Fellows

The RobotDoC Collegium has a membership of 17 Marie Curie Fellows (13 ESR - Early Stage Researchers and 4 ER Experienced Researchers). In addition, the Collegium includes over 30 Associate Fellows, who take part to some of its training activities

Marie Curie Fellows

Associate Fellows

Marie Curie Fellows

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Alessandro Cristiano (ESR), Zurich University, Switzerland

Cristiano received a Bachelor (BSc) and a Master of Science (MSc) degree in computer engineering respectively from the University of Catania and the Politecnico di Milano (Italy); the latter specialising in Artificial Intelligence and Robotics. He is interested in biologically inspired control of humanoid robots, particularly in motor skill learning exploring the neuroscientific concepts of muscle synergy and muscle grouping.

 

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Elsner Claudia (ESR), Uppsala University, Sweden

Claudia received a BSc Degree in Pschology from the Technische Universität Dresden and has a Master Degree in Psychology from the Heinrich-Heine Universität Düsseldorf. She is currently doing her PhD at the Uppsala University working on the child`s sensory motor and cognitive development. Her research interests focus on how infants develop an understanding of other people`s intentions and actions. She is particulary interested in the functional role of motor cortex activation during action observation and in anticipating the goals of others actions.

 

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Handl Andrea (ESR), Uppsala University, Sweden

Andrea studied Psychology at the University of Leipzig (Germany), and obtained her Master of Science (MSc) degree in Psychological Research Methods at the University of London (United Kingdom). Specializing in developmental psychology, she is particularly interested in how, when and what infants learn about other people's communicatory actions.

 

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Kiryazov Kiril (ESR), Skovde University, Sweden

Kiril has a Master degree in AI and computer science from the Sofia University in Bulgaria. He works in the FEELING and WANT node. His interests are in creating hybrid affective models and implementing them in different virtual and real robots.

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Kuppuswamy Naveen (ESR), Zurich University, Switzerland

Naveen graduated with a Bachelor of Engineering from the Anna University, Chennai (India) and a Masters in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), Daejeon (South Korea). He works on adaptive sensorimotor control for biologically inspired robots with a special interest on mutual adaptation of model learning and adaptive control.

 

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Lee Gauss (Cai Li),(ESR), Skovde University, Sweden

Gauss received a Bachelor degree from Southeast University (SEU) and a Master degree in Electronics and Computer Science from Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), Kowloon. He is now doing research on the embodiment of emotional behaviors in autonomous robots.

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Narayan Vikram (ESR), Bielefeld University, Germany

Vikram received his Bachelors and Masters in Computer Science from University of Mysore, Mysore, India. He works on fusing top-down and bottom-up cues for attention in social interaction. He has ten peer reviewed publications in the domain of computer vision to his credit, and serves as a reviewer for major computer vision conferences.



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Navarro-Guerrero Nicolas (ESR), Hamburg University, Germany

Nicolas studied Electronics engineering at the Technical University Federico Santa Maria in Valparaiso - Chile. He has experience with Soft-Computing techniques and is knowledgeable on the development of robotics and automation solutions. Currently, he is pursuing a doctoral degree working on "Neural Emotion and Action Integration".

 

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Ruciński Marek (ESR), Plymouth University, UK

Marek obtained his BSc degree in Computing Science in 2005 followed by a MSc degree in the same field in 2007 (specialising in Intelligent Decision Support Systems), both at Poznań University of Technology (Poland). Following his graduation, Marek underwent one-year traineeship in European Space Agency's Advanced Concepts Team (the Netherlands), where he was working on space applications of Artificial Intelligence. Currently Marek endavours to gain better understanding of the mechanisms behind human mathematical thought with the use of robotic modelling.

 

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Wiktor Sieklicki (ER), Telerobot, Italy

Wiktor obtained MSc degree in Machine Building (Robotics specialization) in 2006 and a PhD degree in Machine Building (Mechatronics specialization) in 2010, both at the Gdańsk University of Technology (Poland). His research interests since then focused on compliant micro-structures with application to laparoscopy instrumentation and automatic system for early detection and treatment of sleep apnea syndrome.



