Antonio Bicchi

Antonio Bicchi is Professor of Robotics at the University of Pisa, and Senior Scientist at the Italian Institute of Technology in Genoa. He graduated from the University of Bologna in 1988 and was a postdoc scholar at M.I.T.  Artificial Intelligence lab in 1988–1990.  He teaches  Robotics and Control Systems in the Department of Information Engineering  (DII) of the University of Pisa. He leads the Robotics Group at the  Research Center "E. Piaggio'' of the University of Pisa since 1990, where he was Director from 2003 to 2012. He is the head of the SoftRobotics Lab for Human Cooperation and Rehabilitation at IIT in Genoa. Since 2013 he serves ad Adjunct Professor at the School of Biological and Health Systems Engineering of Arizona State University.

His main research interests are in Robotics, Haptics, and Control Systems. He has published more than 400 papers on international journals, books, and refereed conferences. He was the first Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters, which he founded in 2015, and is now one of the premier Journals in the field. He has organized the first WorldHaptics Conference (2005). He is a co-founder and President of the Italian Institute of Robotics and Intelligent Machines (I-RIM) since 2019, He is the recipient of several awards and honors. For his research on human and robot hands the European Research Council awarded him with four grants, including an Advanced Grant in 2012 and a Synergy Grant in 2018. 

Soft Robots, C Della Santina, MG Catalano, A Bicchi - Springer Encyclopedia of Robotics, 2020

A Century of Artificial Hands, a critical review of design principles, control, applications in the last 106 years with 252 references.


Personal page at IIT VIDEO LINKS

Natural Bionics: "Will I walk again?" ERC@ESOF

LHF-Connect  Sky TG24 9 Luglio 2020
LHF-Connect:su TGR 1 Maggio 2020, minuto 12.50)
Leonardo 500 Movie Trailer
Clip: Clip M. Cacciari: Il pensiero è distrutto se non ha la mano
(subtitled, "Thought is nothing wihout the hand")

  RAI MEMEX AlterEgo Il Robot Avatar (Italiano, 2018)
Google Scholar RAI MEMEX SoftHand: Mano d`acciaio in guanto di velluto (Italiano, 2018)
  TV2000 AlterEgo a Bel Tempo Si Spera (Italiano, 2018)  
Scientific Papers
(most downloadable)
Let's Talk A Conversation on ERC & Research (English, 2017)
  LaDigitalTech  Robots souples et mains de robots:
à la recherche du mouvement fluide
(English, 2017)
Teoria del Controllo ( ICRA-X The Quest for Natural Machine Motion  (English, 2017)
  TED-X L'Intelligenza della Mano (Italiano, 2012)  
Curriculum Vitae Altri Video:
SoftHand-Pro: Dalla robotica alle Protesi
SoftHand Subacquea
Robot WalkMan in azione ad Amatrice dopo il terremoto
Robot AlterEgo in usi domestici
Dispense: CORSI:
Fondamenti di Automatica
(I Parte
Corso di Fondamenti di Automatica - Laurea Ing. Meccanica III anno. Esercizi d'esame svolti fino al 2015 in "Material"
Fondamenti di Automatica
(II Parte)
Corso di Controlli Automatici - L.M. Ing. Meccanica II anno. Esercizi d'esame svolti in "Material"
Controllo e Filtraggio Ottimo
(FdA III Parte)
Corso di Controllo e Filtraggio Ottimo - L.M. Ing. Meccanica II anno.

Controllo dei Robot
(FdA IV Parte)

Corso di Controllo dei Robot - L. M. Ingegneria Robotica e dell'Automazione
Fundamentals of Automation Corso di Automation and Drives - L.M. Engineering of Paper and Cardboard