Short bio

I am interested in the field of artificial intelligence and cognitive robotics, especially in what regards cooperation and learning between humans and robots. I work on developing and applying cognitive robotics related subjects, such as machine learning, neural networks, and computer vision, into practical problems. More recently I have focused on the subject of compliant robotic manipulation.


2018 – NowVisiting professor at National Taiwan Normal University
2017 – NowChair of IEEE-RAS South Brazil
2016 – NowCo-founder of Qiron Robotics
2012 – NowProfessor at Universidade Federal de Santa Maria, Brazil
2008 – 2011Researcher at Japan Science and Technology (JST) working under guidance of Prof. Minoru Asada


2011 – 2012Post doctorate at Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul
2005 – 2008Doctorate at Osaka Univ. under supervision of Prof. Minoru Asada with MEXT scholarship, Japan. Title of the thesis: Using Insect/Robot Mixed Society as a Tool for Animal Behavior Studies
2002 – 2004Masters in Electrical Eng. at Univ. Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, with CAPES scholarship, Brazil. Worked on a self-calibration algorithm for a stereo vision system.
1997 – 2001Automation and Control Eng. undergrad course at Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil.

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