Human Machine Social-Emotional Interaction

Can a machine express emotions? How people feel during interaction with robots or machines able to socially act like human beings?
These are the main questionsbehind our research. We work on "Emotional Human Robot Interaction" using human-like robots which embody emotional states, empathy and non-verbal communication.
Our group uses a Life-like android and a pervasive observation platform to study what happens when human and machine establish empathic links.

In-vitro models & cell imaging

The activities of the In Vitro Models Group are focused on the investigation of integrative physiology in-vitro through the development and study of physiologically relevant models of organs and multi-organ systems, or Organomics. 


Biological tissues have highly complex and functional architectures. In order to construct engineered tissue with a high degree of complexity, cells must be provided with a suitable three dimensional synthetic or biological scaffolds upon which they can adhere and proliferate.


Biomedical Engineering in Pisa has its roots in the Center. Multidisciplinary by its very nature, the research on Bioengineering is directed at studying, mimicking, and supporting the human body using dry and wet materials, sensing and actuation and intelligent wetware, software and hardware.The Center is also a hub for Biomedical Engineering students.