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Gianluca Palli

Full Professor

Department of Electrical, Electronic, and Information Engineering "Guglielmo Marconi"

Academic discipline: ING-INF/04 Systems and Control Engineering

Curriculum vitae

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Actual position
Full Professor at the University of Bologna, Department of Electrical, Electronic and
Information Engineering.

 Past positions

2018-2021 - Associate Professor at the University of Bologna, Department of Electrical, Electronic and
Information Engineering.

2012-2018 - Assistant Professor at the University of Bologna, Department of Electrical, Electronic and Information Engineering. 

2008-2012 - Research Associate (Post-doc) at the University of Bologna, Department of Electrical, Electronic and Information Engineering, for the European project DEXMART "DEXterous and autonomous dual-arm/hand robotic manipulation with sMART sensory-motor skills: A bridge from natural to artificial cognition" (FP7-216239, www.dexmart.eu).

2007-2008 - Research Associate (Post-doc) at the University of Bologna, Department of Electrical, Electronic and Information Engineering, for the Regional project “Modeling and control of compliant transmission systems”.

2006 - Visiting Scholar at the DLR - German Aerospace Center. Supervisors: Prof. Gerd Hirzinger and Prof. Patrick van der Smagt.

Research projects

2022 - 2026 - Coordinator of the project “IntelliMan” (AI-Powered Manipulation System for Advanced Robotic Service, Manufacturing and Prosthetics), funded under the call HORIZON-CL4-2021-DIGITAL-EMERGING-01-11.

2019-2023 - Coordinator of the project “REMODEL” (Robotic tEchnologies for the Manipulation ofcOmplex DeformablE Linear objects), DT-FOF-12-2019, GA no. 870133. 

2019-2021 - Coordinator of the University of Bologna unit for the project “COORSA” (Cooperationbetween Humans and Mobile Manipulators for the Factory of the Future) funded by Eu-ropean Regional Development Fund POR-FESR 2014-2020, Research and Innovation ofthe Region Emilia-Romagna, CUP E81F18000300009.

2019-2020 - Coordinator of the project “MOVE-RT” within the ROSIN – ROS-Industrial Quality-AssuredRobot Software Components - framework.

2018-2019 - Coordinator of the project “ROBOTEST” (Robotic Platform for the Automatic Testing ofElectric Appliances) funded by Electrolux ITALIA S.p.A.

2018-2019 - Member of the Bologna research unit in the H2020 European project “AirBorne” (AerIalRoBotic technologies for professiOnal seaRch aNd rescuE), ICT-25-2016/17.

2016-2018 - Coordinator of the project “WIRES” (Wiring Robotic System For Switchgears) - FP7-ICT-2011-9 Cognitive Systems and Robotics.

2017-2018 - Member of the Bologna research unit for the Regional research project “Sinergie”.

2013-2016 - Coordinator of the Bologna unit in the research project PRIN-2011 “MARIS” (Marine Au-tonomous Robotics for InterventionS).

2013-2015 - Member of the Bologna research unit in the European project “SHERPA” (Smart collab-oration between Humans and ground-aErial Robots for imProving rescuing activities inAlpine environments), ICT-600958.

2010-2012 - Coordinator of the Bologna unit for the European project “TRIDENT” (Marine Robots andDexterous Manipulation for Enabling Autonomous Underwater Multipurpose InterventionMissions), ICT-248497.

2008-2012 - Member of the Bologna research unit and Coordinator of the Benchmark activities for theEuropean project “DEXMART” (DEXterous and autonomous dual-arm/hand robotic ma-nipulation with sMART sensory-motor skills: A bridge from natural to artificial cognition),ICT-216239, supported by the 7th EU Framework Programme.

2006-2008 - Member of the Bologna research unit for the National research project PRIN05 “AIDA”(Design e Applicazioni di Interfacce aptiche Avanzate: contatto soffice, multi punto e inte-grazione multimodale).

2005-2008 - Member of the Bologna research unit for the Regional research project “LARER”.

2004-2005 - Member of the Bologna research unit for the European project “GeoPlex” (GeometricNetwork Modeling and Control of Complex Physical Systems), IST-2001-34166.

2004-2005 - Member of the Bologna research unit for the National project PRIN03 “OASYS” (Opensource software for industrial Automation and distributed SYstemS).

Journal service

2021-2023 - Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering, ISSN: 1545-5955. 

2020-2021 - Associate Editor for the IFAC Mechatronics Journal, ISSN: 0957-4158.

2018-2020 - Vice-Chair of the IFAC Technical Committee TC 4.3 Robotics.
2018-2020 - Associate Editor for the IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters (RA-L), ISSN 2377-3766.

Awards
2020 - IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering Best New Application Paper
Award for the paper: D. De Gregorio, R. Zanella, G. Palli, S. Pirozzi and C. Melchiorri,
“Integration of Robotic Vision and Tactile Sensing for Wire-Terminal Insertion Tasks”, IEEE
Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering, 16(2), Page(s) 585-598, 2019.

2019 - Human Friendly Robotics Best Paper Award for the paper: Meattini R., Biagiotti L., Palli
G., Melchiorri C. “Grasp-Oriented Myoelectric Interfaces for Robotic Hands: A Minimal-
Training Synergy-Based Framework for Intent Detection, Control and Perception”. In: Fer-
raguti F., Villani V., Sabattini L., Bonfè M. (eds) Human-Friendly Robotics 2019. Springer
Proceedings in Advanced Robotics, vol 12. pp 110-124.

2018 - ASME Best Paper Award in Adaptive Systems Dynamics and Control for the paper: P.
Bilancia, G. Berselli, U. Scarcia and G. Palli, “Design of a Beam-Based Variable Stiffness
Actuator via Shape Optimization in a CAD/CAE Environment”, presented at the ASME
2018 Conference on Smart Materials, Adaptive Structures and Intelligent Systems.

2013 - Innovate Italy Award 2013, assigned by ALTERA Inc. for the project “FPGA-based Control
and Interface System for an Anthropomorphic Robotic Hand”.

2012 - IEEE I-RAS Young Author Best Paper Award 2012, assigned by the Robotics & Au-
tomation Society - Italian Chapter, for the paper: G. Berselli, M. Piccinini, G. Palli and
G. Vassura, “Engineering Design of Fluid-filled Soft Covers for Robotic Contact Inter-
faces: Guidelines, Nonlinear Modeling and Experimental Validation”, IEEE Transaction
on Robotics, vol. 27 Issue:3 , pages: 436–449, ISSN: 1552-3098, 2011.





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