Professor Bruno Siciliano is Director of the Interdepartmental Center for Advances in RObotic Surgery (ICAROS), as well as Coordinator of the Laboratory of Robotics Projects for Industry, Services and Mechatronics (PRISMA Lab), at University of Naples Federico II. He is also Honorary Professor at Óbuda University, where he holds the Rudolf Kálmán Chair. Fellow of IEEE, ASME, IFAC, he received numerous international prizes and awards, and he was President of the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society from 2008 to 2009. Since 2012 he is on the Board of Directors of the European Robotics Association. He has delivered more than 150 keynotes and has published more than 300 papers and 7 books. His book “Robotics” is among the most adopted academic texts worldwide, while his edited volume “Springer Handbook of Robotics” received the highest recognition for scientific publishing: 2008 PROSE Award for Excellence in Physical Sciences & Mathematics. His research team got 20 projects funded by the European Union for a total grant of 14 M€ in the last twelve years, including an Advanced Grant from the European Research Council.
Professor Mohamed Chetouani is the head of the PIRoS (Perception, Interaction et Robotique Sociales) research team at the Institute of Intelligent Systems and Robotics, Sorbonne Université (formerly Pierre and Marie Curie University). He is currently a Full Professor in signal processing and machine learning for human-machine interaction. His activities cover social signal processing, social robotics and interactive machine learning with applications in psychiatry, psychology, social neuroscience and education. In 2016, he was a Visiting Professor at the Human Media Interaction group of University of Twente. He is the Deputy Director of the Laboratory of Excellence SMART Human/Machine/Human Interactions In The Digital Society. He is the coordinator of the Autonomy Programme of the Institute of Engineering in Health of Sorbonne University. Since 2018, he is the coordinator of the ANIMATAS H2020 Marie Sklodowska Curie European Training Network. In 2019, he was appointed as Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Affective Computing.
Prof. Loredana Zollo, (female) MS 2000, PhD 2004, is Full Professor of Bioengineering at UCBM and head of the Research Unit of Advanced Robotics and Human-Centred Technologies (CREO Lab) at UCBM. She is the Director of the Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering in the same university. Her research interests are mainly in the fields of rehabilitation and assistive robotics, bio-robotics and bionics, human-machine interfaces, collaborative robotics. She is program co-chair, editor and associate editor for several international conferences and journals in her fields of expertise. She was expert and reviewer for the European Commission within the EU FP7 research program. Since 2014 she is expert and reviewer for the European Commission within H2020-FETOPEN-RIA, H2020- ICT, and European Research Council (ERC). Since 2000, she has been involved in more than 30 EU-funded and national projects in her application fields. More recently she participated in the EU H2020/AIDE project as UCBM Leader. She is currently member of the management board of the COST Action CA16116 “WearableRobots”. She has also coordinated and is coordinating as PI the ECHORD/MAAT FP7/EU project, the H2020 FET Open project SOMA, the PRIN/HANDBOT national project, the national projects on upper-limb prosthetics and rehabilitation funded by INAIL and ANIA (Sensibilia, PPR2 and PPR AS 1/3, RehabRobo@Work).