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

Two papers accepted for publication in the 2019 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems
I started my visiting period at University of California Santa Barbara, Mechanical Engineering Department
The paper ''Haptic-guided needle grasping in minimally invasive robotic surgery'' has been accepted to the ICRA full-day workshop Next Generation Surgery
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
The paper ''Passive Task-prioritized Shared-Control Teleoperation with Haptic Guidance'' has been accepted in the 2019 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation
The STAR L2 program will fund my 6-months abroad period to the University of California Santa Barbara in 2019
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
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)
Awarded second prize at Sixth National Congress of Bioengineering in the Switch 2 Product - Innovation in Bioengineering program