Dr Theo Theodoridis holds a PhD degree on crime recognition surveillance robots from the University of Essex, UK. He worked as a postdoctoral research officer (EPSRC grand) on multimodal human-robot interfaces, visual guidance as well as pattern recognition control methods at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL). Currently he is working as an Associate Professor (Reader) leading a role in Robotics and Intelligent Systems in the school of Science Engineering and Environment at Salford University in Manchester, UK. He has been an investigator of several national and European research grants attracting significant funding as a PI: £43K, and Co-I: £14M, totalling a grant income of £850K in successful bids, and delivered many research initiatives in application areas including Nuclear, Healthcare, and Robotics (EU FP5-7 for R&I, EPSRC, MRC, RGF, CST RDF, Innovate UK, and BBC RDF-TV). He is also a honorary visiting professor in Mechatronics at Manipal University – Dubai, and the inventor of the home service robot Carebot that has participated in a BBC documentary attracting significant national media coverage. Also, Dr Theodoridis is a reviewer and author of several leading journals of the field such as the IEEE transactions on Systems Man and Cybernetics, Human-Machine Systems, and Evolutionary Computation.
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