About me 


I am the Founder Director of the Robotics Laboratory and Associate Professor/Reader in Computer Science and Robotics at the School of Mathematical and Computer Science (MACS) at the Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom, from October 2008.

My other roles and responsibilities are: 

  • Member of Edinburgh Centre for Robotics Executive Board: Outreach and Public Engagement Lead
  • HWU and ECR representative at UK-RAS Network 
  • The Scottish Informatics and Computer Science Alliance - SEABIS HWU representative
  • Deputy Chair of International Strategy Board Sub-Committee on Brazil academic and industrial links
  • Coordinator of the “Field Robotics Group” within Robotarium West of the Edinburgh Centre for Robotics
  • PG Programme Director (CS): MSc Robotics, Autonomous and Interactive Systems

I am particularly interested in :


  • Biologically-inspired algorithms
  • Evolutionary and Bio-Inspired Robotics
  • Swarm Robotics 
  • Machine Learning, Deep Learning
  • Human-Robot Interaction
  • Computational Neuroscience and Neurorobotics
  • Rehabilitation Robotics
     

You will find additional information here . 

Want to contact me? p (DOT) a (DOT) vargas (AT) hw (DOT) ac (DOT) uk