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Fabio Bonsignorio


Fabio Bonsignorio - Universitá di Genova (ITALY)

Fabio Bonsignorio holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering and is founder and CEO of Heron Robots. He is a specialist in real applications of intelligent systems and advanced robotic solutions.

He is a teacher at the University of Genoa, Italy, where he holds academic research positions in robotics, and lectures on robotics, industrial control systems and machine design in the Department of Mechanics. He has also worked for the last twenty years in the R&D departments of Italian and US companies, such as Elsag- IBM in CIM (Computer Integrated Manufacturing), ORSI Automazione, Imation, E&Y and Oracle.

He is author and co-author of publications in the areas of robotics, cognition and manufacturing systems. His first paper on robot control dates back to 1985, and he now dedicates most of his time to research.

Dr. Bonsignorio is a member of IEEE/RAS, AAAI, CLAWAR, and euCognition, and a board member of EURON III.


PROJECT: "Embodied cognitive grasping" aims to investigate and produce a "proof of concept" system for cognitive grasping take into proper consideration the dynamics of the grasping together with the information metrics of the controller. To ground symbolic manipulation as an emerging process from sensory motor coordination of vision, mechanical characteristics of a highly sensorized compliant hand.



Research papers:
1. Bonsignorio, F.P., “Towards Refutable Robotics Research in CLAWAR systems”, CLAWAR2009, Istanbul, 2009
2. Bonsignorio, F.P., “Emerging gait pattern for a multipedal loosely coupled locomotion system”, CLAWAR2009, Istanbul, 2009
3. Bonsignorio F.P., Hallam J, Del Pobil A. P. , Defining the requisites of a replicable robotics experiment, IROS 2009 Workshop on Performance Evaluation and Benchmarking for Next Intelligent Robots and Systems, St. Louis, 2009
4. Bonsignorio, F.P., “An eye-in-hand survelliance camera for human patrolling assistance of secured areas”, RISE 2010, Sheffield, 2010
5. Bonsignorio, F.P., “Information Driven Self Organization of Physically Embedded Controllers”, CogSys 2010, Zurich, 2010 (poster)
6. Bonsignorio, F.P., “On the stochastic stability and observability of controlled serial kinematic chains”, ESDA 2010, Istanbul, 2010
7. Bonsignorio, F.P., “Towards a New Industrial Robotics”, ISR 2010, Munich, 2010 (poster,accepted)
8. Stoelen,M.F., Jardon.A., Bonsignorio, F.P., Victores, J.G., Monje, C. , Balaguer, C., ICRA 2010 Workshop on Multimodal Human-Robot Interfaces, Towards an Enabling Multimodal Interface for an Assistive Robot,
9. Victores, J.G, Jardoìn, A., Bonsignorio, F.P, Stoelen, M.F., Balaguer, C. “Benchmarking Usability of Assistive Robotic Systems: Methodology and Application”, ICRA 2010 Workshop on The Role of Experiments in Robotics, Anchorage, Alaska, 2010
10. Bonsignorio, F.P., del Pobil, A.P, Hallam, J., Madhavan, R.”The Role of Experiments in Robotics Research”, ICRA 2010 Workshop on The Role of Experiments in Robotics,Anchorage, Alaska, 2010 11. Bonsignorio, F.P., “Issues and Opportunities for Robotics Research Exploitation”,ICRA 2010 Workshop on The European Effort to Strengthen Academia-Industry Collaboration, (invited)
12. Bonsignorio, F.P.,"Experimental methodologies and performance evaluation criteria for benchmarking of intelligent (multi-)robot systems", Workshop on Benchmarking Intelligent (Multi-)Robot Systems, ECAI 2010, Lisbon, 2010 (invited)
13. Tavakoli M.,Marques L., Bonsignorio F.P.,”Biomimetic Robotic Climbers”, CLAWAR10, Nagoya, Japan, 2010
14. Bonsignorio F.P.,”Information Driven Self Organization of a Parallel Kinematic Machine Controller”, CLAWAR10, Nagoya, Japan, 2010
15. Stolen M., Jardon A., Balaguer C., F. Bonsignorio, “Information metrics for assistive human-in-the-loop cognitive systems”, RSS 2010 Workshop on Good Experimental Methodology in Robotics and Replicable Robotics Research, Zaragoza, 2010

Journals/Book Chapters:
1. Jardon A. , Stoelen M., Bonsignorio F.P., Balaguer C. ,” Task-oriented kinematic optimization of asymmetric assistive climbing robot”, IEEE T-RO, 2010 (conditionally accepted)