Emanuela Del Dottore received her Bachelor's and Master's degree in Computer Science and Information Technology from the University of Pisa. In 2017 she received her Ph.D. in Biorobotics from Scuola Superiore S. Anna (cum laude), with a thesis focused on the elaboration and implementation of algorithms and control strategies for bioinspired robotic systems inspired by plants. She earns experience in embedded and tiny systems, programming, systems kinematics, image processing, and data analysis, consolidated from both industry and research environments.
She has pluriannual experience in multi-cultural and multi-disciplinary working groups. She is co-tutoring several Ph.D. students, fellows, internships, from 5 different nationalities, and supporting the work of other PostDocs. She worked and she is working on large, highly challenging projects with big consortiums, and she contributed to the writing of successful European, regional, and international projects (among others, FET-PROACT GROWBOT (G.A. 824074), ERC project I-WOOD, and POR FESR Toscana SMASH).
She works in the field of plant-inspired robotics, growing robots, and soft robotics.
Her current research focuses on the formulation and implementation of controls and decision-making strategies for bioinspired robots, based on plants’ growth behaviors. In this context, she proposes, investigates, and validates behavioral hypotheses concerning the movements, exploration strategies, or the emergence of high-level behaviors in plants, and extracts novel rules for the movements of biomimetic robotic systems.
She is passionate about biorobotics, behavior analysis, swarm and collective behavior, and intelligent systems.