I am interested in artificial and biological behavior, and in the dynamics that emerge when biological and “intelligent” machines meet (e.g. Human-Robot Interaction).
Robots are coming. The process is, for several reasons, ineluctable. We need to prepare and adapt to the massive technical and societal implications this will have at all levels. Also, and less pragmatically, robots can be important tools for the theoretical investigation of biological minds and intelligent behavior.
I am a researcher and Senior Lecturer at the School of Informatics – University of Skövde (Sweden). I hold a Ph.D in cognitive Systems from Linköping University, a M.Eng. in Electronic Engineering from the University of Bologna and a M.Sc in Computer Science from the University of Skövde (see my CV page for further details).
- Action and Intention Recognition in Human Interaction with Autonomous Systems (AIR). University of Skövde – Sweden. Funded by the Knowledge Foundation, Sweden.
- My colleagues Giulia Messina Dahlberg, Erik Billing, Jessica Lindblom and I have published (Journal of Human-Robot Interaction) our proposal of a normative model for HRI education. Our full article is freely available at the following link: Alberto Montebelli, Giulia Messina Dahlberg, Erik Billing, and Jessica Lindblom. Reframing HRI Education: A Dialogic Reformulation of HRI Education to Promote Diverse Thinking and Scientific Progress. Journal of Human-Robot Interaction, Vol. 6, No. 2, pp. 3-26, DOI: 10.5898/JHRI.6.2.Montebelli, 2017.
- Multimodal Programming by Demonstration for In-Contact Tasks. Aalto University, Helsinki – Finland. Funded by the Academy of Finland.
My research interests include:
- Biological and artificial behavior (adaptive behavior, anticipation, multiple time scales, perception, embodied and situated cognition, metabolic embodiment);
- Human-Robot interaction;
- Programming by demonstration;
- Dynamic systems.
Visit my Publications page for further information about my current and past work.