Received his B.Sc. degree in Computer Science(CS) from the Federal University of Pará (UFPa), Brazil, in 1996 and M.Sc. and Ph.D. in CS from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Brazil, in 1999 and 2003, respectively. Actually, Edson is Professor at UFRGS, since 2005, CNPq Productivity Fellow and Head of ϕ-Robotics Research Group. UFRGS is one of the most important universities in Latin America (in 2012, it was ranked best university in Brazil by the Brazilian Ministry of Education). In particular, in the Informatics Institute, the Undergraduate Programs are first-ranked, while the Graduated Programs are among the top-five in Brazil. Edson is IEEE Senior Member and has active participation in the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society (IEEE RAS) and IEEE Standards Association (IEEE SA) as *Chair, IEEE RAS/SA P7007 – Ontological Standard for Ethically Driven Robotics and Automation Systems Working Group; * Vice-chair, IEEE RAS Ontologies for Robotics and Automation Working Group (ORA WG); * Member, Affective Computing Committee in the IEEE-SA The Global Initiative for Ethical Considerations in the Design of Autonomous Systems; * Member, How to Imbue Ethics/Values into Autonomous and Intelligent Systems in the IEEE-SA The Global Initiative for Ethical Considerations in the Design of Autonomous Systems;* Member, IEEE SA P7001-Transparency of Autonomous Systems; * Member, IEEE RAS Robot Task Representation Working Group; * Member, IEEE RAS Autonomous Robotics Study Group member; * Advisory Committee Member, IEEE RAS Standing Committee for Standards Activities; * Advisory Committee Member, IEEE RAS Special Interest Group on Humanitarian Technology; * Founding Chair, IEEE South Brazil RAS Chapter;* Past vice-chair, IEEE RAS Standing Committee for Standards Activities. In 2015, IEEE Standards Association approved the P1872 (Standard for Ontologies for Robotics and Automation) document, elaborated by ORA WG, as a new IEEE Standard. This is the first standard elaborated by IEEE Robotics and Automation Society! Also in 2015, ORA WG won the prize the IEEE-SA Emerging Technology Award. This standard is cited in *The National Artificial Intelligence Research and Development Strategic Plan* (pag. 32) elaborated by the US White House in 2016. Among Edson?s achievements, he co-organized the book *Robótica Móvel* together with Roseli Romero (ICMC/USP), Fernando Osório (ICMC/USP) and Denis Wolff (ICMC/USP) that has won the Jabuti Award in the category Engenharias, Tecnologias e Informática. This award is the most important and old literary Award in Brazil.
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