Dr Hooman Samani is a Senior Lecturer in Robotics and AI at the University of Hertfordshire, UK.
His proposed research topic is Lovotics, which involves multidisciplinary research in artificial intelligence for human-robot affective relationships. This research comprises of several topics including robotics, mathematics, engineering, computer sciences, interaction design, philosophy, psychology, computational neuroscience, art and computational intelligence, for developing a truly interactive robot with pragmatic affection.
He has worked as a Lecturer in Machine Learning, AI in Robotics at the University of Plymouth as well as an Associate Professor and the founder and director of the AIART lab (Artificial Intelligence and Robotics Technology Laboratory) at National Taipei University of Taiwan. He holds a PhD degree in Robotics from the National University of Singapore (NUS) and has worked as a Research Fellow at the Keio-NUS CUTE Centre, a joint research centre between NUS and Keio University of Japan.
He is actively serving several robotics and AI related journals and conferences as editorial board member, organizing committee member, workshop organizer and reviewer. Apart from academia, he has work experience in Philips and Posco as well as R&D projects in different industrial sectors that have rounded-out his experiences. He was featured in many international media such as Discovery Channel, New Scientist and Reuters, starring his research in robotics. In tandem with his research in robotics, he has participated and won several international RoboCup competitions.
For more details please refer to his personal website: www.hoomansamani.com
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