Matteo Cianchetti

Dr.  Cianchetti , Matteo

Telephone: 
+39 050 88 3406

Assistant Professor


Selected Publications: 

 

International Journals with peer review

  1. Manti M, Hassan T, Passetti G, D’Elia N, Laschi C, Cianchetti M (2015) “A bioinspired soft robotic gripper for adaptable and effective grasping”, Soft Robotics, 2(3) 107-116
  2. Gerboni G, Ranzani T, Diodato A, Ciuti G, Cianchetti M, Menciassi A (2015) “Modular soft mechatronic manipulator for minimally invasive surgery (MIS): overall architecture and development of a fully integrated soft module” Meccanica, Springer Netherlands, 1-14
  3. Rateni G, Cianchetti M, Ciuti G, Menciassi A, Laschi C (2015) “Design and development of a soft robotic gripper for manipulation in minimally invasive surgery: a proof of concept” Meccanica, Springer Netherlands, 1-9
  4. Follador M, Cianchetti M, Mazzolai B (2015) “Design of a compact bistable mechanism based on dielectric elastomer actuators” Meccanica, Springer Netherlands, 1-9
  5. Vannozzi L, Ricotti L, Cianchetti M, Bearzi C, Gargioli C, Rizzi R, Dario P, Menciassi A (2015) “Self-assembly of polydimethylsiloxane structures from 2D to 3D for bio-hybrid actuation”, Bioinspiration & Biomimetics, 10, 056001
  6. De Falco I, Gerboni G, Cianchetti M, Menciassi A “Design and fabrication of an elastomeric unit for soft modular robots in minimally invasive surgery” Journal of Visualized Experiments, in press.
  7. Cianchetti M, Calisti M, Margheri L, Kuba M, Laschi C (2015) “Bioinspired locomotion and grasping in water: the soft eight-arm OCTOPUS robot” Bioinspiration & Biomimetics (Special Issue on Octopus-inspired robotics), 10, 035003
  8. Ranzani T, Gerboni G, Cianchetti M, Menciassi A (2015) “A bioinspired soft manipulator for minimally invasive surgery” Bioinspiration & Biomimetics (Special Issue on Octopus-inspired robotics), 10, 035008
  9. Elsayed Y, Lekakou C, Ranzani T, Cianchetti M, Morino M, Arezzo A, Menciassi A, Geng T, Saaj C (2015) “Crimped braided sleeves for soft, actuating arm in robotic abdominal surgery” Minimally Invasive Therapy & Allied Technologies, Early Online, 1–7.
  10. Elsayed Y, Vincensi A, Lekakou C, Geng T, Saaj CM, Ranzani T, Cianchetti M, Menciassi A (2014) “Finite Element Analysis and Design Optimization of a Pneumatically Actuating Silicone Module for Robotic Surgery Applications” Soft Robotics, 1(4) 255-262
  11. Cianchetti M, Licofonte A, Follador M, Rogai F, Laschi C (2014) “Bioinspired Soft Actuation System using Shape Memory Alloys” Actuators (Special Issue on Soft Actuators), 3(3), 226-244
  12. Cianchetti M, Ranzani T, Gerboni G, Nanayakkara T, Althoefer K, Dasgupta P, Menciassi A (2014) “Soft robotics technologies to address shortcomings in today’s minimally invasive surgery: the STIFF-FLOP approach” Soft Robotics, 1(2) 122-131
  13. Renda F, Giorelli M, Calisti M, Cianchetti M, Laschi C (2014) “Dynamic Model of a Multi-Bending Soft Robot Arm Driven by Cables” IEEE Transactions on Robotics, 30(5), 1109-1122
  14. Laschi C, Cianchetti M (2014) “Soft Robotics: new perspectives for robot bodyware and control” Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology, 2(3)
  15. Zheng T, Branson DT, Guglielmino E, Kang R, Medrano Cerda GA, Cianchetti M, Follador M, Godage IS and Caldwell DG (2013) “Model Validation of an Octopus Inspired Continuum Robotic Arm for Use in Underwater Environments” J. Mechanisms Robotics, 5(2), 021004
  16. Follador M, Cianchetti M, Arienti A, Laschi C (2012) “A general method for the design and fabrication of shape memory alloy active spring actuators” Smart Materials and Structures, Vol.21, No.11, 115029
  17. Renda F, Cianchetti M, Giorelli M, Arienti A, Laschi C (2012) “A 3D steady-state model of a tendon-driven continuum soft manipulator inspired by octopus arm” Bioinspiration & Biomimetics (Special issue: International Workshop on Bio-Inspired Robots) Vol. 7, 025005
  18. Mazzolai B, Margheri L, Cianchetti M, Dario P, Laschi C (2012) “Soft robotic arm inspired by the octopus. II. From artificial requirements to innovative technological solutions” Bioinspiration & Biomimetics (Special issue: International Workshop on Bio-Inspired Robots) Vol. 7, 025005
  19. Laschi C, Mazzolai B, Cianchetti M, Margheri L, Follador M, Dario P (2012) “A Soft Robot Arm Inspired by the Octopus”, Advanced Robotics (Special Issue on Soft Robotics), 26 (7) 709-727
  20. Cianchetti M, Arienti A, Follador M, Mazzolai B, Dario P, Laschi C (2011) “Design concept and validation of a robotic arm inspired by the octopus”, Materials Science and Engineering: C, 31 1230-1239
  21. Cianchetti M, Mattoli V, Mazzolai B, Laschi C, Dario P (2009) “A new design methodology of electrostrictive actuators for bio-inspired robotics”, Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical 142 (1) 288-297
  22. Laschi C, Mazzolai B, Mattoli V, Cianchetti M, Dario P (2009) “Design of a biomimetic robotic octopus arm”, Bioinspiration & Biomimetics Vol.4, No.1, 015006

