Biomedical Robotics at the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna
Robotic Puppet Theatre. The "Roborama" Italian experience
Paolo Dario is a Professor of Biomedical Robotics at the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna in Pisa. He is also a Visiting Professor at Waseda University, Japan, and at Zhejiang University, China. He is the coordinator of the CRIM (Center for the Research in Microengineering) Laboratory of the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, where he supervises a team of about 140 researchers, including 70+ PhD students. He also serves as Director of the Polo Sant’Anna Valdera of the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna. Since September 2009, Professor Dario is the coordinator of the newly established Center of Micro-BioRobotics @Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna of the Italian Institute of Technology. His main research interests are in the fields of medical robotics, bio-robotics, mechatronics and micro/nanoengineering. Prof. Dario has served as President of the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society in the years 2002-2003. He has been the General Chair of the IEEE RAS-EMBS BioRob’06 Conference and of the 2007 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA’07). Prof. Dario is an IEEE Fellow, a Fellow of the European Society on Medical and Biological Engineering, a Fellow of the School of Engineering of the University of Tokyo, and a recipient of many honors and awards, including the Joseph Engelberger Award. He is also a member of the Board of the International Foundation of Robotics Research (IFRR).