Alessandro Saffiotti:

the Researcher

I am a full professor of Computer Science at the University of Örebro, Sweden, where I head the AASS Cognitive Robotic Systems Lab since 1998 (formerly "Mobile Robotics Lab"). I hold a MSc in computer science from the University of Pisa, Italy, and a PhD in applied science from the Universite Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium. My current research interests focus on the integration of artificial intelligence and robotics, and on its applications to technology for elderly people. In the past I have also worked on non-standard logics and of soft computing. I was a main contributor to the Saphira architecture for autonomous robots, and the inventor of the concept of "Ecology of Physically Embedded Intelligent Systems". The latter is a new approach to include robotic technologies in everyday life based on the combination of cooperative robotics and ambient intelligence. This approach is currently used in several EU projects, and it is applied to the domain of elderly assistance.
I have published more than 180 research papers in international journals, books and conferences, with more than 7,000 citations and an H-index of 40 (data from Google Scholar). I have served in the organization of many conferences and scientific events. I was/am P.I. for eight EU projects, several EU networks, and many national projects. I am coordinating the AI and Robotics forum, and the euRobotics topic group on AI and Cognition in Robotics (AICoR). In am in the editorial board of the Artificial Intelligence journal and of the International Journal of Social Robotics. I am a member of AAAI, a senior member of IEEE, and an EurAI (formerly ECCAI) fellow.
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