Giuseppe Averta

Since the infancy of my research activity, I have been fascinated by the wonderful complexity of the human body. For this reason, since my master studies, my research has focused on the study and characterization of human behavior, with special attention on the hand and upper limb human control. I have always been a strong supporter of the idea that robotics could be the key enabling factor for improving the human quality of life, e.g. replacing missing limbs, or helping in recovering human sensory-motor lost capabilities. At the same, a correct mathematical modeling of human kinematics and dynamics, based on neuroscientific observations, could inform the design of simple and effective robotic devices. With this as motivation, in these years I have worked on modeling human kinematics and analyzing its behavior, with direct applications to prosthetics, assistive and rehabilitative robotics, human-robot interaction, virtual reality and neuroscience. My other primary research interests are the control and sensing of human and robotic hands, especially soft hands, as well as grasping and manipulation analysis. 

My main topics of interest are:

  • Biomechanics and Motor Control
  • Human-robot Interaction
  • Assistive and Rehabilitation Robotics
  • Prosthetics
  • Human and robotic hands
  • Grasp and Manipulation

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