Dr. Ruben is interested in control and system theory. His focus is in design, modeling, and control of mechatronic systems. Also, he is interested in the application of convex optimization in mechatronics and the numerical implementation of solvers needed to attain a solution in real-time. Dr. Ruben is especially interested in using robotics as a mechanism for technology education. Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) educational outreach in K-12 education is a passion of Dr. Ruben's.
Control and system theory, Design, modelling, control of mechatronic systems, Optimization theory and embedded optimization, Computer Vision used in feedback control or Visual Servoing, Robotics as a mechanism for technology education