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Christian Cipriani


Education and Professional Experience


University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus, USA. Visiting Scientist - Fulbright Scholar, 2012.
Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Pisa, Italy. Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, 2008-2010.
IMT Lucca and Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Pisa, Italy. Ph.D. Biorobotics Science and Engineering, 2008. 
University of Pisa, Italy. B.Sc. and M.Sc. Electronic Engineering, 2002 and 2004.






Short Bio

Christian Cipriani is a Professor of Bioengineering (since Dec 2016) and Head of the Artificial Hands Area at the BioRobotics Institute of the Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Pisa, where he also serves as the Deputy Director (2014-2017). He was born in Lucca, Italy, on October 22, 1980. He received the Laurea degree in Electronic Engineering (MSc) with full marks from the University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy in 2004 and the Ph.D. in Biorobotics Science and Engineering from a joint program between IMT Institute for Advanced Studies, Lucca and Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Pisa in 2008. The PhD thesis was entitled: "Control Developments for prosthetic and cybernetic hands", supervised by Dr. M. C. Carrozza. During 2008 he has been a visiting student at Lund University, Lund, Sweden. In 2009 he founded Prensilia S.r.l., a spin-off company of the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna that develops and commercializes robotic hands. From January 2011 to April 2014 he was an Assistant Professor of Biomedical Robotics at the BioRobotics Institute of SSSA; from May 2014 to December 2016 he was an Associate Professor of Bioengineering, at the same Institute. In 2012 he has been a Visiting Scientist with the Biomechatronics Development Lab directed by Dr. R. Weir at University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus, with a Fulbright Scholarship. 

He has been working at ARTS Lab since 2005 in the framework of many national and international research projects on upper limb prosthetics and robotic hands under the supervision of Dr. M. C. Carrozza. In particular, he has collaborated as Research Engineer in the IST FET CYBERHAND Project, the Revolutionizing Prosthetic Program 2007, the IST ROBOTCUB, and the IST FET NEUROBOTICS projects. Lately he has been the SSSA Team Leader for SAFFEHAND (2007-2008: PRIN 2006 national project), SMARTHAND (2006-2010: EU, NMP programme) and NANOBIOTOUCH (during 2010: EU, NMP) and the Project Manager of OPENHAND (2010-2012: PRIN 2008) projects. Recently he was the Coordinator and PI of the FIRB 2010 (early career grant) MY-HAND Project funded by the Italian Ministry of Research (2012-2015), of the WAY Project (Wearable interfaces for hAnd function recovery - EU-FP7-ICT-288551) funded by the European Commission (2011-2015) and of the PPR3 Project funded by the Italian Workers’ Compensation (INAIL).

Today he is the Coordinator/PI of three large national/international research projects on upper limb prosthetics: an ERC Starting Grant (#679820), dubbed MYKI, funded by the European Research Council (ERC), the DeTOP Project (H2020-ICT-687905) funded by the European Commission (2011-2015) and of the PPR3 Project funded by the Italian Workers’ Compensation (INAIL).


Awards and Honours

IX) National Scientific Habilitation (Abilitazione Scientifica Nazionale(2017) as Professor of Bioengineering 09/G2. Call 2016. 

VIII) ERC Starting Grant awarded to Christian Cipriani with the project MYKI: "A Bidirectional MyoKinetic Implanted Interface for Natural Control of Artificial Limbs" (ERC # 679820), for the period 2016-2021. Read the News (in Italian). ERC grants are the most prestigious grants in Europe. This was the first ERC grant awarded to Scuola Sant'Anna as the Host Institution.

VII) Research section of the Premio Capitani dell'Anno 2015 awarded to the MyHAND project. Read the News (in Italian).

VI) National Scientific Habilitation (Abilitazione Scientifica Nazionale(2014) as Associate Professor of Bioengineering 09/G2. Call 2012. 

V) Senior Member (2012) of the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society (M'06) and of the Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (M'09).

IV) FIRB 2010 under 32 early-career Grant by MiUR, the Italian Ministry of Education and Research to Christian Cipriani with the project: "Myoelectric-Hand prosthesis with Afferent Non-invasive feedback Delivery: MY-HAND" (grant no. RBFR10VCLD), for the period 2012-2014. Read the News (in Italian).

