Aitzol Astigarraga


  • aitzol.astigarraga at ehu.es
  • Ms. C. in Computer Science (UPV/EHU, University of the Basque Country)
  • PhD student


Research interest

The main goal of my research project is to develop an autonomous robot capable of composing and playing traditional Basque impromptu verses -bertsoak. The system, called Bertsobot, should be able to construct improvised verses according to given constraints on rhyme and meter, and to perform it in public. And all the tasks must be accomplished concurrently, in a real-time working robot.

Towards this end, expertise from different areas are needed, such as: Speech recognition and synthesis, Affective computing,Machine Learning, Natural Language Generation, and Autonomous robot navigation.

The Bertsobot project aims to join in a single system all the mentioned research-areas , showing thus the potential of the integration of those technologies.