• Human-Robot Interaction

    The Human Robot Interaction (HRI) area develops novel paradigms of human-robot interaction, allowing humans to physically interact with robots, with applications in collaborative and wearable robotics, rehabilitation robotics, telepresence and telerobotics.

  • Advanced telerobotic solutions

    The experimental camp of Centauro project

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  • Industrial robotic applications

    Inspection robotics in railway industry

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Wearable robots for immersive telepresence

The CENTAURO telepresence operator station alllows to remotely control a Centauro-like robot.

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Wearable robots and exoskeletons

Advanced solutions of wearable robotics and exoskeletons

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Wearable haptics

Wearable and portable haptic interfaces for immersive interaction

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Rehabilitation robotics

Rehabilitation robotics solution for neurorehabilitation in virtual reality

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Brain Computer Interfaces for Rehabilitation

Novel brain robot interfaces for biometric control of exoskeletons

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Hand-Exoskeleton and EMG human-robot interfaces

Individual finger Hand Exoskeleton controlled by an EMG-based myo-control scheme

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Robotics for Inspection and Predictive Maintenance

Inspection robot for advanced industry 4.0 predictive maintenance solutions

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Intelligent machine design

Advanced kinematics and intelligent machine design of novel robot solutions

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About Research Group

The Human-Robot Interaction area is a research area of the Perceptual Robotics laboratory (PERCRO) of Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, led by Prof. Antonio Frisoli.

The group of Human-Robot Interaction deals with developing theories, models and systems for new advanced human-machine interface systems, and in particular robotic systems that can physically cooperate (pHRI) with humans in a safe and intuitive manner and interact in Virtual Environments (haptic devices), within industrial and medical applications. The group has a consolidated experience in the areas of collaborative and wearable robotics, with particular reference to exoskeletons, haptic devices and wearable haptics, telerobotics and telepresence, theoretical kinematics and parallel manipulators, advanced control of electromechanical systems, robot assisted rehabilitation, FEM analysis, human-machine interfaces based on electro-biological signals (EEG, EMG), virtual reality immersive applications.

The group has a  consolidated expertise in the area of collaborative robotics, with particular reference to robots for inspection in the context of railway, disinfection robot and telepresence robots, and wearable robotics, with particular reference to exoskeleton for the reduction of biomechanical load of workers and robotic assistive devices.

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About us

Our research group led  by Prof. Antonio Frisoli has published more than 300 papers in international peer reviewed scientific journals.

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IEEE Transactions on Haptics: Editorial

J. Edward Colgate, S. Lederman, D. Prattichizzo, F. Barbagli, C. Basdogan, M. Buss, M. Ernst, A. Frisoli, B. Gillespie, D. Grant, M. Harders, V. Hayward, L. Jones, H. Kajimoto, A. Kappers, A. Kheddar, M.C. Lin, K. MacLean, B. Miller, H. Noma, A.M. Okamura, M. O'Malley, J. Ryu, H.Z. Tan, Y. Yokokohji

An EMG-controlled robotic hand exoskeleton for bilateral rehabilitation

D. Leonardis, M. Barsotti, C. Loconsole, M. Solazzi, M. Troncossi, C. Mazzotti, V.P. Castelli, C. Procopio, G. Lamola, C. Chisari, M. Bergamasco, A. Frisoli

A linear optimization procedure for an EMG-driven neuromusculoskeletal model parameters adjusting: Validation through a myoelectric exoskeleton control

D. Buongiorno, F. Barone, M. Solazzi, V. Bevilacqua, A. Frisoli

Prof. Antonio Frisoli

Full Professor
Head of Human-Robot Interaction area
President of ARTES 4.0

Prof. Massimiliano Solazzi

Associate Professor

Dr. Daniele Leonardis

Assistant Professor