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.
SALVINI P., Laschi C (2012). Roboethics and ethical, legal and social challenges. World Robotics, Service Robots 2012. p. 195-202, Frankfurt: IFR Statistical Department, ISBN/ISSN: 978-3-8163-0636-8
SALVINI P. (2012). Presence, Reciprocity and Robotic Mediations: The Case of Autonomous Social Robots. International Journal on Technoethics, vol. 3; p. 9-16, ISSN: 1947-3451, doi: DOI: 10.4018/jte.201204010
SALVINI P., Teti G., Spadoni E., Laschi C., Mazzolai B., Dario P. (2011) Peccioli: The Testing Site for the Robot DustCart. Focus on social and legal challenges. IEEE Robotics and Automation Magazine, Special Issue on Roboethics, Vol. 18, No. 1, March 2011 ISSN 1070-9932
SALVINI P., Macrì G., Cecchi F., Orofino S., Coppedè S., Sacchini S., Guiggi P., Spadoni E., Dario P., Teaching with Minirobots: The Local Educational Laboratory on Robotics. Proceedings of the 6-th AMiRE Symposium. Advances in Autonomous Mini Robots Advances in Autonomous Mini Robots. BERLIN HEIDELBERG: Springer-Verlag, ISBN/ISSN: 978-3-642-27482-4.
SALVINI P., Laschi C., Dario P., 'Design for Acceptability: Improving Robots’ Coexistence in Human Society', International Journal of Social Robotics, Volume 2, Number 4, 451-460, 2010
SALVINI P., Teti G., Spadoni E., Frediani E., Boccalatte S., Nocco L., Mazzolai B., Laschi C., Comandé G., Rossi E., Carrozza P., Dario P.'An Investigation on Legal Regulations for Robot Deployment in Urban Areas: A Focus on Italian Law', Advanced Robotics 24, 1901–1917, 2010
SALVINI P., Ciaravella G., Yu W., Ferri G., Manzi A., Laschi C., Mazzolai B., Oh S.R., Dario P., 'How Safe Are Robots in Urban Environments? Bullying a Service Robot', Ro-Man, 19th IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication, September 12-15, Principe di Piemonte, Viareggio, Italy, 2010
SALVINI, P., ‘The Ethical and Societal Implications of Presence from a Distance’, PRESENCE The 10th Annual International Workshop on Presence, October 25 – 27 Barcelona, Spain, 2007.
SALVINI P., Armato A., Mannari I., Mazzolai B., Laschi C., Dario P., 'A Methodology for Designing Acceptability in Relation to a Service Robot Physical Appearance', Proceedings of the 8th International Workshop on Human-friendly Welfare Robotic Systems, KAIST, Daejeon, Korea, October 21-23, 2007
SALVINI P., Teti G., RoboDidactics. Physical level course, Roma, Fondazione Mondo Digitale, 2007
SALVINI P., ‘Presence: A Network of Reciprocal Relations’, PRESENCE 2006 The 9th Annual International Workshop on Presence, Ohio, Cleveland, August 24-26, 2006.
SALVINI P., Laschi C., Dario P., ‘From Tele-operation to Tele-Presence Through Natural Interfaces’, BioRob 06, The First IEEE/RAS-EMBS International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics, Pisa, February 20-22, 2006
SALVINI P., Laschi C., Dario P., 'Roboethics and Biorobotics: Discussion of Case Studies', Proceedings of the ICRA 2005, IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, Workshop on Robot-Ethics, Rome, Italy, April 10, 2005