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Antonio Bicchi

Senior Scientist
Senior Researcher - Principal Investigator
Soft Robotics for Human Cooperation and Rehabilitation
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Antonio Bicchi is Senior Scientist at the Italian Institute of Technology in Genoa and the Chair of Robotics at the University of Pisa. He graduated from the University of Bologna in 1988 and was a postdoc scholar at M.I.T. Artificial Intelligence Lab in 1988–1990. He teaches Control Systems and Robotics in the Department of Information Engineering (DII) of the University of Pisa. He leads the SoftRobotics Lab for Human Cooperation and Rehabilitation at IIT in Genoa. He leads since 1990 the Robotics Group at the Research Center "E. Piaggio'' of the University of Pisa. Since 2013 he is Adjunct Professor at the School of Biological and Health Systems Engineering of Arizona State University. His main research interests are in Robotics, Haptics, and Control Systems. He has published more than 400 papers on international journals, books, and refereed conferences. He was Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters, which he founded in 2015. He has organized and chaired the first WorldHaptics Conference (2005). He was Editor of the book series ``Springer Briefs on Control, Automation and Robotics,'' and has served as an Editor for the Int.l J. Robotics Research, IEEE Trans. on Robotics and Automation, IEEE Trans. Automation Science and Engineering, and IEEE RAS Magazine. He has been Program Chair of Robotics: Science and Systems (RSS) 2019, IEEE Int. Conf. Robotics and Automation (ICRA'16), the Int. Symposium on Robotics Research (ISRR' 2015) , Hybrid Systems: Computation and Control (HSCC 2007). In 2005 he co-founded and chaired of the first conference in the WorlHaptics series. He was Editor in Chief of the Conference Editorial Board for the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society (RAS), Vice President for Publications (2013-2014), for Membership (2006-2007), and Distinguished Lecturer (2004-2006) of IEEE RAS. He served as the President of the Italian Association or Researchers in Automatic Control (2012-2013). He is a co-founder and serves as Presidnet of the Italian Institute of Robotics and Intelligent Machines (I-RIM) since 2019, He is the recipient of several awards and honors. For his research on human and robot hands the European Research Council awarded him with four grants, including an Advanced Grant in 2012 and a Synergy Grant in 2018. Antonio Bicchi is a Fellow of IEEE since 2005.
All Publications
2021
Lemerle S., Catalano M.G., Bicchi A., Grioli G.
A Configurable Architecture for Two Degree-of-Freedom Variable Stiffness Actuators to Match the Compliant Behavior of Human Joints
Frontiers in Robotics and AI, Humanoid Robotics, vol. 8, pp. 10
Article Journal
2021
Mengacci R., Keppler M., Pfanne M., Bicchi A., Ott C.
Elastic Structure Preserving Control for Compliant Robots Driven by Agonistic-Antagonistic Actuators (ESPaa)
IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters
Article Journal
2021
Mengacci R., Garabini M., Grioli G., Catalano M., Bicchi A.
Overcoming the Torque/Stiffness Range Tradeoff in Antagonistic Variable Stiffness Actuators
IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics
Article Journal
2021
Barontini F., Catalano M.G., Grioli G., Bianchi M., Bicchi A.
Wearable Integrated Soft Haptics in a prosthetic socket
IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters
Article Journal
2020
Rossero M., Ciullo A.S., Grioli G., Catalano M.G., Bicchi A.
Analysis of Compensatory Movements Using a Supernumerary Robotic Hand for Upper Limb Assistance
Frontiers Robotics AI, vol. 7
Dissemination
2015
Bicchi A.
Introduction to Robotics: Culture, Science and Technology of the Next Industrial Revolution
"PICTET Lecture series in Turin, Milan, Genoa, Bologna, Florence, Rome, and Lugano"
Outreach
2015
Bicchi A.
Introduction to the IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters
IEEE RAS Town Hall ICRA'15, May 28, Seattle, USA
Public Event
Scientific Talks
2019
Trompetto C., Marinelli L., Mori L., Puce L., Ciullo A., Zenzeri J., Felici F., Ajoudani A., Catalano M. G., Bicchi A.
An Active Supernumerary Hand For Grasping Assistance and Rehabilitation
Workshop Innovation in Rehabilitation Technologies, SIMFER Conference, Genova, March 2019
Workshop/Symposium
2019
Catalano M. G., Piazza C., Bianchi M., Grioli G., Bicchi A.
Soft robotics technologies to implement human motor control lessons in bionic hands
32nd annual Meeting of the European Musculo Skeletal Oncology Society (EMSOS)
Conference
2018
Negrello F., Catalano M., Garabini M., Grioli G., Tsagarakis N., Bicchi A.
Soft Robotic Hands for Tough Tasks: Benchmarking robustness
Hands in the real world: connecting End-Effector Design, Sensitivity, and Behavior, IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS)
Workshop/Symposium
2016
Bicchi A.
Body+Environment=Function. Studying the embodied intelligence equation
"Workshop on Manipulation with the Environment at ICRA 2016 Stockholm, Sweden May 2016"
Workshop/Symposium
2016
Bicchi A.
Body Languages for Human Robot Interaction
"Invited Lecture at University of California at Berkeley, USA January 2016"
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Award and Achievements
2020
Fossati M., Catalano M G., Capsi Morales P., Barbarossa M., Poggiani M., Bicchi A.
Second Place in Category "Powered upper Limb Prostheses"
2019
Bicchi A.
Ordine del Cherubino
2019
Bicchi A.
President of I-RIM
2018
Laghi M., Maimeri M., Marchand M., Leparoux C., Catalano M., Ajoudani A., Bicchi A.
Best Conference Paper Award (oral presentation category) Finalist
2018
Bicchi A.
IEEE RAS George Saridis Leadership Award in Robotics and Automation
Editorships
2015-2019
Bicchi A.
IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters
2015-2019
Bicchi A.
IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters
2011-2019
Basar T., Krstic M., Bicchi A.
Springer Series "Briefs in Electrical and Computer Engineering: Control, Automation and Robotics"
2008-2011
Bicchi A.
IEEE RAS Conference Editorial Board
Organized Events
2021
Bicchi A.
More robots more human
2020
Bicchi A.
General Chair
2019
Bicchi A.
I-RIM 3D
2019
Bicchi A.
Program Chair
2016
Zenzeri J., Godfrey S., Bicchi A.
Medical and bioengineering aspects of upper limb rehabilitation