Dr. Sascha Griffiths is the research manager of Ortelio. He holds an MA from Bielefeld University and a PhD from the University of Kent. Before joining Ortelio, his positions included postdoctoral research at Bielefeld University’s CITEC (Cluster of Excellence ‘Cognitive Interaction Technology’), Technische Universität München and Queen Mary University of London. Until 2018, he was a senior postdoctoral researcher at Universität Hamburg where he managed the research-oriented international master’s programme “Intelligent Adaptive Systems” which aims at training students for careers in academic research with respect to artificial intelligence and robotics. His own research is focused on natural language processing, cloud robotics and human-robot interaction, specifically speech-based interaction with robots, context-aware HRI, and personality modelling.