§ Birth date: April 10, 1966
§ Birth place: Pisa
§ Nationality: Italian
§ Languages: English and French
§ Married, two children
§ Laurea Degree in Electronic Engineering, University of Pisa, in 1993 with a thesis on “Desing and fabrication of a device for the cardiac monitoring through a polymer piezoelectric transducer: algorythmic aspects”, tutor prof. D. De Rossi.
§ Engineer qualification achieved in 1994.
§ From Dec.31 2006: employee at Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna in Pisa as highly-skilled technician in the tecnical-scientific and social-sanitary domain, D position, Electronic Designer;
Previous Professional Activities:
§ From Oct.1, 2003 to Dec .30, 2006: employee at Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna in Pisa as highly-skilled technician in the tecnical-scientific and social-sanitary domain, D position, Electronic Designer;
§ From Sept 1 2003 to Sept 30 2003 research assistant at Pont-Tech s.c.r.l,
§ From Sep.1, 1998 to Aug.31, 2003: employee at Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna in Pisa as highly-skilled technician in the tecnical-scientific and social-sanitary domain, D position, Electronic Designer;
§ Research assistant at INAIL RTR Center;
§ Research assistant Pont-Tech s.c.r.l,
§ Research assistant Scuola Superiore S.Anna.
§ Research assistant Consorzio Pisa Ricerche;
§ Research assistant la Scuola Superiore S.Anna,
Professional Training Courses:
§ Seminar entitled “Sanitary surveillance and emergencies management” in the frame work for the compulsory training for Personnel, organized by Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Year 2002;
§ Updating seminar entitled “Personal datas privacy and safety”, organized by Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Year 2002;
§ Updating seminar entitled “Internal regulations: The Statute” in the frame work for the compulsory training for Personnel, organized by Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Year 2001;
§ Training course, OrCad software, including Capture, Pspice, Layout modules, Year 2000;
§ Microengineering specializing course “Micro Actuator” organized by FSRM (Swiss Foundation for Research in Microtechnology) (1997).
§ Appointment for didactic support in the framework of the Teaching Course “Biomecatronic”, owned by prof. Maria Chiara Carrozza, MSc in Biomedical Engineering, (A.Y. 2002/’03);
§ Organizer of the Module “Microelectronic Exercises” in the frame work od the Teaching Course ”Mechatronic”, MSc in Mechanical Engineering, owned by prof.Paolo Dario, (from A.Y. 1998 to present);
§ Head of the training Course “OrCad (Capture, Pspice, Layout)”
§ Organizer of the updating course entitled “Electonic devices for the realization of mobile robots”, addressed to teachers of the ITIS “G.Galileo” Institute in Livorno (A.Y. 2001/2002);
§ Organizer of the Module “Biomedical Technologies”, in the framework of the Master Course “Economia e Management in Sanità” (A.Y. 2000/20001);
§ Thesis supervisor:
§ Studio, progettazione e realizzazione di una unità elettronica per stimolazione elettrica funzionale (FES), Tesi di Laurea in Ingegneria Elettronica, Università di Pisa, A.A. 95/96, Candidato: Giuseppe Lisi, Relatori: Prof. P. Terreni, Prof. P. Dario, Ing. E. Guglielmelli, Ing. Roberto Lazzarini
Collaboration in Reseach Projects developed at Mitech and ARTS Laboratories:
§ From 2003 to 2012 coordinator and technical responsible of the electronic labs at the biorbotics intitute of scuola superiore sant’anna for the design and development of mechatronic devices in the framework of european projecT (HYDRONET, CYBERHAND, DUSTBOT, ROBOCUB, ICUB, PALOMA, VECTOR
§ From 1 dec 2009 In charge for the development and the design of the humanoid robotic platform ROBOTAN
