• 5th place for “SoftHand Team” at Cybathlon
  • the SoftHand team (UP and IIT) won the Robotic Grasping and Manipulation Competition at IROS 2016
  • UP and IIT won the Best Paper award at IEEE Haptics Symposium 2016 for the publication [1].
  • US won the Best Demonstration award at IEEE Haptics Symposium 2016 with the demonstration “G. Spagnoletti, I. Hussain, C. Pacchierotti, G. Salvietti, D. Prattichizzo, The hRing: a haptic interface for an extra robotic finger”. US won the Asia Haptics 2016 Silver Award with the publication [2].
  • US won the Asia Haptics 2016 Silver Award with the publication [2].
  • US was second ranked demo in the Innovation Competition on WearRAcon17 with the demo “I. Hussain, L. Meli, G. Spagnoletti, G. Gioioso, D. Prattichizzo, The Sixth Finger for compensating hand functions”
  • UP and IIT were finalists for the Best Paper award during World Haptics 2017 for [3] and [4].

[1] Bianchi, M., Battaglia, E., Poggiani, M., Ciotti, S., & Bicchi, A. (2016, April). A Wearable Fabric-based display for haptic multi-cue delivery. In Haptics Symposium (HAPTICS), 2016 IEEE (pp. 277-283).

[2] Chinello, Francesco, Claudio Pacchierotti, Monica Malvezzi, and Domenico Prattichizzo. "A novel 3RRS wearable fingertip cutaneous device for virtual interaction.", Asia Haptics 2016.

[3] Battaglia, E., Clark, J. P., Bianchi, M., Catalano, M. G., Bicchi, A., & O'Malley, M. K. (2017, June). The Rice Haptic Rocker: skin stretch haptic feedback with the Pisa/IIT SoftHand. In World Haptics Conference (WHC), 2017 IEEE (pp. 7-12).

[4] Bianchi, Matteo, Alessandro Moscatelli, Simone Ciotti, Gemma Carolina Bettelani, Federica Fioretti, Francesco Lacquaniti, and Antonio Bicchi. "Tactile slip and hand displacement: Bending hand motion with tactile illusions." In World Haptics Conference (WHC), 2017 IEEE, pp. 96-100.


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