April 2012 Bruno Siciliano was born in Naples, Italy, on October 27, 1959. He received the Laurea degree and the Research Doctorate degree in Electronic Engineering from the University of Naples in 1982 and 1987, respectively. From 1983 to 2000 he was with the Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology of the University of Naples Federico II. From 2000 to 2003 he was Professor of Automatic Control in the Department of Information and Electrical Engineering of the University of Salerno. He is currently Professor of Control and Robotics, Director of the Interdepartmental Center for Advanced Robotics in Surgery (ICAROS) and Responsbile of the PRISMA Lab in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology at University of Naples Federico II. From September 1985 to June 1986 he was a visiting scholar at the School of Mechanical Engineering of the Georgia Institute of Technology. His research interests include force and visual control, human-robot interaction, aerial and service robotics. He has co-authored 13 books, more than 80 journal papers and 250 conference papers/book chapters. He is co-author of the books: Robotics – Modelling, Planning and Control (Springer 2009) which is one of the most adopted textbooks world-wide and has been translated into Chinese, Greek and Italian; Robot Force Control (Kluwer 1999), Theory of Robot Control (Springer 1996). He is co-editor of the books: Control Problems in Robotics and Automation (Springer 1998), RAMSETE — Articulated and Mobile Robotics for Services and Technologies (Springer 2001), Experimental Robotics VIII (Springer 2003), Advances in Control of Articulated and Mobile Robots (Springer 2004), Advanced Bimanual Manipulation: Results from the DEXMART Project, Springer 2012). He has delivered more than 130 invited seminars abroad. Professor Siciliano is Co-Editor of the Springer Tracts in Advanced Robotics series since 2002 and of the Springer Proceedings in Advanced Robotics series. He has served as an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Robotics and Automation from 1991 to 1994, and of the ASME Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement, and Control from 1994 to 1998. He has served on the Editorial Boards of Robotica since 1994, the Journal of Robotic Systems from 2001 to 2005, and the JSME International Journal from 1998 to 2001. He is Co-Editor of the Springer Handbook of Robotics (2008) which received the AAP PROSE Award for Excellence in Physical Sciences & Mathematics and was also the winner in the category Engineering & Technology; he is also Co-Editor of the 2nd Edition of the Springer Handbook of Robotics (2016). He is an ASME Fellow, an IEEE Fellow, and an IFAC Fellow. He has held representative positions within the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society: Administrative Committee Member from 1996 to 1999 (elected for two consecutive terms) and again since 2005, Vice-President for Publications in 1999, Vice-President for Technical Activities from 2000 to 2003, Distinguished Lecturer from 2004 to 2007, and Fellow Evaluation Committee Member in 2004, 2006, 2007 and 2010. He has served as President-Elect for 2006-2007, President for 2008-2009, Junior Past-President for 2010-2011, Senior Past-President for 2012-2013. From 1996 to 1999 he has been Chair of the Technical Committee on Manufacturing and Automation Robotic Control of the IEEE Control Systems Society. He has been serving as a Board Director of euRobotics aisbl since 2013. He has received several awards including the 2010 IEEE RAS Distinguished Service Award and the 2015 IEEE RAS George Saridis Leadership Award in Robotics and Automation. He has served as chair or co-chair for numerous international conferences. His group has been granted fifteen European projects, including an Advanced Grant from the European Research Council.