quality of life of those who need it the most and, at the same time, continue to contribute to the progress of research in our country.