Collaborate Online and Offline with Overleaf and Git 

A history of changes in the GitHub GUI

I was using svn for LaTeX and Google doc for WYSIWYG sharing technique. The main issue was that I could not use with GDOC my beloved emacs editor, or better hands-computer interface. Now I am testing overleaf and GIT. I hope it will work better in my workflow. _DP

Source: New: Collaborate Online and Offline with Overleaf and Git (beta) – Overleaf Blog

Skydio launches R1 – an autonomous flying drone that takes obstacle avoidance to new heights | 9to5Mac

This is very impressive and it is the killer application for drones as gadgets. Superb.  _DP

Source: Skydio launches R1 – an autonomous flying drone that takes obstacle avoidance to new heights | 9to5Mac

#SIRSLab Cleaning Day

Today at #sirslab we are having a great day to clean the whole LAB for the TV show on Friday. STAY TUNED !!!

Posted by Domenico Prattichizzo on Wednesday, February 14, 2018

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 !!