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Antonio Bicchi

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Lungarno Antonio Pacinotti, 43
56126 Pisa PI

Antonio Bicchi is a scientist interested in automatic control (the science and engineering of systems), in haptics (the science and technology for the sense of touch), and in robotics (i.e., the machine that is not here yet).

After graduating from the University of Bologna, he was a researcher at MIT’s artificial intelligence lab, and is now chair of robotics at the University of Pisa. Since 2009 has led the Soft Robotics Lab at the Italian Institute of Technology in Genoa, and from 2013 he has been adjunct professor at Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona.

His 2012-2017 ERC Advanced Grant ``SoftHands'' established the basis for the theory of soft synergies in human and robot hands, which led to the design of new robotic and prosthetic hands.