Welcome to my personal webpage!

I am a Postdoctoral scholar at University of Naples Federico II, Department of Industrial Engineering, member of IDEAS Lab.

I studied Mechanical Engineering at University of Naples Federico II, where I received a Bachelor's and a Master's degree (both cum laude) in September 2012 and October 2014, respectively. During my Master, I spent 5 months as master thesis student at the Fraunhofer Institute for Computer Graphics Research, Darmstadt, Germany.

In November 2014, I started a Ph.D. Program in Industrial Engineering at University of Naples Federico II (with focus on soft robotics). During my Ph.D., I have been visiting student at the George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology (Atlanta GA, USA) and at the Department of Aerospace Engineering, University of Maryland (College Park MD, USA). In February 2018, I defended my doctoral degree with a thesis entitled "Geometric soft robotics: a finite element approach" (advisors: Prof. Giuseppe Di Gironimo and Prof. Bruno Siciliano).

In March 2019, during the European Robotics Forum, I received the 2019 Georges Giralt PhD Award for the best robotics doctorate in Europe.

My research interests include: soft robotics, geometric modeling and control, biomechanics and bio-inspired design, 3D biomedical scanning, robotic inspection and maintenance.

I am passionate about robotics, mechanics and bioengineering.

Recent Updates:

  • August 2019: Paper accepted for The International Symposium on Robotics Research 2019, "On the use of Cayley transform for kinematic shape reconstruction of continuum robot". Let's go to Vietnam!

  • June 2019: Co-author, Best paper presented by a young researcher Award at 2019 IEEE METROIND, "Evaluation of human joint angles in industrial tasks using OpenSim" (Picture)

  • June 2019: Invited presentation, Innovazione e Lavoro (en: Innovation and Development) during the event Economia circolare, innovazione, lavoro (en: Circular economy, innovation, work) at Festival dello Sviluppo Sostenibile 2019 (Program, Press)

  • May 2019: Seminar, Introduction to Soft Robotics, given during the Course in Virtual Prototyping at UNINA

  • May 2019: New member, Ordine degli Ingegneri della Provincia di Napoli (Picture)

  • April 2019: Finalist at Innovation Village Award 2019 with the project INBODY, which received the Special Mention "Innovation and Safety" from INAIL (Link, Picture)

  • April 2019: The DTT Interim Design Report (co-authored the Section on Remote Handling) is online (Link)

  • March 2019: Recipient of the 2019 Georges Giralt PhD Award (Link, Picture)

  • January 2019: Two funded research tasks assigned by EUROfusion on remote maintenance

  • October 2018: Awarded second prize at 2018 ISEA Student Project Competition with the project IART (Link)

  • September 2018: Finalist at Start Cup Campania 2018 with the project IART (Link)

  • June 2018: Invited workshop at RACE (UKAEA), Playing with flexibility in dexterous remote handling for nuclear fusion applications: Achievements and perspectives from the FlexARM project

  • April 2018: Tutorial accepted at IROS 2018, Screw Theory for Robotics: a practical approach for modern robot mechanics

  • April 2018: Instructor, Geometric theory of soft robots, PhD Course in Structural Engineering

  • February 2018: PhD Defense, Geometric soft robotics: a finite element approach (Picture)

Ⓒ 2019 by Stanislao Grazioso