The Laboratory of Intelligent Systems directed by Prof. Dario Floreano investigates the future of artificial intelligence and robotics at the convergence of biology and engineering, humans and machines. Our current fields of activity span:

Selected Recent Publications

M. A. Estrada; S. Mintchev; D. L. Christensen; M. R. Cutkosky; D. Floreano : Forceful manipulation with micro air vehicles; Science Robotics. 2018. DOI : 10.1126/scirobotics.aau6903.
S. Mintchev; J. Shintake; D. Floreano : Bioinspired dual-stiffness origami; Science Robotics. 2018. DOI : 10.1126/scirobotics.aau0275.
J. C. Miehlbradt; A. T. Cherpillod; S. Mintchev; M. Coscia; F. Artoni et al. : Data-driven body–machine interface for the accurate control of drones; Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 2018. DOI : 10.1073/pnas.1718648115.
C. Rognon; S. Mintchev; F. I. T. Dell'Agnola; A. T. Cherpillod; D. Atienza Alonso et al. : FlyJacket: An Upper Body Soft Exoskeleton for Immersive Drone Control; IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters. 2018. DOI : 10.1109/LRA.2018.2810955.
G. E. Tamo; A. Maesani; S. Träger; M. Degiacomi; D. Floreano et al. : Disentangling constraints using viability evolution principles in integrative modeling of macromolecular assemblies; Scientific Reports. 2017. DOI : 10.1038/s41598-017-00266-w.
P. Ramdya; R. Thandiackal; R. Cherney; T. Asselborn; R. Benton et al. : Climbing favours the tripod gait over alternative faster insect gaits; Nature Communications. 2017. DOI : 10.1038/ncomms14494.
A. Tonazzini; S. Mintchev; B. Schubert; B. Mazzolai; J. Shintake et al. : Variable Stiffness Fiber with Self-Healing Capability; Advanced Materials. 2016. DOI : 10.1002/adma.201602580.
J. Shintake; S. Rosset; B. E. Schubert; D. Floreano; H. Shea : Versatile soft grippers with intrinsic electroadhesion based on multifunctional polymer actuators; Advanced Materials. 2016. DOI : 10.1002/adma.201504264.