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.
In the past ten years Lorenzo Natale worked on 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 has contributed as co-PI in several EU funded projects (CHRIS, Walkman, Xperience, TACMAN, KOROIBOT and WYSIWYD) and he is author of more than 100 papers in international peer-reviewed journal and conferences. He served as Program Chair of ICDL-Epirob 2014 and HAI 2017 and has been associate editor of international conferences (RO-MAN, ICDL-Epirob, Humanoids, ICRA) and journals (IEEE RA-L, IJHR, IJARS and the Humanoid Robotics specialty of frontiers in Robotics and AI).