Dr Theo Theodoridis holds a PhD degree on crime recognition surveillance robots from the University of Essex, UK. He worked as a postdoctoral research officer (EPSRC grand) on multimodal human-robot interfaces, visual guidance as well as pattern recognition control methods at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL). Currently he is working as a lecturer in robotics, mechatronics and advanced embedded systems in the school of CSE at Salford University in Manchester, UK, and he is an active researcher and a supervisor of several PhD students. He has been a principal and co-investigator of several research grants and attracted funding at a national level (Regional Growth Fund: CO-I, £312K, Medical Research Council: CO-I, £91K, Innovate UK: CO-I, £50K, BBC RDF-TV: PI-I, £10K, and CST RDF Fund: PI-I, £6K). He is also a honorary visiting professor in Mechatronics at Manipal University – Dubai, and the inventor of the home service robot Carebot that has participated in a BBC documentary attracting significant national media coverage. Also, Dr Theodoridis is a reviewer and author of several leading journals of the field such as the IEEE transactions on Systems Man and Cybernetics, Human-Machine Systems, and Evolutionary Computation.