Dario Floreano

Publications

MAIN PUBLICATIONS

  • Evolutionary Robotics. The Biology, Intelligence, and Technology of Self-organizing Machines, Nolfi, S. and Floreano, D. , Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. 2001 (2nd print), 2000 (1st print). , 2001
  • Neural Morphogenesis, Synaptic Plasticity, and Evolution., Floreano, D. and Urzelai, J. , Theory in Biosciences, 120, 225-240., 2001
  • Evolution of Plastic Control Networks, Floreano, D. and Urzelai, J. , Autonomous Robots 11, 311-317., 2001
  • Infoscience

    T. Schaffter, D. Floreano and M. Affolter (Dirs.). From Genes to Organisms: Bioinformatics System Models and Software. EPFL, Lausanne, 2014.
    M. Basiri, F. S. Schill, D. Floreano and P. Lima. Audio-based Localization for Swarms of Micro Air Vehicles. IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA 2014), Hong Kong, China, 2014.
    A. Briod, D. Floreano and J.-C. Zufferey (Dirs.). Robust Autonomous Flight in Unstructured Environments. EPFL, Lausanne, 2014.
    A. Maesani, P. R. Fernando and D. Floreano. Artificial Evolution by Viability Rather Than Competition, in Plos One, vol. 9, num. 1, p. e86831, 2014.
    P. Lichocki, D. Floreano and L. Keller. Selection methods regulate evolution of cooperation in digital evolution, in Journal of the Royal Society Interface, vol. 11, num. 20130743, 2014.
    A. Briod, P. M. Kornatowski, J.-C. Zufferey and D. Floreano. A Collision Resilient Flying Robot, accepted in Journal of Field Robotics, 2014.
    S. Hauert, S. Mitri, L. Keller and D. Floreano. Evolving Cooperation: From Biology to Engineering, in The Horizons of Evolutionary Robotics, p. 203-217, 2014.
    J. M. Germann, A. Maesani, M. Stöckli and D. Floreano. Soft Cell Simulator: A tool to study Soft Multi-Cellular Robots. IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics, Shenzhen, China, 2013.
    M. Basiri, F. Schill, D. Floreano and P. Lima. Audio-based Relative Positioning System for Multiple Micro Air Vehicle Systems. Robotics: Science and Systems RSS2013, Berlin, Germany, 2013.
    A. Briod, J.-C. Zufferey and D. Floreano. Optic-Flow Based Control of a 46g Quadrotor. Workshop on Vision-based Closed-Loop Control and Navigation of Micro Helicopters in GPS-denied Environments, IROS 2013, Tokyo, Japan, 2013.
    B. E. Schubert and D. Floreano. Variable stiffness material based on rigid low-melting-point-alloy-microstructures embedded in soft poly(dimethylsiloxane) (PDMS), in Rsc Advances, vol. 3, num. 46, p. 24671-24679, 2013.
    J. Lecoeur, E. Baird and D. Floreano (Dirs.). A Bee in the Mirror: A Bio-Inspired Model for Vision Based Mid-Air Collision Avoidance. Bionav - The application of animal navigation techniques in autonomous vehicles, Royal Holloway College, Egham, UK, 2013.
    M. K. Dobrzynski, D. Floreano (Dir.). VisionHat Development of a wearable collision alert system supported by flexible optic flow sensors. EPFL, Lausanne, 2013.
    A. Briod, P. M. Kornatowski, A. Klaptocz, J.-C. Zufferey and D. Floreano. A vertical take-off and landing aerial vehicle, EP13171364.6, 2013.
    A. Klaptocz, A. Briod, L. Daler, J.-C. Zufferey and D. Floreano. Euler Spring Collision Protection for Flying Robots. International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), Tokyo, Japan, 2013.
    L. Daler, J. Lecoeur, P. B. Hählen and D. Floreano. A Flying Robot with Adaptive Morphology for Multi-Modal Locomotion. IROS 13, Tokyo, Japan, 2013.
    A. Briod, P. M. Kornatowski, A. Klaptocz, A. Garnier and M. Pagnamenta et al. Contact-based navigation for an autonomous flying robot. International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), Tokyo, Japan, 2013.
    S. Rosati, B. Rimoldi, K. Kruzelecki, A. jimenez-Pacheco and D. Floreano et al. Testbed for Fast-Deployable Flying WiFi Networks. FOURTH NORDIC WORKSHOP ON SYSTEM AND NETWORK OPTIMIZATION FOR WIRELESS, Kittila, Finland, 2013.
    D. Floreano, R. Pericet Camara, S. Viollet, F. Ruffier and A. Brückner et al. Miniature curved artificial compound eyes, in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, vol. 110, num. 23, p. 9332-9337, 2013.
    J. Shintake, S. Rosset, D. Floreano and H. Shea. Artificial muscles for soft robots. Festival de robotique, 2013.
    J. Shintake, S. Rosset, D. Floreano and H. Shea. Effect of mechanical parameters on dielectric elastomer minimum energy structures. Electroactive Polymer Actuators and Devices (EAPAD), San Diego, USA, Proceedings of SPIE, 2013.
    S. Hauert, S. Leven, J.-C. Zufferey and D. Floreano. Beat-Based Synchronization and Steering for Groups of Fixed-Wing Flying Robots. [u'10th International Symposium on Distributed Autonomous Robotic Systems', u'10th International Symposium on Distributed Autonomous Robotic Systems'], Springer Tracts in Advanced Robotics, 2013.
    T. Stirling and D. Floreano. Energy-Time Efficiency in Aerial Swarm Deployment. [u'10th International Symposium on Distributed Autonomous Robotic Systems', u'10th International Symposium on Distributed Autonomous Robotic Systems'], Springer Tracts in Advanced Robotics, 2013.