III) 2011 Fulbright Research Scholarship to spend a six month research period in 2012 at the Department of Bioengineering of the University of Colorado – Denver, at Dr. Richard Weir’s laboratory, for evaluating the effectiveness of sensory feedback and parallel control on myoelectrically controlled dexterous hand prostheses. Read the News (in Italian).

II) Innovation section of the 2009 Vespucci Award awarded to Prensilia Srl (Company founder and associate) with the project named: “e-grasp, trans-radial prosthesis”. The prize is held by the Tuscany regional Government, and awards the most brilliant and innovative entrepreneurship project based on innovative solutions not yet industrially exploited. Read the News (in Italian).

I) 2009 Antonio d’Auria Award (open to european citizens) for projects and prototypes of innovative robotic devices to aid the motor disabled from the Italian Robotics and Automation Association (SIRI) with the SmartHand transradial-prosthesis prototype developed. Read the News (in Italian).

Peer Reviewed Journal papers (ISI | Scopus)

J52) M. D'Alonzo, L. F. Engels, M. Controzzi, C. Cipriani, "Electro-cutaneous stimulation on the palm elicits referred sensations on intact but not on amputated digits,Journal of Neural Engineering, In press, 2017. On line available.

J51) F. Clemente, B. Håkansson, C. Cipriani, J. Wessberg, K. Kulbacka-Ortiz, R. Brånemark, K. Fredén Jansson, M. Ortiz-Catalan, "Touch and Hearing Mediate Osseoperception," Scientific Reports, vol. 7, no. 45363, pp. 1-11, 2017. Download

J50) F. Montagnani, M. Controzzi, C. Cipriani, "Independent Long Fingers are not Essential for a Grasping Hand," Scientific Reports, vol. 6, no. 35545, pp. 1-9, 2016. Download

J49) F. Clemente, S. Dosen, L. Lonini, M. Markovic, D. Farina, C. Cipriani, "Humans can Integrate Augmented Reality Feedback in their Sensorimotor Control of a Robotic Hand," IEEE Transactions on Human-Machine Systems, vol. 47, no. 4, pp. 583-589, 2017 (on line version 2016). pdf

J48) M. Controzzi, F. Clemente, D. Barone, A. Ghionzoli, C. Cipriani, "The SSSA-MyHand: a dexterous lightweight myoelectric hand prosthesis," IEEE Trans. on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering, vol. 25, no. 5, pp. 459-468, 2017 (on line version 2016). pdf

J47) I. Strazzulla, M. Nowak, M. Controzzi, C. Cipriani, C. Castellini, "Online Bimanual Manipulation Using Surface Electromyography and Incremental Learning," IEEE Trans. on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering, vol. 25, no. 3, pp. 227-234, 2017 (on line version 2016). pdf

J46) H. Al-Angari, G. Kanitz, S. Tarantino, C. Cipriani, "Distance and Mutual Information Methods for EMG Feature and Channel Subset Selection for Classification of Hand Movements," Biomedical Signal Processing and Control, vol. 27, pp. 24-31, 2016. Download

J45) D. Johansen, C. Cipriani, D. B. Popovic, L. N. S. A. Struijk, "Control of a robotic hand using a tongue control system – a prosthesis application," IEEE Trans. on Biomedical Engineering, vol. 63, no. 7, pp. 1368-1376, 2016. Download

J44) I. Imbinto, C. Peccia, M. Controzzi, A. G. Cutti, A. Davalli, R. Sacchetti and C. Cipriani, "Treatment of the Partial Hand Amputation: An Engineering Perspective," IEEE Reviews in Biomedical Engineering, vol. 9, pp. 32-48, 2016. Download

J43) F. Clemente, M. D’Alonzo, M. Controzzi, B. Edin, C. Cipriani, "Non-invasive, temporally discrete feedback of object contact and release improves grasp control of closed-loop myoelectric transradial prostheses," IEEE Trans. on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering, vol. 34, no. 12, pp. 1314-1421, 2016 (on line version 2015). pdf

