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Pietro Balatti

Senior Software Engineer, Ph.D.
Senior Technician
Human-Robot Interfaces and Physical Interaction
Research center

Pietro Balatti is a senior software engineer at the Human-Robot Interfaces and physical Interaction Lab, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia. He received his PhD degree, cum laude, in Robotics and Automation from University of Pisa and IIT in 2021. 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 is involved in the EU Horizon-2020 projects SOPHIA and CONCERT, and also active in technology transfer initiatives with several industrial partners, as the JOiiNT lab at Kilometro Rosso Innovation District. He was responsible of the robot control framework in the team "CoAware" that won the KUKA Innovation Award in April 2018, winner of the Solution Award 2019 (MECSPE2019), and finalist of Solution Award 2020 (MECSPE2020). His main research interests are focused in the enhancement of robot interaction autonomy, within the fields of adaptive impedance control, mobile manipulation, tele-operation, and physical human-robot interaction.

All Publications
Liu J., Balatti P., Ellis K., Hadjivelichkov D., Stoyanov D., Ajoudani A., Kanoulas D.
Garbage Collection and Sorting with a Mobile Manipulator using Deep Learning and Whole-Body Control
Humanoid Robots (Humanoids), 2017 IEEE-RAS 16th International Conference on
Conference Paper Conference
Balatti P., Fusaro F., Villa N., Lamon E., Ajoudani A.
A Collaborative Robotic Approach to Autonomous Pallet Jack Transportation and Positioning
IEEE Access, vol. 8, pp. 142191-142204
Balatti P., Kanoulas D., Tsagarakis N., Ajoudani A.
A method for autonomous robotic manipulation through exploratory interactions with uncertain environments
Autonomous Robots, vol. 44, (no. 8), pp. 1395-1410
Article Journal
Lamon E., Fusaro F., Balatti P., Kim W., Ajoudani A.
A visuo-haptic guidance interface for mobile collaborative robotic assistant (MOCA)
IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, pp. 11253-11260
Conference Paper Conference
Kim W., Balatti P., Lamon E., Ajoudani A.
MOCA-MAN: A MObile and reconfigurable Collaborative Robot Assistant for conjoined huMAN-robot actions
Proceedings - IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, pp. 10191-10197
Conference Paper Conference
Balatti P.
100 Rodari: prove ed errori - Perché gli scienziati hanno bisogno di sbagliare
Festival della scienza 2020
Public Event
Balatti P.
Robotica collaborativa: sinergia tra intelligenza umana e prestazioni fisiche delle tecnologie contemporanee
Web Marketing Festival 2020
Public Event
Scientific Talks
Balatti P.
A Collaborative Robotic Approach to Autonomous Pallet Jack Transportation and Positioning
University of Texas at Arlington
Awards and Achievements
Balatti P., Lamon E., Fusaro F., Ajoudani A.
Finalist of the Solution Award 2020
Kim W., Lorenzini M., Balatti P., Ajoudani A.
Winner of the Solution Award 2019
Kim W., Lorenzini M., Balatti P., Nguyen P., Pattacini U., Tikhanoff V., Peternel L., Fantacci C., Natale L., Metta G., Ajoudani A.
KUKA Innovation Award 2018 Winner