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Pietro Balatti

Lead Software Engineer, Ph.D.
Senior Technician
Human-Robot Interfaces and Physical Interaction
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About

Pietro Balatti is lead software engineer at the Human-Robot Interfaces and physical Interaction Lab, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia. He received his PhD degree, cum laude, in Robotics and Automation from University of Pisa and IIT in 2021. He received the  BD and the MD, cum laude, in computer science and engineering from Politecnico di Milano, Italy, in 2014 and 2016, respectively. He is involved in the EU Horizon-2020 projects SOPHIA and CONCERT, and also active in technology transfer initiatives with several industrial partners, as the Robotics for Manufacturing (R4M) lab of the Leonardo labs and the JOiiNT lab at Kilometro Rosso Innovation District. He was responsible for the robot control framework in the team "CoAware" that won the KUKA Innovation Award in April 2018, winner of the Solution Award 2019 (MECSPE2019), and finalist of Solution Award 2020 (MECSPE2020). His main research interests are focused in the enhancement of robot interaction autonomy, within the fields of adaptive impedance control, mobile manipulation, tele-operation, and physical human-robot interaction.

All Publications
2022
Gandarias J., Balatti P., Lamon E., Lorenzini M., Ajoudani A.
Enhancing Flexibility and Adaptability in Conjoined Human-Robot Industrial Tasks with a Minimalist Physical Interface
IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA)
Conference Paper Conference
2021
Balatti P., Leonori M., Ajoudani A.
A flexible and collaborative approach to robotic box-filling and item sorting
Robotics and Autonomous Systems, vol. 146
Article Journal
2021
Liu J., Balatti P., Ellis K., Hadjivelichkov D., Stoyanov D., Ajoudani A., Kanoulas D.
Garbage Collection and Sorting with a Mobile Manipulator using Deep Learning and Whole-Body Control
IEEE-RAS International Conference on Humanoid Robots, vol. 2021-July, pp. 408-414
Conference Paper Conference
2020
Balatti P., Fusaro F., Villa N., Lamon E., Ajoudani A.
A Collaborative Robotic Approach to Autonomous Pallet Jack Transportation and Positioning
IEEE Access, vol. 8, pp. 142191-142204
2020
Balatti P., Kanoulas D., Tsagarakis N., Ajoudani A.
A method for autonomous robotic manipulation through exploratory interactions with uncertain environments
Autonomous Robots, vol. 44, (no. 8), pp. 1395-1410
Article Journal
Dissemination
2020
Balatti P.
100 Rodari: prove ed errori - Perché gli scienziati hanno bisogno di sbagliare
Festival della scienza 2020
Public Event
2020
Balatti P.
Robotica collaborativa: sinergia tra intelligenza umana e prestazioni fisiche delle tecnologie contemporanee
Web Marketing Festival 2020
Public Event
Scientific Talks
2020
Balatti P.
A Collaborative Robotic Approach to Autonomous Pallet Jack Transportation and Positioning
University of Texas at Arlington
Institute
Awards and Achievements
2020
Balatti P., Lamon E., Fusaro F., Ajoudani A.
Finalist of the MECSPE Solution Award 2020
2019
Kim W., Lorenzini M., Balatti P., Ajoudani A.
Winner of the MECSPE Solution Award 2019
2018
Balatti P., De Franco A., Lamon E., De Momi E., Ajoudani A.
Best oral presentation finalist (I-RIM 2018)
2018
Kim W., Lorenzini M., Balatti P., Nguyen P., Pattacini U., Tikhanoff V., Peternel L., Fantacci C., Natale L., Metta G., Ajoudani A.
KUKA Innovation Award 2018 Winner