I am a Ph.D. candidate at University of Naples Federico II, department of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, affiliated to PRISMA Lab and ICAROS.

I studied Mechanical Engineering at the University of Naples Federico II where I obtained a Bachelor's and a Master's degree in January 2013 and March 2015, respectively.

After a one year collaboration with the Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia in 2016 (dept. of Advanced Robotics), I came back to Naples in 2017 and started a Ph.D. program in Information Technology and Electrical Engineering (with focus on robotics and control) under the supervision of Prof. Bruno Siciliano.

During my Ph.D. I spent two short periods as visiting student at IRISA, INRIA Rennes (Equipe de Recherche Lagadic and Rainbow team) from November to December 2017 and from October to December 2018, respectively. I am currently visiting the department of Mechanical Engineering at University of California Santa Barbara.

My research interests include: shared control, robotic teleoperation, port-Hamiltonian modelling, passivity-based control, grasping and manipulation.

I am passionate about robotics and computer science. You can downoald my short cv here.

Recent News

20/06/2019
Two papers accepted for publication in the 2019 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems
01/06/2019
I started my visiting period at University of California Santa Barbara, Mechanical Engineering Department
13/05/2019
The paper ''Haptic-guided needle grasping in minimally invasive robotic surgery'' has been accepted to the ICRA full-day workshop Next Generation Surgery
10/05/2019
I am invited to give a seminar about ''Haptic-based Shared-Control Telerobotics: Industrial and Surgical Perspectives'' at the DISMI of University of Modena-Reggio Emilia
25/01/2019
The paper ''Passive Task-prioritized Shared-Control Teleoperation with Haptic Guidance'' has been accepted in the 2019 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation
13/12/2018
The STAR L2 program will fund my 6-months abroad period to the University of California Santa Barbara in 2019
01/12/2018
My proposal "Haptic guidance methods for robotic surgery" has just been accepted. The IEEE RAS Technical Committee on Haptics will fund my research for $ 2500
01/10/2018
Two papers accepted for publication in the IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters (also to be presented at the 2018 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems)
27/06/2018
Awarded second prize at Sixth National Congress of Bioengineering in the Switch 2 Product - Innovation in Bioengineering program