Aleš Ude studied applied mathematics at the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, and received his doctoral degree from the Faculty of Informatics, University of Karlsruhe, Germany. He was awarded the STA fellowship for postdoctoral studies in ERATO Kawato Dynamic Brain Project, Japan. He has been a visiting researcher at ATR Computational Neuroscience Laboratories, Kyoto, Japan, for a number of years and is still associated with this group. Currently he is the head of the Department of Automatics, Biocybernetics, and Robotics, Jožef Stefan Institute, Ljubljana, Slovenia, where he leads research in the area of robotics. His research focuses on robot learning, perception of human activity, humanoid robots and cognition, collaborative robots, and applications of robotics in manufacturing. He has been a principal investigator in several European, national, and industrial projects. Currently he is a coordinator of Horizon 2020 project ReconCell (A Reconfigurable robot workCell for fast set-up of automated assembly processes in SMEs).