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Francesca Negrello

Post Doc

Research Line

Soft Robotics for Human Cooperation and Rehabilitation

Center

IIT Central Research Labs Genova

Contacts

+39 010 2896 515
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Interests

Mechanical Design Series Elastic Actuators Force/Torque Sensing Humanoid Robots.

Projects

SOMA: SOft Manipulation (http://soma-project.eu/ )

SoftPro: Synergy-based Open-source Foundations and Technologies for Prosthetics and RehabilitatiOn (https://softpro.eu/)

Dysturbance: Dynamic and static pusher to benchmark balance (http://eurobench2020.eu)

WALK-MAN: Whole Body Adaptive Locomotion and Manipulation (http://www.walk-man.eu)

AMARSi: Adaptive Modular Architectures for Rich Motor Skills (http://www.amarsi-project.eu)

 

Awards

MIT Technology Review Italia Young Innovators 2017 (TR35)

Winner

Leonardo Innovator 2017

Winner

AIM 2017: Best Conference Paper Award

     Finalist -“Design and Characterization of a Novel High-Compliance Spring for Robots with Soft Joints, F.Negrello, M.Garabini, M.G.Catalano, M.Poggiani, D.G.Caldwell, N.G.Tsagarakis and A.Bicchi,.

Darpa Robotics Challenge Finals 2015

The challenge was held in June 2015 and I was responsible for the mechanical design of the main actuation units and of the lower body. I was also Leader  of  the  Field  Team  during  the  official  Challenge.  The  Walk-Man team  arrived  in  17th  position  in  the  challenge  and  the  project  received  broad media attention. (Link)

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