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Francesca Stramandinoli (ESR), Plymouth University, UK

Francesca has a BEng in Computer Science Engineering and a MEng in Automation Engineering from the University of Calabria (Italy). She worked as External Expert at the Department of Mathematics of the University of Calabria, where she dealt with the design of CNN-based algorithms for medical images segmentation and the numerical integration of nonlinear partial differential equations. Currently she is working on the grounding of abstract language in humanoid robots within the Plymouth THINK&TALK node.



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Anna-Lisa Vollmer (ER), Plymouth University, UK

Anna-Lisa studied Mathematics at Bielefeld University (BIEL) & the University Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris. She received her Bachelor's & Master's degree from BIEL in 2007. From 2008 to 2011, she investigated interactive behavior in tutoring action with children & robots as a PhD student at the CoR-Lab & the Applied Informatics group at BIEL, where she finished her PhD in 2011. In her research is interested in dialogue and interactive alignment in human-robot interaction and designing, carrying out, & analysing human-robot interaction experiments.



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Wilkinson Nick (ESR), IIT, Genoa

Nick received a BSc in Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence in 2005 and MSc in Evolutionary and Adaptive Systems from Sussex University, UK in 2008. He is now researching how robots can make use of motoric and contextual information in scene analysis.

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Zhong Junpei (ESR), Hamburg University, Germany

Junpei received his BEng in control science and MPhil in electrical engineering from South China University of Technology and the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, respectively. He is now working on Neural Cognitive Integration with Department of Informatics in University of Hamburg.

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Szufnarowska Znajdek Joanna, (ESR), Bielefeld University, Germany

Joanna has received M.A. degree in psychology from the John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin (Poland) in 2010 and started her Ph.D. studies in the same year at the Cognitive Interaction Technology Center of Excellence in Bielefeld (Germany). She is doing research on the mechanism of language development in infants.



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Katrin Solveig Lohan, (ER), IIT, Italy

Katrin Solveig Lohan received her Bachelor's & Master's degrees in Computer Science (Dipl. Inform.) from the University of Bielefeld, Germany, in 2008. From 2008-2012 she was working as a PhD student in the EU-Project ITALK. She received her Ph.D (Dr. Ing.) in Feb. 2012 from the University of Bielefeld, in the topic: "A model of contingency detection to spot tutoring behavior and respond to ostensive cues in human-robot-interaction". Her research is focusing on how attention is depending on motor and contextual information. This iincludes gazing strategies of children and adults, the influence of language into tutoring situations and the introduction of new objects into a interaction situation



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Xavier HINAUT, (ER), Hamburg University, Germany

Xavier Hinaut received a PhD in Computational Neuroscience at the INSERM Stem Cell and Brain Research Institute in Lyon, France. His research explores brain mechanisms of complex sequence processing, focusing on language syntactic comprehension. He is interested in using Recurrent Neural Networks to model these processes and investigating how such models can be used in developmental robotics.



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Hagen Lehmann, (ER), IIT, Genoa

Hagen Lehmann studied Psychology at the Technical University Dresden and the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig (Germany). After finishing his Diploma in Psychology, he obtained a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Bath (UK). His research interests are human social evolution and development, Human-Robot Interaction, and affective coordination between humans and artificial agents. In his past research at the University of Herfordshire, within in the Adaptive Systems Research Group, he focused on interaction studies in different types of Human-Robot Interaction contexts, working in particular on robots as part of smart home environments for elderly care, and on robots as therapeutic tools for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Within the ROBOT-DOC project, he has been working on the analysis of possibilities of affective behavioral coordination between humans and the iCub robotic platform.



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Associate Fellows

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Bentley Barry, Plymouth University, UK

Barry is currently reading Computer Science at the University of Plymouth (United Kingdom), where he is collaborating with Martin Peniak and the European Space Agency, investigating the application of evolutionary concepts to the design of autonomous planetary rovers. From September 2011 he will be a PhD studnet at the University of Cambridge.

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Caligiore Daniele, Bologna University, Italy

Daniele is a researcher at the Laboratory of Computational Embodied Neuroscience (LOCEN), of the ISTC-CNR, Rome. He has a master degree in Electronic Engineer, and a PhD in Biomedical Engineering from University Campus Bio-Medico of Rome. He is currently involved in the project IM-CLeVeR. His research interests include infant motor development, developmental robotics, computational embodied neuroscience, affordances, cumulative learning, reinforcement and hebbian learning.



