Automation and Robotics

The research focuses on the development of methodologies and technologies for robotics and embedded automation at large.

The group has a longstanding experience in contracting with international, EC, and national funding agencies, as well as with industrial partners. Main contributions have been in the analysis and control of autonomous manipulation and vehicles and in the design of Articulated Soft Robots.

The Research in Automation and Robotics at DII is carried out in synergy with the Research Center of the University of Pisa "E.Piaggio" and ISME (Interuniversity Center of Integrated Systems for the Marine Environment)

the main fields are

Soft Robots for Human-Robot Cooperation

Artificial Hands and Haptics

Mobile Robotics

Embedded and Networked Control

Underwater Robotics