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Matteo Laffranchi

Researcher
R&D Coordinator

Research Line

Rehab Technologies - INAIL-IIT lab

Center

IIT Central Research Labs Genova

Contacts

Via Morego, 30
+39 010 2896 952
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About

Matteo Laffranchi is the R&D Coordinator of the Rehab Technologies Lab. His expertise lies in the development of novel mechatronic systems in the robotics field.  

He received his Master’s Degree in Mechatronics Engineering at Polytechnic of Turin in 2006 and a PhD in Robotics from the University of Sheffield in 2011. After a brief experience in the automation industry at OSAI A.S., from 2008 to 2011 he was a research fellow at the Italian Institute of Technology and a postdoctoral researcher at the same institute from 2011 to 2014. Since then, he is actively involved into technology transfer and product development activities.

During his PhD and Post-Doc, he spent 6 years developing compliant actuators and robots for safe human robot collaboration. Currently, he is responsible for research and product development activities at the Rehab Technologies Lab, which focus on hi-tech medical devices. For more info: http://it.linkedin.com/pub/matteo-laffranchi/2a/996/613

Rehab Technologies' Website: http://rehab.iit.it/en/ 

 

Projects

DEVICES

Hannes: the prosthetic hand

Twin: the lower limb exoskeleton

CompAct™ arm

 

ACTUATION AND POWER SYSTEMS

CompAct™ SEA

CompAct™ Variable Physical Damping Actuators

 

 


I am currently or have been involved in the following projects

INAIL-IIT Exoskeleton and Prosthetic Hand

SAPHARI (www.saphari.eu)

VIACTORS (www.viactors.org)

ROBOTCUB (www.robotcub.org)

Awards

ADI Index Award 2018: Hannes Prosthesis http://www.adidesignindex.com/it/ricerca-per-l-impresa/2018-1/hannes

 

ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND BUSINESS COMPETITIONS:

Technology Review TR35 Young Innovators Italy. Forum on research, innovation and entrepreneurship, Padova, www.rieforum.org, 2012. 

Seedlab. Selected Among 200+ entrepreneurial initiatives. 30k€ scholarship for the participation to the Seedlab program, sponsor: TTSeed Venture Capital Fund. http://www.seedlab.it/wp/,2012.

TriesteNext. Nordest technology transfer. Selected among 100+ entrepreneurial initiatives, Trieste, http://www.triestenext.it/progetti/nordest-technology-transfer/ 2012.

StartCup CNR - Sole 24Ore. Finalist, Genova, http://www.ilsole24ore.com/art/tecnologie/2012-10-26/compact-robot-assemblatori-flessibili-135152.shtml?uuid=Abarj2wG, 2012.

PNI - Premio Nazionale Innovazione. Finalist, Selected Among 50+ italian regional startcup winners and finalists, Bari, http://www.pnicube.it/pni2012/uploads/Finalisti_PNI_2012.pdf, 2012.

EU Robotics Investment Forum. Third Prize, Lyon, http://www.eurobotics2013.com/, 2013.

RESEARCH

Best jubilee video award. Variable Impedance Actuators: Moving the robtos of Tomorrow (co-author). International Conference on Intellignet Robots and Systems, IROS 2012, Vilamoura, Portugal. http://www.iros2012.org/site/sites/default/files/iros2012_AwardsResults.pdf, 2012. 

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