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Thomas Mann




  hand gestures swarm recognition
Human-swarm interaction:

Our recent work on human-swarm interaction based on visual gesture recognition illustrated in a nice video

More than 10,000 citations!

Altogether my papers have surpassed 10,000 citations.
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article on swarm intelligence and swarm routing
The Economist:

Article about Swarm intelligence and my research on network routing!

  tv interview on learning machines
TV interview @ Il giardino di Albert:

I've been the special guest of the TV science show Il giardino di Albert (RSI1, Swiss-Italian broadcast TV) to speak about robotics and learning machines.

Enjoy watching the full show (1 hour), or jump to minutes 11:35, 21:30, and 27:05, or watch the compressed version

MC3 2013 Workshop
MC3 Workshop:

The 2nd International Workshop on Mobility and Communication for Cooperation and Coordination.

In conjunction with the ``16th International Conference on Advanced Robotics (ICAR)'', Montevideo, Uruguay, November 25-29, 2013.

Deadline for paper submission: October 5, 2013

Lab page on swarm robotics research
Swarm robotics @ IDSIA:

Visit the page of our research on swarm robotics, with links to publications, videos, and projects



About Me


I obtained a degree in Physics with full honors from the University of Bologna, Italy, in 1992. Under the supervision of Prof. Marco Dorigo, I obtained in 2001 an MSc. and in 2004 a Ph.D. in Applied Sciences from the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB), Belgium.

I've been awarded several prestigious fellowships from the scientific institutions of the European Community (4 Marie Curie fellowships) and from other governmental institutions. This gave me the opportunity to work in several institutes and universities across the globe and build up an interdisciplinary expertise covering different domains such as: parallel and distributed computing, autonomous robotics, combinatorial optimization, telecommunications, swarm intelligence, swarm robotics, and system biology. In these domains I co-authored more than 90 peer-reviewed international publications.

Currently I'm senior researcher at Istituto Dalle Molle di Studi sull'Intelligenza Artificiale (IDSIA), in Lugano, Switzerland.

My most recent research activities focus on the study of swarm intelligence and on its application to challenging problems in the context of:

  • Distributed and swarm robotics
  • Communications networks
  • Combinatorial optimization






Dr. Gianni Di Caro
Galleria 1
6928 Manno
Email: gianni at idsia dot ch

Phone: (+41) 58 666 6668 
Fax:     (+41) 91 610 8661