EPFL’s Laboratory of Intelligent Systems(LIS) will display its flying drone at IIT Bombay’s annual technical festival, Techfest 2016-17. The drone will be presented by Dr. Dario Floreano, Director of LIS, who will also educate students on the biologically inspired principles and technologies to improve capability, safety, and use of drones in civilian applications.
Talk by Prof. Dario Floreano on Morphofunctional Drones – On Saturday 17th December 2016, between 8.00 am to 9.30 am at LC 002, IIT Bombay
Exhibition of Morphofunctional Drones by Dr. Stefano Mintchev – From 16th to 18th December between 10.oo am to 12.30 pm at KV Grounds, IIT Bombay, Powai, Mumbai 400076
Prof. Dario Floreano is director of the Laboratory of Intelligent Systems at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL). He is also founder and director of the Swiss National Center of Competence in Robotics. Prof. Floreano holds an M.A. in visual psychophysics, an M.S. in Neural Computation, and a PhD in Robotics. He held research positions at Sony, at Caltech/JPL, and at Harvard University. He is interested in robotics and A.I. at the convergence of biology and engineering. His research activities include aerial robotics, soft robotics, wearable robotics, and evolutionary robotics. He published more than 350 articles, several patents, and 4 books on Artificial Neural Networks, Evolutionary Robotics, Bio-inspired Artificial Intelligence, and Bio-inspired Flying Robots with MIT Press and Springer Verlag. He is on the Advisory Board of Future and Emergent Technologies of the European Commission, has been a founding member of the World Economic Forum Council on robotics and smart devices, co-founder of the International Society of Artificial Life, Inc., and executive board member of the International Society for Neural Networks. He spun off two successful companies in drones (senseFly and Flyability) and a non-for-profit platform for public awareness of robotics and A.I. (RoboHub).