Matteo Bianchi

Matteo Bianchi is currently an Associate Professor at the Department of Information Engineering (DII)  and the Bioengineering and Robotics Research Centre “E. Piaggio” of the Università di Pisa. From 2015 to 2023 he was a clinical research affiliate at Mayo Clinic (Rochester, USA). He served as co-Chair of the RAS Technical Committee on Robot Hands, Grasping and Manipulation (2017- 2022) and as Vice-Chair  for Information and Dissemination of the RAS Technical Committee on Haptics (2018-2021).  From 2021, he is also the Vice-Coordinator of the MSc in Robotics and Automation Engineering at the University of Pisa. From January to June 2011, he worked as a visiting student at the Laboratory for Computational Sensing and Robotics at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA. He acts as the Principal Investigator of national and EU grants, and research contracts with companies in the field of human-machine interaction. He is author or co-author of more than 150 peer-reviewed contributions and serves as member of the editorial/organizing board of international conferences and journals. His research interests include haptic interface and sensor design, control and validation with applications in virtual reality, robotics/medical robotics (robot-assisted minimally invasive surgery and prosthetics), tele-robotics, rehabilitation  and assistive robotics; human and robotic hands: optimal sensing and control; psycho-physics and mathematical modeling of the sense of touch and human manipulation; human inspired control of soft robots; machine learning for human and robot manipulation. He is editor of the book  "Human and Robot Hands'', Springer International Publishing. He is the recipient of  several national and international awards and a member of the IEEE. 

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