J42) S. Crea, M. D’Alonzo, N. Vitiello, C. Cipriani, "The rubber foot illusion," Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation, vol. 12, no. 77, 2015. Download

J41) A. Zucca, C. Cipriani, S. Sudha, S. Tarantino, D. Ricci, V. Mattoli, F. Greco, "Tattoo Conductive Polymer Nanosheets for Skin-contact Applications," Advanced Healthcare Materials, vol. 4, no. 7, pp. 983-990, 2015. Front cover article: Download

J40) F. Montagnani, M. Controzzi, C. Cipriani, "Is it Finger or Wrist Dexterity That is Missing in Current Hand Prostheses?" IEEE Trans. on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering, vol. 23, no.4, pp. 600-609, 2015. pdf

J39) L. Orlando Russo, G. Airò Farulla, D. Pianu, A. R. Salgarella, M. Controzzi, C. Cipriani, C. M. Oddo, C. Geraci, S. Rosa, and M. Indaco, "PARLOMA – A Novel Human-Robot Interaction System for Deaf-blind Remote Communication," International Journal of Advanced Robotic Systems, vol. 12, no. 57, pp. 1-13, 2015. pdf

J38) F. Montagnani, M. Controzzi, C. Cipriani, "Non-Back-Drivable Rotary Mechanism with Intrinsic Compliance for Robotic Thumb Abduction/Adduction," Advanced Robotics, vol. 29, no. 8, pp. 561-571, 2015. pdf

J37) S. Crea, C. Cipriani, M. Donati, M. C. Carrozza, N. Vitiello, "Providing time-discrete gait information by wearable feedback apparatus for lower-limb amputees: usability and functional validation," IEEE Trans. on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering, vol. 23, no. 2, pp.250-257, 2015. pdf

J36) Y. Hao, Q. Zhang, M. Controzzi, C. Cipriani, Y. Li, J. Li, S. Zhang, Y. Wang, W. Chen, M. C. Carrozza, and X. Zheng, "Distinct neural patterns enable grasp types decoding in monkey dorsal premotor cortex," Journal of Neural Engineering, vol. 11, no. 066011, 2014. pdf

J35) J.L. Segil, M. Controzzi, R.F. Weir, C. Cipriani, "Comparison of State of the Art Myoelectric Controllers for Advanced Prosthetic Hands using Virtual and Physical Assessment," Journal of Rehabilitation Research & Development, vol. 51, no.9, pp. 1439-1454, 2014. pdf

J34) M. D'Alonzo, F. Clemente, C. Cipriani, "Vibrotactile stimulation promotes embodiment of an alien hand in amputees with phantom sensations," IEEE Trans. on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering, vol. 23, no. 3, pp. 450-457, 2015. (Online version 2014) pdf Featured article: X

J33) C. Cipriani, J. Segil, F. Clemente, R. Weir, B. Edin, "Humans can integrate feedback of discrete events in their sensorimotor control of a robotic hand," Experimental Brain Research, vol. 232, no. 11, pp. 3421-3429, 2014. pdf

J32) M. Controzzi, M. D'Alonzo, C. Peccia, C. M. Oddo, M. C. Carrozza, C. Cipriani, "Bioinspired fingertip for anthropomorphic robotic hands," Applied Bionics and Biomechanics, vol. 11, no. 1-2, pp. 25-38, 2014. Online

J31) M. Markovic, S. Dosen, C. Cipriani, D. Popovic, D. Farina, "Stereovision and augmented reality for closed loop control of grasping in hand prostheses," Journal of Neural Engineering, vol. 11, no. 046001, 2014. Download

J30) S. Raspopovic, M. Capogrosso, F. Petrini, M. Bonizzato, J. Rigosa, G. Di Pino, J. Carpaneto, M. Controzzi, T. Boretius, E. Fernandez, G. Granata, C. M. Oddo, L. Citi, A.L. Ciancio, C. Cipriani, M.C.  Carrozza, W. Jensen, E. Guglielmelli, T. Stieglitz, P.M. Rossini, S. Micera, "Restoring natural sensory feedback in real-time bidirectional hand prostheses," Science Translational Medicine, vol. 6, no. 222, pp. 222ra19, 2014. pdf Download

