Mr Dario is the author of more than 300 scientific papers and editor of two books on robotics and is currently director at the Biorobotics Institute, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, and Professor of Biomedical Robotics. 1977, PhD in Mechanical Engineering, University of Pisa. 2002-03, President, IEEE Robotics and Automation Society; 2006, General Chair, first IEEE RAS/EMBS Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics (BioRob); 2007, General Chair, IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA); 2008, General Chair, ISG 2008. Visiting Professor: Brown University, RI; Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL); Waseda University, Tokyo; College de France, Paris. Fellow: IEEE; European Society on Medical and Biological Engineering; University of Tokyo. Board Member, International Foundation of Robotics Research (IFRR). Member, Horizon2020 Advisory Group Societal Challenge "Health, Demographic Change and Wellbeing".