Luca Iocchi – Università di Roma “La Sapienza”
Artificial Intelligence & Human-Robot Interaction


Antonio Chella – Università degli Studi di Palermo
Towards Robot Consciousness


portrait_salvatore_anzaloneSalvatore M. Anzalone – Université Paris 8, France – Salvatore Anzalone is Maître de Conferences at Paris 8 University in Saint Denis, France, since September 2016. Hi is member of the CHArt group (EA 4004), THIM laboratory – Technologies, Handicaps, Interfaces, Multimodalité, and lecturer of the course of Social Robotics at Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées (ENPC). His fields of expertise cover social robotics, multimodal interaction, social signal processing, and robotics for socio-cognitive and neurodevelopmental diseases. He received his Ph.D. degree in Computer Engineering (2010), guided by Prof. A. Chella and Prof. R. Sorbello at the Department of Computer Engineering. He joined the Intelligent Robotics Laboratory directed by Prof. H. Ishiguro, at Osaka University, during one year of his Ph.D. (2009) and during his postdoc at the Intelligent Autonomous Systems laboratory, Department of Information Engineering, University of Padova (2010), in which he worked with Prof. E. Pagello and Prof.E. Menegatti. He returned to the Intelligent Robotics Laboratory at Osaka University (2011-2012) thanks to a grant received from the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS Short Term Fellowship). From May 2012 to February 2015, he was a Pos-Doc researcher at University Pierre et Marie Curie in Paris, France, working with Prof. M. Chetouani at the Institute for Intelligent Systems and Robotics (ISIR-UPMC). In 2013, he received a grant from the Japanese National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT) that he spent as visiting researcher again with Prof. H. Ishiguro at Osaka University, from November to December 2013. From Mars 2015, he was research engineer at the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Service of Pitié-Salpêtrière Medical Hospital directed by Prof. D. Cohen working in robotics for children with neurodevelopmental disorders.

portrait_alessandro_farinelliAlessandro Farinelli – University of Verona, Italy – Alessandro Farinelli is associate professor at University of Verona, Department of Computer Science, since December 2014. His research interests comprise theoretical and practical issues related to the development of Artificial Intelligent Systems applied to robotics. In particular, he focuses on coordination, decentralised optimisation and information integration for Multi-Agent and Multi-Robot systems, control and evaluation of autonomous mobile robots. He was principal investigator for several national and international research projects in the broad area of Artificial Intelligence for robotic systems. He co-authored more than 80 peer-reviewed scientific contributions in top international journals (such AIJ and JAAMAS) and conferences (such as IJCAI, AAMAS, and AAAI).

portrait_alberto_finziAlberto Finzi – University of Naples “Federico II”, Italy – Alberto Finzi is Assistant Professor with the Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, University of Naples Federico II, Naples, Italy. He received the Ph.D. degree in computer engineering from the Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, Italy. He was Fulbright Visiting Scholar at NASA Ames Research Center, postdoctoral research activity was also carried out at Sapienza University of Rome and TU Wien. He has been recently involved in several research projects sponsored by the European Community, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, the European Space Agency, the Italian Space Agency, FWF (Austrian Science Fund), the Italian Ministry for University and Research, and private industries. His current research interests include cognitive robotics, human–robot interaction, social robotics, executive and cognitive control, autonomous and adaptive systems, planning and scheduling systems, multiagent systems, and formal methods for autonomous systems.

portrait_fulvio_mastrogiovanniFulvio Mastrogiovanni – University of Genoa, Italy – Fulvio Mastrogiovanni is Assistant Professor at University of Genoa, Italy, and Affiliate Associate Professor at the Centre for Intelligent Robotics, JAIST, Japan. He is co-founder of the start-up company Teseo, Italy. Fulvio received the MSc and the PhD in Robotics from University of Genoa in 2003 and 2008, respectively. Fulvio has been Visiting Professor at AIT (Thailand), Jiao Tong University (China), Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (Germany), Keio University (Japan). He was “Management Coordinator” for the FP7 project ROBOSKIN, “Technical Coordinator” for the Italian SHELL project, and P.I. in other national and EC-funded projects. Fulvio served as EU Program Chair for IEEE RO-MAN 2013 and IEEE RO-MAN 2015, EU Program Chair for DARS 2014 and EU Program Chair for URAI 2014, and Workshop co-chair for IEEE/RSJ IROS 2016. Fulvio is Senior Editor of Intelligent Service Robotics (Springer) and Editor of Robotics and Autonomous Systems (Elsevier). Fulvio has published more than 100 papers in international journals and peer-reviewed international conferences, and one edited book. His research interests are in AI techniques for Robotics and HRI. Fulvio received three Best Paper Awards in international conferences.

Program Committee

Jacopo Aleotti, University of Parma
Francesco Amigoni, Politecnico di Milano
Salvatore Anzalone, Université Paris 8
Stefano Caselli, University of Parma
Antonio Chella, University of Palermo
Salvatore Gaglio, University of Palermo
Stefano Ghidoni, University of Padua
Giuseppina Gini, Politecnico di Milano
Luca Iocchi, University of Rome “La Sapienza”
Fulvio Mastrogiovanni, University of Genoa
Matteo Matteucci, Politecnico di Milano
Emanuele Menegatti, University of Padua
Lorenzo Natale, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia
Daniele Nardi, University of Rome “La Sapienza”
Andrea Orlandini, Institute of Cognitive Science and Technologies, CNR
Enrico Pagello, University of Padua
Monica Reggiani, University of Padua
Antonio Sgorbissa, University of Genoa
Armando Tacchella, University of Genoa
Renato Zaccaria, University of Genoa

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