Book Chapters

  1. Ansari Y, Shoushtari AL, Cacucciolo V, Cianchetti M, Laschi C “Dynamic Walking with a Soft Limb Robot” in LNAI 9222 S.P. Wilson et al. (Eds.): Living Machines 2015, pp. 13-25.
  2. Manti M, Hassan T, Passetti G, D’Elia N, Cianchetti M, Laschi C (2015) “An Under-Actuated and Adaptable Soft Robotic Gripper” in LNAI 9222 S.P. Wilson et al. (Eds.): Living Machines 2015, pp. 64-74.
  3. Zambrano D, Cianchetti M, Laschi C (2014) “The Morphological Computation Principles as a New Paradigm for Robotic Design” in Opinions and Outlooks on Morphological Computation, H. Hauser, R. M. Füchslin, R. Pfeifer (Ed.s), pp. 214-225.
  4. Cacucciolo V, Corucci F, Cianchetti M, Laschi C (2014) “Evolving Optimal Swimming in Different Fluids: A Study Inspired by batoid Fishes” in Biomimetic and Biohybrid Systems, A. Duff, N. Lepora, A. Mura, T. Prescott, P. Verschure (Ed.s), Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Springer, pp. 23-34.
  5. Follador M, Tramacere F, Viry L, Cianchetti M, Beccai L, Laschi C, Mazzolai B (2013) “Octopus-inspired innovative suction cups”, in Biomimetic and Biohybrid Systems, N. Lepora, A. Mura, H. Krapp, P. Verschure, T. Prescott (Ed.s), Lecture notes in computer science, Springer, pp. 368-370.
  6. Cianchetti M (2013) Fundamentals on the Use of Shape Memory Alloys in Soft Robotics, in Interdisciplinary Mechatronics: Engineering Science and Research Development, edited by M. K. Habib and J. Paulo Davim, pp. 227-254, Wiley-ISTE.
  7. Margheri L, Follador M, Cianchetti M, Mazzolai B, Laschi C (2012) “Bio-inspired Design of an Artificial Muscular-Hydrostat Unit for Soft Robotic Systems”, in Biomimetic and Biohybrid Systems, T. Prescott, N. Lepora, A. Mura, P. Verschure (Ed.s), Lecture notes in computer science, Springer, pp. 375-376.
  8. Giorelli M, Renda F, Arienti A, Calisti M, Cianchetti M, Ferri G, Laschi C (2012) “Inverse and Direct Model of a Continuum Manipulator Inspired by the Octopus Arm” , in Biomimetic and Biohybrid Systems, T. Prescott, N. Lepora, A. Mura, P. Verschure (Ed.s), Lecture notes in computer science, Springer, pp. 347-348.
  9. Laschi C, Mazzolai B, Mattoli V, Cianchetti M, Dario P (2009) “Design and Development of a Soft Actuator for a Robot Inspired by the Octopus Arm”, in Experimental Robotics, The 11th International Symposium, O. Khatib, V. Kumar, G. Pappas (Ed.s), Springer Tracts in Advanced Robotics (STAR Series), Springer, pp. 25-33.

