Marcela Riccillo (Robotica Humanoide)

Describe yourself: Who you are and what you're doing?
My name is Marcela Riccillo, I have a Ph.D. in Computer Science from University of Buenos Aires, Argentina. Also I'm Data Analytics Specialist (I worked several years at IBM as Information Architect).

I'm a researcher in Robotics. I give lectures about Robotics and Artificial Intelligence at universities and institutes, and I write articles for science and technology magazines.

I started with courses about robotic arms (in ABB), then mobile robots courses (I maked my own line follower robot) and currently my focus is humanoid robots. I was jury in some competencies of robots in Argentina. I have some papers published in international conferences about AI.

I really like languages, I speak English and Spanish, and I was studying for several years Japanese, Chinese, German and a bit of Russian.


How did your interest in robots / robotics start?
When I was a girl I really liked reading books and watching movies about science fiction and robots. Then I started to read about Artificial Intelligence and study about that at the university. With my Ph.D. thesis in 2000, I started to research about Robotics.

What kind of actions needs to be done in the community to increase the interest and the awareness of robots / robotics?
I think Robotics is great for learning engineering, software design, science and so on. I think we need more courses and lectures about Robotics in universities and institutes.

If you have any closing remarks or comments about robots / robotics, then go ahead.
Robotics is my passion!!! :-)

 

Links (examples):
Article "Robots in Love" published in Japanese-Argentine magazine (Spanish) February 2012

Article "The Robotics in the heat of development" published in Global Media IT (English and Spanish)  Pages 40-42 June 2011

Article "Robotic Surgery with da Vinci robot" published in Cómo ves? Science and Technology magazine from University of Mexico (Spanish) February 2011

I was interviewed in Radio W from Mexico February 2011  (Spanish)

I was interviewed in Argentine Newspaper (Spanish)

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Marcela Riccillo is a Ph.D. in Computer Science from University of Buenos Aires, Argentina. She is a researcher in Robotics, who give lectures about Robotics and Artificial Intelligence at universities and institutes, and beside that she write articles for science and technology magazines.

 

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