Alessandro Crespi

Research Assistant, EPFL Biorobotics Laboratory (BioRob)

Short bio

photoAlessandro Crespi has a BSc/MSc in Computer Science (2003) and PhD (2007) from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL). He joined the Biologically Inspired Robotics Group (now Biorobotics Laboratory), in April 2003. He is working on the developement of biologically inspired robots.


N. Stroeymeyt; A. V. Grasse; A. Crespi; D. P. Mersch; S. Cremer et al. : Social network plasticity decreases disease transmission in a eusocial insect; Science. 2018-11-23. DOI : 10.1126/science.aat4793.
C. Blut; A. Crespi; D. Mersch; L. Keller; L. Zhao et al. : Automated computer-based detection of encounter behaviours in groups of honeybees; Scientific Reports. 2017. DOI : 10.1038/s41598-017-17863-4.
B. Bayat; N. Crasta; A. Crespi; A. M. Pascoal; A. Ijspeert : Environmental Monitoring using Autonomous Vehicles: A Survey of Recent Searching Techniques; Current Opinion in Biotechnology. 2017. DOI : 10.1016/j.copbio.2017.01.009.
B. Bayat; A. Crespi; A. Ijspeert : Envirobot: A Bio-Inspired Environmental Monitoring Platform. 2016. IEEE/OES Conference on Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUV), Tokyo, Japan, November 6-9, 2016. p. 381-386. DOI : 10.1109/AUV.2016.7778700.
E. Zgraggen; O. Scholder; Bona; F. Fontana; E. Alberti et al. : Optical properties of waveguide-coupled nanowires for sub-wavelength detection in microspectrometer applications; Journal Of Optics. 2015. DOI : 10.1088/2040-8978/17/2/025801.
D. Ryczko; J. Knüsel; A. Crespi; S. Lamarque; A. Mathou et al. : Flexibility of the axial central pattern generator network for locomotion in the salamander; Journal of Neurophysiology. 2015. DOI : 10.1152/jn.00894.2014.
D. P. Mersch; A. Crespi; L. Keller : Tracking Individuals Shows Spatial Fidelity Is a Key Regulator of Ant Social Organization; Science. 2013. DOI : 10.1126/science.1234316.
A. Crespi; K. Karakasiliotis; A. Guignard; A. J. Ijspeert : Salamandra Robotica II: An Amphibious Robot to Study Salamander-Like Swimming and Walking Gaits; IEEE Transactions on Robotics. 2013. DOI : 10.1109/TRO.2012.2234311.
J. Knuesel; K. Karakasiliotis; A. Crespi; D. Ryczko; J.-M. Cabelguen et al. : Gait transitions between swimming and walking in salamander: lessons from numerical modeling and robotics. 2013. Annual Meeting of the Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology (SICB). p. E113.
M. D. Rinderknecht; F. A. Delaloye; A. Crespi; R. Ronsse; A. J. Ijspeert : Assistance using adaptive oscillators: Robustness to errors in the identification of the limb parameters. 2011. IEEE International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics (ICORR)/International Neurorehabilitation Symposium (INRS)/International Conference on Virtual Rehabilitation (ICVR), Zurich, SWITZERLAND, Jun 27-Jul 01, 2011.
A. Crespi; A. J. Ijspeert : Salamandra robotica: A Biologically Inspired Amphibious Robot that Swims and Walks; Artificial Life Models in Hardware; Springer, 2009. p. 35-64.
A. Crespi; D. Lachat; A. Pasquier; A. J. Ijspeert : Controlling swimming and crawling in a fish robot using a central pattern generator; Autonomous Robots. 2008. DOI : 10.1007/s10514-007-9071-6.
A. Crespi; A. J. Ijspeert : Online optimization of swimming and crawling in an amphibious snake robot; IEEE Transactions on Robotics and Automation. 2008. DOI : 10.1109/TRO.2008.915426.
A. J. Ijspeert; A. Crespi : Online trajectory generation in an amphibious snake robot using a lamprey-like central pattern generator model. 2007. IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, Rome, Italy, Apr 10-14, 2007. p. 262-268. DOI : 10.1109/ROBOT.2007.363797.
A. J. Ijspeert; A. Crespi; D. Ryczko; J.-M. Cabelguen : From swimming to walking with a salamander robot driven by a spinal cord model; Science. 2007. DOI : 10.1126/science.1138353.
A. Crespi / A. J. Ijspeert (Dir.) : Design and control of amphibious robots with multiple degrees of freedom. Lausanne, EPFL, 2007. DOI : 10.5075/epfl-thesis-3786.
D. Lachat; A. Crespi; A. J. Ijspeert : BoxyBot: a swimming and crawling fish robot controlled by a central pattern generator. 2006.
A. Crespi; A. J. Ijspeert : AmphiBot II: An Amphibious Snake Robot that Crawls and Swims using a Central Pattern Generator. 2006. p. 19-27.
A. J. Ijspeert; A. Crespi; J.-M. Cabelguen : Simulation and robotics studies of salamander locomotion; Neuroinformatics. 2005. DOI : 10.1385/NI:3:3:171.
A. Crespi; A. Badertscher; A. Guignard; A. Ijspeert : AmphiBot I: An amphibious snake-like robot; Robotics and Autonomous Systems. 2005. DOI : 10.1016/j.robot.2004.09.015.
A. Crespi; A. Badertscher; A. Guignard; A. Ijspeert : Swimming and Crawling with an Amphibious Snake Robot. 2005. p. 3035-3039.
A. Ijspeert; J. Buchli; A. Crespi; L. Righetti; Y. Bourquin : Institute Presentation: Biologically Inspired Robotics Group at EPFL; International Journal of Advanced Robotics Systems. 2005.
A. Ijspeert; A. Crespi; J. Cabelguen : Simulation and Robotics Studies of Salamander Locomotion. Applying Neurobiological Principles to the Control of Locomotion in Robots; Neuroinformatics. 2005. DOI : 10.1385/NI:3:3:171.
A. Crespi; A. Badertscher; A. Guignard; A. Ijspeert : An amphibious robot capable of snake and lamprey-like locomotion. 2004.