Manuel F. Silva was born in April 11, 1970. He graduated, received the MSc. and the PhD. degrees in electrical and computer engineering from the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto, Portugal, in 1993, 1997 and 2005, respectively. Presently he is Adjunct Professor at the Institute of Engineering of the Polytechnic Institute of Porto, Department of Electrical Engineering. His research focuses on modelling, simulation, robotics, multi-legged walking robots, climbing robots, biological inspired robots, control and education in robotics and control.