Prof. Arianna Menciassi (Coordinator) received her Degree in Physics (with honors) and the Ph.D. in Bioengineering, respectively in 1995 and 1999. She is an Associate Professor of Biomedical Robotics at SSSA and leads the Surgical Robotics Area at The BioRobotics Institute. Her main research interests are in the fields of biomedical micro and nano-robotics, surgical & diagnostic robotics and mechatronics. She has a wide experience in European projects and international collaborations, acquired both in the FP6 and FP7, as reported in the section above. She serves as Co-Chair of the IEEE RAS Technical Committee of Surgical Robotics. She is author of about 200 publications, more than 100 on ISI Journal papers. She is Co-Editor of one book on nano and active materials for medical applications and authors of 6 book chapters on medical robotics and endoscopic robotic devices. In the field of robotic endoscopic capsules, she has filed about 10 national and PCT patents.
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Selene Tognarelli received his Laurea Degree in Biomedical Engineering (with Honors) from the University of Pisa in April 2007. In January 2008 she started his PhD. in Bioengineering at CRIM Lab of the Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna in Pisa. Main research interests are in the field of robotic surgery.
Dr. Gastone Ciuti received the master’s degree (with honours) in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Pisa, Italy, in 2008 with a thesis carried on at CRIM Lab of Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa, Italy, and winning the 8th edition of the Master Thesis Price of the National group of Bioengineering at the summer school in Bressanone, Italy. In the same year he joined the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna in Pisa as a Ph.D. student and in 2011 he obtained the Ph.D. in Innovative Technologies of Info. & Com. Eng. and Robotics at The BioRobotics Institute of the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna. Gastone Ciuti is currently a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at The BioRobotics Institute of Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Surgical Robotics and Allied Technologies group. His current research interests include robot-assisted platforms for navigation, localization and tracking of smart and innovative devices for focused and targeted minimally invasive surgery and diagnosis.