Antonio Bicchi is Professor of System Theory
and Robotics at the University of Pisa. He graduated at the
University of Bologna in 1988 and was a postdoc scholar at
M.I.T. A.I. Lab in 1988--1990.
His main research interests are in
* Dynamics, kinematics and control of complex mechanichal systems, including robots, autonomous vehicles, and automotive systems;
* Haptics and dextrous manipulation;
* Theory and control of nonlinear systems, in particular hybrid (logic/dynamic, symbol/signal) systems.
He is currently Editor of the Spinger Briefs series on Control, Automation, and Robotics (with T. Basar and M. Krstic) and served (2007-2010) as Editor in Chief for the Conference Editorial Board of IEEE Robotics and Automation Society, as Vice President for Member Activities, as Distinguished Lecturer and Advisory Committee member of IEEE Robotics and Automation Society. He was the founder and General Chair of the First WorldHaptics Conference (with M. Bergamasco), held in Pisa in March 2005, the vice Program Chair for IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation in 2001 and 2005, and served in several other capacities. I am an IEEE Fellow since 2005. A list of publications, summing up to more than 300 peer-reviewed papers, and a copy of the CV is available for reference at the web address http://www.piaggio.ing.unipi.it/~bicchi.
He currently serves as the Director of the Interdepartmental Research Center ``E. Piaggio'' of the University of Pisa, and as Editor in Chief of the Conference Editorial Board for the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society (RAS). Antonio Bicchi is an IEEE Fellow since 2005. He has served as Vice President of IEEE RAS, Distinguished Lecturer, and editor for several scientific journals including Transactions on Robotics and Automation and Int.l J. Robotics Research. He has
organized and co-chaired the first WorldHaptics Conference (2005) and Hybrid Systems: Computation and Control (2007).