Confirmed Keynote Speakers
Philosophical Psychology, Enactivism
Daniel D. Hutto is Professor of Philosophical Psychology at the University of Wollongong. He is one of the principal promoters of a radically enactive view on the mind, seeking a reevaluation of diverse cognitive phenomena from basic perception to linguistic and narrative practices. He is therefore predestinated to contribute to the understanding of embeddedness in the light of this paradigm.
Philosophy of Mind, Cognitive Science
Inês Hipólito is Lecturer at Berlin School of Mind and Brain, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. Her productive work on cognitive interactions between agent and environment focuses on the intersection between Dynamical System Theory and the 4E paradigm. Her approach predestinates her to share her thoughts on situatedness both from a mathematical and philosophical perspective.
Antonio Bicchi is Senior Scientist at the Italian Institute of Technology in Genoa and the Chair of Robotics at the University of Pisa. His influential work has been recognized with many international awards and has earned him four prestigious grants from the European Research Council (ERC). He launched initiatives, such as the WorldHaptics Conference Series, the IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters, and the Italian Institute of Robotics and Intelligent Machines.
Steven M. LaValle
Steven M. LaValle is the principal investigator of the ERC AdG project ILLUSIVE, aimed at developing a mathematical foundation for perception and inference in the context of virtual reality. With his decades of experience in robotics and planning algorithms combined with his work on virtual reality, Steven is in a unique position to facilitate the kinds of interdisciplinary advances our conference aims to support.
Phenomenology, Philosophical Psychology
Julian Kiverstein is Assistant Professor at the University of Amsterdam. His multifaceted work builds bridges between the natural sciences and the phenomenology of our everyday life experience. His focus on pathological cases reveals how engagement and its affording context, the lifeworld, is structured – a major topic of our conference.
Otto Lappi is an Adjunct Professor of Cognitive Science and a Research Fellow of the Academy of Finland at the University of Helsinki. He leads a lab with a 50-year track record of experimental work in naturalistic and laboratory conditions, as well as driving simulators. He is interested in all aspects of the cognitive basis of everyday and expert performance, but driving performance most especially. Recently he co-authored the book The Science of the Racer's Brain.