FUTURAS IN RES
Biological Transformation of Manufacturing

Dr. Marco Dorigo

Co-director of IRIDIA the artificial intelligence laboratory of the ULB

Personal Statement

"Robots are inherent to the future of manufacturing: more and more of them will take part in any conceivable manufacturing activity. However, we still don’t know how to let them work together efficiently. Biology, and in particular the observation and study of natural swarm systems, is providing novel ways to address and solve these robot cooperation problems."

Work experience

Co-director of IRIDIA the artificial intelligence laboratory of the ULB
Fellow of AAAI, ECCAI and IEEE
Editor-in-Chief of Swarm Intelligence
Member of the editorial board of many journals on computational intelligence and adaptive systems
1996researcher of the F.R.S.-FNRS, the Belgian National Funds for Scientific Research
1992 – 1993research fellow at the International Computer Science Institute, Berkeley, CA

Course of studies

2015The IEEE Frank Rosenblatt Award
2010ERC Advanced Grant
2007Cajastur International Prize for Soft Computing
2005F.R.S.-FNRS Quinquennal award in applied sciences
2003Marie Curie Excellence Award
1996Italian Prize for Artificial Intelligence
1992PhD in electronic engineering from Politecnico di Milano

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