In 2011, on occasion of the graduation of our Ph.D. students in Robotics, we invited some distinguished guests to be part of the jury. We took the opportunity offered by their presence and that of other colleagues and friends happening to be visiting Centro Piaggio, to build a very informal brainstorming workshop, inspired also by the fine Tuscan spring.

The casual style of arranging talk topics and the interaction of enthusiastic researchers created a very interesting "jam session" style, which we decided to repeat in the following years.


Current Edition


Past editions




Speakers in the Past Editions:

  • Alin Albu-Schäffer
  • Massimo Bergamasco
  • Oliver Brock
  • Etienne Burdet
  • Wolfram Burgard
  • Andrea Caiti
  • Darwin Caldwell
  • Monique Chyba
  • Francois Chaumette
  • Alessandro De Luca
  • Magnus Egerstedt
  • Marc Ernst
  • Adriano Fagiolini
  • Marco Gabiccini
  • Roderic Grupen
  • Sami Haddadin
  • Vincent Hayward
  • Seth Hutchinson
  • Astrid Kappers
  • Mitsuo Kawato
  • Kostas Kyryakopoulos
  • Oussama Khatib
  • Henrik Jorntell
  • Jean-Paul Laumond
  • Matteo Leonetti
  • Mattew Mason
  • Lucia Pallottino
  • Antonio Pascoal
  • Wilfrid Perruquetti
  • Domenico Prattichizzo
  • Marco Santello
  • Nikos Tsagarakis

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