Marco Carricato received the M.Sc. degree (with honors) in
Mechanical Engineering in 1998, and the Ph.D. degree in Mechanics of
Machines in 2002. He has been with the University of Bologna since
2004. He is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of
Industrial Engineering. He is the Coordinator of the Ph.D. Degree in Mechanics and Advanced Engineering Sciences at the University of Bologna.
He was visiting researcher at the Center for Intelligent Machines
and Robotics of the University of Florida, USA, in 1998; at the
Robotics Laboratory of the Laval University, Canada, in 2007; at
the Dept. of Mechanical Engineering of the University of
Guanajuato, México, in 2008; at the French National Institute for
Research in Computer Science and Control, Sophia Antipolis, France,
in 2009; at the École Centrale of Nantes, France, and at the Hong
Kong University of Science and Technology, China, in 2013.
He is an associate editor of the journal Mechanism and Machine
He was awarded the AIMETA Junior Prize 2011 by the Italian
Association of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics for outstanding
research results in the field of Mechanics of Machines.
His research interests include robotic systems, servo-actuated
automatic machinery and the theory of mechanisms, with a particular
emphasis on parallel manipulators (displacement analysis,
kinematics, dynamics, synthesis, gravity compensation and cable
drives), efficiency and optimization of servomechanisms, compliant
mechanisms, the theory of screws and the theory of homokinetic
couplings. His work in the aforementioned areas has been the
subject of a number of scientific publications in international
conferences and journals.