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Chuang Julie Li-Wen, NTUST, Taiwan

Julie is a PhD students at the National Taiwan University of Science and Technology. She works on cognitive robotics.

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de Greeff Joachim, Plymouth University, UK

Joachim is a PhD student at the Centre for Robotics and Neural Systems of the University of Plymouth, within the CONCEPT Project. His main topic of interest is the modeling of concepts in cognitive systems using a developmental robotics approach. Other areas of interest include: cognitive systems, language games, computer vision, evolutionary robotics and philosophy.



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Dermitzakis Konstantinos, Zurich University, Switzerland

Konstantinos Dermitzakis received his BSc in Computer Science and MSc in AI from the University of Edinburgh and is currently a PhD candidate at the AI Lab, UZH. His research interests are in prosthetics, bionics, sensorimotor control, machine learning and neurosciences in general.

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Di Nuovo Alessandro, Catania University, Italy

Alessandro is a postdoc at the University of Catania (IT), and also collaborates with the Centre for Robotics and Neural Systems of the University of Plymouth.

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Ferrauto Tomassino, ISTC National Research Council, Italy

Tomassino has a Laurea/MEng in computer engineering and automation from the University of L'Aquila (Italy). He is a PhD student at the University of Plymouth and is now working at the Institute of Cognitive Sciences and Technologies in Rome on language and action compositionality within the ITALK project.

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Larcombe Chris, Plymouth University, UK

Chris is a PhD student in developmental robotics at the Centre for Robotics and Neural Systems of the University of Plymouth. He works on the adaptation of Ashby's Cybernetics framework to object manipulation skills with the iCub.Back to the top.

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Lee Kyuhwa, Imperial College London, UK

Kyuhwa studied on computer vision and machine learning at Georgia Institute of Technology where he obtained his Master of Science degree in Computer Science. He is currently pursuing a PhD degree at Imperial College London focusing on the problem of “what to imitate” with various attentional mechanisms to enhance the quality of interactions between humans and robots.


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Morse Anthony, Plymouth University, UK

Tony is a senior postdoctoral fellow at the Centre for Robotics and Neural Systems of the University of Plymouth. His contribution is in teh field of embodiment and langauge learning with the humanoid robot iCub.Back to the top.

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Paraense, Andre Luis University of Campinas, Brazil

André Luis studied Computer Engineering at the University of Campinas (Brazil), and obtained his Master of Science (MSc) degree in the same field at the University of Campinas in 2008, specializing in Cognitive Decision Support Systems. He is currently doing his PhD at the University of Campinas, working with the Cogsys Group on cognition and consciousness, particularly aimed at conceiving and implementing a computational cognitive architecture to be applied to artificial creatures.


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Peniak Martin, Plymouth University, UK

Martin received first BSc degree (with the best student award) in computing from The University of Plymouth. He previously collaborated with the European Space Agency on an evolutionary robotics approach for space research project. He is currently doing his PhD for the iTalk project where he explores integration of actions and language on a humanoid robot iCub.

 

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Pierris Georgios, University of Wales Newport, UK

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Georgios holds a degree in Electronic and Computer Engineering from the Technical University of Crete, Greece. He is currently developing hierarchical cognitive models for tactile gesture learning, and reproduction on humanoid robots in University of Wales, Newport within the ROBOSKIN project.

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Ramirez-Contla Salomon, Plymouth University, UK

Salomon has a BSc in Computer Engineering from the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico. He is currently doing his MPhil/PhD at the University of Plymouth in the iTalk project. His researh topic is on bio-inspired representations of the reachable space for humanoid robots.

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Read Robin, Plymouth University, UK

Robin obtained a BSc in Design Engineering in 2008 (Middlesex University), an MSc in Robotics in 2009 (University of Plymouth), and is now undertaking a PhD in Human-Robot Interaction as part of the ALIZ-E Project. He is investigating non-linguistic interaction through both the utterance and gesture modalities using the Nao robot platform.

