Dario Floreano keynote speaker
Dario Floreano keynote speaker

Dario Floreano

Director, Laboratory of Intelligent Systems

Speaker Themes

  • Key trends in robotics and A.I. (e.g. manufacturing, transport, healthcare…)
  • The evolving relationship between human and machine
  • How robotics and A.I. are re-shaping business and society

Travels from

Lausanne, Switzerland


Professor Dario Floreano is one of the world’s leading experts in the field of robotics and AI.

He is Director of the Laboratory of Intelligent Systems at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL) and Director of the Swiss National Centre of Competence in Robotics.

In addition, he is a founding member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Robotics and Smart Devices and an executive board member of the International Society for Neural Networks. He is also co-founder of the International Society for Artificial Life.

Dario Floreano’s book, Tales From A Robotic World: How Intelligent Machines Will Shape Our Future (September 2022, MIT Press, co-authored with Nicola Nosengo), examines how robots are set to re-shape business and society, and could help us grapple with some of the most pressing challenges facing humanity.

Dario’s research has translated into several successful business ventures, including senseFly.com and Flyability.com 

He also founded the popular podcast series Robohub.org.

For more information on Dario Floreano’s speaking topics and booking him as a speaker for your event, contact Leo von Bülow-Quirk at leo@vbqspeakers.com


The 21st century has seen a fundamental shift in the relationship between human and machine: robots can now learn, perceive the world around them and interact with people.

From self-driving cars to insect-inspired drones and wearable tech, robotics and A.I. are revolutionising the way we live and work – and the rate of change is only going to increase.

As a keynote speaker, Dario helps audiences get to grips with these evolving trends, and the opportunities and risks they present for business.


“…our panel discussion was a great success…I had so many people come to me to say how much they enjoyed it…It was also great to hear that people wished we’d gone on for longer !!  We hit all the marks we were aiming for – lots of content, discussion and introductions to a wide range of subjects that can be considered and discussed now….I hope we can do it again!” – Major Investment Bank


“A pioneer of ‘evolutionary robotics’ borrows drone designs from nature” – The Economist, July 2017

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