§ From Oct. 2006, In charge for the development and the design of electronic systems at Polo Sant’Anna Valdera/The BioRobotics Institute;
§ From May 19, 2003 I’m in charge of the Security at ARTS Lab in Polo Sant’Anna Valdera;
§ Responsible for the designing and realization of robots control boards, at ARTS and Mitech Labs, aimed at the:
-Design, creation and development of 70 electronic boards;
-Creation of 8 C++ programs for the interface between boards and computers;
-Creation of 61 assembler programs for PIC microcontrollers;
-Creation of 7 programs in C for Motorola HC11 microcontrollers ;
§ From July 1, 2000 to Dec.31, 2002:1 Luglio 2000 – 31 Dicembre 2002: operative Responsible for the Project entitled “P2 Development of Sensorised protesic Systems” at the Bioengineering Rehabilitation Center INAIL/RTR, born from an agreement between “Centro Protesi INAIL”, Vigoroso di Budrio, and Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa;
§ From March 6, 1998 to May 6, 1998: design and fabrication of an electonic unit for the control of the knee stucture, in the framework of the MIAS project;
§ From Nov.27, 1996 to Jan.25, 1997: design and fabrication of a tactile sensor for the MOVAID mobile robot, for personal assistance to disabled people;
§ From May 20, 1996 to Nov.15, 1996: collaboration in the study of “Perspectives of micromechatronic technologies for spatial applications” ordered to Consorzio Pisa RIcerche by the European Space Agency (ESA) ;
§ From Feb.9, 1995 t Dec.31, 1995: design and fabrication of a software for the interface between the tracking system and phone lines, IBIDEM Project
§ From July 29, 1994 to Dec.31, 1997: design and fabrication of a tactile sensor, 29 Luglio 1994 - 31 dicembre 1997: progettazione e realizzazione di un sensore tattile for the project entitled “Development of tactile sensor layered in artificial skin” run by Scuola Sant’Anna and Consorzio Pisa Ricerche (CNR);
Collaborations in research projects at Scuola Sant’Anna Research Laboratories, Pont-Tech Company and Scuola Sant’Anna’s Spin-Off Companies:
§ Maintenance and development of the "Quartz crystal thickness monitor", control system (precision 1 nm) for the deposition thickness (for sputtering) of metals in the criopreparation room, for the electonic scansion criomicroscope;
§ Desing of the Hardware and Software interface (on PC / RS232) for the measuring of oxygen concentration;
§ Maintenance and development of a “Magnetic field breeder for the experimentation of vegetal in-vitro cultures”, by the ITEMS Spin-Off Company.
§ Supervision of cabling and assembling operations for a Driver simulating a car change;
§ Collaborations on theoretical and practical aspects for the design and fabrication of microelectonic boards;
§ Sizing of power transistors for the pilotage of electric motors;
§ Professional advice for the fabrication and testing of electronic evaluation board.
§ Professional advice to the Pont-Tech Company for technology transfer services in the frame work of the “Centro di competenza microfluidica – CC5” project;
§ Design and fabrication of a device for the laser distance measurement, for the positioning of tiles, based on “MEL5” equipment;
§ Fabrication of the PCB for a PC interface board through Bus PCI, for a biomedical device;
§ Professional advice to engineers for the fabrication of microelectric circuits.
§ Repairing of the electronic aquisition system for the HUMAN GLOVE project, adding an electronic interface for the aquisition of a force;
§ Collaboration to the designing o fan electronic unit for the control of a two degrees of freedom shoulder prostheses.
Collaborations with Companies:
§ Fabrication of an electronic board for a sat nav, Navionics Company, Viareggio;
§ Programming of a micro controller for the tracking of a television parabola, Navisystem, Viareggio.
