Josep Amat, born in 1940, is currently an emeritus Industrial Engineer in the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC). He graduated as an Industrial Engineer in 1976 and later became Doctor in the same field in 1977. Upon completion of his studies he started to collaborate as a student in the Automatics Laboratory and at the same started to give lessons of electronics in the Industrial Engineer School of Barcelona. In 1987, Josep Amat became Professor of Technology and Computers at UPC, and in 2010 was commemorated as an emeritus Professor after his retirement. Between 1991 and 2010 Josep was invited as a partner Professor at the Artificial Intelligence Laboratory of the MIT (Massachusetts, USA). During these last years, he focused his research on two areas: Marine Robotics and Surgical Robotics, working in the Industrial Robotics Institute (IRI) and Biomedical Engineering Robotic Center (CREB). He also worked as a Head of Research for the Research Group of Intelligent Robotics (GRINS) in UPC. Josep Amat is a member of the Catalan Studies Institute since 1990 and also from the Science and Arts Royal Academy of Barcelona since 2000.