Lola Cañamero

Reader in Adaptive Systems
Head of the Embodied Emotion, Cognition and (Inter-)Action (EECAIA) Lab
Department of Computer Science
School of Engineering and Computer Science
University of Hertfordshire
Hatfield, Herts, AL10 9AB
United Kingdom
Phone: +44-(0)1707-284357
Fax: +44-(0)1707-284303

This page last updated: June 19, 2019

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My main research interests center around the study of adaptive intelligent behavior, which I am exploring with embodied artificial autonomous creatures (robots and artificial life simulations). I focus on motivated behavior and social interaction, with particular emphasis on the role(s) that emotional phenomena and their expression play in them.

This page is only occasionally maintained. For more up-to-date information, please visit:

  • My Emotion Modeling website, which contains detailed information and videos of my and my group's work, as well as our publications
  • My University of Hertfordshire official page

  • Alumnus of:

  • LEGO Lab, Dept. of Computer Science, University of Aarhus: visiting scientist.
  • Artificial Intelligence Research Institute (IIIA), Spanish Scientific Research Council (CSIC): research scientist
  • VUB AI Lab: postdoctoral fellow in the group of Luc Steels.
  • MIT AI Lab: postdoctoral fellow in the group of Rodney Brooks.
  • LRI, University of Paris-XI: PhD in Computer Science under the supervision of Yves Kodratoff, in the (then) Inference and Learning group.
  • School of Philosophy, Complutense University of Madrid (UCM): "Licenciatura" (5-year undergraduate degree) and graduate studies (2 years) in Philosophy.