José Santos-Victor is a full Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa. He is the President of the Institute for Systems and Robotics|Lisboa and the Coordinator of LARSyS (Laboratory of Robotics and Engineering Systems) that includes ISR|LISBOA and three other research units (M-ITI, IN+ and MARETEC).
José Santos-Victor's research interests are in the areas of Computer and Robot Vision, particularly in the relationship between visual perception and the control of action, biologically inspired vision and robotics, cognitive vision and visual controlled (land, air and underwater) mobile robots. He founded the Computer and Robot Vision Lab - VisLab at the ISR|Lisboa. He was the scientific responsible for the participation of IST/ISR in various European and National research projects in the areas of Computer Vision and Robotics. His team was involved in the development of the iCub humanoid robot, including the head design, several visual and learning routines and models for object affordances.
He contributed to the organisation of several conferences and workshops (e.g. at ICRA and IROS) and was the general co-chair of the 7th IEEE Joint International Conference of Development and Learning and of Epigenetic Robotics (ICDL-EPIROB). He leads the Robotics, Brain and Cognitive Lab infrastructure, in Lisbon and an International PhD Program in the same area. He was Associated Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Robotics and the Journal of Robotics and Autonomous Systems and National Delegate to the European space Agency on robotics Space Exploration. He was the IST Vice-President for International Affairs from 2006 to the beginning of 2015. He has been the Secretary General of the CLUSTER of European Universities of Technology network from July 2010 to June 2012.
Instituto Superior Técnico
Institute for Systems and Robotics | Lisboa
LARSyS - Laboratory of Robotics and Engineering Systems
Lisbon - Portugal