NCCR Director & Professor
Laboratory of Intelligent Systems (LIS)
Phone: +41 21 693 52 30
Prof. Dario Floreano is Director of the Laboratory of Intelligent Systems at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL) and prior to this held research positions at Sony, NASA/Caltech JPL, and Harvard University. In 2010 he founded the Swiss National Center of Robotics with major funding by the Swiss government, EPFL, and ETH Zurich. Prof. Floreano's research focuses on the convergence of biology, cognitive science, artificial intelligence, mobile and flying robotics. He is a founding member of the World Economic Forum Council on robotics and smart devices, co-founder of the International Society of Artificial Life, Inc. (USA), and executive board member of the International Society for Neural Networks. His research and communication activities have resulted in successful spin-offs, such as RoboHub.org, senseFly.com and Flyability.com Recent NCCR Robotics Publications: S. Mintchev, S. D. de Rivaz and D. Floreano. Insect-Inspired Mechanical Resilience for Multicopters, in IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters, vol. 2, p. 1248 - 1255, 2017. P. Ramdya, R. Thandiackal, R. Cherney, T. Asselborn and R. Benton et al. Climbing favours the tripod gait over alternative faster insect gaits, in Nature Communications, vol. 8, p. 14494, 2017. M. di Luca, S. Mintchev, G. H. M. Heitz, F. Noca and D. Floreano. Bioinspired morphing wings for extended flight envelope and roll control of small drones, in Interface Focus, vol. 7, num. 1, p. 20160092, 2017.