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Matteo Bianchi

Affiliated Researcher
Post-Doc@ADVR and Rehab. Technologies

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Soft Robotics for Human Cooperation and Rehabilitation


IIT Central Research Labs Genova


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Matteo Bianchi received the BS and MS degrees (cum laude) in biomedical engineering in 2004 and 2007, respectively, and the PhD degree in automatics, robotics and bioengineering in 2012, all from the Università di Pisa, Italy.
He is currently a postdoctoral researcher at the Advanced  Robotics  Department (ADVR) and scientific member of the  Rehabilitation  Technologies Department  of Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia  (IIT).
He is also a collaborator of Centro di Ricerca “E. Piaggio” of Università di Pisa.
From January to June 2011, he was a visiting student at  the Laboratory for Computational Sensing  and  Robotics at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland.
His research  interests include haptic interface design, control and validation with applications in virtual reality, robotics/medical robotics (robot-assisted  minimally  invasive surgery and prosthetics) and assisitve/affective human-robot
interaction; human and robotic hands: optimal sensing and control; psychophysics and mathematical modelling of the sense of touch and  human manipulation.
He is an author of contributions to international  conferences and journals. In 2010, he was finalist for the Best  Student  Paper and Best Paper Award at the IEEE Haptics Symposium in Boston; in 2012, he was awarded with the JCTF novel technology paper award at the IEEE/RSJ IROS Conference in Villamoura, Portugal, and in 2014 with the Best Paper Award (poster category) at the Eurohaptics Conference in  Versailles, France.


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