Roberto Cingolani

Scientific Director - Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT)

He has been Scientific Director of the Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT) in Genoa since December 2005. He launched the Humanoid Technologies interdisciplinary program, based on the idea that the technological imitation of nature and its processes can provide solutions for improving the quality of people’s lives. The IIT’s scientific program combines nanotechnologies, neurosciences and robotics, and has led to the development, in just 10 years, of the most widespread humanoid platform in the world: iCub.