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  • 2016
    *Mazzolai B.

    Plant-inspired growing robots

    3D Lab Exchange Symposium - Interaction of Nano-Biotechnology, Chemical and Medical Biology and Robotics, Pisa, Italy, 21 - 23 September 2016
  • 2016
    *Mazzolai B.

    A Plant-inspired growing robot

    The 5th International Conference on Biomimetic and Biohybrid Systems, Edinburgh, Scotland, 19-22 July 2016
  • 2016
    *Mazzolai B.

    Learning by nature how to build soft robots

    Invited talk at Gran Sasso Science Institute, L’Aquila, January 11, 2016
  • 2016
    *Mazzolai B.

    Learning by Nature how to built soft robots

    Invited talk at University of Milan, Physics, Astrophysics and Applied Physics PhD School, Physics Colloquia, University of Milan, March 29, 2016
  • 2016
    *Mazzolai B.

    Growing soft robots with bending and sensing capabilities inspired by plant roots

    Invited talk at La Sapienza University of Rome, La Sapienza University, Rome, April 11, 2016
  • 2016
    *Mazzolai B.

    Copiare la natura: incontro con la bio-robotica

    Invited Seminars at Science Festival Trieste Next, Trieste, 25 Sept 2016
  • 2016
    *Mazzolai B.

    Imparare dalla Natura come costruire i Plantoidi e altri sistemi bio-ispirati

    Invited Seminars at Università Campus Biomedico, Campus Biomedico, Roma, July 8, 2016
  • 2016
    *Mazzolai B.

    La Natura ci ispira: dal robot polpo al plantoide

    Invited Seminars at Master in Comunicazione della Scienza, SISSA, SISSA, Trieste, 19 February 2016
  • 2016
    *Mazzolai B.

    Plant-inspired soft robots

    Invited Seminars at International Soft Robotics Week 2016, Livorno, April 27, 2016
  • 2016
    *Mazzolai B.

    Robots as plants: they grow, perceive and communicate

    Invited Seminars at Workshop on Plants and Robots, Vienna Nov 11, 2016
  • 2016
    *Mazzolai B.

    Bioinspired soft robotics: A technical talk

    Seminar at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Thuwal, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, January 19 2016
  • 2016
    *Mazzolai B.

    Bioinspired soft robots: the evolution of a new species

    Seminar at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Thuwal, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, January 18 2016
  • 2016
    *Sadeghi A., *Mondini A., *Del Dottore E., *Mishra A. K., *Mazzolai B.

    Soft-Legged Wheel-Based Robot with Terrestrial Locomotion Abilities

    Frontiers in Robotics and AI, vol. 3, pp. 73
  • 2016
    Laschi C., *Mazzolai B., Cianchetti M.

    Soft robotics: Technologies and systems pushing the boundaries of robot abilities

    Science Robotics, vol. 1, (no. 1), pp. eaah3690, 2470-9476
  • 2016
    *Ortiz J., Rocon E., Power V., de Eyto A., O'Sullivan L., Wirz M., Bauer C., Schülein S., Stadler K. S., *Mazzolai B., Teeuw W. B., Baten C., Nikamp C., Buurke J., Thorsteinsson F., Muller H. J.

    XoSoft - A Vision for a Soft Modular Lower Limb Exoskeleton

    2nd International Symposium on Wearable Robotics 2016, pp. 83-88, 18–21 October, Segovia, Spain, 2016
  • 2016
    In press
    *Sadeghi A., *Mondini A., *Del Dottore E., *Mattoli V., *Beccai L., *Taccola S., *Lucarotti C., *Totaro M., *Mazzolai B.

    A plant-inspired robot with soft differential bending capabilities

    Bioinspiration & Biomimetics
  • 2016
    *Mazzolai B.

    Plant-Inspired Growing Robots

    Soft Robotics: Trends, Applications and Challenges, pp. 57-63, 978-3-319-46459-6
  • 2016
    *Del Dottore E., *Mondini A., *Sadeghi A., *Mattoli V., *Mazzolai B.

