PhD in Computer Science and Research Professor at the Robotics Institute (CSIC-UPC, Spain), where she leads a research group in assistive and collaborative robotics. She is a believer in science fiction as a tool to 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).
Ramon López de Mántaras
Artificial Intelligence Research Institute at the Spanish National Research Council (IIIA-CSIC, Bellaterra, Spain).
Research Professor and Director of the Artificial Intelligence Research Institute at the Spanish National Research Council (IIIA-CSIC, Bellaterra, Spain). He holds a PhD in Physics from the Paul Sabatier University in Toulouse, a Master’s Degreein Computer Science from the University of California, Berkeley, and a PhD in Computer Science from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia. He is also a numerary member of the Institute of Catalan Studies. He currently researches reasoning by analogy, machine learning techniques for humanoid robots, and artificial intelligence applied to music, and has published around 300 scientific papers in these fields. In 2017, he published the popular science book Inteligencia artificial within the «Qué sabemos de» collection (Los Libros de la Catarata).