Yves Rybarczyk is professor at the Nova University of Lisbon (Portugal). In 2004, he received a PhD degree in NeuroRobotics from the University of Evry (France) for his work on the “Modelling and implementation of human-like behaviours to improve Human-Robot Cooperation in teleoperation”. His research interests range from Human-Machine Interaction and Robotics to Technologies of Digital Games and their applications in health and learning. Currently his research group focuses on the development of adaptive games for science education. He has participated in many national and international scientific projects. He is the author and co-author of over 50 articles and has supervised several theses. Besides scientific papers, Rybarczyk’s group has produced interactive applications and tools for educational and rehabilitation purposes. He is also member of the steering committee of eNTERFACE workshops on Multimodal Interactions and reviewer in famous scientific journals and conferences.

Areas of Interest

Human-Machine Interaction

  • Telepresence and ownership
  • Ergonomics
  • Sensorimotor loop

Assistive & Rehabilitation technologies

  • Assistive systems for motor disabilities
  • Therapeutic software for cognitive deficiencies
  • Serious Games


  • Animal-robot relationship
  • Embodiment and embodied cognition
  • Biologically-inspired robots