Paolo Dario received the Dr. Eng. Degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Pisa, Italy, in 1977. He is currently a Professor of Biomedical Robotics at SSSA, Pisa, Italy. He also teaches courses at the School of Engineering of the University of Pisa. He has been a Visiting Professor at many universities, including Brown University, USA, the Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland, Waseda University, Japan, College de France, Paris, Ecole Normale Superieure de Cachan, France, and Zhejiang University, China. He is the founder and co-ordinator of the Advanced Robotics Technologies and Systems (ARTS) Laboratory and of the Center for Research in Microengineering (CRIM) Laboratory of the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, where he supervises a team of about 55 researchers and Ph.D. students. He is also the Director of the Polo Sant’Anna Valdera, the Science Park of the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna. His main research interests are in the fields of biorobotics, medical robotics, mechatronics, and micro/nanoengineering. He has been and is the coordinator of many national and European projects, the editor of two books in Robotics, and the author of more than 200 scientific papers (140 in ISI journals). He is Editor-in-Chief, Associate Editor, and Member of the Editorial Board of many international journals. Prof. Dario served as President of the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society in the term 2002–2003. He is a Fellow of the European Society on Medical and Biological Engineering, and a recipient of many honors and awards, such as the Joseph Engelberger Award. He is also a Member of the Board of the International Foundation of Robotics Research (IFRR).