Robotics research is carried out since 35 years at PRISMA Lab (Projects of Industrial and Service Robotics, Mechatronics and Automation, in DIETI (Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology) at University of Naples Federico II. The team currently consists of three professors (Bruno Siciliano, Luigi Villani, Vincenzo Lippiello), three associate professors (Fanny Ficuciello, Alberto Finzi, Fabio Ruggiero), four assistant professors (Pierluigi Arpenti, Riccardo Caccavale, Laura Mecozzi, Mario Selvaggio), along with four research assistants, fifeen Ph.D. students, three technical assistants, a project manager, a project manager assistant, a communications manager and one administrative assistant.
The PRISMA team is internationally recognized in the community for their achievements in aerial, assistive, cognitive, cooperative, industrial, service and surgical robotics. The record of the team can be measured by more than 900 publications in terms of books and articles in book chapters, peer-reviewed journals and conference proceedings, cooperation with more than 150 foreign institutions and companies, as well as by several awards and an average annual funding of 1.4 MEuro received during the last fifteen years.
The PRISMA team leads the strategic research program in Robotics of CREATE Consortium (Research Consortium for Energy, Automation and Electromagnetism Technology) since 20 years, and it masters the medical robotics activities of ICAROS Center (Interdepartmental Center for Advances in Robotic Surgery) since 8 years. The team is twinned with PRISCA Lab (Projects of Intelligent Robotics and Advanced Cognitive Systems) of DIETI. Affiliated to PRISMA Lab is Neabotics, an innovative start-up company specialized in the development of service robotic solutions for the inspection and maintenance of infrastructures in the energy and transport sectors.
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