Brief Bio

Lorenzo Natale received his degree in Electronic Engineering (with honours) in 2000 and Ph.D. in Robotics in 2004 from the University of Genoa. He was later postdoctoral researcher at the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory. He was invited professor at the University of Genova where he taught the courses of Natural and Artificial Systems and Antropomorphic Robotics for students of the Bioengineering curriculum. At the moment he is Tenure-Track Researcher at the IIT.

Lorenzo Natale has contributed to the development of various humanoid platforms. He was one of the main contributors to the design and development of the iCub platform and he has been leading the development of the iCub software architecture and the YARP middleware. His research interests range from vision and tactile sensing to software architectures for robotics. He is author of more than 130 papers in international journals and conferences. He was principal investigator and co-principal investigator in several EU funded projects. He was general chair of IEEE ARSO 2018 and served as Program Chair of ICDL-Epirob 2014 and HAI 2017. He has been in the program committee of international conferences including ICRA, Humanoids, RSS and RO-MAN. He is associate editor of IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters, the International Journal of Humanoid Robotics and Humanoid Robotics specialty of frontiers in Robotics and AI.