Floris van Breugel, PhD

Floris is an assistant professor at the University of Nevada, Reno. He runs the flies, robots, and data lab in Palmer Engineering 106. Floris is interested in biomechanics, controls, neuroscience, data, system identification, moving sensors, complex behavior, ecology, and data visualization. When not studying flies, programming robots, or analyzing data, you’ll find him in desert or mountains, on foot, skis, ropes, or bikes.

Current Lab Members


Austin Lopez

Austin is developing a dynamically controlled windy environment for studying insect and robot behavior.


Nikhil Sidher

Nikhil is reverse engineering autonomous systems, using the DuckieTown platform.