He is the head of Robotics Lab of the Department of Chemical, Management, Computer, Mechanical Engineering (DICGIM) of the University of Palermo.

His main research interests concern machine consciousness and cognitive architectures for robotics.

He is the Editor-in-Chief of International Journal of Machine Consciousness

Brief CV

Antonio Chella was born in Florence on March 4, 1961. In 1988 he obtained his laurea degree cum laude in Electronic Engineering from the University of Palermo and in 1993 he obtained his PhD in Computer Engineering defending a thesis on neural networks for robot vision. From 1992 to 1998 he was a scientific researcher at the University of Palermo, where he became an associate professor in 1998 and a professor in robotics in 2001.

Selected Papers


CHELLA A. (2011). Some Challenges for Emotional Agents. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SYNTHETIC EMOTIONS, 2, 2, pp. 70-72, ISSN: 1947-9093 [pdf]


CHELLA A.; COSSENTINO M.; GAGLIO S.; SABATUCCI L.; SEIDITA V. (2010). Agent-oriented software patterns for rapid and affordable robot programming. JOURNAL OF SYSTEMS AND SOFTWARE, 83, 4, pp. 557 - 573, ISSN: 0164-1212 [pdf]


CHELLA A.; MANZOTTI R. (2009). Machine Consciousness: A Manifesto for Robotics. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MACHINE CONSCIOUSNESS, 1,1, pp. 33-51, ISSN: 1793-8430 [pdf]


CHELLA A.; MACALUSO I (2009). The Perception Loop in CiceRobot, a Museum Guide Robot. NEUROCOMPUTING, 72, pp. 760-766, ISSN: 0925-2312 [pdf]


CHELLA A.; FRIXIONE M; GAGLIO S (2008). A Cognitive Architecture for Robot Self-Consciousness. ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE IN MEDICINE, 44, pp. 147-154, ISSN: 0933-3657 [pdf]


MENEGATTI E; SILVESTRI G; PAGELLO E; GREGGIO N; CISTERNINO A; MAZZANTI F; SORBELLO R; CHELLA A. (2008). 3D models of Humanoid Soccer Robot in USARSim and Robotics Studio simulators. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF HUMANOID ROBOTICS, 5,3, pp. 523-546, ISSN: 0219-8436 [pdf]


CHELLA A.; DINDO H; INFANTINO I (2008). A cognitive approach to goal-level imitation. INTERACTION STUDIES; p. 301-318, ISSN: 1572-0373 [pdf]


CHELLA A., DINDO H., INFANTINO I. (2007). Imitation Learning and Anchoring Through Conceptual Spaces. APPLIED ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE. vol. 21, pp. 343-359 ISSN: 0883-9514 [pdf]


RIZZO R., CHELLA A. (2006). A Comparison between Habituation and Conscience mechanism in Self–Organizing Maps. IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON NEURAL NETWORKS. Vol. 17:3, pp. 807-810 ISSN: 1045-9227 [pdf]


CHELLA A., COSSENTINO M., SABATUCCI L., SEIDITA V. (2006). Agile PASSI: An Agile Process for Designing Agents. COMPUTER SYSTEMS SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING. vol. 21, pp. 133-144 ISSN: 0267-6192 [pdf]


CHELLA A., DINDO H., INFANTINO I. (2006). A Cognitive Framework for Imitation Learning. ROBOTICS AND AUTONOMOUS SYSTEMS. vol. 54, pp. 403-408 ISSN: 0921-8890.


CHELLA A. (2005). An intermediate level between the psychological and the neurobiological levels of descriptions of appraisal-emotion dynamics. BEHAVIORAL AND BRAIN SCIENCES. vol. 28:2, pp. 199-200 ISSN: 0140-525X.


CHELLA A. (2005). How to learn a conceptual space. BEHAVIORAL AND BRAIN SCIENCES. vol. 28:4, pp. 492-493 ISSN: 0140-525X.


INFANTINO I., CHELLA A., DINDO H., MACALUSO I. (2005). A Cognitive Architecture for Robotic Hand Posture Learning. IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON SYSTEMS MAN AND CYBERNETICS PART C - APPLICATIONS AND REVIEWS. vol. 35, pp. 42-52 ISSN: 1094-6977.


CHELLA A., DZINDO H., INFANTINO I., MACALUSO I. (2004). A posture sequence learning system for an anthropomorphic robotic hand. ROBOTICS AND AUTONOMOUS SYSTEMS. vol. 47, pp. 143-152 ISSN: 0921-8890.


CHELLA A., FRIXIONE M., GAGLIO S. (2003). Anchoring symbols to conceptual spaces: the case of dynamic scenarios. ROBOTICS AND AUTONOMOUS SYSTEMS. vol. 43, pp. 175-188 ISSN: 0921-8890.


CHELLA A. (2002). Conceptual space as a connection between the constructivist and the ecological approaches in a robot vision system. BEHAVIORAL AND BRAIN SCIENCES. vol. 25, pp. 100-101 ISSN: 0140-525X.


CHELLA A., FRIXIONE M., GAGLIO S. (2001). Conceptual Spaces for Computer Vision Representations. ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE REVIEW. vol. 16, pp. 137-152 ISSN: 0269-2821.


CHELLA A., GAGLIO S., PIRRONE R. (2001). Conceptual representations of actions for autonomous robots. ROBOTICS AND AUTONOMOUS SYSTEMS. vol. 34, pp. 251-263 ISSN: 0921-8890.


CHELLA A., GUARINO, INFANTINO, PIRRONE. (2001). A Vision System for symbolic interpretation of dynamic scenes using ARSOM. APPLIED ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE. vol. 15, pp. 723-733 ISSN: 0883-9514.


CHELLA A., FRIXIONE, GAGLIO. (2000). Understanding Dynamic Scenes. ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE. vol. 123, pp. 89-132 ISSN: 0004-3702.


CHELLA A., FRIXIONE, GAGLIO. (1998). An Architecture for Autonomous Agents Exploiting Conceptual Representations. ROBOTICS AND AUTONOMOUS SYSTEMS. vol. 25, pp. 231–240 ISSN: 0921-8890.


CHELLA A., FRIXIONE, GAGLIO. (1997). A Cognitive Architecture for Artificial Vision. ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE. vol. 89, pp. 73-111 ISSN: 0004-3702.


ARDIZZONE, CHELLA A., GAGLIO. (1996). A Hybrid Architecture for Shape Reconstruction and Object Recognition. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF INTELLIGENT SYSTEMS. vol. 11, pp. 1115-1133 ISSN: 0884-8173.


ARDIZZONE E., CHELLA A., PIRRONE R., SORBELLO F. (1994). Recovering 3-D Form Features by a Connectionist Architecture. PATTERN RECOGNITION LETTERS. vol. 15, pp. 77-85 ISSN: 0167-8655.


ARDIZZONE E., CHELLA A., GAGLIO S., SORBELLO F. (1991). Motion Analysis using the Novelty Filter. PATTERN RECOGNITION LETTERS. vol. 12, pp. 177-182 ISSN: 0167-8655.


Research Topics

Antonio Chella

Cicerobot

Robotanic

Conscis

OrlandoBot

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BICA 2012 in Palermo

Slides of my tutorial on Machine Consciousness at AAAI-10, Atlanta

International Journal of Machine Consciousness

A. Chella, R. Manzotti: Artificial Consciousness, Imprint, 2007

Geminoid F in Palermo during BICA 2012