Publications on Journals:
§ “A Wearable Biomechatronic Interface for Controlling Robots with Voluntary Foot Movements” Maria Chiara Carrozza, Associate Member, IEEE, Alessandro Persichetti, Student Member, IEEE, Cecilia Laschi, Member, IEEE, Fabrizio Vecchi, Member, IEEE, Roberto Lazzarini, Pierpaolo Vacalebri, and Paolo Dario, Fellow, IEEE IEEE-ASME TRANSACTIONS ON MECHATRONICS Volume: 12 Issue: 1 Pages: 1-11 DOI: 10.1109/TMECH.2006.886250 Published: FEB 2007
§ M. C. Carrozza, C. Suppo, F. Sebastiani, B. Massa, F. Vecchi, R. Lazzarini, M. Cutkosky, and P. Dario, "The SPRING hand: development of a Self-adaptive Prosthesis for Restoring Natural Grasping", Journal of Autonomous Robots AUTONOMOUS ROBOTS Volume: 16 Issue: 2 Pages: 125-141 Published: MAR 2004
§ P. Vacalebri, R. Lazzarini, S. Roccella, F. Vecchi, M.C. Carrozza, M. Zecca, P. Dario, "A Robotic System for Soft Tissue Characterization", International Journal of Human-friendly Welfare Robotic Systems, Vol. 4, No. 2, 2003.
§ M.C. Carrozza, B. Massa, P. Dario, R. Lazzarini, M. Zecca, S. Micera, and P. Pastacaldi, "A two DOF finger for a Biomechatronic Artificial Hand", Technology & Health Care, v. 10, n. 2, Pages 77 - 89, 2002
§ M.C. Carrozza, B. Massa, S. Micera, R. Lazzarini, M. Zecca, P. Dario, "The Development of a Novel Prosthetic Hand --– Ongoing Research and Preliminary Results", IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics, vol. 7, n. 2, June 2002, Pages 108-114
§ B. Massa, S. Roccella, R. Lazzarini, M. Zecca, M. C. Carrozza, P. Dario, "Una protesi di arto superiore innovativa", Ortho 2000, vol. 3, n. 4, 2001.
Main publications on Internatinal Conferences Proceedings:
§ “A novel wearable interface for robotic hand prostheses” Author(s): Carrozza, MC; Persichetti, A; Laschi, C ; Vecchi, F ; Lazzarini, R; Tamburrelli V; Vacalebri, P; Dario, P; Source: 2005 IEEE 9TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON REHABILITATION ROBOTICS Book Series: International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics ICORR Pages: 109-112 Published: 2005
§ M.C. Carrozza, F. Vecchi, F. Sebastiani, G. Cappiello, S. Roccella, M. Zecca, R. Lazzarini, and P. Dario, "Experimental analysis of an innovative prosthetic hand with proprioceptive sensors", 2003 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation ICRA 2003, Taipei, Taiwan, May 12-17, 2003.
§ P.Vacalebri, S.Roccella, R.Lazzarini, M. Zecca, M.C.Carrozza, P.Dario, "Misurazioni di pressioni, temperatura ed umidità all’interfaccia moncone invaso di protesi di arto inferiore per amputati transfemorali", 15th Conf. Soc. Italiana di Biomeccanica in Ortopedia e Traumatologia, Roma (I), May 15-17, 2003.
§ P. Vacalebri, R. Lazzarini, S. Roccella, F. Vecchi, M.C. Carrozza, P. Dario, "A Robotic System for Soft Tissue Characterization", 8th International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics ICORR 2003, KAIST Auditorium, KAIST, Daejeon, Republic of Korea, April 23-25, 2003.
§ M.C. Carrozza, F. Vecchi, F. Sebastiani, G. Cappiello, S. Roccella, M. Zecca, R. Lazzarini, and P. Dario, "Experimental analysis of an innovative prosthetic hand with proprioceptive sensors", 2003 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation ICRA 2003, Taipei, Taiwan, September 14-19, 2003.
§ P. Vacalebri, S. Roccella, R. Lazzarini, M. Zecca, M. C. Carrozza, P. Dario, "Misurazioni di pressioni, temperatura ed umidità all'interfaccia moncone invaso di protesi di arto inferiore per amputati transfemorali", XV Congresso Nazionale S.I.B.O.T., Roma, 15-17 Maggio 2003
§ P. Vacalebri, R. Lazzarini, S. Roccella, F. Vecchi, M.C. Carrozza, M. Zecca, P. Dario, "A Robotic System for Soft Tissue Characterization", 8th International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics ICORR 2003, KAIST Auditorium, KAIST, Daejeon, Republic of Korea, April 23-25, 2003
§ J. Carpaneto, S. Micera, F. Zaccone, F. Vecchi, R. Lazzarini, P. Dario, “A Sensorised Thumb for Hand Neuroprosthesis Control”, 7th Conf. International Functional Electrical Stimulation Society Conf, Lubljiana (SL), 2002.