    Circumnutations as a penetration strategy in a plant-root-inspired robot

    2016 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, pp. 4722-4728, Stockholm, Sweden
  • 2016
    *Mazzolai B., *Mattoli V., *Beccai L.

    Soft Plant Robotic Solutions: Biological Inspiration and Technological Challenges

    Advances in Unconventional Computing, pp. 687-707, Springer International Publishing, 978-3-319-33920-7
  • 2016
    Tonazzini A., Mintchev S., Schubert B., *Mazzolai B., Shintake J., Floreano D.

    Variable Stiffness Fiber with Self-Healing Capability

    Advanced Materials, vol. 28, (no. 46), pp. 10142–10148, 1521-4095
  • 2016
    *Bernardeschi I., *Tricinci O., *Mattoli V., *Filippeschi C., *Mazzolai B., *Beccai L.

    Three-Dimensional Soft Material Micropatterning via Direct Laser Lithography of Flexible Molds

    ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, vol. 8, (no. 38), pp. 25019–25023
  • 2016
    *Laschi C., *Mazzolai B.

    Lessons from Animals and Plants

    IEEE Robotics & Automation Magazine, vol. 23, (no. 3), pp. 107-114, 1070-9932
  • 2016
    *Mazzolai B., *Mattoli V.

    Robotics: Generation soft

    Nature, vol. 536, (no. 7617), pp. 400-401, 0028-0836
  • 2016
    *Argiolas A., *Puleo G. L., *Sinibaldi E., *Mazzolai B.

    Osmolyte cooperation affects turgor dynamics in plants

    Scientific Reports, vol. 6, pp. 30139, 2045-2322
  • 2016
    *Mazzolai B.

    Biology for robotics - A multidisciplinary approach to a researcher's life

    IEEE Robotics & Automation Magazine, vol. 23, (no. 1), pp. 114-115, 1070-9932
  • 2016
    *Argiolas A., Mac Murray B. C., Van Meerbeek I., Whitehead J., *Sinibaldi E., *Mazzolai B., Shepherd R.

    Sculpting Soft Machines

    Soft Robotics, vol. 3, (no. 3), pp. 101-108, 2169-5172
  • 2016
    *Popova L., van Dusschoten D., Nagel K. A., Fiorani F., *Mazzolai B.

    Plant root tortuosity: an indicator of root path formation in soil with different composition and density

    Annals of Botany, vol. 118, (no. 4), pp. 685-698, 0305-7364
  • 2016
    Larson C., Peele P., Robinson S., *Totaro M., *Beccai L., *Mazzolai B., Shepherd R.

    Highly stretchable electroluminescent skin for optical signaling and tactile sensing

    Science, vol. 351, (no. 6277), pp. 1071-1074, 0036-8075
  • 2016
    *Popova L., *Tonazzini A., *Di Michele F., *Russino A., *Sadeghi A., *Sinibaldi E., *Mazzolai B.

    Unveiling the kinematics of avoidance response in maize (Zea mays) primary roots

    Biologia, vol. 71, (no. 2), pp. 161-168
  • 2016
    *Tonazzini A., *Sadeghi A., *Mazzolai B.

    Electro-Rheological Valves for Flexible Fluidic Actuators

    Soft Robotics, vol. 3, (no. 1), pp. 34-41, 2169-5172
  • 2016
    *Taghavi M., Stinchcombe A., Greenman J, *Mattoli V., *Beccai L., *Mazzolai B., Melhuish C., Ieropoulos I A

    Self sufficient wireless transmitter powered by foot-pumped urine operating wearable MFC

    Bioinspiration & Biomimetics, vol. 11, pp. 016001
  • 2015
    *Marino A., *Barsotti J., Labardi M., *Mazzolai B., *Mattoli V., *Ciofani G.

    Two-photon polymerization of Ormocomp® 3D structures doped with piezoelectric barium titanate nanoparticles

    27th European Conference on Biomaterials, pp. 250, Krakow, Poland
  • 2015
    *Mazzolai B.

    La Robotica Bioispirata

    Segnali per l’Uomo 2.0, Palazzo Ducale, Genoa - February 17, 2015
  • 2015
    *Mazzolai B.