 

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Ruini Fabio, Plymouth University, UK

Fabio completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia (Italy), from which he received a BSc in Economics, Networks and Information and a MSc in Economics and Management of Networks and Innovation. His PhD research, carried out at the University of Plymouth (UK) and sponsored by the European Office of Aerospace Research and Development, focuses on the application of an Evolutionary Robotics approach to the autonomous control of Micro-unmanned Aerial Vehicles.



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Tomasevic Leo, ISTC National Research Council, Italy

Leo obtained a Laurea/MEng in Electronic Engineering at the University "la Sapienza" in Rome, Italy. He is currently investigating sensorimotor control in humans at LET'S (Laboratory of Electrophysiology for Translational neuroScience), part of the Institute of Cognitive Sciences and Technologies in Rome. He is also PhD student at the University of Plymouth - Rome Node.

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Neda Hantehzadeh, Southern Illinois University of Carbondale, US

Neda received a BSc degree in computer science and has a Master degree in electrical and computer engineering from southern Illinois University (United States). She is currently doing her PhD, working on developing an artificial vision and recognition system inspired by perceptual completion in infants. She is particularly interested in how robots can learn to identify partly-occluded objects in a dynamic 3-dimensional environment.


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Tucker Roy, Plymouth University, UK

Roy is a PhD student in developmental robotics at the Centre for Robotics and Neural Systems of the University of Plymouth. His reserach is on informational visualisation for neuroscience data.

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Melvin Gauci, University of Sheffield, UK

Melvin has a B.Eng.(Hons) degree in electrical engineering from the University of Malta and an M.Sc.(Eng.) degree in control systems from the University of Sheffield. He is currently working on his PhD at the Natural Robotics Lab in Sheffield where he is looking into biologically-inspired artificial intelligence, particularly evolutionary robotics.


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Guido Schillaci, Humboldt University Berlin, DE

Guido is a Ph.D. candidate at the Humboldt University Berlin. He is involved as an Early Stage Researcher in the Marie Curie Initial Training Network INTeractive RObotics (INTRO). His research topic is Behaviour and Intention Recognition for Human-Robot Learning. Embodied cognition, sensorimotor learning, developmental robotics, social interaction and theory of mind are milestones for his current research.



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Rui Manuel Gomes Silva, University of Minho, Portugal, PO

Rui got his degree and MSc in Electronics and Computers Engineering from University of Minho, Portugal. He is now a PhD student, and his main research topics are stereo vision, dynamical neural fields, cognitive robotics and human-robot interaction. Currently he is working on human emotion categorization using facial expressions.

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Benjamin Fonooni, Umeå University, SW

Benjamin is a PHD student at the Umeå University (Sweden) and involved in the Marie Curie Initial Training Network INTeractive RObotics (INTRO) as an Early Stage Researcher. His main research topics are developing techniques for robot learning, based on Learning from Demonstration and Imitation by utilizing various aspects of human-robot interaction.


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Rony Novianto, University of Technology Sydney, AS

Rony is the sole Australian recipient of IBM PhD Fellowship Award 2011. He also received the prestigious and internationally competitive Australian Endeavour Research Fellowship Award. He is one of the founding members of Biologically Inspired Cognitive Architecture (BICA) society. He leads the UTS RoboCup robot soccer team 2010. His research interests include cognitive architecture, cognitive robotics, and understanding autonomy. His passion is to create technology that can help transforming people's lives.



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Daniel Jachyra, University of Information Technology and Management in Rzeszow, PL

Daniel isa PhD student of professor Janusz Starzyk working on "Design of Motivated Embodied Intelligent Agents". In his research work he focuses on design and study of the mechanisms for motivated behavior, goal creation, and learning in autonomous agents.



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Flora José Rocha Ferreira, University of Minho, PO

Flora is a PhD student in Mathematics and Applications at the University of Minho, Portugal, working on the subject “Learning Goal-directed Action Sequences: a Dynamic Field Approach to Developmental Robotics”. Her background is in Mathematics, she obtained her Degree in Mathematics Teaching in 2005 and her master Degree in Mathematics and Applications to Mechanics in 2008.



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Emanuel Sousa, University of Minho, PO

Emanuel received his MSc in Industrial Electronic Engineering and Computers from the University of Minho, Portugal. He currently works on the subject of learning and generalizing context-dependent representations of goal-directed actions in HRI scenarios, to allow robots to understand why particular actions are performed by human counterparts.



