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Pietro Balatti

PhD Student Fellow

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Human-Robot Interfaces and Physical Interaction


IIT Central Research Labs Genova

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Pietro Balatti is a PhD candidate at the Human-Robot Interfaces and physical Interaction Lab, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, and at the Department of Information Engineering, University of Pisa, Italy. He received the BD and the MD, cum laude, in computer science and engineering from Politecnico di Milano, Italy, in 2014 and 2016, respectively. He was member of team "CoAware" that won the KUKA Innovation Award in April 2018, who was responsible of the robot control framework. His main research interests are focused in the enhancement of robot interaction autonomy, within the fields of adaptive impedance control and physical human-robot interaction.


Robotic manipulation Interaction autonomy Impedance control Adaptive control Human-Robot Interaction and Collaboration


MECSPE Solution Award 2020 Finalist - December 2020

Awarded by Italy's largest industrial organisation MECSPE, with the theme "Collaborative robotics systems towards lean and sustainable resources management in logistics applications".

MECSPE Solution Award 2019 Winner - March 2019

Awarded by Italy's largest industrial organisation MECSPE, with the theme "Reconfigurable systems for Human-Robot Collaboration towards productivy and worker ergonomics enhancement".

KUKA Innovation Award 2018 Winner - April 2018

I was responsible of the robot control of the framework developed by the winning team "CoAware" from IIT. KUKA announcement - Video


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