    From Plants and Animals to Robots: a dialogue between science and technology

    DIGITAL AGENDA FOR EUROPE, Multi-disciplinarity for Future Technology Session, Lisbon, Portugal - October 22, 2015
  • 2015
    *Mazzolai B.

    Robot come piante: mettono radici ed esplorano l’ambiente

    Caffè Scientifico, Circolo dei Lettori, Turin, January 19, 2015
  • 2015
    *Mazzolai B.

    Il robot plantoide

    Biennale della Piccola Industria di Confindustria, Venice, March 27-28, 2015
  • 2015
    *Mazzolai B.

    La Natura ci ispira: la pianta robotica mette le radici

    TEDx Padova, Padova, May 16, 2015
  • 2015
    *Mazzolai B.

    Robot bioispirati: dal polpo robotico al plantoide

    IIT si racconta, serie dei Caffè Scientifici, Palazzo della Borsa, Genova, October 5, 2015
  • 2015
    *Mazzolai B.

    Robot bioispirati: l’evoluzione di una nuova specie?

    Seminar at Noise in Physical System Laboratory, University of Perugia, Perugia, October 14, 2015
  • 2015
    *Mazzolai B.

    From Plants and Animals to Robots. The role of FET in promoting breakthrough in Science and Technology

    DG Connect, FET Seminar, Brussels, Belgium - June 11, 2015
  • 2015
    *Mazzolai B.

    Robotics inspired by soft-bodied animals and plants

    Gordon Research Conference 2015 - - Neuroethology: Behavior, Evolution & Neurobiology, Lucca, Italy - June 28, 2015
  • 2015
    *Mazzolai B.

    Modularity, non-muscular movements, distributed sensing and control: What plants can teach us in robotics

    InnoRobo Conference 2015, Lyon, France - July 1, 2015
  • 2015
    *Mazzolai B.

    Bioinspired soft robots for environmental and medical applications

    The 3D Lab-Exchange Symposium, Singapore, September 8, 2015
  • 2015
    *Mazzolai B.

    Nature-inspired innovation: from plants and animals to soft robots

    Seminar at Physical Intelligence Department, Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems, Stuttgart, Germany - September 15, 2015
  • 2015
    *Mazzolai B.

    Learning by Nature how to built soft robots

    Robotics, Systems, and Control Seminar at ETH Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland - October 2, 2015
  • 2015
    *Mazzolai B.

    From plants and animals to robots: movement, sensing and control

    The 4th International Conference on Biomimetic and Biohybrid Systems, Living Machines 2015, La Pedrera Barcelona, Spain - July 29, 2015
  • 2015
    *Marino A., *Filippeschi C., *Mattoli V., *Mazzolai B., *Ciofani G.

    Modulation of cellular responses: The two-photon polymerization approach in the control of the physical micro/nanoenvironment

    37th Annual International Conference of the IEEE EMBS, pp. 1865-1868, Milano (Italy); August 26th, 2015
  • 2015
    *Ciofani G., *Mazzolai B., *Mattoli V.

    Recent advancements in boron nitride nanotube

    Nanotubes and Nanosheets: Functionalization and Applications of Boron Nitride and Other Nanomaterials, pp. 575-585, CRC Press, Taylor and Francis Group, 9781466598096
  • 2015
    *Taghavi M., *Filippeschi C., *Mazzolai B., *Beccai L.

    Hierarchical surface patterning for triboelectric nanogenerators and sensors

    IEEE Nano 2015, Rome, July 30, 2015
  • 2015
    Minnocci A., Cianchetti M., *Mazzolai B., Sebastiani L., Laschi C.

    Cryo-scanning electron microscopy investigation of the Octopus Vulgaris arm structures for the design of an octopus-like arm artefact

    Microscopy Research and Technique, vol. 78, (no. 12), pp. 1133–1145, 1097-0029
  • 2015
    *Tricinci O., *Terencio T., *Mazzolai B., Pugno N., *Greco F., *Mattoli V.