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Emilian Lalev, New Bulgarian University , BU

Emilian obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology at the University of Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria. Then he received his MSc diploma in Cognitive Science at New Bulgarian University, Sofia. He is currently a PhD student in Cognitive Science at New Bulgarian University and his interest is in qualitative recognition and generation of sequential patterns of human and robot motions and gestures with recurrent networks and Computer Vision methods.



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Amir Aly, ENSTA ParisTech, FR

Amir received his first BSc Degree in control engineering from Benha University in Egypt, then he followed it by a second BSc Degree in automation and signal processing from ENSISA in France. He prepared his MSc Degree in the image and sound processing department in university Pierre and Marie Curie (UPMC- Paris 6) in France. He is currently doing his PhD in ENSTA ParisTech which concerns understanding human activities in complex environments and emotional internal states using sound, image, and physiological feedbacks.



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Vavrecka Michal, Biodat Group, Gerstner Lab (FEI CTU), Czech Republic (CZ). michael

Michal works as a assistant professor in the Biodat Group at the Gerstner Laboratory. He finished Ph.D. in General Psychology at Masaryk University. His research combines theories and methods of cognitive psychology, neuroscience and computational modeling in the area of spatial cognition.He develops architecture for the unsupervised symbol grounding and its implementation to the iCub.



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Kristína Rebrová , Comenius University, SK

Kristína obtained her Bachelor degree in Applied Informatics and Master Degree in Cognitive Science at Comenius University in Bratislava. She is currently doing her PhD in informatics, focusing on cognitive robotics. Her main research interests include modelling of action-understanding and early language acquisition, motor resonance, and mirror neurons.



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Katherine Twomey, Sussex University, UK

Katherine received a BA in English Language and an MRes in Psychological Methods from the University of Sussex, UK. Her research interests include infant categorization and word learning from a dynamic systems perspective, with current work focusing on computational simulation of infants’ cognitive processes.



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Shashank Pathak , LIRA-Lab, University of Genova, IT

Shashank is a researcher based in LIRA-Lab, University of Genova. working under Giorgio Metta in IIT, Genova for eMorph project. Prior to this, he obtained his Bachelors degree from IIT-Delhi and a dual Masters from Warsaw University of Technology and University of Genova. His research interests are cognition, intelligent robotics, and safe scalable adaptive learning on complex robots/humanoids.



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Victor Gonzalez-Pacheco, University Carlos III of Madrid, ES

Victor Gonzalez-Pacheco holds an MSc in Computer Science and Technology (specialization in AI); an MSc in Robotics and Automation, both from the University Carlos III of Madrid; and a BSc in Telecommunications (specialization in Telematics) from the Technical University of Catalonia. Currently he is pursuing a PhD in Robotics at the University Carlos III of Madrid. His research is focused in Human-Robot Interaction, where he is applying machine learning techniques to make robots understand the context that models social interactions between robots and people.



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Francesco Pugliese, Natural & Artificial Cognition Lab (NAC), University of Naples, IT

Francesco has a Laurea/Master degree in Computer Science, from the University of Rome "La Sapienza" (Italy). He is a PhD student in Psicology at the University of Naples. His research interests are in neural networks cognition, evolutionary robotics and modeling of social phenomena by artificial life approach. Actually, he is a visiting student at Plymouth University where he is currently involved in studies on Leadership emergence mechanisms.



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Jorge Davila-Chacon, University of Hamburg, DE

Jorge stared his professional studies with a BEng degree in Mechanics and Electricity at Benemerita Universidad Autonoma de Puebla (Mexico) and afterwards completed a MSc in Artificial Intelligence at University of Groningen (Netherlands). His academic experience also includes a research internship at Stem Cell and Brain Research Institute (FR) and participation in international competitions on domestic-service robotics (RoboCup@Home tournaments in Germany, Singapore and Iran). He is currently studying a PhD in Computational Neuroscience at University of Hamburg (DE) and his project is focused on biomimetic multimodal integration for speech recognition as a robust approach to the long-standing Cocktail Party problem.



