Dr. Sotiris Manitsaris is a Senior Researcher and Research Project Leader at the Center for Robotics of MINES ParisTech, PSL Research University. Through his studies in Applied Mathematics (Diploma), Territorial Dynamics for Local Development (Master) and Computer Vision (PhD Thesis), he has developed skills in gesture recognition of professional and artistic backgrounds. Dr.Manitsaris specializes in capturing, modelling and recognizing gestural behaviours and embodiment, having applications in various fields such as the transmission of intangible cultural heritage, human-robot collaboration, interactive machine learning, etc. He currently coordinates a number of research projects around the topics of gesture recognition for Cultural and Creative Industries and the Automobile Industry. In addition, he is responsible for the course “Gesture and Artificial Intelligence” at MINES ParisTech.