Professor École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne | Swiss NSF
63 YEARS YOUNG
Professor Dario Floreano is a prominent figure in robotics and artificial intelligence, serving as the Laboratory of Intelligent Systems director at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL). He is also the founding director of the Swiss National Center of Competence in Robotics, which brings together more than 20 labs across Switzerland.
Prof. Floreano has made significant contributions to evolutionary robotics, aerial robotics, and soft robotics, and his research interests lie in the convergence of biology and engineering. He has held research positions at Sony Computer Science Laboratory, Caltech/JPL, and Harvard University. He has served on numerous advisory boards and committees, including the World Economic Forum Agenda Council and the Future and Emerging Technologies division of the European Commission.
In addition to his academic work, Prof. Floreano has helped spin off two drone companies, senseFly.com and Flyability.com, and a not-for-profit portal on robotics and A.I., RoboHub.org. He holds an M.A. in Vision, an M.S. in Neural Computation, and a PhD in Robotics.