International Conferences with peer review

  1. Manti M, Cianchetti M, Nacci A, Ursino F, Laschi C (2015) “A biorobotic model of the human larynx” Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc – EMBC 2015, 3623-3626.
  2. Hassan T, Manti M, Passetti G, D’Elia N, Cianchetti M, Laschi C (2015) “Design and development of a bio-inspired, under-actuated soft gripper” Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc – EMBC 2015, 3619-3622.
  3. Fras J, Czarnowski J, Macias M, Główka J, Cianchetti M, Menciassi A (2015) “New STIFF-FLOP module construction idea for improved actuation and sensing” Conf Proc IEEE on Robotics and Automation – ICRA 2015, 2901-2906.
  4. Cacucciolo V, Cianchetti M, Laschi C (2014) “Comparison of optimization algorithms for the indirect encoding of a neural controller for a soft robotic arm” Conf Proc of European Symposium on Mathematical Modelling and Computer Simulation – EMS 2014.
  5. Cacucciolo V, Cianchetti M, Laschi C (2014) “A model-based framework to investigate morphological computation in muscular hydrostats and to design soft robotic arms” Conf Proc on the synthesis and simulation of living systems – Artificial Life 2014.
  6. Zheng T, Yang Y, Branson DT, Kang R, Guglielmino E, Cianchetti M, Caldwell DG, Yang G (2014) "Control design of shape memory alloy based multi-arm continuum robot inspired by octopus" Conf Proc IEEE on Industrial Electronics and Applications – ICIEA 2014, 1108-1113
  7. Laschi C and Cianchetti M (2014) “Soft Robotics and the challenges for soft actuation and sensing technologies” Conf Proc Electromechanically Active Polymers (EAP) transducers and artificial muscles (invited paper) – EuroEAP 2014.
  8. Cianchetti M, Ranzani T, Gerboni G, De Falco I, Laschi C, Menciassi A (2013) “STIFF-FLOP Surgical Manipulator: mechanical design and experimental characterization of the single module”, Conf Proc IEEE on Intelligent and Robotic Systems – IROS 2013, 3567-3581
  9. Cianchetti M (2013) “The octopus as paradigm for soft robotics” Conf Proc IEEE and KROS Int Conf on Ubiquitous Robots and Ambient Intelligence (invited paper) – URAI 2013, 515-516.
  10. Cianchetti M, Renda F, Licofonte A, Laschi C (2012) “Sensorization of continuum soft robots for reconstructing their spatial configuration” Conf Proc IEEE on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics – BioRob 2012, 634-639
  11. Follador M, Cianchetti M, Laschi C (2012) “Development of the functional unit of a completely soft octopus-like robotic arm” Conf Proc IEEE on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics – BioRob 2012, 640-645
  12. Cianchetti M, Follador M, Mazzolai B, Dario P, Laschi C (2012) “Design and development of a soft robotic octopus arm exploiting embodied intelligence” Conf Proc IEEE on Robotics and Automation – ICRA 2012, 5271-5276
  13. Guglielmino E, Zullo L, Cianchetti M, Follador M, Branson D, Caldwell DG (2012) “The Application of Embodiment Theory to the Design and Control of an Octopus-like Robotic Arm” Conf Proc IEEE on Robotics and Automation – ICRA 2012, 5277-5282
  14. Zheng T, Branson DT, Kang R, Cianchetti M, Guglielmino E, Follador M, Medrano-Cerda GA, Godage IS, Caldwell DG (2012) “Dynamic Continuum arm Model for Use with Underwater Robotic Manipulators Inspired by Octopus vulgaris” Conf Proc IEEE on Robotics and Automation – ICRA 2012, 5289-5294
  15. Li T, Nakajima K, Cianchetti M, Laschi C, Pfeifer R (2012) “Behavior Switching Using Reservoir Computing for a Soft Robotic Arm” Conf Proc IEEE on Robotics and Automation – ICRA 2012, 4918-4924
  16. Nakajima K, Li T, Sumioka H, Cianchetti M, Pfeifer R (2011) “Information Theoretic Analysis on a Soft Robotic Arm Inspired by the Octopus” Conf Proc IEEE on Robotics and Biomimetics - ROBIO 2011, 110 - 117
  17. Li T, Nakajima K, Cianchetti M (2011) “Finding Structure in Deadtime”, Conf Proc on Morphological Computation - ICMC2011, 47-49
  18. Calisti M, Arienti A, Giannaccini ME, Follador M, Giorelli M, Cianchetti M, Mazzolai B, Laschi C, Dario P (2010) “Study and fabrication of bioinspired Octopus arm mockups tested on a multipurpose platform” Conf Proc IEEE RAS and EMBS on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics - BioRob2010, 461-466
  19. Margheri L, Mazzolai B, Cianchetti M, Dario P, Laschi C (2009) “Tools and methods for experimental in-vivo measurement and biomechanical characterization of an octopus vulgaris arm” Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc - EMBC2009, 7196-7199
  20. Laschi C, Mazzolai B, Cianchetti M, Mattoli V, Bassi Luciani L and Dario P (2008) “Design of A Biomimetic Robotic Octopus Arm” Conf Proc Biological Approaches for Engineering
  21. Laschi C, Mazzolai B, Mattoli V, Cianchetti M, Dario P (2008) “Design and Development of a Soft Actuator for a Robot Inspired by the Octopus Arm” Conf Proc IFRR on International Symposium on Experimental Robotics - ISER 08 Athens, Greece.
  22. Mazzolai B, Laschi C, Cianchetti M, Patanè F, Bassi Luciani L, Izzo I, Dario P (2007) “Biorobotic investigation on the muscle structure of an octopus tentacle” Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc - EMBC2007, (1) 1571-1574

