Help me funding my research about autonomous mapping

Let's make London an autonomous friendly city

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Completion Date: Tue 08 Sep 2015

Who am I? Why am I doing this campaign?

My name is Cristian Hernández, a Geographer from Chile who is now entering at the data science realm. I'm a highest distinction alumni from University of Chile, the best university in my country and also one the top 5 universities in all Latin America. I have been living in London the last three years with my wife, who is studying a PhD at London School of Economics.

Precisely, our goal as a family was travel to UK to find the best education in the world, making a huge sacrifice in terms of to live far away from family and friends, to come to the adventure of living in London. My wife was lucky enough to get a Chilean scholarship, which allow here to carry on with her studies, but I did not have the same luck. So, I have been working hard to get the money for my fees (19.620 pounds), but still is not enough.

My Research

During my time in London, I have been learning self taught about programming languages and data analysis techniques, also researching about artificial intelligence, autonomous agents and particularly about driverless cars. That's why I presented a research proposal to the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis in University College London, which was accepted, specifically in the MRes Spatial Data Science and Visualization, about how to find new and better ways to transform London in a "friendly city for autonomous agents".

The meaning of to be friendly in terms of autonomous agents is a concept which involve the idea of a city willing to incorporate artificial intelligence machines with spatial capacity, as driverless cars or drones, improving our lives reducing car accidents or delivering medicines in an autonomous way, more efficiently. So, the quest for the new spatial scientists is teach this machines to move across the space.


I would like to transform my research in the starting point for the autonomous friendly city community in London. In fact, the most important part of my research is about how human collaborative intelligence might produce the artificial intelligence that we need, in this case through spatial data and algorithms, so my rewards points to the creation of a community around my research. You can see a full description of the rewards on the official site for this campaign here on Hubbub.

Where will the money go?

The total fees for my MRes is £19.620, but I'm not asking for the entire fees on this campaign, because I have some saves to pay part of the fees. I pretend to pay 50% of my fees with this campaign and then keep working hard to pay the other half. So my goal is £10.153 (including Paypal charges 0.035).- All the money will go directly to pay my fees. 

Where to find me?

Personal Blog:
Autonomous Friendly Blog: (under construction).-

Other Interests

I love to write songs. So one of my rewards is a song, especially made it for this occasion. Also, I like to run, so another reward involve this skill. Finally I'm a huge fan of films, every Monday I go to movies.

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Select this reward if you just want to donate to the project without receiving a reward.

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Pledge £5 or more

You will be an "Official Member" of the community to transform our cities in autonomous friendly spaces. You will be inform about all the activities, and as a member you can propose topics, events and invite other enthusiasts to participate. We will have a Blog dedicated for all these purposes.

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Estimated delivery: 1 November 2015

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You will become a member of the community, and your name will be in the acknowledge of my final dissertation. I will send you a special note and a copy of my acknowledges (September 2016).

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Estimated delivery: 1 November 2015

Pledge £25 or more

You will receive an original song written by myself as a way to say thanks! Plus you will be part of the community and your name will be in the acknowledge in my final dissertation (September 2016).

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Estimated delivery: 1 November 2015

Pledge £50 or more

You will be part of the community, will be part of my acknowledge and will receive the song! Plus, you will be part of my personal "thank you" half marathon which consist in that your name will be in the T-Shirt that I will use to run 21K, across London. I will use this T-shirt for this occasion only.

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Estimated delivery: 1 November 2015

Pledge £100 or more

You'll receive all the rewards before mentioned. Also, you are going to receive a special digital edition of my final dissertation with a special handwritten note.

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Estimated delivery: 1 October 2016

Pledge £1000 or more

You'll become an official Sponsor! You will receive all the reward before mentioned, plus you can be part of my research process. I can create a special spin-off of my research for you. This reward is more suitable for companies or organizations who are interested in develop better ways to make maps for autonomous agents as driverless cars or drones.

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Estimated delivery: 1 October 2015