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Uriel Martinez-Hernandez, University Sheffield, UK

Uriel obtained a BSc in Communications and Electronics Engineering in 2005 from the National Polytechnic Institute, Mexico and a MSc in Computer Science from the Centre for Research and Advanced Studies, Mexico. He is currently doing his PhD at the Sheffield Centre of Robotics, University of Sheffield. His research topic is on object exploration and recognition based on tactile sensing for humanoid robots



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Jürgen 'Juxi' Leitner, Università della Svizzera Italiana (USI)

Juxi is currently a PhD candidate at the Università della Svizzera Italiana (USI) and the researcher at the Dalle Molle Institute for AI (IDSIA) in the field of Robotics and Artificial Intelligence (AI). He has a background in Computer Science and graduated from the "Joint European Master in Space Science and Technology" programme in the field of Space Robotics and Automation. He has been working at various universities in Europe and Japan and for a year at the European Space Agency before joining IDSIA.



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Martin F. Stoelen, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (ES)

Martin completed an MEng in Aerospace Engineering and Astronautics at Kingston University (UK). He then obtained an MSc in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Maryland (US), and a Master in Robotics from Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (Spain), where he is currently working towards a PhD. His research interests include embodied cognition, assistive robotics and human factors



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Sao Mai Nguyen, Flowers Team, Inria, Bordeaux (FR)

Mai holds a master degree in computer science from Ecole Polytechnique and a master degree in adaptive machine systems from Osaka University. She started research in cognitive developmental robotics in Asada Lab, Japan, focusing on the theory of mind. She is currently a PhD student in the Flowers Team where she studies how to combine curiosity-driven exploration and socially guided exploration to learn motor skills, focusing on active learning for a strategic student learner to learn several tasks with several strategies, and interactive learning to choose what, who and when to learn from social interaction. Her main topics of interest are developmental robotics, cognitive science, machine learning, imitation learning and intrinsic motivation

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Roy Someshwar, Umea University (Sweden)

Roy is a Cognitive Roboticist with specialization in developing models for enhancing Human-Robot synchronization. He graduated with a Double Masters (MSc) from Hochschule Karlsruhe, Germany and Universidad de Oviedo, Spain. After a brief stint in the industry as Research Associate in the Robotics Dept. at Treelogic SARL Spain, he is currently working in a joint research project between UMU (Sweden) and BGU (IL) with the aim to make H-R cooperation more fluent, productive and user-friendly.

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Filipe Neves dos Santos, Faculty of Engineering, University of Porto (PT)

Filipe Neves dos Santos, is an Electronics and Computer Engineer, graduated since 2003. He have a Msc in Automation and Robotics, since 2007 from Instituto Superior Técnico – Universidade Técnica de Lisboa. Since 2010, he is a PhD student and researcher at Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto and at Institute for Systems and Computer Engineering of Porto.

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Anara Sandygulova, School of Computer Science and Informatics in University College Dublin (IE)

Anara Sandygulova is a second year PhD student at the School of Computer Science and Informatics in University College Dublin (UCD). She is sponsored by Irish Research Council to work on a personally proposed project with a goal to shape human-robot interaction according to individual characteristics and needs. Anara received a First-Class Honours in B.Sc (Hons.) Computer Science degree having come to UCD from Kazakhstan. Also, Anara completed her undergraduate third year at University of California Irvine through Education Abroad Program. Her research area is human-robot interaction within ubiquitous robotics.

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Jekaterina Novikova, Department of Computer Science, University of Bath(UK)

Jekaterina obtained a MSc degree in Computer Science in 2012 from the Blekinge Institute of Technology (Sweden). She started her PhD in Computer Science in October 2012 at the Department of Computer Science, University of Bath as a member of the AmonI (Artificial Models of Natural Intelligence) group. Her research interests are human-robot collaboration, artificial and natural intelligence, cognitive robotics and collaborative systems.

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Saša Bodiroža, Humboldt University Berlin, DE

Saša is a PhD student at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. His research is a part of an international research network INTRO (INTeractive Robotics), a Marie Curie Initial Training Network. His research interests are use of gestures in human-robot interaction, with focus on dynamic gesture analysis, including recognition, learning and synthesis of gestures, as well as methods for development of human and robot gesture vocabularies.

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