    P. Lichocki, D. Floreano and L. Keller (Dirs.). Evolution of division of labor in artificial societies. EPFL, Lausanne, 2013.
    M. Dobrzynski, H. Vanderparre, R. Pericet Camara, G. L'Eplattenier and S. Lacour et al. HYPER-FLEXIBLE 1-D SHAPE SENSOR. The 17th International Conference on Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems, Barcelona, Spain, 2013.
    L. Daler, A. Klaptocz, A. Briod, M. Sitti and D. Floreano. A Perching Mechanism for Flying Robots Using a Fibre-Based Adhesive. ICRA 13, Karlsruhe, 2013.
    S. Mitri, S. Wischmann, D. Floreano and L. Keller. Using robots to understand social behavior, in Biological Reviews, num. 88, p. 31-39, 2013.
    M. Dorigo, D. Floreano, L. Gambardella, F. Mondada and S. Nolfi et al. Swarmanoid: a novel concept for the study of heterogeneous robotic swarms, in IEEE Robotics & Automation Magazine, vol. 20, num. 4, p. 60-71, 2013.
    P. Lichocki, S. Wischmann, L. Keller and D. Floreano. Evolving team compositions by agent swapping, in IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation, vol. 17, num. 2, p. 282-298, 2013.
    J.-C. Zufferey, S. Hauert, T. Stirling, S. Leven and J. Roberts et al. Aerial collective systems, in Handbook of Collective Robotics, p. 609-660, 2013.
    A. Briod, J.-C. Zufferey and D. Floreano. Method to determine a direction and amplitude of a current velocity estimate of a moving device, EP12191669.6, 2012.
    P. Lichocki, D. Tarapore, L. Keller and D. Floreano. Limitations of response thresholds models of division of labor. Artificial Life 13, the Thirteenth International Conference on the Simulation and Synthesis of Living Systems, East Lansing, Michigan, USA, 2012.
    P. Lichocki, L. Keller and D. Floreano. Differences in the Concept of Fitness Between Artificial Evolution and Natural Selection. Artificial Life 13, the Thirteenth International Conference on the Simulation and Synthesis of Living Systems, East Lansing, Michigan, USA, 2012.
    M. Basiri, F. S. Schill, P. Lima U. and D. Floreano. Robust Acoustic Source Localization of Emergency Signals from Micro Air Vehicles. IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), Vilamoura, Algarve, Portugal, 2012.
    P. P. Ramdya, T. Schaffter, D. Floreano and R. Benton. Fluorescence Behavioral Imaging (FBI) tracks identity in heterogeneous groups of Drosophila, in Plos One, vol. 7, num. 11, p. e48381, 2012.
    A. Jimenez Pacheco, D. Bouhired, Y. Gasser, J.-C. Zufferey and D. Floreano et al. Implementation of a Wireless Mesh Network of Ultra Light MAVs with Dynamic Routing. IEEE GLOBECOM 2012, 3rd International IEEE Workshop on Wireless Networking & Control for Unmanned Autonomous Vehicles 2012, Anaheim, California, USA, 2012.
    A. Klaptocz, D. Floreano and J.-C. Zufferey (Dirs.). Design of Flying Robots for Collision Absorption and Self-Recovery. EPFL, Lausanne, 2012.
    J. Shintake, S. Rosset, D. Floreano and H. Shea. A soft robotic actuator using dielectric minimum energy structures. 2nd International Conference on Electromechanically Active Polymer (EAP) transducers & artificial muscles, Potsdam (Berlin), Germany, 2012.
    T. Stirling, J. Roberts, J.-C. Zufferey and D. Floreano. Indoor Navigation with a Swarm of Flying Robots. IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA 2012), St. Paul, Minnesota, USA, 2012.
    M. Dobrzynski, S. Mejri, S. Wischmann and D. Floreano. Quantifying information transfer through a head attached vibrotactile display: principles for design and control, in IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering Bme, vol. 59, num. 7, p. 2011 - 2018, 2012.
    M. Dobrzynski, I. Halasz, R. Pericet Camara and D. Floreano. Contactless deflection sensing of concave and convex shapes assisted by soft mirrors. IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), 2012, Vilamoura, Algarve, Portugal, 2012.
    A. Briod, A. Klaptocz, J.-C. Zufferey and D. Floreano. The AirBurr: A Flying Robot That Can Exploit Collisions. International Conference on Complex Medical Engineering (CME), 2012 ICME, Kobe, Japan, 2012.
    A. Briod, J.-C. Zufferey and D. Floreano. Automatically calibrating the viewing direction of optic-flow sensors. Robotics and Automation (ICRA), 2012 IEEE International Conference on, St-Paul, Minnesota, USA, 2012.
    A. Klaptocz, L. Daler, A. Briod, J.-C. Zufferey and D. Floreano. An Active Uprighting Mechanism for Flying Robots, in IEEE Transactions on Robotics, vol. 28, num. 5, p. 1152 - 1157, 2012.
    S. Wischmann, D. Floreano and L. Keller. Historical contingency affects signaling strategies and competitive abilities in evolving populations of simulated robots, in PNAS, vol. 109, num. 3, p. 864-868, 2012.
    P. Lichocki, D. Tarapore, L. Keller and D. Floreano. Neural networks as mechanisms to regulate division of labor, in The American Naturalist, vol. 179, num. 3, p. 391-400, 2012.
    J. M. Germann, M. Dommer, R. Pericet Camara and D. Floreano. An Active Connection Mechanism for Soft Modular Robots, in Advanced Robotics, vol. 26, num. 7, p. 785-798, 2012.
