Matteo Cianchetti

Matteo Cianchetti ( is an assistant professor at the BioRobotics Institute of the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna in Pisa, Italy, where he leads the Soft Mechatronics for Biorobotics Lab. He is an author or coauthor of more than 50 international peer-reviewed papers and regularly serves as a reviewer for more than ten international journals. He has been and currently is involved in European Union-funded projects, with the main focus on the development of soft robotics technologies. His research interests include bioinspired robotics and the study and development of new systems and technologies based on soft/flexible materials for soft actuators, smart compliant sensors, and flexible mechanisms. He is a member of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society and the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society.

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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