• Welcome to Human-Robot Interaction area

    The Human Robot Interaction (HRI) group investigates theories and systems to design new man-machine devices that properly reflect human centered design requirements.

  • Advanced telerobotic solutions

    The experimental camp of Centauro project

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  • Industrial robotic applications

    Inspection robotics in railway industry

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Wearable robots for immersive telepresence

The CENTAURO telepresence operator station alllows to remotely control a Centauro-like robot

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Wearable robots and exoskeletons

Advanced solutions of wearable robotics and exoskeletons

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Wearable haptics

Wearable and portable haptic interfaces for immersive interaction

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Rehabilitation robotics

Rehabilitation robotics solution for neurorehabilitation in virtual reality

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Brain Computer Interfaces for Rehabilitation

Novel brain robot interfaces for biometric control of exoskeletons

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Hand-Exoskeleton and EMG human-robot interfaces

Individual finger Hand Exoskeleton controlled by an EMG-based myo-control scheme

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Predictive Maintenance

Inspection robot for advanced industry 4.0 predictive maintenance solutions

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Intelligent machine design

Advanced kinematics and intelligent machine design of novel robot solutions

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About Research Group

The Human-Robot Interaction area is a research area of the Perceptual Robotics laboratory (PERCRO) of Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, led by Prof. Antonio Frisoli.
The group has a consolidated expertise in psychophysics of the human perception and biomechanics of human motion, with specific reference to the tactile and haptic sense, such expertise is being employed for the development of novel haptic devices including large workspace devices, desktop devices and force feedback exoskeletons. These devices are being employed to replicate contact feelings during virtual presence, telepresence and haptic enhanced devices (such as for new generation of mobile vehicles).

The HRI group is also engaged in the clinical field by developing and applying innovative robotic systems, coupled also with enriched virtual environments, for neuromotor and orthopedic rehabilitation purposes. The advance in robotic and neuroscience technology fields can greatly improve the stroke rehabilitation by giving an alternative to classical rehabilitation exercise and a supplement to the one-to-one therapy which can substantially improve the repeatability and intensity of the motor training as well as the patients’ motivation.

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About Publications Group

The HRI research group leaded by Antonio Frisoli has published more than 150 papers in international peer reviewed scientific journals

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IEEE Transactions on Haptics: Editorial

J. Edward Colgate, S. Lederman, D. Prattichizzo, F. Barbagli, C. Basdogan, M. Buss, M. Ernst, A. Frisoli, B. Gillespie, D. Grant, M. Harders, V. Hayward, L. Jones, H. Kajimoto, A. Kappers, A. Kheddar, M.C. Lin, K. MacLean, B. Miller, H. Noma, A.M. Okamura, M. O'Malley, J. Ryu, H.Z. Tan, Y. Yokokohji

A novel BCI-SSVEP based approach for control of walking in Virtual Environment using a Convolutional Neural Network

V. Bevilacqua, G. Tattoli, D. Buongiorno, C. Loconsole, D. Leonardis, M. Barsotti, A. Frisoli, M. Bergamasco

A novel fingertip haptic device for display of local contact geometry

G. Cini, A. Frisoli, S. Marcheschi, F. Salsedo, M. Bergamasco

Our Team

Prof. Antonio Frisoli

Full Professor
Head of Human-Robot Interaction area
Director of Scuola Sant'Anna Artes 4.0 macronode

Prof. Massimiliano Solazzi

Associate Professor

Dr. Daniele Leonardis

Assistant Professor