    M. Dobrzynski, R. Pericet Camara and D. Floreano. Vision Tape - a flexible compound vision sensor for motion detection and proximity estimation, in IEEE Sensors Journal, vol. 12, num. 5, p. 1131-1139, 2012.
    J. Roberts, T. Stirling, J.-C. Zufferey and D. Floreano. 3-D Relative Positioning Sensor for Indoor Flying Robots, in Autonomous Robots, vol. 33, num. 1-2, p. 5-20, 2012.
    J. Duparré, A. Brückner, F. Wippermann, J.-C. Zufferey and D. Floreano et al. Method for fabricating an artificial compound eye, EP2306230B1, 2011.
    F. M. Nieuwenhuizen, M. Jump, M. White, P. Perfect and P. Padfield et al. myCopter – Enabling Technologies for Personal Aerial Transportation Systems. 3rd International HELI World Conference, Frankfurt/Main, Germany, 2011.
    M. Jump, P. Perfect, G. D. Padfield, M. D. White and D. Floreano et al. MYCOPTER: ENABLING TECHNOLOGIES FOR PERSONAL AIR TRANSPORT SYSTEMS – AN EARLY PROGRESS REPORT. 37th European Rotorcraft Forum, Vergiate/Gallarate, Italy, 2011.
    W. Karlen and D. Floreano. Adaptive Sleep-Wake Discrimination for Wearable Devices, in Ieee Transactions On Biomedical Engineering, vol. 58, p. 920-926, 2011.
    P. Dario, P. Verschure, T. Prescott, G. Sandini and R. Cingolani et al. Robot Companions for Citizens. FET'11, Budapest, Procedia Computer Science, 2011.
    R. Pericet Camara, M. Dobrzynski, G. L'Eplattenier, J.-C. Zufferey and F. Expert et al. CURVACE - CURVed Artificial Compound Eyes. 2nd European Future Technologies Conference and Exhibition 2011 (FET 11), Budapest, Hungary, Procedia Computer Science, 2011.
    M. Kovac, W. Hraiz, O. Fauria Torrent, J.-C. Zufferey and D. Floreano. The EPFL jumpglider: A hybrid jumping and gliding robot with rigid or folding wings. IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics (ROBIO), Phuket, Thailand, 2011.
    S. Hauert, S. Leven, M. Varga, F. Ruini and A. Cangelosi et al. Reynolds flocking in reality with fixed-wing robots: communication range vs. maximum turning rate. IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS'2011), San Francisco, IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, 2011.
    D. Floreano, J.-C. Zufferey, A. Klaptocz, J. M. Germann and M. Kovac. Aerial Locomotion in Cluttered Environments. 15th International Symposium on Robotics Research, Flagstaff, Arizona, USA, 2011.
    O. Küng, C. Strecha, A. Beyeler, J.-C. Zufferey and D. Floreano et al. The Accuracy of Automatic Photogrammetric Techniques on Ultra-light UAV Imagery. UAV-g 2011 - Unmanned Aerial Vehicle in Geomatics, Zürich, CH, 2011.
    M. Dobrzynski, G. L'Eplattenier, R. Pericet Camara and D. Floreano. Vision Tape - a novel class of flexible vision sensor for robots and humans. IEEE Swiss Image and Vision Sensors Workshop 2011 (SIVS 2011), Zurich, Switzerland, 2011.
    M. Dobrzynski, R. Pericet Camara and D. Floreano. Contactless deflection sensor for soft robots. IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), San Francisco, USA, IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, 2011.
    M. Jump, P. Padfield, M. White, D. Floreano and P. Fua et al. myCopter: Enabling Technologies for Personal Air Transport Systems . RAeS Rotorcraft Conference: The Future Rotorcraft – Enabling Capability Through the Application of Technology, London, UK, 2011.
    T. Schaffter, D. Marbach and D. Floreano. GeneNetWeaver: In silico benchmark generation and performance profiling of network inference methods, in Bioinformatics, vol. 27, num. 16, p. 2263-2270, 2011.
    M. Waibel, D. Floreano and L. Keller. A Quantitative Test of Hamilton's Rule for the Evolution of Altruism, in PLOS Biology, vol. 9, num. 5, p. e1000615, 2011.
    J. Roberts, D. Floreano and J.-C. Zufferey (Dirs.). Enabling Collective Operation of Indoor Flying Robots. EPFL, Lausanne, 2011.
    T. Stirling, D. Floreano (Dir.). Energy-Efficient Indoor Search by Swarms of Flying Robots without Global Information. EPFL, Lausanne, 2011.
    S. Leven, D. Floreano and J.-C. Zufferey (Dirs.). Enabling Large-Scale Collective Systems in Outdoor Aerial Robotics. EPFL, Lausanne, 2011.
    C. Mattiussi, P. Dürr, D. Marbach and D. Floreano. Beyond Graphs: A New Synthesis, accepted in Journal of Computational Science, 2011.
    W. Karlen and D. Floreano. SleepPic. Hardware Developments for a Wearable On-line Sleep and Wake Discrimination System. BIOSIGNALS 2011 - International Conference on Bio-inspired Systems and Signal Processing, Rome, Italy, 2011.
    P. Dürr, D. Floreano (Dir.). Genetic Representation of Adaptive Neural Controllers. EPFL, Lausanne, 2011.
    S. Leven, J.-C. Zufferey and D. Floreano. Dealing with Mid-Air Collisions in Dense Collective Aerial Systems, in Journal of Field Robotics, vol. 28, num. 3, p. 405-423, 2011.
    S. Mitri, D. Floreano and L. Keller. Relatedness influences signal reliability in evolving robots, in Proceedings of the Royal Society B, vol. 278, p. 378-383, 2011.
