To PhD student candidates in Robotics/Haptics/VR/AR/AI – Submit your CV by the end of the February 2018.


Dear Interested *PhD student candidates* in Robotics, Haptics, HCI, AI for Human-Robot Interaction,

the SIRSLab group, of the Department of Information Engineering and Mathematics of the University of Siena, led by Prof. Domenico Prattichizzo, is seeking candidates for PhD positions in the fields of wearable robotics, wearable haptics, human robot interaction mediated by wearable technologies in industry 4.0, assistive robotics, virtual reality and augmented reality, teleoperation and robotic manipulation, AI and robotic manipulation.

More information about the SIRSLab group and the research carried out by its members can be found by accessing the group’s web page: at the address:

Perspective candidates must hold a degree in Control, Robotics, Automation, Information and Communication Technology, Computer Science, Electronic Engineering or related disciplines, be able to program in Matlab and C, and speak English and Italian proficiently. Knowledge of control theory, robotics, mechatronics, design, human-studies, human-machine interface and statistical signal processing is appreciated. Candidates who are expected to get their degree before the beginning of the PhD course in October will also be take into consideration.

*** A pre-selection process is expected to be carried out starting from mid February until the first week of March 2018 (the official call will be out very soon). *** As a result of the preselection an admission offer will be issued by the University of Siena, which the selected candidates can use to look for financial sponsorship, for instance, but not only, by applying for national mobility funds. Students who will get a financial sponsorship will eventually be admitted to the PhD program of the Information Engineering and Mathematics Department (, within the SIRSLab group under the guidance of Prof. Domenico Prattichizzo. The PhD program, lasting three years according to Italian legislation, is expected to start in October 1, 2018.

Interested candidates are encouraged to submit an expression of interest to Prof. Domenico Prattichizzo (, to get more information about this program. The expression of interest must include a complete CV.

Yours Sincerely
Domenico Prattichizzo

La sensibilità


Domani, 8 febbraio, vi aspettiamo alle ore 16 in Aula magna storica del Rettorato per una tavola rotonda dedicata al tema della Sensibilità con il Rettore, Prof. Francesco Frati, zoologo, il Prof. Domenico Prattichizzo, roboticist, il Prof. Nicola de Stefano, neurologo, il Prof. Massimo Nepi, biologo vegetale e il fisiologo vegetale, Prof. Stefano Mancuso. La giornata segue con il concerto dei Deproducers.

Ci vediamo domani !!


Intervista su Siena, Robotica e altro ancora

Intervista di Daniele Magrini a Domenico Prattichizzo su Siena, Robotica e altro ancora. Registrata il 23 Dicembre 2017 in Piazza del Campo per il programma di Radio Siena TV, di Sabato. Parliamo di Robotica, #sirslab, ingegneria, lavoro, startup, Università e altro ancora.

Cross Cutting Challenge at Haptic Symposium 2017 – Expanding sensory interactions through wearables and smart clothes – #sirslab

Our Cross-Cutting Challenge (CCC) proposal for the 2018 Haptics Symposium has been accepted. In San Francisco on March 25, 2018 we will present at the Haptic Symposium the CCC on “Expanding sensory interactions: The path to intelligent clothes and objects able to change the way we communicate with the world.”

*From now through December 22nd,* individual keynote and interactive discussion proposals can be submitted – see the details below. _DP

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#sirslab alla Maker Faire Roma #MFR17 – Robotica Indossabile – Tommaso Lisini a Canale 5

Il #sirslab partecipa alla Maker Faire Rome del 2017 e Tommaso Lisini Baldi viene intervistato dai giornalisti di Canale 5 (Telegiornale delle 20.00 del 1 Dicembre 2017). Si parla di Robotica Indossabile. _DP #MFR17

Orthoses and Extra Limbs for Humans

Tomorrow 15 Nov. 2017, I till give a talk on “Orthoses and Extra Limbs (Extrethesis) for Humans ” at a Workshop organized by the SIPF Società Italiana di Psicofisiologia e Neuroscienze Cognitive in Roma at the Bambino Gesù Ospedale Pediatrico. _DP


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Download the full program.