Paolo Fiorini



Research Areas


Teaching Schedule (Fall 2019)

Bio Sketch

Paolo Fiorini, received the Laurea degree in Electronic Engineering from the University of Padova, (Italy), the MSEE from the University of California at Irvine (USA), and the Ph.D. in ME from UCLA (USA). From 1985 to 2000, he was with NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, where he worked on autonomous and teleoperated systems for space experiments and exploration. In 2001 returned to Italy at the School of Science of the University of Verona (Italy) where is a Full Professor of Computer Science. His research focuses on teleoperation for surgery, space, service and exploration robotics, and autonomous navigation of robots and vehicles. In 2001 he founded the ALTAIR robotics laboratory, which has been awarded several EU and Italian grants, including projects on robotic surgery, such as Accurobas, Safros, Isur, and Eurosurge. In 2009, he founded the company Surgica Robotica for the development of a new surgical robot for abdominal surgery that received the CE certification in 2012. He is an IEEE Fellow (USA, 2009), Corresponding Member of the Academy of Agriculture, Sciences and Letters (Verona, 2015), and Honorary Professor of Obuda University (Budapest, 2016).

Selected Publications

  • Muradore, R.; Fiorini, P.; Akgun, G.; Barkana, D. E.; Bonfe, M.; Boriero, F.; Caprara, A.; De Rossi, Development of a Cognitive Robotic System for Simple Surgical Tasks. DOI:10.5772/60137. pp.1-20. In INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ADVANCED ROBOTIC SYSTEMS - ISSN:1729-8806
  • Calanca, Andrea; Muradore, Riccardo; Fiorini, Paolo Impedance control of series elastic actuators: Passivity and acceleration-based control. DOI:10.1016/j.mechatronics.2017.08.010. pp.37-48. In MECHATRONICS - ISSN:0957-4158 vol. 47
  • Calanca, Andrea; Fiorini, Paolo Impedance control of series elastic actuators based on well-defined force dynamics. DOI:10.1016/j.robot.2017.06.013. pp.81-92. In ROBOTICS AND AUTONOMOUS SYSTEMS - ISSN:0921-8890 vol. 96
  • Calanca, Andrea; Muradore, Riccardo; Fiorini, Paolo A Review of Algorithms for Compliant Control of Stiff and Fixed-Compliance Robots. DOI:10.1109/TMECH.2015.2465849. pp.613-624. In IEEE/ASME TRANSACTIONS ON MECHATRONICS - ISSN:1083-4435 vol. 21 (2)
  • Mathias Hoeckelmann, Imre J. Rudas, Paolo Fiorini, Frank Kirchner and Tamas Haidegger, Current Capabilities and Development Potential in Surgical Robotics, Int J Adv Robot Syst, 2015, 12:61 | doi: 10.5772/60133
  • Riccardo Muradore, Paolo Fiorini, Gokhan Akgun, Duygun Erol Barkana, Marcello Bonfe, Fabrizio Boriero, Andrea Caprara, Giacomo De Rossi, Riccardo Dodi, Ole Jakob Elle, Federica Ferraguti, Lorenza Gasperotti, Roger Gassert, Kim Mathiassen, Dilla Handini, Olivier Lambercy, Lin Li, Maarja Kruusmaa, Auralius Oberman Manurung, Giovanni Meruzzi, Ho Quoc Phuong Nguyen, Nicola Preda, Gianluca Riolfo, Asko Ristolainen, Alberto Sanna, Cristian Secchi, Marco Torsello and Asim Evren Yantac, Development of a Cognitive Robotic System for Simple Surgical Tasks, Int J Adv Robot Syst, 2015, 12:37, doi: 10.5772/60137
  • Federica Ferraguti, Nicola Preda, Auralius Manurung, Marcello Bonfe', Olivier Lambercy, Roger Gassert, Riccardo Muradore, Paolo Fiorini, Cristian Secchi, An Energy Tank-Based Interactive Control Architecture for Autonomous and Teleoperated Robotic Surgery, accepted for publication in the IEEE Transaction of Robotics.
  • Kim Mathiassen, Diego Dall'Alba, Riccardo Muradore, Paolo Fiorini, and Ole Jakob Elle, Robust Real-Time Needle Tracking in 2D Ultrasound Images, accepted for publication in the IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging.
  • Dall'Alba, D. and Fiorini, P., BIPCO: ultrasound feature points based on phase congruency detector and binary pattern descriptor, Int J CARS DOI 10.1007/s11548-015-1204-3, published on line May 1st, 2015.
