Dario Floreano


Biography and current work


Prof. Dario Floreano (M.A. 1988; M.S. 1992; Ph.D. 1995) is the director of the Laboratory of Intelligent Systems and director of the Swiss National Center of Competence in Robotics. He is member of the Global Agenda Council on Robotics and Smart Devices of the World Economic Forum. He is co-founder of the company senseFly S.A., of the International Society for Artificial Life, and founder of the popular robotics podcast series Talking Robots (which later became RobotsPodcast).

He has been on the advisory board of the Future and Emerging Technologies division of the European Commission, on the advisory board of the Institute for Advanced Studies in Budapest, and on the board of governors of the International Society for Neural Networks. Prof. Floreano is a senior member of the IEEE and received several national and international awards for professional and cultural achievements. Prof. Floreano is or has been on the editorial board of the international journals: Neural Networks (Pergamon), Genetic Programming and Evolvable Machines (Kluwer), Adaptive Behavior (Sage), Artificial Life (MIT Press), Connection Science (Francis & Taylor), Evolutionary Computation (MIT Press), Evolutionary Intelligence (Springer), IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation (IEEE), Autonomous Robots (Kluwer).


Flying Insects and Robots

Bio-Inspired Artificial Intelligence

Evolutionary Robotics

Manuale sulle Reti Neurali


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Dario Floreano

Full Professor


Fields of Expertise

  • Flying Robots
  • Evolutionary Robots
  • Soft Robots
  • Bio-inspired Robots
  • Bio-inspired Artificial Intelligence
  • Psychophysics
  • Neural Computation