Dario Floreano Interview

Dario Floreano is director of the Laboratory of Intelligent Systems (LIS) at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne in Switzerland. He is one of the pioneers in evolutionary robotics, a research field in which robots are evolved using artificial evolution.
His research activities focus on three areas of embodied artificial intelligence: 1) design of novel micro-robots that take inspiration from biological organisms; 2) methods for allowing several of these robots to cooperate in order to accomplish missions that are impossible for a single robot; 3) artificial evolution to synthetize novel forms of electro-mechanical organisms and for reverse engineering of complex biological circuits, such as gene regulatory networks.