Antonio Chella was born in Florence on March 4, 1961. He is a full professor in Robotics at the University of Palermo and an associate researcher at CNR (the Italian National Research Council). He published several papers on machine consciousness, cognitive systems, robotics and neural networks. He is a referee of international scientific journals and he has been a member of the program committee of several international conferences. He is the founder and editor-in-chief of the “International Journal of Machine Consciousness” and an associate editor of “Biologically Inspired Cognitive Architectures” (BICA) journal. He is a co-founder and current member of the board of the BICA Society. He edited, together with Riccardo Manzotti, the book “Artificial Consciousness”, by Imprint Academic, UK, which is a main reference in the field. He is the head of the Robotics Laboratory of the University of Palermo and CNR.