Subcommittee on Intelligent and Cooperative Robotics


Marina Indri, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
Antoni Grau-Saldes, Technical University of Catalonia, Spain

Scope: Cognitive robotics; Cooperative and collaborative robotics; Distributed robotic architectures; Human-robot interaction; Integrated intelligence; Intelligent robot assistants; Intelligent embedded systems; Natural language grounding; Network robotics; Perception, control and manipulation for intelligent robots and systems; Planning and failure recovery; Reasoning under uncertainty; Robot learning; Robot vision; Usability studies. Education and Training in Intelligent Robots and systems, robotic training.


Marina Indri Marina Indri received the “Laurea” degree “cum laude” in Electronic Engineering in 1991 and the Ph.D. in Information and Systems Engineering in 1995, both from Politecnico di Torino, Italy. She became Assistant Professor in 1995, and Associate Professor in 2001 at the Department of Computer Engineering of Politecnico di Torino.
She coauthored more than 80 papers in international journals, books and conference proceedings, in the fields of robotics and automatic control. Her current research interests are in the industrial and mobile robotics areas, including HW/SW architectures for programming and monitoring of robotic cells; motion planning, inverse kinematics and collision avoidance techniques for industrial manipulators; rapid prototyping of robot controllers, dynamic calibration and identification of robot models for control; friction modelling, identification and compensation in robotic manipulators; development and implementation of localization, mapping and exploration algorithms for mobile robots. Present teaching activities include Robotics and Automatic Control courses.
She participated in various research projects, and was involved also in research joint activities of her Department with industrial partners. She is currently responsible for research activities with Comau S.p.A. about motion planning, friction compensation, inverse kinematics and collision avoidance techniques for industrial manipulators in the joint Comau-Politecnico di Torino research lab "RoboLAB" at Comau Robotics.
In 2013 she received the best paper award in Factory Automation at ETFA, and in 2014 the 2nd prize of the euRobotics Technology Transfer Award for a joint work with Comau Robotics.
She served as ETFA co-chair of Track 7 "Intelligent Robots & Systems" in 2013 and 2014.
She is an Associate Editor of the Conference Editorial Board of the IEEE Control System Society, collaborating to the reviewing process for the IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (CDC) and the American Control Conference (ACC) since 2001.

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Antoni Grau-Saldes received the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in computer science from the Technical University of Catalonia (UPC), Barcelona, Spain, in 1990 and 1997, respectively. He is currently a Professor with the Department of Automatic Control, UPC, giving lectures on computer vision, microprocessors, and peripheral devices at the School of Informatics of Barcelona (FIB) and the College of Industrial Engineering of Barcelona (EUETIB-CEIB).
Dr. Grau is the Director of the “Control Engineering and Industrial Automation” postgraduate course. He is a co-author of three books on programmable logic controllers and industrial communications. He is the author of more than 100 published papers. His research areas are computer vision, pattern recognition, robotics, factory automation, and education on sustainable development.
Dr. Grau is member of the International Association for Pattern Recognition and the International Federation of Automatic Control. He has chaired several international conferences. He is member of IEEE Industrial Electronics Society (IEEE-IES).

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Yolanda Bolea Technical University of Catalonia Spain
Basilio Bona Politecnico di Torino Italy
Seiichiro Katsura Keio University Japan
Rodrigo Munguia University of Guadalajara Mexico
Lucia Pallottino University of Pisa Italy
Michael Ruderman University of Agder Norway
Christian Schlegel Hochschule Ulm Germany
Carla Seatzu University of Cagliari Italy
Tomoyuki Shimono Yokohama National University Japan
Jesus Ureña University of Alcala Spain