    T. Stirling and D. Floreano. Energy Efficient Swarm Deployment for Search in Unknown Environments. 7th International Conference on Swarm Intelligence, Brussels, BELGIUM, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 2010.
    W. Karlen and D. Floreano. Adaptive Sleep-Wake Discrimination for Wearable Devices, in IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, vol. 58, num. 4, p. 920-926, 2010.
    M. Dorigo, M. Birattari, G. Di Caro, R. Doursat and A. Engelbrecht et al. Swarm Intelligence. Proceedings of the 7th International Conference, ANTS 2010. Springer Verlag, Berlin, 978-3-642-15460-7, Lecture Notes in Computer Science 6234, 2010.
    T. Schaffter, D. Marbach, K. Manolis and D. Floreano. GeneNetWeaver 3.0: realistic benchmark generation and performance profiling of network inference methods. 3rd annual joint conference on Systems Biology, Regulatory Genomics, and Reverse Engineering Challenges, New York City, USA, 2010.
    T. Schaffter, D. Marbach, K. Manolis and D. Floreano. GeneNetWeaver 3.0: realistic benchmark generation and performance profiling of network inference methods. All-SystemsX.ch-Day 2010, Geneva, Switzerland, 2010.
    D. Floreano and J.-C. Zufferey. Insect Vision: A Few Tricks to Regulate Flight Altitude, in Current Biology, vol. 20, num. 19, p. R847-R849, 2010.
    T. Stirling and D. Floreano. Energy-Time Efficiency in Aerial Swarm Deployment. 10th International Symposium on Distributed Autonomous Robotics Systems., EPFL, Lasuaance, Switzerland, 2010.
    S. Hauert, D. Floreano and J.-C. Zufferey (Dirs.). Evolutionary Synthesis of Communication-Based Aerial Swarms. EPFL, Lausanne, 2010.
    S. Hauert, S. Leven, J.-C. Zufferey and D. Floreano. Beat-based synchronization and steering for groups of fixed-wing flying robots. International Symposium on Distributed Autonomous Robotics Systems, Lausanne, Switzerland, 2010.
    T. Stirling and D. Floreano. Energy Efficient Swarm Deployment for Search in Unknown Environments. 7th International Conference on Swarm Intelligence (ANTS 2010), Brussels, Belgium, Lecture Notes in COmputer Science (LNCS) 6234, 2010.
    W. Karlen, S. Cardin, D. Thalmann and D. Floreano. Enhancing Pilot Performance with a SymBodic System. 32nd Annual International IEEE EMBS Conference, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2010.
    J.-C. Zufferey, A. Beyeler and D. Floreano. Autonomous flight at low altitude using light sensors and little computational power, in International Journal of Micro Air Vehicles, vol. 2, num. 2, p. 107-117, 2010.
    M. Kovac, D. Floreano and J.-C. Zufferey (Dirs.). Bioinspired Jumping Locomotion for Miniature Robotics. EPFL, Lausanne, 2010.
    P. Dürr, C. Mattiussi and D. Floreano. Genetic representation and evolvability of modular neural controllers , accepted in IEEE Computational Intelligence Magazine, vol. 5, num. 3, p. 10-19, 2010.
    D. Marbach, R. J. Prill, T. Schaffter, C. Mattiussi and D. Floreano et al. Revealing strengths and weaknesses of methods for gene network inference, in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, vol. 107, num. 14, p. 6286–6291, 2010.
    M. Kovac, J. M. Germann, C. Hürzeler, R. Siegwart and D. Floreano. A Perching Mechanism for Micro Aerial Vehicles, in Journal of Micro-Nano Mechatronics, vol. 5, num. 3-4, p. 77-91, 2010.
    S. Hauert, S. Leven, J.-C. Zufferey and D. Floreano. Communication-based Swarming for Flying Robots. IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, Workshop on Network Science and Systems Issues in Multi-Robot Autonomy, Anchorage, Alaska, IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation ICRA, 2010.
    D. Floreano and L. Keller. Evolution of Adaptive Behaviour in Robots by Means of Darwinian Selection, in PLOS Biology, vol. 8, num. 1, p. e100029, 2010.
    S. Hauert, S. Mitri, L. Keller and D. Floreano. Evolving Cooperation: From Biology to Engineering, in The Horizons of Evolutionary Robotics, 2010.
    T. Stirling, S. Wischmann and D. Floreano. Energy-Efficient Indoor Search by Swarms of Simulated Flying Robots Without Global Information, in Swarm Intelligence, vol. 4, num. 2, p. 117-144, 2010.
    S. Hauert, S. Leven, J.-C. Zufferey and D. Floreano. Communication-based Swarming for Flying Robots. International Workshop on Self-Organized Systems, Zürich, Switzerland, 2010.
    S. Hauert, S. Leven, J.-C. Zufferey and D. Floreano. Communication-based Leashing of Real Flying Robots. IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), 2010.
    J.-C. Zufferey, A. Beyeler and D. Floreano. Autonomous flight at low altitude with vision-based collision avoidance and GPS-based path following. IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), Anchorage, Alaska, 2010.
    A. Klaptocz, G. Boutinard Rouelle, A. Briod, J.-C. Zufferey and D. Floreano. An Indoor Flying Platform with Collision Robustness and Self-Recovery. 2010 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA 2010), Anchorage, Alaska, US, 2010.
    D. Tarapore, D. Floreano and L. Keller. Task-dependent influence of genetic architecture and mating frequency on division of labour in social insect societies, in Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, vol. 64, p. 675-684, 2010.
    M. Kovac, M. Schlegel, J.-C. Zufferey and D. Floreano. Steerable Miniature Jumping Robot, in Autonomous Robots, vol. 28, num. 3, p. 295-306, 2010.
