Marco Laghi

AI & Robotics Research Fellow
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  • Marco received his M.Sc. Degree in Automation Engineering cum laude at the University of Bologna in 2015, with a thesis developed at the University of Twente (NL) on the design of a passivity based control of a robotic arm for safe physical interaction.

    He then spent five years at the University of Pisa and the Italian Institute of Technology, first as Robotics Ph.D. student (successfully defended cum laude in 2019) and then as a Post-Doc researcher. Here he developed novel solutions in the fields of autonomous and tele-manipulation, shared autonomy, and haptic wearable devices, presenting and publishing his research in several international conferences and journals.

    Today he covers the position of AI & Robotics Research Fellow at the Robotics for Automation Lab of Leonardo, where he continues to pursue the research started during his Ph.D. studies, as well as supporting Leonardo Business Units in developing novel and disruptive solutions for the market.

  • Robotics, Haptics, Teleoperation, Autonomous Manipulation, Human-Robot Interaction (HRI), Autonomous Systems.

  • Journal Papers

    Laghi, M., Grioli, g., Catalano, M., and Bicchi, A., "A Wearable Wrist Haptic Display for Motion Tracking and Force Feedback in the Operational Space", Wearable Technologies, 2021, Cambridge University Press.

    Laghi, M., Ajoudani, A., Catalano, M., and Bicchi, A., "Unifying bilateral teleoperation and tele-impedance for enhanced user experience", International Journal of Robotics Research (IJRR), 2019, SAGE Journals.

    Conference Papers

    Peternel, L., Fang, C., Laghi, M., Bicchi, A., Tsagarakis, N., and Ajoudani, A., "Human Arm Posture Optimisation in Bilateral Teleoperation Through Interface Reconfiguration," IEEE-RAS International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics (BioRob), November 2020, New York.

    M. Laghi, M. Maimeri, M. Marchand, C. Leparoux, M.G. Catalano, A. Ajoudani, A. Bicchi "Shared-Autonomy Control for Intuitive Bimanual Tele-manipulation," IEEE-RAS International Conference on Humanoids Robots (Humanoids), 6-9 November 2018, Beijing. Best Oral Paper Presenation Award Finalist

    Scibilia, M. Laghi, E. De Momi, L. Peternel, A. Ajoudani, "A Self-Adaptive Robot Control Framework for Improved Tracking and Interaction Performances in Low-Stiffness Teleoperation," IEEE-RAS International Conference on Humanoids Robots (Humanoids), 6-9 November 2018, Beijing.

    M. Laghi, A. Ajoudani, M. Catalano, A. Bicchi "Tele-Impedance with Force Feedback under Communication Time Delay," IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robotis and Systems (IROS), 24-28 September 2017, Vancouver.

    S. Mghames, M. Laghi, C. Della Santina, M. Garabini, M. Catalano, G. Grioli, A. Bicchi "Design, control and validation of the variable stiffness exoskeleton FLExo," 2017 International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics (ICORR), (pp. 539-546), July 2017, London.

  • Oct. 2019 Italian Institute of Robotics and Intelligent Machines First Conference (I-RIM 3D) and Maker Fare European Edition Rome, Italy.

    Nov. 2018 IEEE-RAS International Conference on Humanoid Robots (HUMANOIDS 2018), Beijing, China.

    Oral Presentation of conference papers [4] and [5]. Best Oral Paper Presentation Award Finalist for [4].

    May 2018 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA 2018), Brisbane, Australia.

    Sept. 2017 IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS 2018), Vancouver, Canada. Oral Presentation of conference paper [6].

    Sept. 2016 Human Friendly Robotics (HFR 2016) Genoa, Italy.