Smart machines are becoming more and more common on daily activities aiding humans to make better and faster decisions. In that context, real world problems help driving the development of machine learning techniques.
We believe that research on Machine Learning can speed-up the developments in basic sciences. Also, we cannot leave on the side the development of the very basis of Machine Learning and its related areas such as Computer Vision, Statistics and so on.
Advances on robotics are able to affect life in various levels, from increasing industry production to helping physically challenged people perform daily activities. Machine learning technologies can promote a great speed up on the development of the area.