Eleonora Fontana is a PhD Student Fellow at the Industrial Robotics Facility, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT). She received her Bachelor's Degree in Electronic and Computer Engineering from the University of Ferrara in 2018 with a thesis about technologies for active upper limb prostheses. In March 2021 she received her Master's Degree in Computer and Automation Engineering with a research internship realizing a three-axis control system for mechanical structure Agile-Eye.
She spent one year at IMA Group Bologna as Software Developer for HMI Panels and PLCs. Working very closely with the factory and with the after sales, she faced the most disparate problems, involving also SQL DataBase Management System (in particular for performance control) and fieldBus and communication protocols (Modbus, OPC DA, OPC UA).
Currently, in IIT, she collaborates in the SoftManBot project, an EU funded project aming at the development of precise and robust dexterous grippers for industries dealing with soft material handling. Her main research topics are in modelling and control of robotic and intelligent systems, especially for industrial environments.