J29) C. Cipriani, J. Segil, A. Birdwell, R. Weir, "Dexterous control of a prosthetic hand using fine-wire intramuscular electrodes in targeted extrinsic muscles," IEEE Trans. on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering, vol. 22, no. 4, pp. 828-836, 2014. Video pdf  Download Special issue on advances in control of multi-functional powered upper-limb prostheses Featured article: X

J28) M. D’Alonzo, S. Dosen, C. Cipriani, D. Farina, "HyVE – Hybrid Vibro-Electrotactile Stimulation – is an Efficient Approach to Multi-Channel Sensory Feedback," IEEE Transactions on Haptics, vol. 7, no. 2, pp. 181-190, 2014. (on line version 2013) Download pdf

J27) T. Pistohl, C. Cipriani, A. Jackson, K. Nazarpour, "Abstract and Proportional Myoelectric Control for Multi-Fingered Hand Prostheses," Annals of Biomedical Engineering, vol. 41, no. 12, pp. 2687-2689, 2013. pdf

J26) M. D'Alonzo, S. Došen, C. Cipriani, D. Farina, "HyVE: Hybrid Vibro-Electrotactile Stimulation for Sensory Feedback and Substitution in Rehabilitation," IEEE Trans. on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering, vol. 22, no. 2, pp. 290-301, 2014 (online version 2013). download pdf

J25) P. Rogério de Almeida Ribeiro, F. Lima Brasil, M. Witkowski, F. Shiman, C. Cipriani, N. Vitiello, M. C. Carrozza, S. R. Soekadar, "Controlling assistive machines in paralysis using brain waves and other biosignals," Advances in Human-Computer Interaction, vol. 13, ID 369425, 2013. pdf Special issue on using brain waves to control computer and machines

J24) Y. Hao, M. Controzzi, C. Cipriani, D. B. Popovic, X. Yang, W. Chen, X. Zheng, M.C. Carrozza,"Controlling Hand-Assistive Devices: Utilizing Electrooculography as a Substitute for Vision," IEEE Robotics and Automation Magazine, vol. 20, no. 1, pp. 40-52, 2013. pdf  Special issue on Assistive robotics

J23) C. Antfolk, M. D’Alonzo, M. Controzzi, G. Lundborg, B. Rosén, F. Sebelius, C. Cipriani, "Artificial redirection of sensation from prosthetic fingers to the phantom hand map on transradial amputees: vibrotactile vs mechanotactile sensory feedback discrimination," IEEE Trans. on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering, vol. 21, no. 1, pp. 112-120, 2013 (online version 2012). pdf

J22) C. Antfolk, M. D’Alonzo, B. Rosén, G. Lundborg, F. Sebelius, C. Cipriani, "Sensory feedback in upper limb prosthetics," Expert Review of Medical Devices, vol. 10, no.1, pp. 45-54, 2013. pdf Download

J21) M. D’Alonzo and C. Cipriani, "Vibrotactile sensory substitution elicits feeling of ownership of an alien hand," PLOS ONE, vol. 7, no. 11, pp. 1-9, 2012. Download

J20) C. Antfolk, C. Cipriani, M. C. Carrozza, C. Balkenius, A. Björkman, G. Lundborg, B. Rosen, F. Sebelius, "Transfer of tactile input from an artificial hand to the forearm: experiments in amputees and healthy volunteers," Disability and Rehabilitation: Assistive TechnologyEarly access, 2012.

