Affiliation:Post Doctoral Fellow
The BioRobotics Institute, Scuola Superiore S.Anna
"Robotic art and beyond"
He graduated in Foreign Languages and Literatures from the University of Pisa in 2000 with a thesis on ‘Theatre and Technologies’. In 2005, he completed a Master of Research degree in Theatre Studies at Lancaster University (UK), where he delved into the telepresence artworks of E. Kac, R. Ascott and P. Sermon. In 2008, he received his PhD in Biorobotics Science and Engineering from IMT Lucca Institute for Advanced Studies and Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna (Italy). In his PhD thesis he focused on the ethical, legal and social implications of robot design and deployment. He is currently research fellow at the BioRobotics Institute of Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa, Italy. His main research interests are in the fields of Human-Robot Interaction (i.e. aesthetic design, human factor and social acceptance of robots), and Science and Technologies Studies (i.e. ethical, legal and social implications of robotics research and applications). He is also involved in activities concerning the use of robots in formal and informal education and art (he participated in the Roborama project). From 2011 to 2013 he co-chaired the Human-Robot Interaction and Communication Technical Committee of RAS-IEEE. He is currently project manager of the EU-FP7 funded research project RoboLaw.