Friday, September 15, 2006

Dario Floreano - Talking Robots

Talking Robot - Dario Floreano on Robotics and Artificial Life

In this first episode we talk to Dario Floreano, the initiator and editor in chief of Talking Robots, about his motivations for this podcast, and about the roots, the current trends and the future of robotics and artificial intelligence.

Dr. Floreano is a professor at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Lausanne, Switzerland and the head of the Laboratory of Intelligent Systems (LIS). He is well known for his pioneering role in the field of Evolutionary Robotics. He has made significant contributions to the fields of Artificial Neural Systems, Artificial Life, Evolutionary Computation, Swarm Robotics, and Biomimetic Electronics.

His goal is to understand and replicate the principles that allow living and artificial systems to self-organize, adapt, and remain operational in changing and unknown environments using a systemic approach that integrates hardware and software. His current projects include the areas of evolutionary robotics and electronics, bio-mimetic engineering, biology reverse engineering, and computational intelligence (evolutionary systems, neural networks, swarm intelligence).



  • Anonymous M. Kimberlin said on 9/15/2006 7:49 PM  

    I am really happy to see this podcast launch. While there are some hobbyist podcasts out there, they tend to carry less substance than I would like to see. I ran across the site in some of my searching for robotics and AI resources a few weeks ago and have been waiting for the first episode to release ever since. (I was completely confused when I downloaded 01Fear.mp3. At first I thought the music was an intro...but then that's all there was. :).

    Anyway, both Dr. Floreano and Mr. Waibel were very well spoken and concise and I look forward to hearing more from them as well as any future guests to the show. Thanks for all the effort, we all know these productions are not simple. Keep it up!

  • Hi,

    I'm an hobbyist but I still read a lot of AI/robotics papers/thesis to advance my skills.

    Could you post any alternative robotic podcast's names/links so I can check add to my list. I'd like to listen to all of them to get the best of each.

    Keep up the excellent work.


  • Good idea Stephane, will do!


  • Hi,

    I'm studing Robotics(BSc)at the
    University of the West of England in Bristol, UK.

    I want to thank you for taking the time to produce this podcast. It is really nice to see someone producing this kind of content.

    Dr. Floreano podcast on AI was very intresting.

    It would be nice to have a Podcast based on the research that the LIS is working on.

    I am much looking forward to hearing all the future podcasts..

    Well done,


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