PhD in Systems Engineering in 1987. Researcher in 1988. Associate professor at the Università di Milano in 1992, moved to Sapienza in 1993. Full professor since 2000.
Associate Editor (1994-98), Editor (1998-2003), and Editor-in-Chief (2003-04) of the IEEE Transactions on Robotics and Automation. Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Robotics (2004-08).
General Chair of the 2007 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (Roma, 2007). Elected member of the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society (RAS) AdCom (2008-10). Vice-President for Publication Activities of IEEE RAS (2012-13). Program Chair of the 2016 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (Stockholm, 2016). General Chair of the 1st Italian Conference on Robotics and Intelligent Machines (Roma, 2019).
IEEE Fellow (class of 2007). IEEE Life Fellow from 2023. Member of the Search Committee for Physical Sciences of the Körber European Science Award (2006-12) and of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics (2015-17). Chair of Panel PE7 (Systems and Communication Engineering) of the European Research Council for the Advanced Grants in 2009, 2011, and 2013. Since 2022, member of the Science Advisory Board of the Munich Institute of Robotics and Machine Intelligence (MIRMI) of the Technical University of Munich.
National coordinator of the MIUR PRIN project SICURA (2008-10).
Principal investigator of the European projects PROMotion, PHRIDOM, FP6 CyberWalk, FP6 PHRIENDS, H2020 SYMPLEXITY. Team member of H2020 COMANOID project.
Coordinator of the European project FP7 ICT-287513 SAPHARI (Safe and Autonomous Physical Human-Aware Robot Interaction) 2011-15.
Director of the Master course in Control Engineering (2013-19), a two-year M.Sc. program fully taught in English. Senior Research Fellow of the Scuola Superiore di Studi Avanzati Sapienza (2017-20, renewed 2020-23).
He published more than 230 journal or conference papers and book chapters.
Author for the Springer Handbook of Robotics (1st and 2nd Edition).
Bibliometric indices (November 27, 2022):
Google Scholar: My Citations h-index = 66, with 17470 citations (since 2017: h-index = 42, with 7568 citations), i10-index = 169 (since 2017: i10-index = 112)
Scopus Author ID#: 7201948195 h-index = 52, with 10039 citations (and 152 coauthors)
Semantic Scholar 144765522: h-index = 53, with 9912 citations
WoS ResearcherID: F-3835-2011 h-index = 42, with 7069 citations