Universiteit Twente (UT)



He received the M.Sc. and Ph.D, both with honors, in 1992 and 1998 respectively. He is currently full professor of the chair of Advanced Robotics. He is an officer and Senior Member of IEEE. He is the Director of the Strategic Research Orientation of the IMPACT institute of the University of Twente. He is a member of the Editorial Board of the Springer Journal of Intelligent Service Robotics and he is currently the Editor in Chief of the Robotics and Automation Magazine. He is an AdCom member for IEEE RAS. He is a member of the ESA Team on Dynamics of Prehension in Micro-gravity and its application to Robotics/Prosthetics. He is involved in different projects related to Control, Robotics and MEMS and has been the coordinator of the FP5 European Project Geoplex. His research interest lies in physical/port-based modeling in humanoid, medical, micro and inspection robotics.


Raffaella CARLONI

Raffaella Carloni received the M.Sc. and Ph.D at the University of Bologna in 2002 and 2007, respectively. She has been visiting scholar at Jaume I University (Spain) and at the University of California (Santa Barbara). In February 2008, she joined the Control Engineering Group of the University of Twente (IMPACT Institute) as Assistant Professor, within the 3TU Humanoid Project of the Center of Eccellence on Intelligent Mechatronic Systems. From January 2010, she is Associate Editor of Robotics and Automation Magazine. Her research interests are: robotic manipulation, control of complex dynamical systems, novel actuators for locomotion and prosthetic devices.



He received the BSc. degree in Electrical Engineering with the highest honor (Very Great Distinction and Gold Medal) from Mekelle University, Ethiopia, in 2007. He obtained his MSc. degree also in Electrical Engineering with honors (Cum loude) from the University of Twente, the Netherlands, where he is currently pursuing the Ph.D degree on tele-robotics. His research interests include nonlinear control, networked control, distributed control, port based modeling and simulation, and tele-robotics.



Matteo Fumagalli studied mechanical engineering at Politecnico di Milano. He got the bachelor degree on April 2003 and the master degree on July 2006. He was fellow at the Dept. of Electronics and Computer Science from October to December 2006. He arrived at the Italian Institute of Technology on January 2007, as a PhD student of the University of Genoa. He was fellow at the Italian Institute of Technology from January 2010. On April 2011 he will have his defense of the PhD. His main research interests are the modeling and development of force controlled mechanisms, robot dynamics and control, human-robot interaction.