interACT Associate Directors

The collaborative center follows local organizational principles at the institutions and operates in a light weight manner. All partners maintain their own interACT-offices.

The interACT-offices at each partner serve as a contact point for researchers and students, wishing to convey research in the other country or institution. Offices and their respective directors are:


Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

Institute for Anthropomatics and Robotics


Carnegie Mellon University
School of Computer Science

Prof. Alex Waibel
5000 Forbes Avenue, Gates Hillman Center, GHC 6417 
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Waseda University

Waseda University
Humanoid Robotics Institute
Prof. Atsuo Takanishi
2-2, Wakamatsu-cho
Shinjuku-ku Tokyo, Japan
Phone +81 3 5369 7329


Italian Institute of Technology
Robotic, Brain and Cognitive Sciences

Prof. Giulio Sandini
Via Morego 30
16163 Genova Italia
Phone + 39 010 71781 416


University of Southern California
Associate Professor, Computer Science
and Neuroscience

Prof. Stefan Schaal
3614 Watt Way, HNB 103
Los Angeles, CA 90089-2520, USA
Phone: + 1 213 740-9418


Nara Institute of Science and Technology
Prof. Satoshi Nakamura
8916-5 Takayama, Ikoma
NARA 630-0192 Japan
Phone: + 81 743 72 5111

Stanford University

Robotics Research Lab of Department of Computer Science
Prof. Oussama Khatib
Stanford University
Stanford, CA 94305-9010
Phone: + 81 743 72 5111

Bielefeld University

Cluster of Excellence Cognitive Interaction Technology (CITEC)
Prof. Helge Ritter
Universitätsstr. 25

33615 Bielefeld
Phone: + 49 521 106-0

Queensland University of Technology

Robotics and Autonomous Systems, Faculty of Science and Engineering 
Prof. Peter Corke
GPO Box 2434
Brisbane, QLD 4001, Australia
Phone: + 61 7 3138 2000