My main research interests are in Neurorobotics, Computational Neuroscience, Rehabilitation Robotics, Human-Robot Interaction, Evolutionary Robotics, Swarm robotics and Biologically-Inspired Controllers.
Dr. Dragone’s expertise includes robotics, wireless sensor networks and software engineering. He worked in a number of EU IoT projects and led RUBICON (fp7rubicon.cu), building integrated robotic and IoT systems.
I am interested in how ideas from biology can be applied to Robotics and Computer Science. My current research focus is on artificial biochemical networks, evolutionary algorithms, and medical applications.
Interests include development of parallel functional programming languages for HPC, embedded and FPGA systems with a focus on reliability, verification, performance, and application of resource constrained languages for autonomous robotics systems.
My research is undertaken through the Pervasive, Ubiquitous and Mobile Applications (PUMA) Lab, the Intelligent Systems Lab (ISL) and the Robotics Lab which is part of the Edinburgh Centre for Robotics.
My research focuses on enabling robots and autonomous systems to understand real-world complex environments and achieve persistent autonomy in them, including robotic vision, simultaneous localisation and mapping (SLAM), robot learning, computer vision and machine (deep) learning.