Ugo Pattacini is a technologist at iCub Tech, where his responsibilities are concerned with the design and advancement of the robotic platforms developed at the facility (i.e., iCub, R1, ergoCub). He has an in-depth knowledge of control engineering and model-based methodologies applied to the simulation and analysis of complex mechatronic systems and the automatic generation of production code.
After the M.Sc. degree in Electronic Engineering with honors at the University of Pisa, Ugo worked for five years in the domain of Formula 1 applications as an embedded SW developer. First, he was at the Racing Department of Magneti Marelli in Milan dealing with the design and implementation of integrated telemetry drivers and proprietary hard-constrained real-time operating systems for Toyota, Renault, and Ferrari F1 cars. Then, he joined the Toyota team in Cologne focusing his activities on vehicle dynamics and torque-based traction control strategies.
Following a brief period spent at the Earth Observation Business Unit of Thales Alenia Space in Rome, he moved to Genoa to conduct his Ph.D. studies at IIT on synthesizing and implementing modular cartesian controllers for humanoid robots. Since then, Ugo has gained deep working experience in robotics, having co-authored numerous conference and journal articles and participated in several EU-founded projects (e.g., RobotCub, CHRIS, EFAA, WYSIWYD, TACMAN, ETAPAS).
He is a member of RAS and CSS societies of IEEE.