Short Biography

Dario Brescianini is a postdoctoral research assistant at the Robotics and Perception Group, University of Zurich, led by Professor Davide Scaramuzza. He is the main developer of the Omnicopter, a novel high performance flying machine. His main interests are in Control and Planning, State Estimation, Computer Vision and Machine Learning.

In 2007, Dario began studying Mechanical Engineering at ETH Zürich, Switzerland, receiving an Outstanding Bachelor Award for the best first year examinations and bachelor degree. During his master studies, he focused on control theory and mechanical systems and was awarded the Willi Studer prize 2013 for the best master degree in Mechanical Engineering. His master thesis “Quadrocopter Pole Acrobatics” received extensive media coverage. From 2013 to 2018, Dario was a doctoral student at the Institute for Dynamic Systems and Control at ETH Zürich under the supervision of Professor Raffaello D’Andrea. His doctoral research was carried out in the Flying Machine Arena, where he focused on the design and control of novel flying machines, trajectory planning, attitude control and learning.


since 2018 – Postdoctoral research assistant
2018 – PhD in Robotics
2012 – MSc in Mechanical Engineering (Focus: Robotics, Systems and Control)
2010 – BSc in Mechanical Engineering (Focus: Mechatronics)

Full CV available upon request.