EECAiA Lab (page under construction)

Embodied Emotion, Cognition And (inter-)Action Lab


Current members:



  • Dr Lola Cañamero, School of Computer Science, University of Hertfordshire, U.K., team leader.
  • Luke Hickton, PhD student since 2016, School of Computer Science, University of Hertfordshire, U.K. Topic: Embodied Affect for Autonomous and Social Robots.
  • Imran Khan, PhD student since 2015, School of Computer Science, University of Hertfordshire, U.K. Topic: Grounding Affect in Embodied Cognition and Interaction.
  • Dr Matthew Lewis, Senior Research Fellow since 2011, School of Computer Science, University of Hertfordshire, UK. Projects ALIZ-E and ROBIN.
  • John Lones, PhD student since 2012, School of Computer Science, University of Hertfordshire, U.K. Dissertation: “Hormonal Modulation of Developmental Plasticity in an Epigenetic Robot” (2017).


Alumni:


  • Julián Mauricio Angel, PhD student at the Politecnico di Milan, Italy, Erasmus student at EECAiA Lab for 6 months (November 2014 – May 2015). Principal supervisor: Prof. Andrea Bonarini.
  • Dr Orlando Avila-García, PhD student 2002–2005, School of Computer Science, University of Hertfordshire. Dissertation: “Towards Emotional Modulation of Motivation-Based Action Selection in Autonomous Robots” (2005).
  • Dr Arnaud Blanchard, PhD student 2004–2007, School of Computer Science, University of Hertfordshire, U.K. Dissertation: “The Role of Affect in Imitation: An Epigenetic Robotics Approach” (2007).
  • Dr Aryel Beck: Research Fellow 2010–2013, School of Computer Science, University of Hertfordshire, UK. Project ALIZ-E.
  • Dr Yossi Borenstein: Research Fellow, 2009, School of Computer Science, University of Hertfordshire, UK. Project FEELIX GROWING.
  • Ignasi Cos-Aguilera, PhD student 2002–2006, PhD student at IPAB, University of Edinburg, and Visiting Scientist at UH, Institute for Perception, Action and Behaviour, University of Edinburgh, U.K. Principal supervisor: Dr. Gillian Hayes. Dissertation: “Ecological Adaptation in the Context of an Actor-Critic Learning Algorithm” (2006).
  • Dr Luisa Damiano: Senior Research Fellow 2009–2011, School of Computer Science, University of Hertfordshire, UK. Projects FEELIX GROWING and ALIZ-E.
  • Dr Etienne De Sevin: Research Fellow 2007, School of Computer Science, University of Hertfordshire, UK. Project HUMAINE.
  • Dr Matthew Egbert: Research Fellow 2013–2014, School of Computer Science, University of Hertfordshire, UK. Project ALIZ-E.
  • Dr Richard French: Research Fellow 2004, School of Computer Science, University of Hertfordshire, UK. Project HUMAINE.
  • Dr Antoine Hiolle, PhD student and Research Assistant 2007–2010, project FEELIX GROWING; Research Fellow 2010–2014, project ALIZ-E, School of Computer Science, University of Hertfordshire, UK. Dissertation: “A Developmental Approach to the Study of Affective Bonds for Human-Robot Interaction” (2015)
  • Dr Robert Lowe, PhD student 2003–2006, School of Computer Science, University of Hertfordshire. Dissertation: “The Evolution of Affective Displays and Related Strategies” (2006).
  • Robert Marsh: Research Assistant 2005–2006, School of Computer Science, University of Hertfordshire, UK. Project HUMAINE.
  • Dr John C. Murray: Research Fellow 2007–2009, School of Computer Science, University of Hertfordshire, UK. Project FEELIX GROWING.
  • Dr Claire O’Bryne, PhD student 2007–2013, School of Computer Science, University of Hertfordshire, U.K. Dissertation: “Emotions, Motivation-Based Action Selection and Dynamic Environments” (2013).
  • Dr Nicolas Oros, PhD student 2006–2010, School of Computer Science, University of Hertfordshire, U.K. Dissertation: “An Artificial Life Perspective on Olfactory Systems: Evolving Neural Coding, Developmental Symmetry and Odour Recognition in Agents” (2010).
  • Dr Karla Parussel: Research Fellow 2007, School of Computer Science, University of Hertfordshire, UK. Project HUMAINE.
  • Dr Peter-Paul Pichler, PhD student 2006–2009, School of Computer Science, University of Hertfordshire, U.K. Dissertation: “Natural Selection, Adaptive Evolution and Diversity in Computational Ecosystems” (2009).
  • Dr Zhanna Zatuchna: Research Fellow 2008, School of Computer Science, University of Hertfordshire, UK. Project FEELIX GROWING.
  • Dr Junpei Zhong: Research Assistant 2013–2014, School of Computer Science, University of Hertfordshire, UK. Project ALIZ-E.