Silvia Santano (inovex GmbH)
Silvia got involved in the field of robotics by chance at the age of 13 by joining an extracurricular course at school. Soon, building and programming robots became her passion, a hobby that drove her all around the world for several years as a member of the Spanish national team in international competitions targeted to young robotics’ enthusiasts.
Nowadays, she is based in Cologne and programming robots is not only a hobby but also her professional occupation at inovex, where she develops software applications, mainly for robotic platforms. The key focus of work deals with the use of humanoid robots such as the Pepper Platform from Softbank Robotics as a companion for humans and the further development and enhancement of human-machine-interaction.