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International Robotics Festival @Pisa

September 7-13, 2017

The International Robotics Festival is an event that has something for everyone; it aims to develop our knowledge of this field in all areas and applications.

Robots will be the main protagonists of the Festival and will feature in the fields of surgery, rehabilitation, care for the elderly and disabled, bionic prostheses, physical and emotional interaction with people, education, collaborative industrial robotics, precision agriculture, marine robotics, drones, circular economy, roboethics and art.

There are a number of promoters and co-promoters involved: institutions, universities, museums, foundations and many research institutes have come together to bring about the 1st International Robotics Festival, which will be unique and comprehensive event.

The Honors Committee will be chaired by the Mayor of Pisa, Mr. Marco Filippeschi.

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Researchers' Night 2017 @Pisa

September 29, 2017

The BRIGHT acronym means “Brilliant Researchers Impact on Growth Health and Trust in research”, wishing to underline the positive aspect of the research activity in order to convey a positive message to the general public.

The BRIGHT project aims at enhancing the visibility and perception of researchers among the general population in Tuscany, simultaneously with all the European Researchers’ Night (ERN) initiatives.

BRIGHT will bring the researchers in the squares and streets of the historical centres of the many cities invloved in the project, and will open the doors of the laboratories to the citizens. They will have a chance to talk to the researchers, appreciate their preparation and passion, and listen from their own words about the positive impact of the results of their research on the quality of our lives. “Researchers make your life better!” is the guiding principle stemming from the passion, the enthusiasm and hard intellectual work of researchers’ daily work and how this contributes to the wellbeing of the general population.

BRIGHT focuses on creating awareness on the important role played by researchers in addressing the great challenges ahead, such as health and wellbeing, new technologies, sustainable development, the physical and biological world, cultural heritage.

BRIGHT will be successful if it will be able to convince the population of the IMPACT of the researchers and the research products for the development of the society, enhancing the general TRUST in science: a particularly important target in a period in which too many hoaxes having no scientific basis are circulating.

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TEDxSiena

October 22 2016, TEDxSiena “OPEN DOORS”, Siena, Italy

http://www.tedxsiena.com/speaker/domenico-prattichizzo/

Talk: Mani e Robot (TR. Hands and robots), Domenico Prattichizzo (US)

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The "SoftHand" team wins the Robotic Grasping and Manipulation Competition @IROS2016!

The SoftHand Team (UNIPI, IIT, qbrobotics) won the "Robotic Grasping and Manipulation Competition" at IROS 2016 in Korea obtaining the highest score.

 

rom left to right: Manuel Bonilla, Emanuele Luberto, Alessio Rocchi, Edoardo Farnioli, Gaspare Santaera. In the middle, the person randomly chosen from public to wear the SoftHand and perform the Challenge

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Workshop Organization @RoboAssist2016

October 14 2016.

Workshop “Wearable robotics for motion assistance and rehabilitation - RoboAssist 2016” at IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robot and Sytems (IROS 2016), Korea.

Organizers: Nicola Vitiello (BioRobotics Institute, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Italy), Domenico Prattichizzo (US), Samer Mohammed (University of Paris-Est Créteil (UPEC), France), Juan C. Moreno (Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC), Spain), Conor Walsh (School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Harvard University, USA) - http://roboassist.net/IROS2016_WS/doku.php/start

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Workshop Organization @IROS2016

October 10 2016. Workshop “Evaluation and Benchmarking of Underactuated and Soft Robotic Hands” at IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robot and Sytems (IROS 2016), Deajeon, Korea.

Organized by Maximo A. Roa (DLR), Domenico Prattichizzo (US), Monica Malvezzi (US), Maria Pozzi (US) -  http://benchsofthands_ws_iros16.diism.unisi.it/.

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SoftHand Pro team @Cybathlon - October 8, 2016

ETH Zurich organized the very first Cybathlon!

Saturday, 8 October 2016, in the SWISS Arena in Kloten individuals with physical disabilities will compete side by side in six demanding disciplines, using the latest assistive technologies. 

The SoftHand Pro team is composed by researchers from Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia,  Centro di Ricerca "Enrico Piaggio" of the University of Pisa and QB Robotics and it is led by Sasha Godfrey (IIT).  The pilot is Clint Olson (find out more about him here).

The Team will compete in Powered Arm Prosthetic Race.

Check the Program and Follow the streaming on Cybathlon website!

video on the SoftHand Pro
 
 
 
 
 
 

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International Robotics Festival @Pisa

September 7-13, 2017

The International Robotics Festival is an event that has something for everyone; it aims to develop our knowledge of this field in all areas and applications.

Robots will be the main protagonists of the Festival and will feature in the fields of surgery, rehabilitation, care for the elderly and disabled, bionic prostheses, physical and emotional interaction with people, education, collaborative industrial robotics, precision agriculture, marine robotics, drones, circular economy, roboethics and art.

There are a number of promoters and co-promoters involved: institutions, universities, museums, foundations and many research institutes have come together to bring about the 1st International Robotics Festival, which will be unique and comprehensive event.

The Honors Committee will be chaired by the Mayor of Pisa, Mr. Marco Filippeschi.

Researchers' Night 2017 @Pisa

September 29, 2017

The BRIGHT acronym means “Brilliant Researchers Impact on Growth Health and Trust in research”, wishing to underline the positive aspect of the research activity in order to convey a positive message to the general public.

The BRIGHT project aims at enhancing the visibility and perception of researchers among the general population in Tuscany, simultaneously with all the European Researchers’ Night (ERN) initiatives.

BRIGHT will bring the researchers in the squares and streets of the historical centres of the many cities invloved in the project, and will open the doors of the laboratories to the citizens. They will have a chance to talk to the researchers, appreciate their preparation and passion, and listen from their own words about the positive impact of the results of their research on the quality of our lives. “Researchers make your life better!” is the guiding principle stemming from the passion, the enthusiasm and hard intellectual work of researchers’ daily work and how this contributes to the wellbeing of the general population.

BRIGHT focuses on creating awareness on the important role played by researchers in addressing the great challenges ahead, such as health and wellbeing, new technologies, sustainable development, the physical and biological world, cultural heritage.

BRIGHT will be successful if it will be able to convince the population of the IMPACT of the researchers and the research products for the development of the society, enhancing the general TRUST in science: a particularly important target in a period in which too many hoaxes having no scientific basis are circulating.

Workshop Organization @RoboAssist2016

October 14 2016.

Workshop “Wearable robotics for motion assistance and rehabilitation - RoboAssist 2016” at IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robot and Sytems (IROS 2016), Korea.

Organizers: Nicola Vitiello (BioRobotics Institute, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Italy), Domenico Prattichizzo (US), Samer Mohammed (University of Paris-Est Créteil (UPEC), France), Juan C. Moreno (Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC), Spain), Conor Walsh (School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Harvard University, USA) - http://roboassist.net/IROS2016_WS/doku.php/start

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SoftPro has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020
Research and Innovation Programme under Grant Agreement No.688857