J19) L. Pape, C. M. Oddo, M. Controzzi, C. Cipriani, A. Förster, M. C. Carrozza, J. Schmidhuber, "Learning tactile skills through curious exploration," Frontiers in Neurorobotics, vol. 6, no. 6, 2012. pdf

J18) G. C. Matrone*, C. Cipriani*, M. C. Carrozza and G. Magenes, "Real-time myoelectric control of a multi-fingered hand prosthesis using principal components analysis," Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation, vol. 9, no. 40, 2012. pdf   Highly accessed article

J17) C. Cipriani, M. Controzzi, G. Kanitz, R. Sassu "The effects of weight and inertia of the prosthesis on the Sensitivity of EMG pattern recognition in relax state," Journal of Prosthetics & Orthotics, Vol. 24, no. 2, pp. 86-92, 2012. pdf  Selected from MEC '11

J16) C. Cipriani, M. D’Alonzo, M. C. Carrozza, "A Miniature Vibrotactile Sensory Substitution Device for Multi-fingered Hand Prosthetics," IEEE Trans. Biomedical Engineering, vol. 59, no. 2, 2012. (online version 2011). pdf

J15) S. Micera, P.M. Rossini, J. Rigosa, L. Citi, J. Carpaneto, S. Raspopovic, M. Tombini, C. Cipriani, G. Assenza, M. C. Carrozza, K-P. Hoffmann, K. Yoshida, X. Navarro, P. Dario, "Decoding of grasping information from neural signals recorded using peripheral intrafascicular interfaces," Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation, vol. 8, no. 53, 2011. pdf

J14) C. Cipriani, C. Antfolk, M. Controzzi, G. Lundborg, B. Rosén, M. C. Carrozza, F. Sebelius, "Online Myoelectric Control of a Dexterous Hand Prosthesis by Transradial Amputees," IEEE Trans. on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering, vol. 19, no. 3, pp. 260-270, 2011. pdf  Front cover articleX

J13) C. Cipriani, M. Controzzi, M. C. Carrozza, "The SmartHand Transradial Prosthesis," Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation, vol. 8, no.29, 2011. pdf Highly accessed article

J12) C. M. Oddo, M. Controzzi, L. Beccai, C. Cipriani, M. C. Carrozza, "Roughness Encoding for Discrimination of Surfaces in Artificial Active Touch," IEEE Transactions on Robotics, vol. 27, no. 3, pp. 522-533, 2011. pdf   Special issue on Robotic sense of touch

J11) M. L. Blefari, C. Cipriani, M. C. Carrozza, "A Novel Method for Assessing Sense of Body-Ownership Using Electroencephalography," IEEE Trans. Biomedical Engineering, vol. 58, no. 1, pp. 12-15, 2011. pdf

J10) S. Došen, C. Cipriani, M. Kostić, M. Controzzi, M. C. Carrozza, D. B. Popović, "Cognitive Vision System for Control of Dexterous Prosthetic Hands: Experimental Evaluation," Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation, vol. 7, no. 42, 2010. pdf

J9) M. Controzzi, C. Cipriani, M. C. Carrozza, "Miniaturized non-back-drivable mechanism for robotic applications," Mechanism and Machine Theory, vol. 45, no. 10, pp. 1395-1406, 2010. pdf 

J8) G. Matrone, C. Cipriani, E. L. Secco, G. Magenes, M. C. Carrozza, "Principal Components Analysis based control of a multi-DoF underactuated prosthetic hand," Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation, vol. 7, no. 16, 2010. pdf

J7) C. Antfolk, C. Cipriani, M. Controzzi, M. C. Carrozza, G. Lundborg, B. Rosén, F. Sebelius, "Using EMG for Real-time Prediction of Joint Angles to Control a Prosthetic Hand Equipped with a Sensory Feedback System," Journal of Medical and Biological Engineering, vol. 30, no.6, pp.399-406, 2010. pdf

J6) P.M. Rossini, S. Micera, A. Benvenuto, J. Carpaneto, G. Cavallo, L. Citi, C. Cipriani, L. Denaro, V. Denaro, G. Di Pino, F. Ferreri, E. Guglielmelli, K-P. Hoffmann, S. Raspopovic, J. Rigosa, L. Rossini, M. Tombini, and P. Dario, "Double Nerve Intraneural Interface Implant on a Human Amputee for Robotic Hand Control," Clinical Neurophysiology, vol. 121, no. 5, pp. 777-783, May 2010. pdf

