Giulia Vezzani was born in Florence in1991. She got a Bachelor's degree in Electronic and Telecommunications Engineering (cum laude) in 2013 at the Universita` degli Studi di Firenze. In the same university, in 2015, she held a Master's degree (cum laude) in Electrical and Automation Engineering, with the dissertation of the thesis "3D object tactile localization for the humanoid robot iCub".
Currently, she is a PhD fellow in Bioengineering and Advanced Robotics - curriculum Advanced and Humanoid Robotics - at the Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia in Genova. The goal of her PhD program is to improve object localization and manipulation for humanoid robots, by exploiting both visual and tactile information and to implement and test the developed techniques on the humanoid robot iCub.
G. Vezzani, U. Pattacini, G. Battistelli, L. Chisci, and L. Natale
Memory unscented particle filter for 6-DOF tactile localization
preprint available at arXiv:1607.02757, 2016.
RAS Travel Grant, at IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), Singapore, May- June 2017
Travel grants supported by the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society are available for selected students travelling to the conference with one accepted paper at ICRA 2017.
Dr. Kanako Miura Travel Support Award, at IEEE International Conference on Humanoids Robotics, Cancun, Mexico, November 2016
In recognition of Dr. Kanako Miura's contributions to Humanoid Robotics, the Miura Memorial Award was initiated in 2013 and supported by the IEEE RAS Technical Committee on Humanoid Robotics. The goal is to assist PhD and MS female students entering the field with a travel support to Humanoid 2016.
Renato Mariani Award 2015, provided by AEIT, sezione Toscanda e Umbria
Renato Marian Award gives credit to the studies and efforts of one of the students graduated in Engineering at the University of Florence