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13th International Workshop on the Algorithmic Foundations of Robotics

Mérida, Yucatán, México, December 9-11, 2018

Host Info

The state of Yucatán, in México,  will host the 13th International Workshop on the Algorithmic Foundations of Robotics, which will be hosted in the facilities of the Polytechnic University of Yucatán, located in the metropolitan area of the city of Mérida.

Thus, it opens a possibility to enjoy the rich cultural, historical, gastronomic and modernity that both Yucatan and the city of Merida offer to all its visitors.

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The state of Yucatán is located in the southeast of the Mexican Republic, in the northern part of the Yucatán Península. It is limited to the north and west by the Gulf of México, to the southeast by the state of Quintana Roo, and to the southwest by the state of Campeche.


Most of its territory is a plain, consisting mostly of limestone. Its territorial extension is 39,524 km2. It is made up of 106 municipalities, and its capital is Mérida.



Well located, so close to everything and everyone, Mérida is a destination with easy access to the world; land, air and sea are perfectly exploited without neglecting the privilege of being geographically in the right place.


Yucatán has two airports, the International of the City of Mérida "Manuel Crescencio Rejón" and the located close to Chichén Itzá in the Municipality of Kaua, which communicate to the state nationally and internationally. The city has numerous and modern roads to travel to different points of tourist or commercial interest, not only of the State but of the Mexican southeast, Mérida is destination and starting point, place of meeting and projection.


Created by the local government 2016, the Polytechnic University of Yucatán is the first Public Higher Education Institution focused exclusively on disruptive technologies.


Under a Bilingual, International and Sustainable model, the UPY offers programs of Data Engineering, Computational Embedded Systems and Computational Robotics

UPY it is located on Km. 4.5 Mérida - Tetiz Rd.

Tablaje 4448.

UP Yucatán

Address: Av. Colon 344, Paseo Montejo zone, Downtown, 97000 Mérida, Yuc.

Ph: +52 999 942 1234



View location on Google Maps

Located on the heart of Paseo de Montejo, the most important and beautiful avenue in Mérida City, the Hyatt Regency Mérida will host all the participants for the WAFR 2018.



Hotel rooms subject to availability

  • Rates in Mexican Pesos. For estimate exchanges rates click here

  • Rates includes Taxes and tips.

  • Rates for American Plan that Includes breakfast buffet. Also the hotel offer accommodations in European plan without meals.

  • Rates valid for 3 days before and 3 days after the WAFR.

  • For reservation, please contact directly to Hyatt Regency Mérida sales office by email  or dial +52 999 942 1234 ext. 3010, 3011 y 3005.

  • You need to mention the WAFR2028 group and the code RL27 to make valid this rates.


Direct flights to Mérida


Domestic Flights

From Aguascalientes, Aguascalientes

  • Interjet

From Cancún, Quintana Roo

  • Aeromar

  • Mayair

From México City

  • Aeroméxico

  • Interjet

  • Magnicharters

  • Volaris

  • Viva Aerobus

From Guadalajara, Jalisco

  • Viva Aerobus

  • Volaris

From Monterrey, Nuevo León

  • Viva Aerobus

  • Volaris

From Querétaro, Querétaro

  • TAR Aerolíneas


From Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Chiapas

  • Viva Aerobus

From Villahermosa, Tabasco

  • Aeromar

  • TAR Aerolíneas

International Flights

From Atlanta, GA

  • Delta Airlines


From Habana, Cuba

  • Interjet 

From Dallas, TX

  • American Airlines 

From Houston, TX

  • United Airlines


From Miami, FL

  • American Airlines

  • Aeromexico

From Milán, Italy.

  • Blue Panorama

Flight to Mérida

From Airport to Hotel

Ground Transportation

The "Manuel Cresencio Rejón", Mérida International Airport, is located within the city, 20 minutes from downtown and the Hyatt Reggency hotel.

Outside the terminal, you can find the tickets office for the 2 official taxis companies authorized to provide the service from the airport.

Best route from airport to Hyatt Hotel

Click on the below images to get info about those companies, and book:


Also are some Digital Transport Platforms availables

Best route from Hyatt to UPY

From Hotel to WAFR activities

The Hyatt Regency Mérida, will be the heart for the WAFR activities. From there will departs the ground tranportation services to the main activities at the Universidad Politécnica de Yucatán, and also to some social activities.

The ground transportation service will be provided by the local committee for all the participants, just ask for the specific departures according to the final WAFR agenda to any of the staff members.

If you will be hosted on a different hotel, you can move to the Hyatt Regency motor lobby to get access to the ground transportation services.

UPY it is located on the Mérida - Tetíz Rd. Km. 4.5. To see the location on Google Maps, click here.

Ground Transportation
Cultural Activities

WAFR Cultural Activities

Visit to Chichen Itzá will be part of the WAFR program.

The other activities are optional for participants & acompanions. For the extra activities, you need to book on the WAFR registration and the payment will be on Saturday at WAFR help desk at the Hyatt Lobby


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