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Pietro Morasso

Pietro Morasso

Professor, Italian Institute of Technology, Genoa, Italy.

Research Interest: Motor Neuroscience and Humanoid Robotics.

Prof. Pietro Morasso is currently a Senior Researcher at the Department of Robotics, Brain and Cognitive Sciences at the Italian Institute of Technology. After a Master’s degree in Electronic Engineering, from Genoa University, Italy, in 1968, he was Visiting Professor at MIT until 1978 in the lab of Prof. Emilio Bizzi, before returning to Genoa, where he served as Full Professor in Biomedical Engineering until 2009, when he joined the newly established Italian Institute of Technology.

Awards: Marconi Co. Ltd Chelmsford UK (1968); Fullbright fellowship (1973); NATO fellowship (1978); Honeywell HUSPI Prize (1984); ZIF fellowship, Bielefeld, Germany (1999); Commander of the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic (2000); JSPS fellowship, Tokyo, Japan (2009).

He is the author of six books and over 400 publications in the field of motor neuroscience and humanoid robotics, with an h-index of 52, i10 index of 162, and 15050 citations (Google Scholar).

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