    J. Duparré, A. Brückner, F. Wippermann, J.-C. Zufferey and D. Floreano et al. Artificial compound eye and method for fabrication thereof, 09012409.0-2217, 2009.
    D. Floreano, J.-C. Zufferey, M. V. Srinivasan and C. Ellington, D. Floreano (Ed.) et al. Flying Insects and Robots, : . Springer, Berlin, 978-3-540-89392-9, 2009.

    Journal Articles

    A. Maesani, P. R. Fernando and D. Floreano. Artificial Evolution by Viability Rather Than Competition, in Plos One, vol. 9, num. 1, p. e86831, 2014.
    P. Lichocki, D. Floreano and L. Keller. Selection methods regulate evolution of cooperation in digital evolution, in Journal of the Royal Society Interface, vol. 11, num. 20130743, 2014.
    A. Briod, P. M. Kornatowski, J.-C. Zufferey and D. Floreano. A Collision Resilient Flying Robot, accepted in Journal of Field Robotics, 2014.
    B. E. Schubert and D. Floreano. Variable stiffness material based on rigid low-melting-point-alloy-microstructures embedded in soft poly(dimethylsiloxane) (PDMS), in Rsc Advances, vol. 3, num. 46, p. 24671-24679, 2013.
    D. Floreano, R. Pericet Camara, S. Viollet, F. Ruffier and A. Brückner et al. Miniature curved artificial compound eyes, in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, vol. 110, num. 23, p. 9332-9337, 2013.
    M. Dorigo, D. Floreano, L. Gambardella, F. Mondada and S. Nolfi et al. Swarmanoid: a novel concept for the study of heterogeneous robotic swarms, in IEEE Robotics & Automation Magazine, vol. 20, num. 4, p. 60-71, 2013.
    P. Lichocki, S. Wischmann, L. Keller and D. Floreano. Evolving team compositions by agent swapping, in IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation, vol. 17, num. 2, p. 282-298, 2013.
    P. P. Ramdya, T. Schaffter, D. Floreano and R. Benton. Fluorescence Behavioral Imaging (FBI) tracks identity in heterogeneous groups of Drosophila, in Plos One, vol. 7, num. 11, p. e48381, 2012.
    M. Dobrzynski, S. Mejri, S. Wischmann and D. Floreano. Quantifying information transfer through a head attached vibrotactile display: principles for design and control, in IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering Bme, vol. 59, num. 7, p. 2011 - 2018, 2012.
    A. Klaptocz, L. Daler, A. Briod, J.-C. Zufferey and D. Floreano. An Active Uprighting Mechanism for Flying Robots, in IEEE Transactions on Robotics, vol. 28, num. 5, p. 1152 - 1157, 2012.
    S. Wischmann, D. Floreano and L. Keller. Historical contingency affects signaling strategies and competitive abilities in evolving populations of simulated robots, in PNAS, vol. 109, num. 3, p. 864-868, 2012.
    P. Lichocki, D. Tarapore, L. Keller and D. Floreano. Neural networks as mechanisms to regulate division of labor, in The American Naturalist, vol. 179, num. 3, p. 391-400, 2012.
    J. M. Germann, M. Dommer, R. Pericet Camara and D. Floreano. An Active Connection Mechanism for Soft Modular Robots, in Advanced Robotics, vol. 26, num. 7, p. 785-798, 2012.
    M. Dobrzynski, R. Pericet Camara and D. Floreano. Vision Tape - a flexible compound vision sensor for motion detection and proximity estimation, in IEEE Sensors Journal, vol. 12, num. 5, p. 1131-1139, 2012.
    J. Roberts, T. Stirling, J.-C. Zufferey and D. Floreano. 3-D Relative Positioning Sensor for Indoor Flying Robots, in Autonomous Robots, vol. 33, num. 1-2, p. 5-20, 2012.
    W. Karlen and D. Floreano. Adaptive Sleep-Wake Discrimination for Wearable Devices, in Ieee Transactions On Biomedical Engineering, vol. 58, p. 920-926, 2011.
    T. Schaffter, D. Marbach and D. Floreano. GeneNetWeaver: In silico benchmark generation and performance profiling of network inference methods, in Bioinformatics, vol. 27, num. 16, p. 2263-2270, 2011.
    M. Waibel, D. Floreano and L. Keller. A Quantitative Test of Hamilton's Rule for the Evolution of Altruism, in PLOS Biology, vol. 9, num. 5, p. e1000615, 2011.
    C. Mattiussi, P. Dürr, D. Marbach and D. Floreano. Beyond Graphs: A New Synthesis, accepted in Journal of Computational Science, 2011.
    S. Leven, J.-C. Zufferey and D. Floreano. Dealing with Mid-Air Collisions in Dense Collective Aerial Systems, in Journal of Field Robotics, vol. 28, num. 3, p. 405-423, 2011.
    S. Mitri, D. Floreano and L. Keller. Relatedness influences signal reliability in evolving robots, in Proceedings of the Royal Society B, vol. 278, p. 378-383, 2011.
    W. Karlen and D. Floreano. Adaptive Sleep-Wake Discrimination for Wearable Devices, in IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, vol. 58, num. 4, p. 920-926, 2010.
    D. Floreano and J.-C. Zufferey. Insect Vision: A Few Tricks to Regulate Flight Altitude, in Current Biology, vol. 20, num. 19, p. R847-R849, 2010.
    J.-C. Zufferey, A. Beyeler and D. Floreano. Autonomous flight at low altitude using light sensors and little computational power, in International Journal of Micro Air Vehicles, vol. 2, num. 2, p. 107-117, 2010.
    P. Dürr, C. Mattiussi and D. Floreano. Genetic representation and evolvability of modular neural controllers , accepted in IEEE Computational Intelligence Magazine, vol. 5, num. 3, p. 10-19, 2010.
