João P. Ferreira was born in Germany in 1976. Received his BSc degree in Electrical Engineering in 1999, Master in Industrial Automation in 2002 and PhD in Instrumentation and Control in 2010 from the Univ. of Coimbra. Currently, he is a Professor of the Electrical Engineering Department at the Superior Institute of Engineering of Coimbra, Coordinator of specialization course of Industrial Automation, Robotics and Maintenance and Researcher at the Institute of Systems and Robotics of Univ. of Coimbra. He has coordinated and participated in several funding projects in the area of humanoid and medical rehabilitation robotics, with more than forty scientific publications in international journals/conferences, over than hundred participations as a reviewer of scientific manuscripts and have a national patent (nº. 108143). His research interests include humanoid robots, human gait, rehabilitation robotics and artificial intelligence and its application.