Paolo Dario is Emeritus Professor of the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna in Pisa. Until 2021, he has been a Full professor of Biomedical Robotics and taught courses to PhD students in the BioRobotics PhD Program and Master’s students in the M.Sc. Program in Bionics Engineering, jointly organized by the University of Pisa and the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna.He has been Founding Director (2011 – 2017) of The BioRobotics Institute and Founding Coordinator of the PhD Program in BioRobotics at the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna. He has served as PhD coordinator till 2019. He served as Pro-Rector for Innovation, Knowledge Transfer and University’s Third Mission and as Coordinator of the Department of Excellence in Robotics & AI at the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna. He is the Scientific Director of the ARTES4.0 Competence Center on Industry 4.0, co-funded by the Italian Ministry of Economic Development (MiSE) and participated by 127 partners (public and private). He has also served on university boards, on National and International Evaluation Committees on research and academic activities, and on many Nationals and International Boards to evaluate candidates for academic positions. Paolo Dario served as President of the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society from 2002-to 2003. He has been General or Program Chair of several large international conferences, including IEEE ICAR, ICRA, IROS and BioRob, which he founded. He is an IEEE Life Fellow, a Fellow of the European Society on Medical and Biological Engineering, and a recipient of many honours and awards.