PERCRO Perceptual Robotics Laboratory, TeCIP Institute (Institute of Communication Information and Perception Technologies), Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna

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Prof. Claudio Loconsole

Professional Affiliate

PERCRO Laboratory - Scuola Sant'Anna Via Alamanni, 13b 56010, San Giuliano Terme - Ghezzano (Pisa), Italy


Claudio Loconsole (Eng.,Ph.D.) he is the scientifc responsible of the “Braille Lab” project funded by the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research within the “Smart Cities and Communities and Social Innovation” call and a teacher of Computer Science at ITI “E. Fermi” in Lucca.

In 2019, he received the National Scientific Habilitation (ASN) for Associate Professorship in Information Processing System and he is currently Associate Professor in Computer Science Engineering at University Mercatorum.

He is a former Post-Doc Research Fellow at Perceptual Robotics (PERCRO) laboratory, TeCIP Institute, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna and a former Assistant Professor at Department of Electrical and Information Engineering (DEI), Polytechnic of Bari.

Claudio Loconsole received his BSc and MSc cum laude in Computer Science Engineering respectively from Politecnico di Bari, Italy, in 2007 and Politecnico di Torino, Italy, in 2009. In 2012, he received the Ph.D.cum laude in Innovative Technologies from Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa, Italy.

In 2012, he passed a semester as Visiting Ph.D. student at Universidade do Porto (Portugal).

He has been awarded with several international acknowledgments and prizes such as the first prize winner at “World Simulink Student Challenge” in 2011, the “Europe Future of Health Award” in 2012, the ETIC Prize (AICA-Rotary) for his Ph.D. thesis in 2013, the Tech Disruption Prize at the Global Impact Competition Italia in 2014 and the second prize winner at “Start Cup Toscana” in 2013 and in 2016.

He is also an invited member at AUDI Innovative Thinking community (2015).

In the field of robotics and haptics he acts as guest associated editor in Frontiers in Robotics and AI journal, as finance and publicity/media and website chair in Eurohaptics 2018 conference and as Publicity chair for Europe in World Haptics 2019 Conference.

His research interests include human-machine and human-robot interaction, assistive technologies, computer vision and artificial intelligence.


  1. November 2012

    Ph.D. in Innovative Technologies cum laude

    Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Italy
  2. September 2009

    MSc in Computer Engineering cum laude

    Polytechnic of Turin, Italy
  3. July 2007

    BSc in Computer Engineering cum laude

    Polytechnic of Bari, Italy

Professional Appointments

  1. 2019-current
    National Scientific Habilitation (ASN) for Associate Professorship in Information Processing System
  2. 2016-current
    Professional Affiliate
    TeCIP Institute, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa, Italy
  3. 2016-current
    Teacher of Computer Science
    ITIS “E. Fermi”, Lucca, Italy
  4. 2016-2018
    Assistant Professor in Computer Engineering
    Polytechnic of Bari, Italy
  5. 2012-2016
    Post-Doc Research Fellow
    Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa, Italy

Awards & Prizes

  • 2011
    First place at World competition “Simulink Student Challenge 2011”
  • 2011
    Second place at international competition “Inventare il futuro”, category “Infanzia, terza età e disabilità”
    University of Bologna and "Fondazione del Monte di Bologna e Ravenna"
  • 2012
    Best Student Paper finalist
    IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems 2012
  • 2013
    First place at European competition “Future of Health Award 2012”
    Games for Health Europe & CZ Health Insurance
  • 2013
    First place at Italian call “Smart Cities and Communities and Social Innovation”, category “Progetti di Social Innovation”
    Italian MIUR
  • 2013
    Second place at “Startcup Toscana 2013”
  • 2013
    Ph.D. thesis award “ETIC 2013 - Etica e Tecnologie dell'Informazione e della Comunicazione”
    "Associazione Italiana per l’Informatica ed il Calcolo Automatico (AICA)" and Rotary International
  • 2014
    Tech Disruption Prize, Global Impact Competition Italia 2014
    Talent Garden and Axelera
  • 2014
    Second place at national competition
    “Premio Perotto-Zucca – Premio Nazionale per l’innovazione nell’ICT”
  • 2014
    Best Paper finalist
    Haptics Symposium (HAPTICS) 2014
  • 2015
    Invited member of AUDI Innovative Thinking community
  • 2015
    Best Paper finalist
    IEEE International conference on Rehabilitation Robotics (ICORR) 2015
  • 2016
    Second place
    “Startcup Toscana 2016”
  • 2018
    Finalist for “Best Hands-On-Demo Award”
    Eurohaptics 2018 conference