I am an assistant professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Technologies at the University of Naples Federico II since January 2022. Besides, I am a member of the PRISMA Lab.

I got a Ph.D. degree in Information Technology and Electrical Engineering in July 2021, under the supervision of Prof. Vincenzo Lippiello. During my Ph.D., I collaborated with the Autonomous Systems Research Centre at The University of Newcastle (AUS). Before that, I obtained a Bachelor's and a Master's degree in Automation Engineering in January 2013 and September 2016, respectively.

My research interests include: legged robotics, soft robotics, robotics for logistics, robotics in agriculture, passivity-based control, and energy-shaping control.

Pierluigi Arpenti

University of Naples Federico II
Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Technologies
Building 3/A, Room 2.11
Via Claudio, 21, 80125
Napoli, Italy


Here is the list of my publications, divided by type and ordered from the most recent to the oldest.

Book Chapters
Journal Articles
International Conferences
Abstract Papers
  • An Effective Robotic End-Effector Engagement Approach for Automated Grapevine Pruning on a Quadrupedal Manipulator. Juan David Gamba Camacho, Pierluigi Arpenti, Claudio Semini, Fabio Ruggiero. 2023 I-RIM Conference
  • An Integrated Robotic Depalletizing System for Supermarkets’ Backrooms Pierluigi Arpenti, Riccardo Caccavale, Giuseppe Andrea Fontanelli, Vincenzo Lippiello, Gianmarco Paduano, Bruno Siciliano, Luigi Villani. 2021 I-RIM Conference
Doctorate Thesis


Below you can find the list of research projects within which I have been involved as an active member.