Miguel Campusano Miguel Campusano mcampusa@dcc.uchile.cl
PhD Student in Computer Science @m_kmpus
University of Chile Beauchef 851, North Building, of.311
Computer Science Department (DCC) Santiago, Chile
RyCh Lab

Short Research Description

I'm a PhD Student of the University of Chile Computer Science Department. I started my studies in 2014. Upon graduating my computer engineering studies in early 2013, I began working in the software industry. As I developed web applications, I noticed a great number of useful tools with a high level of complexity. I want to make those tools more reachable for developers.

I entered the DCC robotics lab because I noticed how specially difficult this problem is in the robotic area. In this lab I'm researching with one big, general goal; make the programming of robots easier to developers and non-developers. To do that, I'm working on LRP, a live programming language for robotics behavior.

Research Interests

  • Software Engineering
  • Robotics
  • Live Programming
  • Programming Languages


For publications, my online profile in Google Scholar.

Also, you can see videos of my work on my Youtube account.


In my PhD, I have developed several robotic softwares:

Organization and Teaching Experience

I am participating in the organization of a robotic community in the University of Chile as a founding member since 2016. In this community we bring together all the students in the university that are interested in robotics, specially from electrical, mechanical and computer engineer. We organize a student seminar where students talk about their work in robotics.

As a result of this community, we implemented a class in the University of Chile inspired by the MIT class Duckietown. We adapted this class for 2nd year engineer students of Chile. We called Duckietown Chile (yep, we are not good at making up names).

Student Participation


I have participated in several events, presenting not only my work, but also the work of my collegues of the RyCh lab.

  • 12/2017: Invited talk in Computer Science Summer School of Cochabamba 2017:
    • I gave a talk about Software Engineering in Robotics and a tutorial about programming self-driven vehicles.
  • 10/2017: Robotics Week Link
  • 06/2016: VII Robotic Meeting Saint George School Link
  • 04/2015: Chile Robotics Day Link
  • 10/2014: 2º Engineering and Science Festival Link

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Additional Information

  • Competitive Programming: I participated in the ACM-ICPC competitive programming competition from 2011 to 2015. In 2011, as a member of “los talentosos campesinos” (the talented peasants) team, we won the chilean competition. Then, as a couch, we won every chilean competition. Moreover, in 2012 and 2015 we classified to the world finals. In Chile, I was part of the organizing team of the First Chilean Training Camp of Competitive Programming (ICPCCL'15). This camp was open for chilean students to prepare them for the upcoming ACM-ICPC competition.