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Angelo Cangelosi


Angelo Cangelosi is Professor of Artificial Intelligence and Cognition at the Centre for Robotics and Neural Systems at the University of Plymouth, UK. Cangelosi's main research expertise is on language and cognitive modelling in humanoid robots, on language evolution in multi-agent systems, and the application of bio-inspired techniques to robot control (e.g. swarm of UAVs). He is the coordinator of the Marie Curie ITN "RobotDoC: Robotics for Development of Cognition" (2009-2014) and the UK EPSRC project "BABEL: Bio-inspired Architecture for Brain Embodied Language" (2012-2016), and of the FP7 project "ITALK" completed in 2012. Cangelosi has produced more than 200 scientific publications, and has chaired numerous workshops and conferences including the IEEE ICDL-EpiRob 2011 Conference (Frankfurt, August 2011). In 2012-13 he was Chair of the International IEEE Technical Committee on Autonomous Mental Development. He is also the coordinator of the THRIVE Project. [Link] 




 debora zanatto

Debora Zanatto

PhD Student Psychology

Debora Zanatto attended her studies at the University of Padua where she received both her bachelor and master degrees in Clinical Psychology. She wrote a thesis entitled: “Implicit olfactory abilities in post-traumatic patients”. In 2012 she started working as research assistant at the Department of General Psychology in Padua, investigating the kinematic variables of movement, with particular attention to the reach-to-grasp movement by using kinematical and fMRI tecniques. In 2015 she started a PhD program in Computing and Mathematics (University of Plymouth) and she is currently investigating the role of the different aspects of trust in human-robot interaction. [Link]




 massimiliano patacchiola

Massimiliano Patacchiola 

PhD Student Robotics

Massimiliano Patacchiola attended his studies at La Sapienza University (Rome), where he received both his bachelor and master degrees in Cognitive Neuroscience. He wrote a thesis entitled: “Artificial neural networks for body perception in simulated robots”. After his internship at the Laboratory of Artificial Life and Robotics (Rome), in 2012 he started working as robotics specialist at Eurolink Systems group (Rome), where he spent more than two years creating algorithms and designing systems for the control of UGV (Unmanned Ground Vehicle) and UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle). In 2015 he started a PhD program in Computing and Mathematics (University of Plymouth) and he is currently designing the social skills of different humanoid robots. [Link]






Torbjorn  Dahl (Plymouth University)

Jeremy Goslin (Plymouth University)

Matt Schlesinger (University of Southern Illinois at Carbondale, USA)

Melinda Carpenter (Max Planck Leipzig) 

Giorgio Metta (IIT Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia)



Friday the 22nd. .