    D. Marbach, R. J. Prill, T. Schaffter, C. Mattiussi and D. Floreano et al. Revealing strengths and weaknesses of methods for gene network inference, in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, vol. 107, num. 14, p. 6286–6291, 2010.
    M. Kovac, J. M. Germann, C. Hürzeler, R. Siegwart and D. Floreano. A Perching Mechanism for Micro Aerial Vehicles, in Journal of Micro-Nano Mechatronics, vol. 5, num. 3-4, p. 77-91, 2010.
    D. Floreano and L. Keller. Evolution of Adaptive Behaviour in Robots by Means of Darwinian Selection, in PLOS Biology, vol. 8, num. 1, p. e100029, 2010.
    T. Stirling, S. Wischmann and D. Floreano. Energy-Efficient Indoor Search by Swarms of Simulated Flying Robots Without Global Information, in Swarm Intelligence, vol. 4, num. 2, p. 117-144, 2010.
    D. Tarapore, D. Floreano and L. Keller. Task-dependent influence of genetic architecture and mating frequency on division of labour in social insect societies, in Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, vol. 64, p. 675-684, 2010.
    M. Kovac, M. Schlegel, J.-C. Zufferey and D. Floreano. Steerable Miniature Jumping Robot, in Autonomous Robots, vol. 28, num. 3, p. 295-306, 2010.
    S. Mitri, D. Floreano and L. Keller. The Evolution of Information Suppression in Communicating Robots with Conflicting Interests, in PNAS, vol. 106, num. 37, p. 15786-15790, 2009.
    A. Beyeler, J.-C. Zufferey and D. Floreano. Vision-based control of near-obstacle flight, in Autonomous Robots, vol. 27, num. 3, p. 201-219, 2009.
    P. Dürr, W. Karlen, J. Guignard, C. Mattiussi and D. Floreano. Evolutionary Selection of Features for Neural Sleep/Wake Discrimination, in Journal of Artificial Evolution and Applications, vol. 2009, p. 1-10, 2009.
    D. Marbach, T. Schaffter, C. Mattiussi and D. Floreano. Generating Realistic In Silico Gene Networks for Performance Assessment of Reverse Engineering Methods, in Journal of Computational Biology, vol. 16, num. 2, p. 229-239, 2009.
    D. Marbach, C. Mattiussi and D. Floreano. Combining Multiple Results of a Reverse Engineering Algorithm: Application to the DREAM Five Gene Network Challenge, in Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, vol. 1158, p. 102-113, Annals Of The New York Academy Of Sciences, 2009.
    W. Karlen, C. Mattiussi and D. Floreano. Sleep and Wake Classification With ECG and Respiratory Effort Signals, in IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Circuits and Systems, vol. 3, p. 71-78, 2009.
    S. Hauert, J.-C. Zufferey and D. Floreano. Evolved swarming without positioning information: an application in aerial communication relay, in Autonomous Robots, vol. 26, num. 1, p. 21-32, 2009.
    D. Marbach, C. Mattiussi and D. Floreano. Replaying the Evolutionary Tape: Biomimetic Reverse Engineering of Gene Networks, in Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, vol. 1158, p. 234-245, Annals Of The New York Academy Of Sciences, 2009.
    M. Waibel, L. Keller and D. Floreano. Genetic Team Composition and Level of Selection in the Evolution of Cooperation, in IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation, vol. 13, num. 3, p. 648-660, 2009.
    S. Hauert, L. Winkler, J.-C. Zufferey and D. Floreano. Ant-based Swarming with Positionless Micro Air Vehicles for Communication Relay, in Swarm Intelligence, vol. 2, num. 2-4, p. 167-188, 2008.
    C. Mattiussi, D. Marbach, P. Dürr and D. Floreano. The Age of Analog Networks, in AI Magazine, vol. 29, num. 3, p. 63--76, 2008.
    D. Floreano, P. Dürr and C. Mattiussi. Neuroevolution: from architectures to learning, in Evolutionary Intelligence, vol. 1, num. 1, p. 47-62, 2008.
    M. Suzuki and D. Floreano. Enactive Robot Vision, in Adaptive Behavior, vol. 16, num. 2-3, p. 122-128, 2008.
    J.-C. Zufferey, A. Klaptocz, A. Beyeler, J.-D. Nicoud and D. Floreano. A 10-gram Vision-based Flying Robot, in Advanced Robotics, vol. 21, num. 14, p. 1671-1684, 2007.
    D. Roggen, D. Federici and D. Floreano. Evolutionary morphogenesis for multi-cellular systems, in Genetic Programming and Evolvable Machines, vol. 8, num. 1, p. 61-96, 2007.
    D. Floreano, S. Mitri, S. Magnenat and L. Keller. Evolutionary Conditions for the Emergence of Communication in Robots, in Current Biology, vol. 17, p. 514-519, 2007.
    C. Mattiussi and D. Floreano. Analog Genetic Encoding for the Evolution of Circuits and Networks, in IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation, vol. 11, num. 5, p. 596--607, 2007.
    J.-C. Zufferey, A. Guanella, A. Beyeler and D. Floreano. Flying over the Reality Gap: From Simulated to Real Indoor Airships, in Autonomous Robots, vol. 21, num. 3, p. 243-254, 2006.
    M. Waibel, D. Floreano, S. Magnenat and L. Keller. Division of labour and colony efficiency in social insects: effects of interactions between genetic architecture, colony kin structure and rate of perturbations, in Proceedings of the Royal Society B, vol. 273, p. 1815-23, 2006.