§ M.C. Carrozza, S. Micera, B. Massa, M. Zecca, R. Lazzarini, N. Canelli, P. Dario, "The development of a novel biomechatronic hand --- ongoing research and preliminary results", Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics AIM 2001, Como (I), July 8-11, 2001
§ M.C. Carrozza, B. Massa, P. Dario, R. Lazzarini, M. Zecca, S. Micera, P. Pastacaldi, "La mano biomeccatronica artificiale - risultati preliminari", XIV Congresso Nazionale S.I.B.O.T., Bari (I), May 10-12, 2001.
- C. Laschi, P. Dario, M.C. Carrozza, E. Guglielmelli, G. Teti, D. Taddeucci, F. Leoni, B. Massa, M. Zecca, R. Lazzarini, "Grasping and Manipulation in Humanoid Robotics", in First IEEE-RAS International Conference on Humanoid Robots - Humanoids 2000, Boston, MA, September 7-8, 2000.
§ M.C. Carrozza, P. Dario, R.Lazzarini, B. Massa, M. Zecca, S. Roccella, R. Sacchetti, "An Actuating System for a Novel Biomechatronic Hand", Proc. of the 7th International Conference on New Atcuators, ACTUATOR 2000, Bremen, Germany, June 19-10, 2000.
§ M.C.Carrozza, G.C.Ranieri, S.D’attanasio, R.Lazzarini, L.Lencioni, P.Dario, “A Sensorised Robotic System for Computer-Assisted Colonoscopy”, International Advanced Robotics Programme, IARP ’97 pp 26-33
§ S.D’Attanasio, R.Lazzarini, C.Stefanini, M.C.Carrozza, P.Dario, “A One Cubic Centimeter Mobile Microrobot with a Steering Control”, Proceedings of the 1995 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, Iros ‘97 Vol 3 pp 1318-1323
§ D.Taddeucci, C.Laschi, R.Lazzarini, R.Magni, P.Dario, A.Starita, “An Approach to integrate Tactile Perception” Proceedings of the International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA’97), Albuquerque NM, April 20-25, 1997.
§ P.Dario, R. Lazzarini, R.Magni, S.R.Oh, “An Integrated Miniature Fingertip Sensor” MHS ‘97.
§ Nicola Croce, A.Fenu, R.Lazzarini, M.C.Montesi, C.Ristori, P.Dario, “Micromeccatronica e ambiente: Tecnologie microspettrofotometriche per analisi ambientali”, RICHMAC Magazine – Dicembre 1996, pp 1263-1266
§ R.Lazzarini, R.Magni, P.Dario, “A Tactile Array Sensor Layered in an Artificial Skin”, Proceedings of the 1995 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, Iros ‘95 Vol 3 pp 114-119
§ P. Giorgini, R. Sacchetti, G. Verni, P. Dario, E. Guglielmelli, C. Laschi, A. Sabatini, S. Micera, M. C. Carrozza, M. Presenti, R. Lazzarini, G. Teti, S. Perini, M. Martinelli, L. Odetti, “Progettazione esecutiva per il I triennio” (Excutive project for the first three-year period), Technical Report Centro INAIL RTR, Deliverable R0, December 1998
§ P. Dario, E. Guglielmelli, A. Sabatini, C. Laschi, S. Micera, R. Lazzarini, M. Presenti, G. Teti, S. Perini, M. Martinelli, L. Odetti, “Rapporto tecnico sull’attività di ricerca preliminare svolta nel primo trimestre” (Technical report on the preliminary research activity in the first trimester), Technical Report Centro INAIL RTR, Deliverable R1, June 1998