I’ve loved making things for as long as I can remember.
I work to design high performance mechanisms with complex behaviours yet minimal embodiments, exploiting manufacturing constraints to obtain high efficiency and reduced costs.
In 2006 I graduated cum laude in Mechanical Engineering from the Università degli Studi di Modena e Reggio Emilia.
I then moved to Genova where I started my PhD at the newly founded Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT).
There, I worked on the hardware of the iCub humanoid robot under the supervision of Lorenzo Natale, Giorgio Metta and Giulio Sandini.
After obtaining my PhD I served as the hardware lead of the iCub project as a PostDoc since 2010 and as a Techonologist since 2016.
In August 2019 I became the coordinator of IIT’s mechanical design and fabrication facility.