    J.-C. Zufferey and D. Floreano. Fly-inspired Visual Steering of an Ultralight Indoor Aircraft, in IEEE Transactions on Robotics, vol. 22, num. 1, p. 137-146, 2006.
    D. Floreano, Y. Epars, J.-C. Zufferey and C. Mattiussi. Evolution of Spiking Neural Circuits in Autonomous Mobile Robots, in International Journal of Intelligent Systems, vol. 21, num. 9, p. 1005-1024, 2006.
    M. Suzuki, D. Floreano and E. A. Di Paolo. The Contribution of Active Body Movement to Visual Development in Evolutionary Robots, in Neural Networks, vol. 18, num. 5/6, p. 656--665, 2005.
    D. Floreano, J.-C. Zufferey and J.-D. Nicoud. From Wheels to Wings with Evolutionary Spiking Neurons, in Artificial Life, vol. 11, num. 1-2, p. 121-138, 2005.
    F. Mondada, L. M. Gambardella, D. Floreano and M. Dorigo. The cooperation of swarm-bots: physical interactions in collective robotics, in Robotics & Automation Magazine, vol. 12, num. 2, p. 21-28, 2005.
    D. Floreano, M. Suzuki and C. Mattiussi. Active Vision and Receptive Field Development in Evolutionary Robots, in Evolutionary Computation, vol. 13, num. 4, p. 527--544, 2005.
    F. Mondada, G. C. Pettinaro, A. Guignard, I. Kwee and D. Floreano et al. SWARM-BOT: a New Distributed Robotic Concept, in Autonomous Robots, special Issue on Swarm Robotics, vol. 17, num. 2-3, p. 193-221, 2004.
    D. Floreano, F. Mondada, A. Perez-Uribe and D. Roggen. Machine Self-Evolution, in YLEM journal, vol. 24, num. 12, p. 4-10, 2004.
    M. Dorigo, V. Trianni, E. Sahin, R. Groß and T. H. Labella et al. Evolving Self-Organizing Behaviors for a Swarm-bot, in Autonomous Robots, special Issue on Swarm Robotics, vol. 17, num. 2-3, p. 223-245, 2004.
    D. Floreano, T. Kato, D. Marocco and E. Sauser. Coevolution of active vision and feature selection, in Biological Cybernetics, vol. 90, num. 3, p. 218--228, 2004.
    C. Mattiussi, M. Waibel and D. Floreano. Measures of Diversity for Populations and Distances Between Individuals with Highly Reorganizable Genomes, in Evolutionary Computation, vol. 12, num. 4, p. 495--515, 2004.
    S. Nolfi, J.-L. Deneubourg, D. Floreano, L. M. Gambardella and F. Mondada et al. Swarm-Bots: Swarm of Mobile Robots able to Self-Assemble and Self-Organize, in Ercim News, num. 53, p. 25-26, 2003.
    S. Nolfi and D. Floreano. Neural Synthesis of Artificial Organisms through Evolution, in Trends in Cognitive Sciences, vol. 6, num. 1, p. 31-37, 2002.
    J. Urzelai and D. Floreano. Evolution of Adaptive Synapses: Robots with Fast Adaptive Behavior in New Environments, in Evolutionary Computation, vol. 9, num. 4, p. 495-524, 2001.
    C. De Lillo, D. Floreano and F. Antinucci. Transitive choices by a simple, fully connected, backpropagation neural network: implications for the comparative study of transitive inference, in Animal Cognition, vol. 4, p. 61-68, 2001.
    D. Floreano and J. Urzelai. Neural Morphogenesis, Synaptic Plasticity, and Evolution, in Theory in Biosciences, vol. 120, num. 3-4, p. 225-240, 2001.
    D. Floreano and J. Urzelai. Evolution of Plastic Control Networks, in Autonomous Robots, vol. 11, num. 3, p. 311-317, 2001.
    S. Nolfi and D. Floreano. Evolutionary robotics: developing robots through artificial evolution, in ERCIM News, vol. 42, p. 12-13, 2000.
    D. Floreano and J. Urzelai. Evolutionary Robots with on-line self-organization and behavioral fitness, in Neural Networks, vol. 13, num. 4-5, p. 431-443, 2000.
    D. Floreano and J. Urzelai. Artificial Evolution of Adaptive Software: An Application to Autonomous Robots, in 3D The Journal of Three dimensional images (in japanese), vol. 14, num. 4, p. 64-69, 2000.
    A. Arleo, J. d. R. Millán and D. Floreano. Learning of Variable-Resolution Cognitive maps for Autonomous Indoor Navigation, in IEEE Transactions on Robotics and Automation, vol. 15, num. 6, p. 990-1000, 1999.
    S. Nolfi and D. Floreano. Learning and Evolution, in Autonomous Robots, vol. 7, num. 1, p. 89-113, 1999.
    J. Urzelai and D. Floreano. Evolution, Modularity, and Emergence in Autonomous Robots, 1998.
    S. Nolfi and D. Floreano. Co-evolving predator and prey robots: Do 'arm races' arise in artificial evolution?, in Artificial Life, vol. 4, num. 4, p. 311-335, 1998.
    D. Floreano and F. Mondada. Evolutionary Neurocontrollers for Autonomous Mobile Robots, in Neural Networks, vol. 11, num. 7-8, p. 1461-1478, 1998.
    J. Urzelai, D. Floreano, M. Dorigo and M. Colombetti. Incremental Robot Shaping, in Connection Science, vol. 10, p. 341-360, 1998.
    J. Kay, D. Floreano and W. A. Phillips. Contextually Guided Unsupervised Learning Using Local Multivariate Binary Processors, in Neural Networks, vol. 11, num. 1, p. 117-140, 1998.
