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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
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
2019
Ros P.M., Laterza M., Demarchi D., Martina M., Bartolozzi C.
Event-Driven Encoding Algorithms for Synchronous Front-End Sensors in Robotic Platforms
IEEE Sensors Journal, vol. 19, (no. 16), pp. 7149-7161
Article Journal
2019
Iacono M., D'Angelo G., Glover A., Tikhanoff V., Niebur E., Bartolozzi C.
Proto-object based saliency for event-driven cameras
IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, pp. 805-812
Conference Paper Conference
2017
Caviglia S., Pinna L., Valle M., Bartolozzi C.
Spike-Based Readout of POSFET Tactile Sensors
IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems I: Regular Papers, vol. 64, (no. 6), pp. 1421-1431
Article Journal
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
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.
Neuromorphic vision for humanoid robots
CVPR 2021 Workshop on Event-based Vision
Workshop/Symposium
2021
Bartolozzi C.
Robotics: Neuromorphic perception for robots
NEUROTECH Forum @ NICE2021
Workshop/Symposium
2021
Bartolozzi C.
What is an event-driven sensor? Neuromorphic touch
Neurotech Neuromorphic Colloquium
School (Summer school, ...)
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