Dr. Albert Hernansanz received the bachelor’s and Ph.D. degrees in computer engineering from Univer- sitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Bellaterra, Spain, in 2002. He is currently involved in the SARAS research project developing cognitive-based control for aux- iliary autonomous surgical robots. He is also the Co-Founder of SurgiTrainer, a spin-off of the UPC, IBEC, and Hospital de Sant Pau. Since 2000, he has been with the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya and with the Institute of Bioengineering of Catalonia.