Gianmarco Veruggio

Marco Veruggio earned a degree in electronic engineering at University di Genoa in 1980.
In 2007 he joined the CNR-IEIIT (National Research Council – Electronic, Information and Telecommunication Engineer Institute) as a Research Director and is now Responsible for the Genoa's Operational Unit.
He designs prototypal submarine robots and personally led several scientific missions in the Mediterranean Sea, Antarctica and the Arctic.
A pioneer of the Internet Robotics, in 2002 explored both Poles with the world's first Internet - controlled submarine robot.

He has been involved in projects of dissemination and education and in
2000 he founded the association “Scuola di Robotica” (Robotics School) to promote Robotics among young people through European and national Educational projects.
In 2002, the study of the complex relationships between Robotics and Society led him to introduce the concept (and coin the very term) of Roboethics and supports the idea of applying ethics to robotics development for human and social progress.

In 2009 he was presented with the title of Commander of the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic, one of Italy’s highest civilian honours.
In 2015, Rotary International Foundation awards him a Paul Harris Fellowship for his tangible contribution to a better mutal understanding anmd friendly relationship among people all across the world.