Yiannis Demiris
Principal Investigator for PAL project. Professor Yiannis Demiris, FIET, FBCS, FRSS Director, Personal Robotics Laboratory Head, Intelligent Systems and Networks Group Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Imperial College London

Professor of Human-Centered Robotics and Head of the Personal Robotics Laboratory. Scientific interests include human-robot interaction, user modelling, and human-centered machine learning.

Innovation Manager, Center for Advanced Technology in Health and Wellbeing - FCSR

Master’s Degree in Management of Research, Innovation and Technology at MIP Politecnico di Milano. He coordinate scientific needs with economic, organization and staff objectives: sharing research results with potential users for commercial purposes.

Frank Kaptein
PhD-student at Delft University of Technology

Master in Computer Science (track: Media and Knowledge Engineering, specialization: Intelligent Human-System Interaction). Now doing a PhD where research is focused on developing artificial intelligence for social robots to enable them to self-explain their behaviour/ decisions. 

Principle Researcher PAL dialogue systems for human-robot interaction, Multilingual Technologies Group, DFKI

After acquiring his diploma in computer science at the University of the Saarland, he joined the Language Technology Lab of DFKI. Bernd Kiefer has a long standing expertise in many fields of natural language processing. His current focus is on dialogue systems for virtual agents and robots.

Nutritionist, Center for Advanced Technology in Health and Wellbeing - FCSR

Master Degree in Human Nutrition Biology. She involved in two research projects, at the Mario Negri Institute. She worked also on a project named FoodCoach and she has collaborated with the dieticians belonging to The Endocrine-Metabolic Medicine Unit of IRCCS Ospedale San Raffaele, in Milan.

Mark Neerincx
Principal Investigator PAL-project (coordinator)

He is principal scientist at TNO - Perceptual and Cognitive Systems, and full professor in the Interactive Intelligence group at Delft University of Technology. A central theme is the integration of stakeholders’ values and needs into the design of electronic partners (ePartners) that provide long-term social, cognitive and affective support for individual’s performance, resilience, health and/or wellbeing.

Head of socio-technological ecosystems Research, Center for Advanced Technology in Health and Wellbeing - FCSR

Research scientist in Nuclear Engineering, Politecnico di Milano. Fields of investigation: cognitive robotics, human-robot interaction and child-robot interaction, edutainment, process reengineering, robotic surgery,  patient safety, risk analysis and applications for health and wellbeing user modelling.

Rifca Peters
TUDelftPhD Researcher Child-Robot Interaction

PhD Researcher in Child-Robot and Human-Computer Interaction at the Interactive Intelligence group of Delft University of Technology. After obtaining a master’s degree in Human Media Interaction at University of Twente, Rifca enrolled in the science education program. Now she combines her interests in robotics, education, healthcare, psychology and interaction design in her research for the PAL project.

Nutritionist, Center for Advanced Technology in Health and Wellbeing - FCSR

Bachelor’s Degree in Cellular and Molecular Biology and a Master Degree in Biology applied to the Science of Nutrition. Her competences and research interests are oriented on developing nutritional contents for fostering a good nutritional education and caring of people with food diseases.

Director of the Center for Advanced Technology in Health and Wellbeing at IRCCS Ospedale San Raffaele

He is deeply involved in European Research Framework Programs FP5, FP6, FP7 and currently active in 11 Horizon 2020 and coordinates international projects in three main research programs: SMARTer and SAFer HOSPITAL, SMARTer and HEALTHIer LIFE and SMARTer and HEALTHIer CITY.

Communication Manager, Center for Advanced Technology in Health and Wellbeing - FCSR

Senior marketing professional with experience in Corporate & Marketing Communication within international companies. A degree in Science in Corporate Communication at UNIBG, an executive master in Corporate & Marketing Communications at SDA Bocconi and in Marketing & Communication Management.

Sylvia Van der Pal
Researcher psychologist at TNO Child Health

Master's degree in Health Psychology, and PhD at the pediatric neonatology department of the LUMC hospital. Member of research-team during PAL camps and hospital experiments.

Willeke van Vught
Research Scientists, Perceptual and Cognitive Systems at The Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research

Educated as Master of Science on Artificial Intelligence with the focus on human ambience. Most of her work at TNO is focusing on observing, predicting and directing team members with the use of ontologies, models, reasoning and by facilitating interactions between team members.