Dr. Nikolaos Mavridis, PhD from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, has taught, written about, researched, and built Intelligent Systems and Robots since his early youth. Currently he is serving as a Researcher at NCSR Demokritos, while he is also expanding his IRML lab to Greece. He has served as Asst. Professor at New York University Abu Dhabi, and is an Asst. Professor of Research at the NYU Poly in NYC. He is the founder of IRML (the Interactive Robots and Media Lab), which achieved wide publicity for “Ibn Sina”, the world’s first Arabic-Language Android Robot, as well as “FaceBots”, Microsoft-award-recipient Social Robots which access info and publish on FaceBook. His past work includes “Ripley”, a language-learning robot with abilities comparable to those assessed by the token test, a test administered to 3-year-old children. He is the founder and chair of the IEEE UAE Robotics and Automation Society, a member of the EU Cognitive Systems group, the vice-chair of the Hellenic Artificial Intelligence Association, has served in numerous other leadership positions in the past, and has been a TEDx speaker twice (TEDx Athens and TEDx Al Ain).

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