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

2019 - Spring Session

2019 - Midsummer  Session

Past Editions

2018 2013
2016 2012
2015 2011



Speakers in the Past Editions:

Arash Ajoudani Adriano Fagiolini Matteo Leonetti
Alin Albu-Schäffer Cesare Fantuzzi Achim Lilienthal
Cagatay Basdogan Roy Featherstone Mattew Mason
Gabriel Baud-Bovy Vincenzo Ferrari Arianna Menciassi
Massimo Bergamasco Fanny Ficuciello Silvestro Micera
Marco Bettiol Paolo Fiorini Igor Mordatach
Matteo Bianchi Antonio Franchi Marcia K. O'Malley
Matteo Bianchi Antonio Frisoli Claudio Pacchierotti
Oliver Brock Manuel G. Catalano Claudio Pacchierotti
Etienne Burdet Marco Gabiccini Lucia Pallottino
Wolfram Burgard Roderic Grupen Antonio Pascoal
Andrea Caiti Sami Haddadin Wilfrid Perruquetti
Darwin Caldwell Chris Hauser Domenico Prattichizzo
Giorgio Cannata Vincent Hayward Paolo Rocco
Francois Chaumette Vincent Hayward Marco Santello
Monique Chyba Seth Hutchinson Nikos Tsagarakis
Christian Cipriani Henrik Jorntell Giuseppe Turchetti
J. Edward Colgate Astrid Kappers Gaetano Valenza
Riccardo Costanzi Mitsuo Kawato Bram Vanderborght
Alessandro De Luca Oussama Khatib Marilena Vendittelli
Leonardo De Mattos Katherine J. Kuchenbecker Yon Visell
Magnus Egerstedt Kostas Kyryakopoulos Andrea M. Zanchettin
Marc Ernst Jean-Paul Laumond  

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