Almost all robots are autistic; very few humans are. In robots, this is a computational challenge: robot brains need to think about others.
I lead the MAVERICK research group, where we seek to understand social intelligence; how a single mind becomes one of many. Our research includes plan-, intent- and goal- recognition, multi-robot systems, autonomous agents, artificial social intellignece, molecular robots (nanobots), and architectures for intelligence.
EurAI Fellow, 2017
Landau Prize in Exact Sciences, 2013
Fellow, Radcliffe Institute, 2012
Post-doctorate Fellow, 2002
PhD in Artificial Intelligence, 2000
BA Computer Science, 1994
Gal A. Kaminka is a professor at the computer science department, and a member of the Gonda brain research center, and the Institute for Nanotechnology, at Bar Ilan University (Israel), where he leads the MAVERICK research group. His research expertise includes multi-agent and multi-robot systems, teamwork and coordination, behavior and plan recognition, molecular robotics, and modeling social behavior.
After receiving his PhD at the University of Southern California, Prof. Kaminka spent time as a post-doctorate fellow at Carnegie Mellon University, before joining Bar Ilan University’s computer science department in 2002. He had spent a year as a Radcliffe Fellow at Harvard University’s Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. Prof. Kaminka was awarded an IBM faculty award and top places at international robotics competitions. He is the 2013 recipient of the Israeli national Landau Prize in exact sciences, and a Fellow of the European Association for Artificial Intelligence (EurAI). He is the author or co-author of over 150 publications and 7 patents, and is very active in commercializing technologies for real-world impact.
Service highlights: Program co-chair ECAI 2016 , Program co-chair AAMAS 2010 , Associate editor for AMAI JAAMAS JAIR Commmunications of the ACM , Board of Intl. Foundation for Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems (2008–2014) , Executive Council Association for Advancement of AI (2008–2011) ,