Scuola superiore sant'anna

Assistant Professor

Egidio Falotico



  • 2018-ongoing: Assistant Professor at The BioRobotics Institute, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa, Italy
  • 2014-2017: Post doc (Research Assistant/Team Leader) at The BioRobotics Institute, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa, (Italy)  where he performed research on brain-inspired control algorithms for robot control
  • 2013-2014: Post doc  at Italian Institute of Technology, Genova, (Italy) where he performed research on neuro-inspired control algorithms for a robotic octopus arm.


  • He serves as deputy leader, WP leader and publication manager in the Sub-Project 10 (Neurorobotics) of the Human Brain Project (HBP). He has also been involved in the following projects:

  • SWARMS (Smart Networking UnderWater Robots in Cooperation Meshes, GA. n. 662107)
  • RoboSoM (A Robotic Sense of Movement, G.A n. 248366)
  • I-Support (A service system for bathing tasks, G.A. n. 643666)
  • Smart-E (Sustainable manifacturing through Advanced Robotics Training in Europe, G.A. n. 608022)
  • Joint Laboratory in Biorobotics Engineer (funded by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs)


  • 2009-2013: PhD Degrees

Phd in Biorobotics at Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Pisa, Italy;

PhD in Cognitive Science at University Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, France

(Supervisors: Prof. Paolo Dario, Prof. Alain Berthoz)

  • 2010-2011-2012; Visiting Researcher at the at the Laboratoire de Physiologie de la Perception et de l'Action under the supervision of Prof.Alain Berthoz
  • Master Degree in Computer Science from the University of Pisa in December 2008.

(Tutor: Prof. Cecilia Laschi, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa).


Contributo su Rivista

His research interests focus on neuro-robotics, i.e. the implementation of brain models from neuroscience in robots. He is currently working on the development of control algorithms based on machine learning approaches for soft robots.

He authored/co-authored more than 50 papers in journals and conferences.


The Biorobotics Institute

  • Council of the Biorobotics Institute