Roland Siegwart is a Professor of Autonomous Systems at ETH Zurich. After studying mechanics and mechatronics he was engaged in starting up a spin-off company, spent ten years as professor for autonomous microsystems at EPFL Lausanne and he held visiting positions at Stanford University and NASA Ames. Roland is a member of the Swiss Academy of Engineering Sciences, IEEE Fellow and officer of the International Federation of Robotics Research (IFRR). He has coordinated four large European projects and is the co-founder of half a dozen spin-off companies. Roland Siegwart has been general chair of several conferences in robotics including IROS 2002, AIM 2007, FSR 2007, ISRR 2009. His interests are in the creation and control of intelligent robots operating in complex and highly dynamic environments. Prominent examples are personal and service robots, inspection devices, autonomous micro-aircraft and walking robots.