    D. Floreano and F. Mondada. Evolution of Homing Navigation in a Real Mobile Robot, in IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man and Cybernetics Part B : Cybernetics, vol. 26, num. 3, p. 396-407, 1996.
    F. Mondada and D. Floreano. Evolution of neural control structures: Some experiments on mobile robots, in Robotics and Autonomous Systems, vol. 16, num. 2-4, p. 183-195, 1995.
    D. Floreano, W. A. Phillips and J. Kay. A computational theory of learning visual features via contextual guidance, in Perception, vol. 24S, p. 22, 1995.
    D. Floreano, D. Parisi, F. Antinucci and F. Natale. Eye tracking with a recurrent neural network, in Cognitive Systems, vol. 3, p. 331-349, 1993.

    Conference Papers

    M. Basiri, F. S. Schill, D. Floreano and P. Lima. Audio-based Localization for Swarms of Micro Air Vehicles. IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA 2014), Hong Kong, China, 2014.
    J. M. Germann, A. Maesani, M. Stöckli and D. Floreano. Soft Cell Simulator: A tool to study Soft Multi-Cellular Robots. IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics, Shenzhen, China, 2013.
    M. Basiri, F. Schill, D. Floreano and P. Lima. Audio-based Relative Positioning System for Multiple Micro Air Vehicle Systems. Robotics: Science and Systems RSS2013, Berlin, Germany, 2013.
    A. Briod, J.-C. Zufferey and D. Floreano. Optic-Flow Based Control of a 46g Quadrotor. Workshop on Vision-based Closed-Loop Control and Navigation of Micro Helicopters in GPS-denied Environments, IROS 2013, Tokyo, Japan, 2013.
    A. Klaptocz, A. Briod, L. Daler, J.-C. Zufferey and D. Floreano. Euler Spring Collision Protection for Flying Robots. International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), Tokyo, Japan, 2013.
    L. Daler, J. Lecoeur, P. B. Hählen and D. Floreano. A Flying Robot with Adaptive Morphology for Multi-Modal Locomotion. IROS 13, Tokyo, Japan, 2013.
    A. Briod, P. M. Kornatowski, A. Klaptocz, A. Garnier and M. Pagnamenta et al. Contact-based navigation for an autonomous flying robot. International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), Tokyo, Japan, 2013.
    S. Rosati, B. Rimoldi, K. Kruzelecki, A. jimenez-Pacheco and D. Floreano et al. Testbed for Fast-Deployable Flying WiFi Networks. FOURTH NORDIC WORKSHOP ON SYSTEM AND NETWORK OPTIMIZATION FOR WIRELESS, Kittila, Finland, 2013.
    J. Shintake, S. Rosset, D. Floreano and H. Shea. Effect of mechanical parameters on dielectric elastomer minimum energy structures. Electroactive Polymer Actuators and Devices (EAPAD), San Diego, USA, Proceedings of SPIE, 2013.
    S. Hauert, S. Leven, J.-C. Zufferey and D. Floreano. Beat-Based Synchronization and Steering for Groups of Fixed-Wing Flying Robots. [u'10th International Symposium on Distributed Autonomous Robotic Systems', u'10th International Symposium on Distributed Autonomous Robotic Systems'], Springer Tracts in Advanced Robotics, 2013.
    T. Stirling and D. Floreano. Energy-Time Efficiency in Aerial Swarm Deployment. [u'10th International Symposium on Distributed Autonomous Robotic Systems', u'10th International Symposium on Distributed Autonomous Robotic Systems'], Springer Tracts in Advanced Robotics, 2013.
    M. Dobrzynski, H. Vanderparre, R. Pericet Camara, G. L'Eplattenier and S. Lacour et al. HYPER-FLEXIBLE 1-D SHAPE SENSOR. The 17th International Conference on Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems, Barcelona, Spain, 2013.
    L. Daler, A. Klaptocz, A. Briod, M. Sitti and D. Floreano. A Perching Mechanism for Flying Robots Using a Fibre-Based Adhesive. ICRA 13, Karlsruhe, 2013.
    P. Lichocki, D. Tarapore, L. Keller and D. Floreano. Limitations of response thresholds models of division of labor. Artificial Life 13, the Thirteenth International Conference on the Simulation and Synthesis of Living Systems, East Lansing, Michigan, USA, 2012.
    P. Lichocki, L. Keller and D. Floreano. Differences in the Concept of Fitness Between Artificial Evolution and Natural Selection. Artificial Life 13, the Thirteenth International Conference on the Simulation and Synthesis of Living Systems, East Lansing, Michigan, USA, 2012.
    M. Basiri, F. S. Schill, P. Lima U. and D. Floreano. Robust Acoustic Source Localization of Emergency Signals from Micro Air Vehicles. IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), Vilamoura, Algarve, Portugal, 2012.
    A. Jimenez Pacheco, D. Bouhired, Y. Gasser, J.-C. Zufferey and D. Floreano et al. Implementation of a Wireless Mesh Network of Ultra Light MAVs with Dynamic Routing. IEEE GLOBECOM 2012, 3rd International IEEE Workshop on Wireless Networking & Control for Unmanned Autonomous Vehicles 2012, Anaheim, California, USA, 2012.
    T. Stirling, J. Roberts, J.-C. Zufferey and D. Floreano. Indoor Navigation with a Swarm of Flying Robots. IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA 2012), St. Paul, Minnesota, USA, 2012.
    M. Dobrzynski, I. Halasz, R. Pericet Camara and D. Floreano. Contactless deflection sensing of concave and convex shapes assisted by soft mirrors. IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), 2012, Vilamoura, Algarve, Portugal, 2012.

    Dario Floreano


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    Fields of Expertise

    • Bio-inspired Robotics
    • Bio-inspired Artificial Intelligence
    • Computational Biology