Prof. Antonio Frisoli, PhD

Associate Professor of Applied Mechanics,
Head of Human Robot Interaction Area , PERCRO Lab


Mail Address:

PERCRO Laboratory, the Institute of Communication, lnformation and Perception Technologies (TeCIP)
Via Alamanni 13b, 56010 Ghezzano, San Giuliano Terme (PISA) -Italy


Antonio Frisoli (Eng., PhD) is Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, where he is the head of the Human-Robot Interaction area at PERCRO laboratory. He received his PhD (2002) with honors in Industrial and Information Engineering from Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Italy and the MSc (1998) in Mechanical Engineering, minor Robotics, from University of Pisa-Italy and in Industrial Engineering from Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna (1998). He has beenthe former chair of the IEEE Technical Committee on Haptics (2012-2014, awarded as the most active technical committee from IEEE RAS). Antonio Frisoli’s research interests are in the field on design and control of wearable haptics and robots cooperating with humans, upper and lower limb exoskeletons for rehabilitation robotics and human motor control, virtual reality, advanced human computer interfaces for training, Brain Computer Interfaces. Currently he is studying new designs for exoskeletons systems, portable fingertip haptics and new brain-robot interfaces. He is author of more than 150 papers in peer-reviewed international conferences and scientific journals.

Curriculum Vitae



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Some useful links

Haptic interfaces Haptic Community Web page : Haptic Interface are electro-mechanical systems for the force-feedback in Virtual Environment.
This is the most updated web-site on haptic technology. Here you can find papers, data and a picture gallery of existing haptic interfaces.


Robot Kinematics

The home page of Jean Pierre Merlet at INRIA is now one of the most updated sites on parallel robots, but you can find also other useful information on robotics (patents etc.). In particular a very interesting C library for interval analysisis is dwonloadable, very suitable for kinematic computations on complex mechanisms.

Here there is another interesting link ParallelMIC Mechanism Information Center for those of you involved in parallel kinematics.

In the Lester Ingber's archive you can find an interesting C library for optimizatin problem. The library is based on the Adapted Simulated Annealing, a stochastic algorithm very suitable for solving multi-dimensional optimization problems on large domains.


Latex Packages

Useful Packages for Latex Typesetting

Please follow the link for a list of the major upcoming conferences in haptics and robotics