I am a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Naples Federico II, department of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, affiliated to PRISMA Lab and ICAROS, and co-founder at BeyondShape.

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

After a one year internship 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, and visited the department of Mechanical Engineering at University of California Santa Barbara from June to December 2019.

My research interests include: shared control, robot teleoperation, passivity-based control, soft robotics, grasping and manipulation.

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

Recent News

21/09/2021
Serving as associate editor for the 2022 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation in the area of Medical and Rehabilitation Robotics
20/09/2021
Finalist of the Italian Chapter Robotics and Automation Society "Fabrizio Flacco" Young Author Best Paper Award
14/09/2021
I will be co-chairing the "Shared Autonomy for Physical Human-Robot Interaction" session at the IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems
07/09/2021
The special issue "Advanced Technologies for Autonomous Surgical Robotics" is open for submission
24/08/2021
Serving as associate editor for the IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters
19/07/2021
The paper "Autonomy in Physical Human-Robot Interaction: A Brief Survey" has been accepted for publication in RA-L and for presentation at the 2021 IROS. Kudos to all my co-authors
28/05/2021
The paper "A Shared-control Teleoperation Architecture for Nonprehensile Object Transportation" has been accepted for publication in the IEEE Transactions on Robotics. Congrats to all my co-authors
21/05/2021
Serving as associate editor for the 20th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Robotics
21/12/2020
The special issue "Shared Autonomy for Physical Human-Robot Interaction" has been accepted to RA-L. I will be serving as guest associate editor. Congrats to my co-organizers
31/07/2020
The paper "The MUSHA Hand II: A Multi-Functional Hand for Robot-Assisted Laparoscopic Surgery" has been accepted for publication in the IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics. Congrats to all my co-authors
16/04/2020
I successfully defended my Ph.D. thesis
22/01/2020
Two papers accepted for publication in the 2020 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation. Congratulations to all my co-authors
21/12/2019
The workshop "Shared autonomy: learning and control" has been accepted to the 2020 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation. Congratulations to all my co-organizers
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 during 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