Dario Floreano

MED 1 1026 (Bâtiment MED)
Station 9
CH-1015 Lausanne

Web site: Web site: https://lis.epfl.ch/

Administrative data

Fields of expertise

Flying Robots
Evolutionary Robots
Soft Robots
Wearable Robots
Bio-inspired Robots
Bio-inspired Artificial Intelligence

Teaching & PhD



Mechanical Engineering

PhD Programs

Doctoral Program in Electrical Engineering

Doctoral Program in Microsystems and Microelectronics

Doctoral program in robotics, control, and intelligent systems

Doctoral Program in Mechanics

Doctoral Program Digital Humanities


Topics in Autonomous Robotics

Students will be introduced to modern approaches in control and design of autonomous robots through lectures and exercises.

Robotics practicals

The practicals can include the following topics:

  • Teaching Robots to Accomplish a Manipulation Task
  • Experimenting with haptic interfaces
  • Controlling a serial robot ABB IRB 120
  • Control of the Micro Delta Direct Drive robot
  • LiniX, linear axis, assembly and control

    Aerial robotics

    The course provides an introduction to the design, control, and applications of aerial robots. Students will be able to translate theoretical concepts into practice by means of hands-on exercises with simulated drones.

    Evolutionary robotics

    The course describes theories, methods, and technologies for designing robots and artificial systems inspired by evolution, development, and learning. It also shows how robotic models can help to understand biological systems. The course ends with a discussion of future bio-hybrid robots.