International Workshops with peer review

  1. Gerboni G, Ranzani T, Ciuti G, Cianchetti M, Menciassi A (2014) “A new strategy to build a fully modular soft manipulator for MIS” International Joint Workshop on New Technologies for Computer/Robot Assisted Surgery – CRAS 2014, Genoa, Italy.
  2. De Falco I, Cianchetti M, Menciassi A (2014) “STIFF-FLOP surgical manipulator: design and preliminary motion evaluation” International Joint Workshop on New Technologies for Computer/Robot Assisted Surgery – CRAS 2014, Genoa, Italy.
  3. Cianchetti M, Laschi C (2014) “The OCTOPUS project as an incubator of soft robotics technologies” International workshop on Soft Robot @ ICRA 2014, Hong Kong, China.
  4. Ranzani T, Cianchetti M, Gerboni G, De Falco I, Petroni G, Menciassi A (2013) "A modular soft manipulator with variable stiffness" International Joint Workshop on New Technologies for Computer/Robot Assisted Surgery – CRAS 2013, Verona, Italy.
  5. Cianchetti M, Wurdemann H, Menciassi A, Althoefer K, Nanayakkara T (2013) “MR-compatible Bio-inspired Soft Manipulator with Stretchable Sensing Sleeve for RMIS”, International Workshop on Soft Robotics and Morphological Computation - SoftRobot2013, Ascona, Switzerland.
  6. Cianchetti M, Ranzani T, Gerboni G, Laschi C, Menciassi A (2013) “Preliminary mechanical design of a soft manipulator for minimally invasive surgery”, International Workshop on Soft Robotics and Morphological Computation - SoftRobot2013, Ascona, Switzerland.
  7. Licofonte A, Rogai F, Cianchetti M, Laschi C (2013) “Tactile Sensor for an Octopus-like Soft Robotic Arm” International Workshop on Soft Robotics and Morphological Computation - SoftRobot2013, Ascona, Switzerland.
  8. Licofonte A, Rogai F, Cianchetti M, Laschi C (2013) “3D Shape Reconstruction of an Octopus-like arm” International Workshop on Soft Robotics and Morphological Computation - SoftRobot2013, Ascona, Switzerland.
  9. Margheri L, Cianchetti M, Mazzolai B, Dario P, Laschi C (2011) “Novel Design Principles for a Biomimetic Soft‐Robot based on the In Vivo Characterization of the Morphology and Mechanics of Octopus Arm”, International Workshop on Bio-Inspired Robots, Nantes.
  10. Renda F, Cianchetti M, Giorelli M, Mazzolai B, Dario P, Laschi C (2011) “Planar steady-state physical modelling for a cable-driven octopus-like arm manipulator”, International Workshop on Bio-Inspired Robots, Nantes.
  11. Laschi C, Mazzolai B, Cianchetti M, Margheri L, Arienti A, Follador M, Dario P (2010) “Bio-inspiration in robotics: towards a new generation of soft-bodied robots”, COST Strategic Workshop on Principles and Development of Bio-Inspired Materials Austria, Vienna, 34-39.

PATENTS

  1. Italian patent FI2010A000195, 2010, extended to the international patent WO2012035064 A1: “Arto robotico continuo bioispirato” (Bioinspired continuous robotic limb). Authors: Matteo Cianchetti, Maurizio Follador, Andrea Arienti, Cecilia Laschi, Barbara Mazzolai, Paolo Dario. Owner: Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna.