ACADEMICS
SERGIO CASERTA
FILIPPO CAUSA
MARIO CESARELLI
DIEGO DI BERNARDO
FANNY FICUCIELLO
MASSIMILIANO FRALDI
FRANCESCO GENTILE
NINO GRIZZUTI
STEFANO GUIDO
GIOVANNI IANNIRUBERTO
PIER LUCA MAFFETTONE
COSTANTINO MENNA
PAOLO A. NETTI
SILVIA PARISI
MARGHERITA RUOPPOLO
TOMMASO RUSSO
BRUNO SICILIANO
GIOVANNA TOMAIUOLO
MAURIZIO VENTRE
Fanny Ficuciello Fanny Ficuciello received the Laurea degree magna cum laude in Mechanical Engineering and the Ph.D. degree in Computer and Automation Engineering both at University of Naples Federico II in 2007 and 2010 respectively.
From September 2009 to March 2010 she was a visiting scholar in the Control Engineering Group at University of Twente, The Netherlands.
Currently, she is Assistant Professor of Industrial Bioengineering at the University of Naples Federico II. Her research activities are focused on biomechanical design and bio-aware control strategies for anthropomorphic artificial hands, grasping and manipulation with hand/arm and dual arm robotic systems, human-robot interaction control, variable impedance control and redundancy resolution strategies. Recently, she is involved on surgical robotics research projects, as a member of the ICAROS center (Interdepartmental Center for Advances in Robotic Surgery) of University of Naples Federico II.
She has published more than 60 journal and conference papers and book chapters. She is Editor of the volume "Human Friendly Robotics, 10th International Workshop" within the Springer Proceedings in Advanced Robotics. She is the recipient of a National Grant within the "Programma STAR Linea 1" under which she is the PI of the MUSHA project. She is responsible of the research objective "MRI-TRUS fusion algorithms and control strategies for robot-assisted biopsy" for the national project "Bioptic Advanced Robotic Technologies in OncoLOgy - B.A.R.T.O.LO". Since 2008 she is a Member of the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society, and a Senior Member since 2017.
Since 2018 she is in the Technology Committee of the European Association of Endoscopic Surgery (EAES). She is involved in the organization of international conferences and workshops. Currently she serves as Associate Editor of Journal of Intelligent Service Robotics (JIST) and she is on the editorial board of prestigious conferences in the field of robotics.

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SELECTED PUBBLICATIONS:
  1. I. Cerulo, F. Ficuciello, V. Lippiello, B. Siciliano, "Teleoperation of the SCHUNK S5FH under-actuated anthropomorphic hand using human hand motion tracking", Robotics and Autonomous Systems, 89: 75?84, 2016, doi: 10.1016/j.robot.2016.12.004.
  2. A. Cirillo, F. Ficuciello, C. Natale, S. Pirozzi, L. Villani, "A conformable force/tactile skin for physical human?robot interaction", IEEE ROBOTICS AND AUTOMATION LETTERS, 1(1):41-48, 2015, doi: 10.1109/LRA.2015.2505061.
  3. F. Ficuciello, L. Villani, B. Siciliano, "Variable impedance control of redundant manipulators for intuitive human-robot physical interaction", IEEE Transactions on Robotics, 31(4):850-863, 2015, doi: 10.1109/TRO.2015.2430053.
  4. G. Palli, C. Melchiorri, G. Vassura, U. Scarcia, L. Moriello, G. Berselli, A. Cavallo, G. De Maria, C. Natale, S. Pirozzi, C. May, F. Ficuciello, B. Siciliano, "The DEXMART hand: mechatronic design and experimental evaluation of synergy-based control for human-like grasping", The International Journal of Robotics Research, 33(5):799- 824, 2014, doi: 10.1177/0278364913519897.
  5. F. Ficuciello, G. Palli, C. Melchiorri, B. Siciliano, "Postural synergies of the UB hand IV for human-like grasping", Robotics and Autonomous Systems, 62(4): 515-527, 2014, doi: 10.1016/j.robot.2013.12.008.