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 of the spinoff company BeyondShape.

I obtained the Ph.D. in Information Technology and Electrical Engineering in April 2020, under the supervision of Prof. Bruno Siciliano. Before that, I graduated in Mechanical Engineering with a Bachelor's and a Master's degree obtained in January 2013 and March 2015, respectively.

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

If you are interested in working or collaborating with me, don't hesitate to reach out!

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