Carme Torras Robotics Institute (CSIC-UPC, Barcelona, Spain). Spain
PhD in Computer Science and Research Professor at the Robotics Institute (CSIC-UPC, Barcelona, Spain), where she leads a research group in assistive and collaborative robotics. She has directed sixteen European projects, among which CLOTHILDE, an ERC Advanced Grant dealing with wearable robotics, stands out. She believes science fiction can help promote ethics in robotics and new technologies. She wrote the novels Enxarxats (Males Herbes, 2017) and La mutació sentimental (Pagès Editors, 2008) which won the Pedrolo and Ictineu awards and was translated into English with the title The vestigial heart (MIT Press, 2018).