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Jacopo Zenzeri

Head of Motor Learning, Assistive and Rehabilitation Robotics Lab

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Robotics Brain and Cognitive Sciences


IIT Central Research Labs Genova


Center for Human Technologies, via Melen 83, Bldg B, 16152, Genova
+39 010 2897 204
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Jacopo Zenzeri graduated at the University of Pavia in 2006 in Biomedical Engineering (magna cum laude), with a thesis on modeling of ferromagnetic shape memory alloys. In 2009 he took the Master Degree in Bioengineering, specialization in Neuroengineering (magna cum laude) at the University of Genoa, with a thesis on analysis and modeling of whole body movements. In 2013 he obtained the PhD in Robotics, Cognition and Interaction Technologies from the University of Genoa and Italian Institute of Technology with a thesis on the problem of coordination of redundant degrees of freedom in humans and humanoids. As PhD student, he was involved in the EU funded HUMOUR project.

Currently he leads the Motor Learning, Assistive and Rehabilitation Robotics Laboratory (MLARR) in the Robotics, Brain and Cognitive Sciences Department at the Italian Institute of Technology. He is the author/co-author of more than 50 papers published in refereed journals, edited books, and refereed conference proceedings. His main research interests are in motor learning, rehabilitation robotics, haptics, neural control of movements and assistive technologies.


Human Motor Control Motor Learning Rehabilitation Robotics


FP7 EU project HUMOUR (2009-2011): HUman behavioral Modeling for enhancing learning by Optimizing hUman-Robot interaction

FP7 EU project DARWIN (2011-2014): Dexterous Assembler Robot Working with embodied INtelligence

Liguria Region, PAR-FAS project ACIRAS (2013-2015): Ausili Cibernetici Riabilitativi per la diagnosi e la riabilitazione quantitativa della disabilità motoria dell’Arto Superiore nei bambini e negli adulti

INAIL project RobotRehab (2014-2016)

H2020 EU project APRIL (2020-2024)

H2020 EU project VOJEXT (2020-2024)


2009      Best master thesis award from National Group of Bioengineering

2019      Canada-Italy Innovation Award


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