Director, The BioRobotics Institute
Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna Pisa
1977, PhD, Mechanical Engineering, University of Pisa. 2002-03, President, IEEE Robotics and Automation Society; 2006, General Chair, first IEEE RAS/EMBS Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics (BioRob); 2007, General Chair, IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA); 2008, General Chair, ISG 2008. Visiting Professor: Brown University, RI; Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL); Waseda University, Tokyo, College de France, Paris. Currently: Director, BioRobotics Institute, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, and Professor of Biomedical Robotics. Fellow, IEEE; Fellow, European Society on Medical and Biological Engineering; Board Member, International Foundation of Robotics Research (IFRR). Author: 200+ scientific papers; Editor of two books on robotics. Editor-in-Chief, associate editor and member, editorial board, international journals. Recipient of honours and awards, including the Joseph Engelberger Award. Interests: medical and bio-robotics, mechatronics, micro/nano engineering, sensors, actuators, and robotics for rehabilitation.