Pep Lluís Negre

Pep Lluís Negre


Computer vision

Localization and mapping

SLAM solutions

About Me

Robotics enthusiast. Working fast, smart and focused.

Senior Computer Vision Engineer @ Rovco LTD

I live in paradise. I have a wonderful family. I occupy my days taking care of my family, practicing sport and enjoying my work. Climbing, hiking and Mediterranean food are my hobbies.

At work I am very organized and efficient. I like to plan, prioritize and execute tasks with decision. I hate wasting time. I need to have long-term goals to maintain a global vision of the projects. But I divide the tasks into very simple parts to finally obtain a complex result.

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Computer vision

Mono/stereo camera calibration. Image features detection and matching. Stereo triangulation. Color enhancement.


SLAM algorithms for robot localization and 3D reconstruction. Loop closing detection, geometric validation and integration. Mono/stereo visual odometry.

Robot localization

Sensor fusion. Extended Kalman filters. Integration of accelerations, velocities and global positioning for a centimeter precise navigation.

Sensor drivers

Sensors drivers for ROS. Serial, TCP/IP and USB communications.

Some Facts

Scientific contributions


Working Hours


Awards Won


Coffee Consumed



6 Years of Experience


2008 - 2010

Master Degree in Automatics and Robotics

University of Catalonia UPC, Spain

Advanced control techniques. Mobile robotics. Computer vision.

2004 - 2008

Industrial Engineer in Industrial Electronics

University of the Balearic Islands, Spain

Computer vision. Robotics. Electronics. Control theory.

2002 - 2004

Bachelor Degree Scientific-technological

IES Guillem Colom Casasnovas, Spain



Computing device and method for video object detection


I. Wallace, PL. Negre, L. Hill


Subsea surveying system


I. Wallace, L. Hill, PL. Negre, N. Read


Surveying system for surveying in harsh environments


I. Wallace, L. Hill, PL. Negre, N. Read


Subsea camera module and multi camera system


I. Wallace, L. Hill, B. Allen, PL. Negre


2020 - Current

Principal Computer Vision Engineer

ROVCO Subsea, United Kingdom

Researching and prototyping emerging computer vision technologies to guide subsea exploration and inspection. Designing and developing the core of Rovco's cutting-edge live 3D vision for ROVs and AUVs.  Working on tackling challenging underwater imagery problems to keep improving camera pose accuracy and dense 3D models.

2017 - 2020

Senior Computer Vision Engineer

ROVCO Subsea, United Kingdom

Designing online 3D underwater mapping algorithms, based on an accurate Visual-SLAM positioning system and semi-dense 3D reconstructions. I am developing cutting-edge solutions for reliable and impressive 3D underwater reconstructions to be executed online during the robot mission. The objective is to provide both ROVs pilots and technicians or inspectors with instant visualizations of marine structures.

2012 - 2017

Postgraduate Researcher

Systems, Robotics and Vision Group, University of the Balearic Islands, Spain

Co-responsible for the entire platform (software and hardware) of the autonomous underwater robot "Turbot". In charge of the whole localization pipeline based on various sensors: IMU, DVL, USBL, GPS and two stereo cameras. Specialized in stereo localization, loop closing detection, 3D reconstruction and the tools to visualize it. Responsible for the design and development of the operating interface of the vehicle based on HTML5, Google maps API and Rosbridge.

2012 - 2015

CEO at

Lead of the platform to write and distribute books online. In charge of the website and apps developed for iOS and Android. Create value, manage the group and keep developing code in HTML5, Javascript, CSS, Node, Xcode and Java.

2011 - 2012

Software Developer

Sampol Comunications S.L.

Developing drivers for IAS/Wonderware, cameras, relies and many other sensors for factories and intelligent houses. Implementing power monitoring systems to improve the building efficiency with powerful web front-ends and databases. Responsible for the project of automatic reading of meters of water and electricity for the Palma de Mallorca Harbour's.

2009 - 2011

Control Engineer

Alstom Power S.L.U.

Responsible for the control design and tuning of the wind turbines ECO74 and ECO80. Specialized in system identification and fault-tolerant control in adverse weather conditions.

Robotics software tools


Linux + command line + ssh

OpenCV + PCL

G2O + Ceres-Solver

Coding Skills





C# + Java


My Best Works


My Diary


Get in Touch

Get in Touch

If you would like to find out more about me, my research or my work, please drop me an email.

Bunyola, Mallorca, SPAIN