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.
Lead Guest Editor of Special Issue:
- “Analysis of Human Behavior for Robot Design and Control” for the Journal Applied Bionics and Biomechanics, 2019
- “Neurorobotics and strategies for adaptive human-machine interaction” for the Journal Frontiers in Neurorobotics, 2020
- U-Care – Assistive user interfaces and control strategies for adaptive human-robot interaction in the framework of the 7th IEEE RAS/EMBS International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics, 26 August 2018, Enschede
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)