Guido Schillaci

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I am a Post-Doc at the Adaptive Systems Group, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany, where I investigate the development of motor and cognitive skills in humanoid robots, by means of sensorimotor learning, internal models and internal simulations. Supervised by Prof. Dr. Verena V. Hafner, I am currently involved in the EU-FP7 EARS (Embodied Audition for RobotS) project. From December 2013 to May 2014, I have been awarded with a Humboldt Post-Doc Scholarship from the Humboldt Graduate School (German Excellence Initiative),

In December, 16th 2013 I successfully defended my Ph.D. thesis on "Sensorimotor Learning and Simulation of Experience as a Basis for the Development of Cognition in Robotics", graded summa cum laude. Gutachter: Prof. Dr. Verena V. Hafner (HU-Berlin), Prof. Dr. Bruno Lara (Universidad Autonoma del Estado de Morelos, Mexico), Prof. Dr. Angelo Cangelosi (Plymouth University, UK). During my Ph.D. studies at the Kognitive Robotik Group (former name of the Adaptive Systems Group) at the Humboldt University, I was involved as an Early Stage Researcher in the EU-FP7 Marie Curie Initial Training Network (ITN) INTeractive RObotics (INTRO). In 2012, I spent at 3-months secondment at the Umea University, Sweden, under the supervision of Prof. T. Hellström.

I did my B.Sc. and M.Sc. studies in Computer Engineering at the Università degli Studi di Palermo, Italy. In 2007, I spent a year as an exchange student at the Escuela Tecnica Superior de Ingenierias Informatica y de Telecomunicacion, University of Granada, Spain.

I am a member of the Adaptive Systems Group, IEEE and EUCognition.