Director / Screenwriter / Voice Over: Mikhail Frank
Co-Director / Cinematographer / Editor: Tomás Donoso (
Music: Magnus Birgersson aka Solar Fields ( Ultimae Records (

Principal Researchers (alphabetical):

Mikhail Frank -
Robotics (Planning and Control)
M.S. and B.S. Mechanical Engineering, University of Connecticut, USA
B.S. German Language, University of Connecticut, USA

Simon Harding -
Machine Learning and Vision
Ph.D. Electronics, University of York, UK
B.Sc. AI and Computer Science, Birmingham University, UK

Varun Kompella -
Pattern Recognition and Reinforcement Learning
M.S. Informatics, Institut Nationale Polytechnique de Grenoble, France
M.S. and B.E. Electronics and Communication Engineering,
Ramaiah Institute of Technology, Bangalore, India

Jürgen Leitner -
Robotics (Computer Vision and Control)
M.Sc. Space Science and Technology, Luleå Technical University, Sweden
M.Sc. Space Robotics and Automation, Aalto University (TKK), Finland
B.Sc. Software and Information Engineering, TU Vienna, Austria

Hung Ngo -
Reinforcement Learning
M.Sc. Computer Engineering, KyungHee University, Korea.
B.E. Electronics and Telecom, HCMC University of Technology, Vietnam

Leo Pape -
Reinforcement Learning
Ph.D. Physical Geography, Utrecht University, Netherlands
M.Sc. Cognitive Artificial Intelligence, Utrecht University, Netherlands

Marijn Stollenga -
Artificial Intelligence, Optimization
M.Sc. Artficial Intelligence, University of Groningen, Netherlands
B.Sc. Artficial Intelligence, University of Groningen, Netherlands

Supervising Researchers:

Alexander Förster -
Director of IDSIA Robotics Lab
Lecturer, Università della Svizzera italiana

Jürgen Schmidhuber - Director of IDSIA
Professor of Artificial Intelligence, Università della Svizzera italiana
Professor, Scuola universitaria professionale della Svizzera italiana

We support the following open-source projects:

The RobotCub Project
Yet Another Robot Platform (YARP)
...and the iCub Cartesian Interface
The Boost Graph Library (BGL)
Computational Geometry Algorithms Library (CGAL)
The Software Library for Interference Detection (FreeSOLID)
Cross-Platform Make (CMAKE)
The Qt Application Framework

The authors would also like to thank:

The Italian Institute of Technology (IIT) for developing the iCub, the first
open-source, humanoid robot.

Gregor Kaufmann and Tobias Glasmachers for their valuable
contributions to the MoBeE code base.

No researchers or robot-babies were harmed during the making of this film.

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