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Antonio Bicchi

Senior Scientist
Senior Researcher - Principal Investigator
Soft Robotics for Human Cooperation and Rehabilitation
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Antonio Bicchi is Senior Scientist at the Italian Institute of Technology in Genoa and the Chair of Robotics at the University of Pisa. He graduated from the University of Bologna in 1988 and was a postdoc scholar at M.I.T. Artificial Intelligence Lab in 1988–1990. He teaches Control Systems and Robotics in the Department of Information Engineering (DII) of the University of Pisa. He leads the SoftRobotics Lab for Human Cooperation and Rehabilitation at IIT in Genoa. He leads since 1990 the Robotics Group at the Research Center "E. Piaggio'' of the University of Pisa. Since 2013 he is Adjunct Professor at the School of Biological and Health Systems Engineering of Arizona State University. His main research interests are in Robotics, Haptics, and Control Systems. He has published more than 400 papers on international journals, books, and refereed conferences. He was Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters, which he founded in 2015. He has organized and chaired the first WorldHaptics Conference (2005). He was Editor of the book series ``Springer Briefs on Control, Automation and Robotics,'' and has served as an Editor for the Int.l J. Robotics Research, IEEE Trans. on Robotics and Automation, IEEE Trans. Automation Science and Engineering, and IEEE RAS Magazine. He has been Program Chair of Robotics: Science and Systems (RSS) 2019, IEEE Int. Conf. Robotics and Automation (ICRA'16), the Int. Symposium on Robotics Research (ISRR' 2015) , Hybrid Systems: Computation and Control (HSCC 2007). In 2005 he co-founded and chaired of the first conference in the WorlHaptics series. He was Editor in Chief of the Conference Editorial Board for the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society (RAS), Vice President for Publications (2013-2014), for Membership (2006-2007), and Distinguished Lecturer (2004-2006) of IEEE RAS. He served as the President of the Italian Association or Researchers in Automatic Control (2012-2013). He is a co-founder and serves as Presidnet of the Italian Institute of Robotics and Intelligent Machines (I-RIM) since 2019, He is the recipient of several awards and honors. For his research on human and robot hands the European Research Council awarded him with four grants, including an Advanced Grant in 2012 and a Synergy Grant in 2018. Antonio Bicchi is a Fellow of IEEE since 2005.
All Publications
2021
Lemerle S., Catalano M.G., Bicchi A., Grioli G.
A Configurable Architecture for Two Degree-of-Freedom Variable Stiffness Actuators to Match the Compliant Behavior of Human Joints
Frontiers in Robotics and AI, Humanoid Robotics, vol. 8, pp. 10
2021
Mengacci R., Keppler M., Pfanne M., Bicchi A., Ott C.
Elastic Structure Preserving Control for Compliant Robots Driven by Agonistic-Antagonistic Actuators (ESPaa)
IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters, vol. 6, (no. 2), pp. 879-886
Article Journal
2021
Mengacci R., Angelini F., Catalano M.G., Grioli G., Bicchi A., Garabini M.
On the motion/stiffness decoupling property of articulated soft robots with application to model-free torque iterative learning control
International Journal of Robotics Research, vol. 40, (no. 1), pp. 348-374
Article Journal
2021
Mengacci R., Garabini M., Grioli G., Catalano M., Bicchi A.
Overcoming the Torque/Stiffness Range Tradeoff in Antagonistic Variable Stiffness Actuators
IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics
Article Journal
2021
Barontini F., Catalano M.G., Grioli G., Bianchi M., Bicchi A.
Wearable Integrated Soft Haptics in a Prosthetic Socket
IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters, vol. 6, (no. 2), pp. 1785-1792
Article Journal
Dissemination
2021
Bicchi A.
Creating the future: today's trends for tomorrow's manufacture
Innovation Talk Panel at the Italian Pavillion of Dubai Expo2020
Public Event
2021
Bicchi A.
From Robotics to Prosthetics and Back Again
Technology Innovation Institute of the Arab Emirates - Seminar
Public Event
2021
Bicchi A.
From Robots in Emergency to Robots in Everyday Life
Automatica Munich
Public Event
2021
Bicchi A.
Is there anything robots can't do?
And& Festival Leuven
Public Event
2021
Bicchi A.
Sfide Robotiche
Focus Live
Public Event
Scientific Talks
2021
Bicchi A.
Cosa possiamo imparare dal fare mani artificiali?
Università La Sapienza Roma: MENTE FATTA A MANO – COME LA MANO INFLUENZA CHI SIAMO
Workshop/Symposium
2021
Bicchi A.
From Robotics to Prosthetics and Rehab, how Soft Tech is Changing the Game
ABILITYLAB RESEARCH WEBINAR SERIES
Workshop/Symposium
2021
Bicchi A.
How to design and control naturally moving machines, and why.
Humanoids 2021
Conference
2021
Bicchi A.
More robots more human
International Foundation on Robotics Research (IFRR) Global Colloquium
Conference
2021
Bicchi A.
Neuroscience-inspired Soft Robotics Technologies for Prosthetics and Rehabilitation: Results and Perspectives
3rd eNMD Congress E-HEALTH & INNOVATION TO OVERCOME BARRIERS IN NEUROMUSCULAR DISEASES
Conference
Awards and Achievements
2021
Averta G.
Georges Giralt Ph.D. Award for the thesis "Human-Aware Robotics: Modeling Human Motor Skills for the Design. Planning and Control of a New Generation of Robotic Device"
2021
Palleschi A., et al.
Premio per il Miglior Articolo in Pianificazione e Controllo di Sistemi Robotici "Fully Autonomous Picking with a Dual-Arm Platform for Intralogistics: Theoretical Challenges and Industrial Applications
2021
Zambella G.
Premio per la migliore Presentazione Orale per il lavoro in collaborazione con Lentini, Garabini, Grioli, Catalano, Palleschi, Pallottino, Bicchi, Settimi, Caporale "Whole-Body Balancing Control of Two-Wheeled Humanoids"
2021
Angelini F.
Premio per la migliore Tesi di Dottorato in Automatica - Edizione 2021
2020
Fossati M., Catalano M G., Capsi Morales P., Barbarossa M., Poggiani M., Bicchi A.
Second Place in Category "Powered upper Limb Prostheses"
Editorships
2015-2019
Bicchi A.
IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters
2015-2019
Bicchi A.
IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters
2011-2019
Basar T., Krstic M., Bicchi A.
Springer Series "Briefs in Electrical and Computer Engineering: Control, Automation and Robotics"
2008-2011
Bicchi A.
IEEE RAS Conference Editorial Board
Organized Events
2021
Bicchi A.
More robots more human
2020
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General Chair
2019
Bicchi A.
I-RIM 3D
2019
Bicchi A.
Program Chair
2016
Zenzeri J., Godfrey S., Bicchi A.
Medical and bioengineering aspects of upper limb rehabilitation