Jaime Valls Miro received his B.Eng. and M.Eng. in Computer Science (Systems Engineering) from the Valencia Polytechnic University (UPV, Spain), in 1990 and 1993 respectively. He received his Ph.D. in robotics and control systems from Middlesex University (UK) in 1998, and worked in the underwater robotics industry as a software and control systems analyst until 2003. In 2004 he joined the Centre for Autonomous Systems in UTS (Australia), where he is currently an Associate Professor. His areas of interest span across the field of robotics, most notably modelling sensor behaviours for perception and mapping, computational Intelligence in HRI - assistive robotics in particular, and robot navigation. In the last few years he has devoted this interest in pursuing a better understating of condition assessment sensing for critical water mains in close collaboration with the water industry.