I am a full professor of Computer Science at the University of Örebro, Sweden, where I head the AASS Cognitive Robotic Systems Laboratory. I have been active for more than 30 years in the area of Artifiical Intelligence (AI), especially in the integration of AI and Robotics --- you may say: how to give a brain to a body, or a body to a brain!

My research interests encompass artificial intelligence, autonomous robotics, and technology for elderly care. In 1995 I pioneered the use of fuzzy logic to combine intelligence and action in robots. In 2004 I defined the notion of “Ecology of physically embedded intelligent systems”, a new approach to include robotic technologies in everyday life. In 2012 I started to organize international activities on combining AI and Robotics, including the “Lucia” series of workshops and PhD schools, a special issue of the Artificial Intelligence journal, and the euRobotics topic group on “AI and Cognition in Robotics”.