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Paolo Salaris was born in Siena (Tuscany, Italy) in 1979. He received his Degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Pisa in 2007. He got the Doctoral degree in Robotics, Automation and Bioengineering at the Research Center “E.Piaggio” of the University of Pisa in June 2011 (advisor Antonio Bicchi). He has been Visiting Scholar at Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (US-IL) from March to October 2009, working with Seth Hutchinson. He has been a PostDoc at the Research Center “E.Piaggio” from June 2011 to January 2014, working within the robotics group headed by Antonio Bicchi and at LAAS-CNRS in Toulouse within the Gepetto Team from February 2014 to July 2015. He spent few months at College de France, Paris, in 2013, working with Jean-Paul Laumond.
From October 2015 to August 2019 he has been an Inria researcher (CRCN) at Inria Sophia Antipolis-Méditerranée, France, within the Lagadic Team, headed by François Chaumette, until December 2017 and within the CHORALE Team, headed by Philippe Martinet, from January 2018 to August 2019.
He is currently an Assistant Professor (RTD-B) at the Research Centre “E. Piaggio” and the Department of Information Engineering (DII) of the Università di Pisa.
My research interests include optimal control and path planning for robot with limited sensory systems, visual servoing, map building of indoor and outdoor complex environments, observability and controllability analysis, optimal sensing, optimal estimation and active sensing control, action-perception coupling sensors-based feedback control and planning.
Winner of the IEEE IROS 2012 JTCF Novel Technology Paper Award for the paper: M. Bianchi, P. Salaris, and A. Bicchi, “Synergy-based optimal design of hand pose sensing,” in IEEE/RSJ Inter- national Conference of Intelligent Robots and Systems, (Vilamoura, Algarve, Portugal), October 7 – 12, 2012.