Dr Sylvain Calinon is a permanent researcher at the Idiap Research Institute (http://idiap.ch) since 2014, with research interests covering robot learning and human-robot interaction. He is also a lecturer at the Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL), and an external collaborator at the Department of Advanced Robotics (ADVR), Italian Institute of Technology (IIT). From 2009 to 2014, he was a Team Leader at ADVR, IIT. From 2007 to 2009, he was a Postdoc at the Learning Algorithms and Systems Laboratory, EPFL. He holds a PhD from EPFL (2007), awarded by the Robotdalen, ABB and EPFL-Press awards. He co-authored about 90 publications in the field of robot learning, with recognition including Best Paper Award at IEEE Ro-Man’2007 and Best Paper Award Finalist at IEEE-RAS Humanoids’2009, IEEE/RSJ IROS’2013, ICIRA’2015 and IEEE ICRA’2016. He currently serves as Associate Editor in IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters, Springer Intelligent Service Robotics, Frontiers in Robotics and AI, and the International Journal of Advanced Robotic Systems. Personal Webpage: http://calinon.ch/
Judith Guez is an artist – researcher in VR/AR. Her research focuses on understanding and creating illusions between the real and the virtual to explore new artistic forms, mobilizing the concept of presence and wonder [La chambre de Kristoffer, Lab’Surd, InterACTE, Liber, Rock Art Rocks me]. She is director and founder of the Art & VR Center (Laval Virtual, France), and co-founder of the VRAC (Virtual Reality Art Collective). Personal Webpage: judartvr.