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Prof. Roberto Calandra


Research interests

  • Robotics
  • Model-based Control
  • Tactile Sensing
  • Legged Locomotion
  • Machine Learning
  • Reinforcement Learning
  • Bayesian Optimization
  • Deep Learning


March 2023

Full Professor (W3), Technische Universit ̈at Dresden, Germany,
Head of the Learning, Adaptive Systems and Robotics (LASR) lab

May 2023

Scientific Advisor,
Kyber Labs

2018 - 2023

Research Scientist,
Meta AI (formerly Facebook AI Research), United States
Founder of the Robotic Lab in Menlo Park

2016 - 2018

Postdoctoral Scholar,
University of California: Berkeley, United States


Ph.D. in Computer Science,
Technische Universit ̈at Darmstadt, Germany
Thesis topic: Bayesian Modeling for Optimization and Control in Robotics

Jul - Oct 2015

Research Intern,
Microsoft Research, Cambridge, UK


M.Sc. in Machine Learning and Data Mining,
Aalto University, Finland
Thesis topic: An Exploration of Deep Belief Networks toward Adaptive Learning

May - Dec 2010

Research Assistant, Bayesian Methodology group,
Aalto University, Finland 


B.Sc. in Computer Science Engineering,
Universit`a degli Studi di Palermo, Italy
Thesis topic: Design and Building of a Robotics Mobile Platform

Mar - May 2008

BELTEC s.r.l., Italy


Identification Numbers

ORCID Orcid 0000-0001-9430-8433
Scopus author ID 55418579600

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