NERO | Networking Environmental Robotics

  • Barcelona, Spain
  • Aeronautics/AerospaceDrones, Big Data, Analytics, Cloud Infrastructure, Urban Development

NERO | Networking Environmental Robotics, translates different environmental conditions into DATA.

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Startup Video



AtlasChart Tomás Diez: A hands-on Top 6 | Lisa Goldapple, Editor, Atlas of the Future

Tomas Diez, Director of Fab Lab Barcelona talks about the top 6 innovative projects from 3D printing in refugee camps to the greenest school on earth with Atlas of the Future; NERO | Networking Environmental Robotics is second in the list.

Jan 22, 2016


Data drones to heal the land | N-E-R-O | Laura Humphries, Atlas of the Future

Yet another news, NERO has been published on the Atlas of the future website, in the article of innovative project for the better environment as they say “Data drones to heal the land“.

Nov 25, 2015


ENPC to launch Computational Design and Making course in January 2016 | dezeen magazine

We are proud to announce that NERO will be part of the new advanced masters course Advanced Master in Computational Design and Making in Paris. A new course for digital designers, artists and makers is due to start at the École des Ponts ParisTech

Oct 30, 2015


Drone as Final Project of Fab academy 2014, Course by MIT



Media Coverage

1st version of NERO published in a book FAB LAB | la revolution est en marche.



Barcelona Regional (Department of Urban Development of Barcelona), Spain



Media Coverage

Atlas of the Future talking about NERO-drone and how it helps to heal the land.


Media Coverage

Listed in top 6 innovative project by Tomaz Diez; Director Fab Lab Barcelona




Team Summary

We are multidisciplinary noumena team based in Spain and India. We are all architects by profession but by personal interest each of us have developed expertise in different fields;
Chirag Rangholia (India) has expertise in Computational design, Digital fabrication & manufacturing and Digital framework of Drones.
Aldo Sollazzo (Italy) has masters the skills of Computational design, Data management and Data Visualisation
Stark Lara (Colombia) has expertise of Programming in C++ and python languages.
Data-driven design tactics, mixing environmental strategies with computational thinking from component to urban scale is driving force for our team, by means of robotic simulation and fabrication. Moreover, NERO project has been developed in collaboration with Fab Lab Barcelona and Barcelona Regional (Department of Urban Development of Barcelona). These two channels that already been activated and reflects the interest and target our main promoters: makers and urban planners. Hence Added value in this line of research is to involve professionals from different fields of electronics, fabrication, programming, and energy, focused on providing an accurate and cheap tool to better understand environmental conditions. Such collaborative approach, turning NERO into multidisciplinary and professional tool.


Founding Team

Architect with expertise in digital tools & fabrication. Now Partner @ Noumena, Partner @ RESHAPE-digital craft competition, Tutor @ Fab Academy (Course by MIT)


Noumena (2014 - present)

RESHAPE - digital craft competition (2014 - present)

Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (2014 - 2015)
Project Coordinator


Fab Academy (Course by MIT’s Center For Bits and Atoms)
Fab academy Graduate 2014 • 2014 - 2014

Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalunya (IAAC)
Masters of Advanced Architecture (M.Arch) • 2012 - 2013

CEPT University
Bachelor of Architecture (BArch) • 2003 - 2009

Aldo Sollazzo

Aldo Sollazzo


Mentors & Advisors

Fabio Ciocca

Fabio Ciocca

Sankalp Sharma

Sankalp Sharma


Team Members

Starsk Lara

Starsk Lara

Team Member

Product/Service Summary

NEOR provides cheap and accurate tool to translate different environmental conditions into DATA. It focuses on the same school of thought, with the idea of generating new business strategies in drone market by providing state of the art services to extract and visualize different environmental conditions and make it more accessible and actionable.

Product/Service Descriptions