J5) C. Cipriani, M. Controzzi, M. C. Carrozza, "Objectives, Criteria and Methods for the Design of the SmartHand Transradial Prosthesis," Robotica, vol. 28, no. 6, pp. 919-927, 2010. (Online publication Dec. 2009). get pdf here or download from publiser

J4) C. Cipriani, C. Antfolk, C. Balkenius, B. Rosén, G. Lundborg, M.C. Carrozza, F. Sebelius, "A Novel Concept for a Prosthetic Hand with a Bidirectional Interface: a Feasibility Study," IEEE Trans. Biomedical Engineering, vol. 56, no. 11, part 2, pp. 2739 - 2743, 2009. pdf

J3) B. Rosén, H. Ehrsson, C. Antfolk, C. Cipriani, F. Sebelius, G. Lundborg, "Referral of Sensation to an Advanced Humanoid Robotic Hand Prosthesis," Scandinavian Journal of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and Hand Surgery, vol. 43, pp. 260-266, 2009. Download

J2) C. Cipriani, F. Zaccone, S. Micera, M.C. Carrozza, "On the shared control of an EMG controlled prosthetic hand: analysis of user-prosthesis interaction," IEEE Transactions on Robotics, vol. 24, no. 1, pp. 170-184, 2008. pdf  Special issue on Biorobotics

J1) M.C. Carrozza, G. Cappiello, S. Micera, B.B. Edin, L. Beccai, C. Cipriani, "Design of a cybernetic hand for perception and action," Biological Cybernetics, vol. 95, no. 6, pp. 629-644, 2006. pdf



P8) F. Sorgini, R. Calio, C. Cipriani, M. C. Carrozza, C. M. Oddo, C. Galassi, "Trasduttore integrabile per applicazioni aptiche," Italian national patent pending no. 102016000002346, Holder: Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, January 2016.

P7) L. Bassi Luciani, M. Controzzi, F. Montagnani, C. Cipriani, "Giunto meccanico a cedevolezza variabile," Italian national patent pending no. 102015000081936, Holder: Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, December 2015.

P6) L. Bassi Luciani, M. Controzzi, F. Montagnani, C. Cipriani, "Giunto a modalità di trasmissione selezionabile," Italian national patent pending no. 102015000081958, Holder: Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, December 2015.

P5) P. Prinetto, M. Indaco, G. Airò Farulla, C. Pintor, L. Orlando Russo, A. Salgarella, G. Micotti, C. M. Oddo, C. Cipriani, M. Controzzi, "Sistema per la comunicazione di simboli appartenenti ad una lingua dei segni tattile, e relativo metodo," Italian national patent pending no. TO2014A000982, Holder: Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna and Politecnico di Torino, November 2014.

P4) F. Clemente, M. D'Alonzo, B. Edin, C. Cipriani, "Dispositivo per il ritorno sensoriale," Italian national patent pending no. PI2014A000045, Holder: Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna and Uminova Holding AB, July 2014.

P3) M. Controzzi, F. Clemente, C. Cipriani, M.C. Carrozza, "Self-contained multifunctional hand prosthesis," European patent pending no. 13164114.4, Holder: Prensilia SRL, Apr. 2013.

P2) M. Controzzi, F. Clemente, C. Cipriani, M.C. Carrozza, "Self-contained multifunctional hand prosthesis," Italian national patent pending no. PI2012A000049, Holder: Prensilia SRL, Apr. 2012.

P1) C. Cipriani, M. Controzzi, M.C. Carrozza, "Interface device between an individual and a machine and interfacing method thereof," Italian national patent no. LU2010A000008, Holder: Prensilia SRL, Aug. 2010.

Research Interests

His research interests are focused on mechatronic features and controllability issues of advanced robotic hands to be used as thought-controlled prostheses. In particular: the design of mechatronic components for artificial hands; the design of control architectures and intuitive control strategies; the use of biological signals for the physiological control of prehension; the development and clinical experimentation of bi-directional non-invasive interfaces; the investigation and comparison of shared-control strategies between user and the prosthesis. Most of his activities are strongly related to the development of hardware with the goal of building reliable, robust and durable stand-alone mechatronic hands. 

Prof. Cipriani is the Head of the Artificial Hands Area.

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