I am a robotics and artificial intelligence researcher with a passion for applied robotics and automation research. I am particularly interested in academic/industrial partnerships for the development of knowledge intensive R&D solutions for socially relevant challenges including welfare, agriculture, disaster relief and humanitarian demining.
I have always advocated for a holistic development of robots, i.e. considering both hardware, software alike, which I believe perfectly aligns with the concepts of embodied and developmental robotics. I also believe that robotic development should be human-centric fully embracing its impact on society and the environment. Taking all of this into consideration, I regard robotics a highly multidisciplinary endeavour which requires not only engineers from different disciplines but also natural sciences and humanities.
My list of research interests is diverse; however, I believe that they are well aligned towards this holistic view of robot development for socially relevant challenges. My most direct research interests include
05 Nov 2018 | MEMBERSHIP, PEER ESTEEM INDICATORS, OUTREACH,
For more information on the Task Force activities, please visit the discourse page hosted by the Flowers team at Inria and Ensta ParisTech.
31 Aug 2018 | CALL FOR PAPERS, SPECIAL ISSUE, JOURNAL,
This special issue aims to report state-of-the-art approaches and recent advances on Continual Unsupervised Sensorimotor Learning with a cross-disciplinary perspective. For more information on the Special Issue, click here.
17 Jul 2018 | CALL FOR PAPERS, WORKSHOP, CONFERENCE,
In this workshop we will discuss the developmental processes involved in the emergence of representations of action and perception in humans and artificial agents in continual learning. These processes include action-perception cycle, active perception, continual sensory-motor learning, environmental-driven scaffolding, and intrinsic motivation. For more information on the Workshop, click here.