Strong interdisciplinary knowledge and extensive theoretical and practical knowledge in research areas such as: cognitive agents and cognitive architecture, robotics and artificial systems.

The main questions in my research right now are:

  • How do humans predict?
  • When do humans predict?
  • How can we mimic this in a robot? How do we recognise our own body?
  • How do we as humans control our body in such impressive ways as we do?

An algorithm that works in a simulation is a good algorithm. An algorithm that works in a real robot is an excellent algorithm.


Researcher in  Developmental Social Cognition and Action Understanding, Uppsala University, Sweden, 2015 - 2017

Participant in the ERCStarting Grant Developmental Social Cognition and Action Understanding by Professor Gustaf Gredebäck, Uppsala University Baby lab. 

Researcher in European Project Goal-Leaders, Lund University, Sweden, 2011 - 2014

Member of the project Goal-Leaders, financed by the European Union.

Researcher, Lund University, Sweden,  2011 - 2012

Pufendorf Institute for Advanced Studies' project "The Meaning of Actions: Motor Functions, Intentions and the Brain". 

Researcher, Lund University, Sweden,  2011 - current

Researcher at Lund University Cognitive Science Robotics Group.

Researcher, Lund University, Sweden,  2011 - current

Researcher at Lund University Vision Group.

General Chair, Epigenetic Robotics. Örenäs, Sweden,  2010

General Chair with Erol Sahin at the Tenth International Conference on Epigenetic Robotics (Modeling Cognitive Development in Robotic Systems), Örenäs Slott, Sweden, November, 5-7, 2010. EpiRob10.

Senior Research Associate, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia, 2009 - 2010

Senior Research Associate full time in “Planning, Communication, and Collaboration in Cognitive Systems: A Constructive Approach” project supported by the Australian Research Council.

Acting Director, “Innovation and Enterprise Laboratory”, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia, 2009 - 2010

Acting Director of the Innovation and Enterprise Laboratory (the Magic lab) in the Centre for Quantum Computation & Intelligent Systems at the University of Technology, Sydney, Austraila, with two post-doc researchers and nine PhD students.

Subject Coordinator, “Smart Mobile Innovation”, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia, 2009

First project course at the University of Technology, Sydney which focused on innovative ideas and hands-on projects to develop applications for the iPhone platform.

Doctoral Assessments Examiner, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia, 2009

Doctoral Assessments examiner for  “Risk Management in Intelligent Agents” and “ASMO: A cognitive architecture that supports attention and self-modification for adapting to changes in developing attentive humanoid robots”.

Assistant Teacher, International Summer School in Cognitive, Science, Bulgaria, 2007

14th International Summer School in Cognitive Science, New Bulgarian University. Participants in the summer school were introduced to the field of Neuro-Cognitive Epigenetic Robotics in lectures and in practice using mobile robots.

Member of leading development team for the Ikaros framework, Lund University, Sweden, 2004 - current

Member of the leading group of the Ikaros project at Lund University. Ikaros is  a system used at several universities and research institutes throughout the world. The group developed Ikaros as an open infrastructure for system level modeling of the brain including databases of experimental data, computational models and functional brain data.

Researcher in European Project Mindraces, Lund University, Sweden, 2004 - 2007

Member of the project Mindraces, financed by the European Union. Mindraces was a three year project which involved collaborators from seven European countries. The title of the project was “From Reactive to Anticipatory Cognitive Embodied Systems”.


Lund University, Sweden  — Doctor of Philosophy in Cognitive Science, 2009

Lund University, Sweden  — Master of Science in Cognitive Science, 2004

Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden — Bachelor of Science with a major in Electronical Engineering (Specialisation Internet System), 2004


Broad knowledge in programming language and implementations in robots (C, C++, Objective-C, Iphone Development, Python, Java script, Bash script, Matlab script) and other research tools (LaTeX, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Inkscape, Matlab, Xcode, Shark)

Robot platform experience: Nao Academic edition (Aldebaran Robotics), AIBO (Sony), Epuck (École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne), BoeBot (Parallax) and custom robots built at Lund University Cognitive Science.