Dr. Hooman Samani
Address:Department of Electrical Engineering
College of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
National Taipei University
Hooman Samani is Director of the AIART Lab (Artificial Intelligence and Robotics Technology Laboratory) and an Asst. Professor at the Department of Electrical Engineering, College of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, National Taipei University, Taiwan.
Dr. Samani's career in robotics and artificial intelligence research has spanned many countries including Taiwan, Singapore, Japan, United Kingdom, Germany, Netherlands and Iran.
He was awarded a PhD degree from the Graduate School for Integrative Science and Engineering, Electrical & Computer Engineering Department, National University of Singapore. After obtaining his PhD degree he became a Research Fellow at the Keio-NUS CUTE Center, which is a collaborative research center with locations in both the National University of Singapore (NUS) and Keio University in Japan.
His proposed research topic is Lovotics, which involves multidisciplinary research in artificial intelligence for human-robot affective relationships. This research comprises of several topics including robotics, mathematics, engineering, computer sciences, interaction design, philosophy, psychology, computational neuroscience, art and computational intelligence, for developing a truly interactive robot with pragmatic affection. (www.hoomansamani.com)