  • Vezzaro, L., Zerbato, D. and Fiorini, P., Interactive Constrained Dynamics for Rigid and Deformable Objects, Computer Animation and Virtual Worlds, Article first published online: 5 JUN 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/cav.1667
  • L. D. Chambers, O. Akanyeti, R. Venturelli, J. Je?ov, J. Brown, M. Kruusmaa, P. Fiorini, W. M. Megill, A fish perspective: Detecting flow features while moving using an artificial lateral line in steady and unsteady flow, Journal of the Royal Society Interface, doi: 10.1098/rsif.2014.0467
  • Calanca, A. Capisani, L. and Fiorini, P., Robust Force Control of Series Elastic Actuators, Actuators 2014, 3(3), 182-204; doi:10.3390/act3030182, 9 July 2014
  • Maris, B. and Fiorini, P., {\em Generalized Shapes and Point Sets Correspondence and Registration, J Math Imaging Vis, Accepted for publication, DOI: 10.1007/s10851-014-0538-8
  • Repele, L., Muradore, R., Quaglia, D., Fiorini, P., Improving Performance of Networked Control Systems by Using Adaptive Buffering, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics. Vol. 61, N. 9, September 2014, pp. 4847-4856.
  • Maarja Kruusmaa, Paolo Fiorini, William Megill, Massimo de Vittorio, FILOSE: a svenning robot. IEEE Robotics and Automation Magazine, 2014.
  • Andrea Calanca and Paolo Fiorini. Adaptive Human-Robot Interaction Control. Robotica, vol. 2, no. 08, pp. 1301-1316, 2014.
  • O. Akanyeti, L. D. Chambers, J. Jezov, J. Brown, R. Venturelli, M. Kruusmaa,W. M. Megill, P. Fiorini Self-motion effects on hydrodynamic pressure sensing. Part I: forward backward motion, Bioinsp. Biomim.
  • Smania, N and Gandolfi,MandMarconi, V and Calanca, Andrea and Geroin, C and Piazza, S and Bonetti, P and Fiorini, P and Cosentino, A and Capelli, C and Conte, D and Bendinelli, M and Munari, D and Ianes, P and Fiaschi, A and Picelli, A Applicability of a new robotic walking aid in a patient with cerebral palsy, European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine, Vol. 48, N.1, pp. 47-53, 2012.
  • A. Calanca, S. Piazza, P. Fiorini. A motor learning oriented, compliant and mobile Gait Orthosis. Journal of Applied Bionics and Biomechanics, IOS Press ISSN 1176-2322 (Print), 1754-2103 (Online), Vol. 9, N. 1, pp. 15-27, 01/18/2012.
  • R. Venturelli, O. Akanyeti, F. Visentin, J. Jesov, L. Chambers, G. Toming, J. Brown, M. Kruusmaa,W. M. Megill and P. Fiorini Hydrodynamic pressure sensing with an artificial lateral line in steady and unsteady flows, Bioinspiration and Biomimetics, Vol 7, N. 3, (2012) 036004, doi:10.1088/1748-3182/7/3/036004.
  • Quaglia D., Muradore R., Bragantini R., Fiorini P., SystemC/Matlab co-simulation tool for networked control systems, Simulation Modelling Practice and Theory, vol. 23, pp.71-86, 2012.
  • Michele Scandola, Lorenzo Grespan,Marco Vicentini, Paolo Fiorini, Robot-Assisted Laparoscopic Hysterectomy vs Traditional Laparoscopic Hysterectomy: Five Metaanalyses, The Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology, Volume 18, Issue 6 , Pages 705-715, November 2011
  • Emanuel Slawinski, Vicente A. Mut, Paolo Fiorini, and Lucio R. Salinas, Quantitative Absolute Transparency for Bilateral Teleoperation of Mobile Robots, IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and CyberneticsPart A: Systems and Humans,
  • Riccardo Muradore, Davide Bresolin, Luca Geretti, Paolo Fiorini and Tiziano Villa, Formal Verification of Plans for Robotic Surgery, IEEE Robotics and Automation Magazine, September 2011
  • Riccardo Muradore and Paolo Fiorini, A PLS-Based Statistical Approach for Fault Detection and Isolation of Robotic Manipulators, Industrial Electronics, IEEE Transactions on , vol.59, no.8, pp.3167-3175, Aug. 2012, doi: 10.1109/TIE.2011.2167110