Professor H.H. Lund
. Director of Entertainment Robotics is world-famous roboticist, Professor Henrik Hautop Lund, who is head of the Center for Playware at Technical University
of Denmark (DTU Elektro). His interdisciplinary research center comprises staff in the fields of engineering, humanities, arts, and music. Professor Henrik Hautop Lund is known world-wide for his work in bringing robotics to use in novel ways. His approach is to combine modular robotics and modern artificial intelligence to create novel solutions to problems that occupy the citizens of the World, e.g. obesity, rehabilitation, and 3rd World development. He founded the Center for Playware to focus even further on how playful aspects of robotics may provide motivation for any citizen to perform different kinds of interaction with the robots of our future daily life. He chaired the Robots at Play festivals in the open city areas where researchers, artists, entertainers, and citizens meet through playful hands-on experience with robotics in the daily life of the citizens. In all cases, Lund has shown how the combination of a modern artificial intelligence, modular robotics and entertainment may provide novel opportunities in play, rehabilitation, sport, music, teaching, third World development, etc., by trying to allow non-expert users easy access to the technology in a playful and motivating way. Professor Henrik Hautop Lund has published more than 125 scientific articles in the field of robotics, he has been a member of the Danish Research Council, and he has been invited to present his robotic work in numerous occasions, for instance for the Emperor of Japan at Akasaka Palace in Tokyo. He founded and headed the LEGO Lab in 1997-2000. He invented the RoboCup Junior robot football game for children, and his Adaptronics group won the RoboCup Humanoids Free Style World Championship 2002. Further, he developed the RoboMusic in collaboration with World Music Award winner, remix musician Funkstar De Luxe. Professor Lund’s work has received world-wide interest from news media such as CNN, WIRED, etc. and he was nominated for the award for the best entertainment robots and systems research at IROS. He has led numerous major research projects and projects involving collaboration between academic institutions and private companies. He founded RoboCluster, an industrial network and interest organisation for the robotics industry comprising more than 100 industrial interested parties in Denmark.