Edoardo Sinibaldi received a BSc/MSc in Aerospace Engineering (with Honors) from the University of Pisa (Italy) in 2002, after an internship period at Rolls-Royce plc (Derby, UK) during which he studied computational geometry methods for air-breathing engines applications. In 2006 he obtained a Ph.D. in Mathematics for Technology and Industry (with Honors) from the Scuola Normale Superiore in Pisa, where he developed numerical methods for computational fluid dynamics, with application to cavitating flows in liquid propellant rocket engines. Then he moved to Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna in Pisa (The BioRobotics Institute), holding a post-doctoral position until October 2009. During the period, he was strongly involved in competitive fundraising and project technical management (national and European projects in the ICT and MNP areas).
He is with the Italian Institute of Technology (IIT) since November 2009, formerly as Senior Post-Doc then Researcher at the IIT Center for Micro-BioRobotics. Since January 2019 he holds a permanent position as Chief Technician. His activity bridges modeling (at large, and in particular for biomedical applications), model-based design (in particular for flexible tools) and bioinspired soft robotics (at large, and in particular bioinspired actuation).
Since 2017 he also holds two national scientific qualifications as Associate Professor, namely for Bioengineering and Applied Mechanics.
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<Research publications and communications, as retrieved from the IIT database, are listed below; I beg to also mention the following complementary items:>
- J. D'Abbraccio, L. Massari, C.M. Oddo, E. Palermo, E. Schena, E. Sinibaldi, G. Terruso and M. Zaltieri. “A tactile sensor device”
Italian application IT102019000003657, filed on March 13, 2019
Subject: sensorized artificial skin for prosthetics and collaborative robotics applications
- E. Sinibaldi, Y. Huan, A. Menciassi and B. Mazzolai. “Adaptively morphing surgical grasper”
International application PCT/IB2019/050621, filed on January 25, 2019. Extension of the Italian application IT102018000002432, filed on February 6, 2018
Subject: compliant surgical grasper for effective and safe interaction with tissue
- E. Sinibaldi, B. Kang and R. Kojcev, “A shape-keeping deployable structure including a pair of robotic systems of the continuum type”
European Patent EP 3288438 granted on February 27, 2019; national phase entered for the following Contracting States: IT, DE, FR, GB. International application PCT/IB2016/052396, filed on April 27, 2016. Extension of the Italian application TO2015A000233, filed on April 27, 2015
Subject: the first flexible tool (interlaced continuum robot) that can be deployed over a chosen trajectory with the whole body, without using auxiliary supports (intrinsic “follow-the-leader” capability)
- V. Pensabene, E. Sinibaldi, A. Menciassi, P. Dario, C. Quaglia and P. Valdastri, “Capsule for local therapy by means of an endoluminal plaster in the gastrointestinal tract”
International application PCT/IB2012/054239, filed on August 22, 2012. Extension of the Italian application FI2011A000185, filed on August 3, 2011
Subject: robotic capsule for releasing patches in the gastro-intestinal tract
Popular Science Books and Articles
- [book (in Italian)] E. Sinibaldi (Ed.), “Il Fibonacci – Breve viaggio fra curiosità matematiche”, Unione Matematica Italiana, 2011 (ISBN: 978-88-9633-605-2)
Authors: M. Barsanti, R. Dvornicich, M. Forti, T. Franzoni, M. Gobbino, S.Mortola and E. Sinibaldi
Illustrators: V. Mattoli and E. Sinibaldi
This book presents math gems, puzzles, and problems originally conceived by the Italian mathematician Franco Conti (and colleagues) for the final session of the Italian Mathematical Olympiad. All problems are solved; relevant points are discussed (more details at: http://olimpiadi.dm.unibo.it/eventi/il-fibonacci/)
- [invited; scientific magazine article (in Italian)] E. Sinibaldi, “Il Fibonacci – Breve viaggio fra curiosità matematiche”. Archimede 2011(3), pp. 115-119, 2011