Peter Ford Dominey is a Research Director with the CNRS in Lyon France. He completed the BA at Cornell University in 1984 in cognitive psychology and artificial intelligence. In 1989 and 1993 respectively he obtained the M.Sc. and Ph.D. in computer science from the University of Southern California, developing neural network models of sensorimotor sequence learning, including the first simulations of the role of dopamine in sensorimotor associative learning. From 1984 to 1986 he was a Software Engineer at Data General, and from 1986 to 1993 he was a Systems Engineer at NASA/JPL/CalTech. In 1997 he became a tenured researcher, and in 2005 a Research Director with the CNRS in Lyon France. His research interests include understanding and simulating the neurophysiology of cognitive sequence processing, action and language, and their application to robot cognition and language processing, and human-robot cooperation. He is currently participating in several French and European projects in this context.