Dino Accoto received the M.S. degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy, in 1998, the Diploma degree in engineering from the Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Pisa, Italy, in 1999, and the Ph.D. degree in biomedical robotics from the Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Pisa, Italy, in 2002. Currently, he is a Tenured Assistant Professor of industrial bioengineering at the Università Campus Bio-Medico di Roma, Rome, Italy, where he is a Member of the Laboratory of Biomedical Robotics and Biomicrosystems. Accoto's research activities focus on the biomechatronic design of bioengineering systems using a multiscale and multiphysics approach, with emphasis on symbiotic robotics and structural intelligence. Examples of his achievements in this field include the development of a nonanthropomorphic wearable robot for the lower limbs for assistance and rehabilitation, novel high-performance rotary serial elastic actuators, a planar high backdrivability neurorehabilitation robot for the upper limbs, a biomimetic autonomous underwater robot, microfabricated slip sensors with no moving parts for robotic prosthetic hands, and a novel high dexterity locomotion technique for intracorporeal microrobots. Accoto is a Member of ASME, IEEE-RAS, and IEEE-EMBS. He coauthored more than 100 scientific papers that appeared in international journals and peer-reviewed conference proceedings. Moreover, he is the coinventor of 11 patents.
Biography Updated on 17 November 2013