Sergio Leggieri is a Post Doc in the Exoskeletons Lab (XoLab) at the Italian Institute of Technology (IIT) within the Department of Advanced Robotics (ADVR) . He graduated in “Robotics and Automation Engineering” from the University of Pisa in 2016.
From 2017 to 2018, he worked as Fellow at IIT on the development of a robot for the inspection of power generators, in collaboration with Ansaldo Energia.
In 2022, he received his Ph.D. in Engineering and Applied Science from IIT and the University of Bergamo. His thesis focused on the modelling, design and control of a novel inspection robot called the Crawler Unit. This robot aims at performing inspections in inaccessible spaces, highly constrained environments and harsh terrains. Docking modules allow the Crawler Unit to reconfigure autonomously into a snake robot or a robotic arm.
Since 2022, he joined the XoLab where he started working on biomechanical modelling, assessment of work-related ergonomic risks, posture analysis and exoskeleton control.
His main research interests are in Robotics, Control Systems, Inspection Robotics, Robot Modelling and Biomechanical Modelling.