Using robots to test evolutionary hypothesis. This is the main purpose of John Long's research. In his laboratory, he and his colleagues build robots with essential bio-realistic animal features, like the ability to behave autonomously. We interviewed him before his lecture at the Festival della Scienza in Genoa.
Gruppo 2003: It is important that the Research Agency is transparent and independent from politics, starting from the choice of its governing bodies.
The Italian Government has finally proposed a National Agency for Research, which has been advocated for many years by the Gruppo 2003, a charity of Italian highly Cited scientists focused on Italian research policy. For the moment, information on the characteristics of the Agency is contained in Article 28 of the Draft Budget Law for 2020, which will be discussed in the Chambers in the coming days.