Keynote Speakers


Keynote Speakers


Prof. Dr. Carme Torras Genís

Carme Torras is Research Professor at the Spanish Scientific Research Council (CSIC). She received M.Sc. degrees in Mathematics and Computer Science from the Universitat de Barcelona and the University of Massachusetts, respectively, and a Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from the Technical University of Catalonia (UPC). She is IEEE Fellow, EurAI Fellow, member of Academia Europaea, member of the Reial Acadèmia de Ciències i Arts de Barcelona, and she was Editor of the IEEE Trans. on Robotics.

Prof. Dr. Flavio Tonidandel

Associate Professor at the Department of Computer Science, Centro Universitario FEI (FEI-SP), Sao Paulo, Brazil. In 1996, I received my B.Sc. degree in Electronic Engineering from Universidade Federal de Uberlândia, Brazil. I obtained my M.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering from POLI-USP in 1997 and finally my Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineer at the same university (USP) in January 2003 in the Artificial Intelligence area. His areas of interest lie in the Intelligent Robotics field and he coordinates the group of Robotics at FEI, ROBOFEI.

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Rüdiger Dillmann

Rüdiger Dillmann received his Ph. D. from University of Karlsruhe in 1980. Since 1987 he has been Professor of the Department of Computer Science and is Director of the Research Lab. Humanoids and Intelligence Systems at KIT. 2002 he became director of an innovation lab. at the Research Center for Information Science (FZI), Karlsruhe. 2009 he founded the Institute of Anthropomatics and Robotics at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology. His research interest is in the areas of human-robot interaction, neurorobotics with special emphasis on intelligent, autonomous and interactive robot behaviour generated with the help of machine learning methods and programming by demonstration (PbD). Other research interests include machine vision for mobile systems, man-machine cooperation, computer supported intervention in surgery and related simulation techniques. He is author/co-author of more than 1000 scientific publications, conference papers, several books and book contributions. He was Coordinator of the German Collaborative Research Center ”Humanoid Robots”, SFB 588 and several European IPs. He is Editor of the journal ”Robotics and Autonomous Systems”, Elsevier, and Editor in Chief of the book series COSMOS, Springer. He is IEEE Fellow and IROS Fellow.

Prof. Dr. Wolfram Burgard

Wolfram Burgard is a professor for computer science at the University of Freiburg, Germany where he heads the Laboratory for Autonomous Intelligent Systems. He studied Computer Science at the University of Dortmund and received his Ph.D. degree in computer science from the University of Bonn in 1991. His areas of interest lie in artificial intelligence and mobile robots. In the past, Wolfram Burgard and his group developed several innovative probabilistic techniques for robot navigation and control. They cover different aspects including localization, map-building, path planning, and exploration. He received the prestigious Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz-Preis in 2009 and an advanced ERC grant in 2010. He is an AAAI and ECCAI fellow.