Biological Transformation of Manufacturing

Prof. Dario Floreano

Director, Laboratory of Intelligent Systems, EPFL, Switzerland

Personal Statement

"Biological systems offer a treasure of ingenious solutions shaped by evolution to perform physical work in changing and partly unpredictable environments.
Robotics is increasingly embracing biology and finding novel ways to develop intelligent machines that can safely operate with humans."

Work experience

2010 – Full professor, School of Engineering, EPFL
2014Visiting professor and lecturer, Harvard University
2014Invited research fellow, JPL Caltech
2005 – 2010Associate professor, School of Engineering, EPFL
2000 – 2004Assistant professor, holder of SNSF professorship, School of Engineering, EPFL
1998Visiting researcher, SONY Computer Science Laboratory (Japan)
1996 – 2000Postdoctoral researcher and group leader, Department of Computer Science, EPFL
1995 – 1996Chief Scientific Officer, Cognitive Technology Laboratory Ltd, Trieste Science Park
1994 – 1995Research fellow, University of Stirling, UK
1989 – 1991Research fellow, Italian National Research Council, Roma

Course of studies

1995PhD University of Trieste (Italy), Major Artificial Intelligence (with distinction)
1992MSc University of Stirling (U.K.), Major Neural Computation (with distinction)
1988M.A (Laurea) University of Trieste (Italy), Major Cognitive Science (with distinction)