The AI enabled city

Advances in robotics allow us to re-imagine urban environments. Future cities will operate as ecosystems in which humans and robots work symbiotically to accomplish tasks too laborious, dangerous or expensive to do manually. We examine how the latest developments in flying robots draw on the energy efficient adaptive strategies of living organisms that thrive in complex environments.


Mirko is the UK Government’s advisor on aerial robotics and regularly consults with industry on technology foresight and strategy development. His research focuses on the conception and implementation of novel mobility solutions for robotics and autonomous manufacturing. He received his PhD from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, completed post-doctoral research at Harvard and has been a research associate within several leading international academic institutions. He is a specialist in bio-inspired robotics.