Cecilia Laschi

Cecilia Laschi (cecilia.laschi@sssup.it) is a full professor of biorobotics at the BioRobotics Institute, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa, Italy, where she serves as rector’s delegate to research. Her research interests are in the field of biorobotics, and she is currently working on soft robotics, humanoid robotics, and neurodevelopmental engineering. She was the coordinator of the European ICT-FET OCTOPUS Integrating Project, which led to one of the first soft robots, and she coordinates the European ICT-FET Open Coordination Action on Soft Robotics Robo- Soft. She is chief editor of the “Soft Robotics” section of Frontiers in Robotics and AI and of Frontiers in Bionics and Biomimetics. She is a member of the IEEE, the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, and the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society, where she served as elected AdCom member and currently is cochair of the Technical Committee on Soft Robotics.

Associated articles

IEEE PULSE, Feature May/June 2016
Pleasant to the Touch
Open your Internet browser and search for videos showing the most advanced humanoid robots. Look at how they move and walk. Observe their motion and their interaction with the environment (the ground, users, target objects). Now, search for a video... Read more