Darwin G. Caldwell, FREng, is Deputy Director of the Italian Institute of Technology (IIT), where he was also the founding Director of the Department of Advanced Robotics. He is also an Honorary Professor at the University of Manchester, the University of Sheffield, the University of Bangor, the Kings College University of London, all in the U.K., and Tianjin University, and Shenzhen Academy of Aerospace Technology in China. The cCub, COMAN, WalkMan, HyQ, HyQ2Max, HyQ-Real and Centauro, Humanoid and quadrupedal robots were all developed in his Department. Prior to this he had worked on the development of the iCub. His current research interests include humanoid and quadrupedal robotics, innovative actuators, force augmentation exoskeletons, dexterous manipulators,Telepresence and haptics, and medical, surgical and rehabilitation robotics. Prof. Caldwell was elected a fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering (UK's National Academy) in 2015.