Research activities

Francesca Cordella’s research interests are mainly in the field of biomechanics and biomedical robotics, with special reference to the following topics: biomechanical analysis of the human being, bio-inspired grasping strategies for arm-hand robotic/prosthetic systems, vision-based strategies for arm-hand pose and motion estimation, mechatronic platforms for grasping force monitoring, robot-aided rehabilitation, robot path planning, teleoperation, multimodal interfaces for assistive robotics, upper-limb prostheses, human-robot interaction.

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Participation in EU and National projects:

SAFE-MOVER – User-centred design of a robotic device for improving working conditions and user subjective perspective during patient-handling movements (Bando University Strategic Projects, Topic: Healthcare 4.0)

SENSE-RISC – Development of instrumented suits for prevention and mitigation of workers’ safety risks (Project funded by INAIL).

EXPERIENCE – Benchmarking Exoskeleton-Assisted Gait Based on Users’ Subjective Perspective and Experience (Open Call of the EU-funded project EUROBENCH – H2020-ICT-2016-2017-779963).

ARONA – Surgical navigation assisted by advanced robotics. (Project MIUR PON Research and Innovation 2014 — 2020).

ANIA – Development of bionic upper limb prostheses with personalized interface and sensory feedback for severely injured patients with amputation due to road accident (Project Fondazione ANIA – Associazione Nazionale per le Imprese Assicuratrici)

PPR AS 1/3 – Evolution of an implantable system for the control of upper limb prosthesis with invasive neural interfaces, with wireless communication (Project funded  by INAIL). Francesca Cordella is Project Co-responsible and project manager.

PCR 1/2 – New methods in the treatment of limb amputation, finalized to the application of bionic prostheses (Project funded by INAIL).

SIRASI – Robotic system for upper and lower limb rehabilitation. (Bando INTESE).

RehabRobo@Work – Bio-cooperative robotic system for upper-limb rehabilitation in working environments. (Project funded by INAIL). Francesca Cordella is Project Manager.

AIDE – Adaptive Multimodal Interfaces to Assist Disabled People in Daily Activities (European Project H2020).

PPR2 – Control of upper limb prostheses with invasive neural interfaces. (Project funded by INAIL).

HandBot – Protesi di mano biomeccatroniche dotate di percezione tattile bioispirata, interfacce neurali bi-direzionali e controllo sensori-motorio distribuito (National Project PRIN).

ROCOCO’ – COoperative and COllaborative RObotics (National Project PRIN).

DEXMART – DEXterous and autonomous dual-arm/hand robotic manipulation with sMART sensory-motor skills: A bridge from natural to artificial cognition (European research project EU FP7)