Director, The BioRobotics Institute
Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna Pisa
1977, PhD in 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; European Society on Medical and Biological Engineering; University of Tokyo. Board Member, International Foundation of Robotics Research (IFRR). Member, Horizon2020 Advisory Group Societal Challenge "Health, Demographic Change and Wellbeing. Author of more than 300 scientific papers. Editor of two books on robotics. Editor-in-Chief, associate editor and member , editorial board, international journals. Honours and awards, incl.: Joseph Engelberger Award; IEEE RAS 2014 George Saridis Leadership Award in Robotics and Automation 2014 Interests: medical and biorobotics, mechatronics, micro/nano engineering, sensors, actuators, and robotics for rehabilitation.