Richard J. Duro is a Full Professor of Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence at the University of Coruña in Spain and the Coordinator of the Integrated Group for Engineering Research at this university since 1999. He received a PhD. in Physics from the University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain, in 1992, with work related to novel instrumentation systems in a collaboration with San Diego State University and the University of California San Diego where he did post-doctoral work. His teaching and research interests are in intelligent systems and autonomous robotics and his current work concentrates on motivational systems and developmental cognitive robotic architectures. Dr. Duro has published more than 250 articles in refereed journals, edited books and refereed conference proceedings, and co-authored 8 books. He is also the holder of 6 patents and 35 software registers. He is a Senior member of the IEEE and is currently a member of the Board of Governors of the International Neural Network Society (INNS) and its Vicepresident for Conferences and Technical Activities. He has been the Principal Investigator of more than 20 publicly funded research projects and over 100 contracts with industry.