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Antonio Bicchi

Senior Scientist
Senior Researcher - Principal Investigator
Soft Robotics for Human Cooperation and Rehabilitation
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Antonio Bicchi is Senior Scientist at the Italian Institute of Technology in Genoa and the Chair of Robotics at the University of Pisa. He graduated from the University of Bologna in 1988 and was a postdoc scholar at M.I.T.  Artificial Intelligence lab.  He teaches  Robotics and Control Systems in the Department of Information Engineering  (DII) of the University of Pisa. He leads the Robotics Group at the  Research Center "E. Piaggio'' of the University of Pisa since 1990. He is the head of the SoftRobotics Lab for Human Cooperation and Rehabilitation at IIT in Genoa. Since 2013 he serves ad Adjunct Professor at the School of Biological and Health Systems Engineering of Arizona State University.

From January, 2023, he is the Editor in Chief of the International Journal of Robotics Reserach (IJRR), the first scientific journal in Robotics. He has been the founding Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters  (2015-2019), which rapidly became the top Robotics journal by number of submissions. He has organized the first WorldHaptics Conference (2005), today the premier conference in the field. He is a co-founder and President of the Italian Institute of Robotics and Intelligent Machines (I-RIM) 

His main research interests are in Robotics, Haptics, and Control Systems. He has published more than 500 papers on international
journals, books, and refereed conferences. His research on human and robot hands has been generoously supported by the European Research Council with an Advanced Grant in 2012, a Synergy Grant in 2019, and three Proof-of-Concept grants.  He originated and is today the scientific coordinator of the JOiiNT Lab, an advanced tech transfer lab with leading-edge industries in the Kilometro Rosso Innovation District in Bergamo, Italy.


Among his students, five were finalists of the ``G. Giralt Award'' for Best Ph.D. thesis in Robotics. The award went to Manuel G. Catalano in 2013, to Cosimo Della Santina in 2019, and to Giuseppe B. Averta in 2020.  Alessandro Altobelli and Federica Barontini won the EuroHaptics Best Ph.D. Thesis award in 2015 and 2023, respectively. The prestigious IEEE RAS Early Career Award was awarded to Arash Ajoudani in 2021 and to and Cosimo Della Santina in 2023.






All Publications
2023
Zambella G., Schuller R., Mesesan G., Bicchi A., Ott C., Lee J.
Agile and Dynamic Standing-Up Control for Humanoids Using 3D Divergent Component of Motion in Multi-Contact Scenario
IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters, vol. 8, (no. 9), pp. 5624-5631
Article Journal
2023
Monteleone S., Negrello F., Grioli G., Catalano M.G., Bicchi A., Garabini M.
A method to benchmark the balance resilience of robots
Frontiers Robotics AI, vol. 9
2023
Pace A., Proksch L., Grioli G., Aszmann O.C., Bicchi A., Catalano M.G.
An Experimental Setup to Test Obstacle-Dealing Capabilities of Prosthetic Feet
IEEE International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics
2023
Pierallini M., Stella F., Angelini F., Deutschmann B., Hughes J., Bicchi A., Garabini M., Santina C.D.
A Provably Stable Iterative Learning Controller for Continuum Soft Robots
IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters, vol. 8, (no. 10), pp. 6427-6434
2023
Goletto G., Planamente M., Caputo B., Averta G.
Bringing Online Egocentric Action Recognition Into the Wild
IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters, vol. 8, (no. 4), pp. 2333-2340
Dissemination
2021
Bicchi A.
Creating the future: today's trends for tomorrow's manufacture
Innovation Talk Panel at the Italian Pavillion of Dubai Expo2020
Public Event
2021
Bicchi A.
From Robotics to Prosthetics and Back Again
Technology Innovation Institute of the Arab Emirates - Seminar
Public Event
2021
Bicchi A.
From Robots in Emergency to Robots in Everyday Life
Automatica Munich
Public Event
2021
Bicchi A.
Is there anything robots can't do?
And& Festival Leuven
Public Event
2021
Bicchi A.
Sfide Robotiche
Focus Live
Public Event
Scientific Talks
2022
Negrello F., Monteleone S., Garabini M., Grioli G., Bicchi A., Catalano M.G.
Towards Resilient Robots
Robotic Science and Systems (RSS) 2022
Conference
2021
Bicchi A.
Cosa possiamo imparare dal fare mani artificiali?
Università La Sapienza Roma: MENTE FATTA A MANO – COME LA MANO INFLUENZA CHI SIAMO
Workshop/Symposium
2021
Negrello F., Catalano M.G., Grioli G., Bicchi A.
Ergonomics in Industrial Environment: a User Perspective
Italian Conference in Robotics and Intelligent Machines
Workshop/Symposium
2021
Bicchi A.
From Robotics to Prosthetics and Rehab, how Soft Tech is Changing the Game
ABILITYLAB RESEARCH WEBINAR SERIES
Workshop/Symposium
2021
Bicchi A.
How to design and control naturally moving machines, and why.
Humanoids 2021
Conference
Awards and Achievements
2023
Negrello F., Vergani L., Corsanici M., Iapichino A., Lentini G., Duz A., Ierace S., Grioli G., Bicchi A., Viscardi M., Catalano MG.
Solution Award - Premio per la migliore applicazione robotica industriale o di servizio realizzata da aziende italiane
2022
Bicchi A.
Advisor
2022
Duz A., Negrello F., Paludo L., Benvenuti D., Palleschi A., Stefanini E., Ierace S., Tsagarakis NG., Pallottino L., Bicchi A., Catalano MG.
I-RIM 3D 2022 Best Presented Paper
2022
Duz A., Negrello F., Paludo L., Benvenuti D., Palleschi A., Stefanini E., Ierace S., Tsagarakis N., Pallottino L., Bicchi A., Catalano M.G.
Miglior lavoro presentato "Robotic Autonomous Loco-Manipulation For Logistics In Industrial Plants", 4° Conferenza Italiana di Robotica e Macchine Intelliegenti
2022
Bicchi A.
The Embodied Intelligence Aporia, ICRA22 Plenary Talk
Editorships
2023-2028
Bicchi A.
International Journal of Robotics Research
2015-2019
Bicchi A.
IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters
2015-2019
Bicchi A.
IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters
2011-2019
Basar T., Krstic M., Bicchi A.
Springer Series "Briefs in Electrical and Computer Engineering: Control, Automation and Robotics"
2008-2011
Bicchi A.
IEEE RAS Conference Editorial Board
Organized Events
2021
Bicchi A.
More robots more human
2020
Bicchi A.
General Chair
2019
Bicchi A.
I-RIM 3D
2019
Bicchi A.
Program Chair
2016
Zenzeri J., Godfrey S., Bicchi A.
Medical and bioengineering aspects of upper limb rehabilitation