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Chiara Bartolozzi

Researcher Tenure Track - Principal Investigator
Event-Driven Perception for Robotics
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Chiara Bartolozzi is Researcher at the Italian Institute of Technology. She earned a degree in Engineering at University of Genova (Italy) and a Ph.D. in Neuroinformatics at ETH Zurich, developing analog subthreshold circuits for emulating biophysical neuronal properties onto silicon and modelling selective attention on hierarchical multi-chip systems.

She is currently leading the Event-Driven Perception for Robotics group, with the aim of applying the "neuromorphic" engineering approach to the design of robotic platforms as enabling technology towards the design of autonomous machines.

This goal is pursued by inducing a paradigm shift in robotics, based on the emerging concept of Event-Driven (ED) sensing and processing. Similarly to their biological counterpart, and differently from traditional robotic sensors, ED sensory systems sample their input signal at fixed (and relative) amplitude changes, intrinsically adapting to the dynamics of the sensory signal: temporal resolution is extremely high for fast transitory signals and decreases for slower inputs.

This approach naturally leads to better robots that acquire, transmit and process information only when needed, optimising the use of resources, leading to real-time, low-cost, operation.

Chiara has participated to a number of EU funded projects, she is currently coordinating the European Training Network "NeuTouch", where 15 PhD students are studying how touch perception works in humans and animals, in order to develop artificial touch perception systems for robots and hand prosthesis. As leader of the educational activities of the coordination and support action NEUROTECH, she is co-organising the Neuromorphic Colloquium, a series of online events to build up educational material for the next generation of neuromorphic researchers.

She is an IEEE member, actively supporting the CAS and RAS societies. In 2020, she has co-chaired "AICAS2020", on Circuits and systems for efficient embedded AI.

Education

Title: PhD
Institute: Institute of Neurinformatics - UZH|ETHZ
Location: Zurich
Country: Switzerland
From: 2002 To: 2007

Title: Laurea (summa cum laude)
Institute: University of Genova
Location: Genova
Country: Italy
From: 1996 To: 2001

Top Publications
2022
Bartolozzi C., Indiveri G., Donati E.
Embodied neuromorphic intelligence
Nature Communications, vol. 13, (no. 1)
Review Journal
2022
Gallego G., Delbruck T., Orchard G., Bartolozzi C., Taba B., Censi A., Leutenegger S., Davison A.J., Conradt J., Daniilidis K., Scaramuzza D.
Event-Based Vision: A Survey
IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence, vol. 44, (no. 1), pp. 154-180
2021
Dabbous A., Mastella M., Natarajan A., Chicca E., Valle M., Bartolozzi C.
Artificial bio-inspired tactile receptive fields for edge orientation classification
Proceedings - IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems, vol. 2021-May
Conference Paper Conference
2021
Glover A., Dinale A., De Souza Rosa L., Bamford S., Bartolozzi C.
luvHarris: A Practical Corner Detector for Event-cameras
IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence
Article Journal
2020
Monforte M., Arriandiaga A., Glover A., Bartolozzi C.
Where and When: Event-Based Spatiotemporal Trajectory Prediction from the iCub's Point-Of-View
Proceedings - IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, pp. 9521-9527
Conference Paper Conference
Dissemination
2020
Bartolozzi C.
AI. per una Società diversamente intelligente
IAGOVES2020 (Universita' Pntificia)
Public Event
2020
Bartolozzi C.
Biologia e robotica insieme per realizzare il tatto artificiale
National Geographic Science Festival
Public Event
2020
Bartolozzi C.
Neuromorphic engineering - the next computing revolution(?)
CogX
Public Event
2020
Bartolozzi C.
non e' un paese per giovani
RAI - Radio due
Media
2020
Bartolozzi C., Metta G.
Robot ispirati alla biologia
iRim 3D – Maker Faire
Public Event
Scientific Talks
2022
Bartolozzi C.
Neuromorphic touch and vision for humanoid robots
Materials, devices and systems for neuromorphic computing
Conference
2021
Bartolozzi C.
Event-driven perception for robotics
International Summer School on Situation Awareness in Cognitive Technologies 2021
School (Summer school, ...)
2021
Bartolozzi C.
Event-driven sensing for humanoid robots
Intel Neuromorphic Research Community annual workshop
Workshop/Symposium
2021
Bartolozzi C.
Event-driven touch and vision for humanoid robots
Intel Neuromorphic Research Community
Institute
2021
Bartolozzi C.
How I became a STEM scientist
IEEE WIE International Leadership Summit
Workshop/Symposium
Awards and Achievements
2020
Natale L., Bartolozzi C., Pattacini U., Tikhanoff V., Pucci D.
VVV20
Editorships
2020
Bartolozzi C.
Neuromorphic Computing and Engineering
2014
Bartolozzi C.
Frontiers in Neuroscience - Neuromorphic Engineering
Organized Events
2021
Haschke R., Bartolozzi C., Natale L., Chicca E.
International School on Touch for Robotics
2021
Bartolozzi C., Donati E., Mizrahi A., Offrein B., Payvand M., Schmucker M.
NEUROTECH colloquium
2020
Bartolozzi C., Liu S.-C., Delbruck T., Verhelst M., Valle M.
AICAS2020
2020
Indiveri G., Douglas R., Bartolozzi C., Engert F., Keller G., Milde M., Payvand M., Haessig G.
CC2020
2020
Micera S., Bartolozzi C.
International School on Touch for Prosthetics