Gianluca Baldassarre
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Gianluca Baldassarre received a bachelor and master in economics, 1998, and a Specialization Course in “Cognitive Psychology and Neural Networks”, 1999, from the Sapienza University of Rome, Italy, and a PhD in Computer Science, 2003, from the University of Essex, Colchester, U.K. He later joined the Italian Institute of Cognitive Sciences and Technologies, National Research Council, Rome, Italy where he was: Postdoc; Researcher since 2006, Director of Research since 2021, Coordinator of the Research Group ISTC-CNR “Laboratory of Embodied Natural and Artificial Intelligence” since 2016, and Coordinator of the EU Projects “IM-CLeVeR – Intrinsically Motivated Cumulative Learning Versatile Robots”, 2009-2013, and “GOAL-Robots – Goal-based Open-ended Autonomous Learning Robots”, 2016-2021, and President of the “Advanced School in AI” since 2018. His research interests span open-ended learning of sensorimotor skills, driven by extrinsic and intrinsic motivations, in animals, humans, and robots.

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