Dr Sylvain Calinon is a permanent senior researcher at the Idiap Research Institute , with research interests covering robot learning and human-robot interaction. He is also a lecturer at the Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL), and an external collaborator at the Department of Ad-vanced Robotics (ADVR), Italian Institute of Technology (IIT). From 2009 to 2014, he was a Team Leader at ADVR, IIT. From 2007 to 2009, he was a Postdoc at the Learning Algorithms and Systems Laboratory, EPFL. He holds a PhD from EPFL (2007), awarded by the Robotdalen, ABB and EPFL-Press awards. He is the author of about 100 publications, including a book in the field of robot learning and human-robot interac-tion, with recognition including Best Paper Awards in the ournal of Intelligent Service Robotics (2017) and at IEEE Ro-Man’2007, as well as Best Paper Award Finalist at ICRA’2016, ICIRA’2015, IROS’2013 and Humanoids’2009. He currently serves as Associate Editor in IEEE Transactions on Robotics (T-RO), IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters (RA-L), Intelligent Service Robotics (Springer), and Fron-tiers in Robotics and AI.