Ana Paiva – Instituto Superior Técnico, Technical University of Lisbon
Ana Paiva is an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science and
Engineering (Departamento de Engenharia Informática) of Instituto Superior
Técnico from the Technical University of Lisbon (Universidade Técnica de Lisboa).
She is also the group leader of GAIPS (Grupo de Agentes Inteligentes e Personagens
Sintéticas), a research group on agents and synthetic characters at INESC-ID. Her
main scientific interests lay in the area of Autonomous Agents, Embodied
Conversational Agents and Robots and Multiagent Simulation Systems. Prof. Ana
Paiva has been researching in the area of artificial intelligence for the past twenty
years, having also taught at IST during that period.
Andrea Bonarini- Department of Electronics, Information, and Bioengineering, Politecnico di Milano
Andrea Bonarini is full professor and coordinator of the AI and Robotics Lab at Politecnico di Milano. His current research interests are on machine learning and emotional human-robot interaction, with special focus on robotic games and toys for entertainment and social, pshycological and physical development of people with and without special needs. Since 1989, he has realized with his collaborators and students more than 60 autonomous robots. In 2015, he co-funded Nova Labs, to share experience and tools to produce professional robots in a short time at low cost.
Jorge Dias – Institute of Systems and Robotics, University of Coimbra
Jorge Dias has been Associated Professor at the University of Coimbra with activities in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computers and the Institute of Systems and Robotics.His research activities are in the area of Computer Vision and Robotics and has contributions on the field since 1984. Jorge Dias coordinates the research group for Artificial Perception for Intelligent Systems and Robotics of Institute of Systems and Robotics from University of Coimbra and the Laboratory of Systems and Automation of the Instituto Pedro Nunes. Since July 2011, Jorge Dias is acting as Faculty from ECE/Robotics at Khalifa University in Abu Dhabi.