    3D Micropatterned Surface Inspired by Salvinia molesta via Direct Laser Lithography

    ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, vol. 7, (no. 46), pp. 25560−25567
  • 2015
    *Marino A., *Barsotti J., *de Vito G., *Filippeschi C., *Mazzolai B., *Piazza V., Labardi M., *Mattoli V., *Ciofani G.

    Two-Photon Lithography of 3D Nanocomposite Piezoelectric Scaffolds for Cell Stimulation

    ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, vol. 7, (no. 46), pp. 25574–25579
  • 2015
    *Marino A., Arai S, Hou Y, *Sinibaldi E., Pellegrino M, Chang Y-T, *Mazzolai B., *Mattoli V., Suzuki M, *Ciofani G.

    Piezoelectric Nanoparticle-Assisted Wireless Neuronal Stimulation

    ACS Nano, vol. 9, (no. 7), pp. 7678–7689, 1936-0851
  • 2015
    *Bernardeschi I., *Greco F., *Ciofani G., *Marino A., *Mattoli V., *Mazzolai B., *Beccai L.

    A soft, stretchable and conductive biointerface for mechanotransduction studies

    Biomedical Microdevices, vol. 17, (no. 2), pp. 46, 1572-8781
  • 2015
    *Lucarotti C., *Totaro M., *Sadeghi A., *Mazzolai B., *Beccai L.

    Revealing bending and force in a soft body through a plant root inspired approach

    Scientific Reports, vol. 5, pp. 8788, 2045-2322
  • 2015
    *Taghavi M., *Sadeghi A., *Mondini A., *Mazzolai B., *Beccai L., *Mattoli V.

    Triboelectric Smart Machine Elements and Self-Powered Encoder

    Nano Energy, vol. 13, pp. 92-102, 2211-2855
  • 2015
    *Genchi G. G., Cialdai F., Monici M., *Mazzolai B., *Mattoli V., *Ciofani G.

    Hypergravity stimulation enhances PC12 neuron-like cell differentiation

    BioMed Research International, vol. 2015, pp. 748121, 1110-7243
  • 2015
    Ferreira T. H., *Marino A., *Rocca A, *Liakos I.L., *Nitti S., *Athanassiou A., *Mattoli V., *Mazzolai B., de Sousa E. M.B., *Ciofani G.

    Folate-grafted Boron Nitride Nanotubes: Possible Exploitation in Cancer Therapy

    International Journal of Pharmaceutics, vol. 481, (no. 1-2), pp. 56–63, 0378-5173
  • 2015
    *Gagliardi M., *Di Michele F., *Mazzolai B., *Bifone A.

    Chemical synthesis of a biodegradable PEGylated copolymer from ε-caprolactone and γ-valerolactone: evaluation of reaction and functional properties

    Journal of Polymer Research, vol. 22, (no. 2), pp. 17, Springer Netherlands, 1022-9760 (Print) 1572-8935 (Online)
  • 2015
    *Di Michele F., *Pizzichelli G, *Mazzolai B., *Sinibaldi E.

    On the preliminary design of hyperthermia treatments based on infusion and heating of magnetic nanofluids

    Mathematical Biosciences, vol. 262, pp. 105–116, 0025-5564
  • 2015
    *Marino A., *Filippeschi C., *Mattoli V., *Mazzolai B., *Ciofani G.

    Biomimicry at the nanoscale: Current research and perspectives of the two-photon polymerization

    Nanoscale, vol. 7, (no. 7), pp. 2841-2850, 2040-3364
  • 2015
    *Rocca A, *Marino A., Rocca V, Moscato S., *de Vito G., *Piazza V., *Mazzolai B., *Mattoli V., Ngo-Anh, *Ciofani G.

    Barium titanate nanoparticles and hypergravity stimulation improve differentiation of mesenchymal stem cells into osteoblasts

    International Journal of Nanomedicine, vol. 10, pp. 433–445, 1176-9114
  • 2015
    *Taccola S., *Greco F., *Sinibaldi E., *Mondini A., *Mazzolai B., *Mattoli V.

    Towards a New Generation of Electrically Controllable Hygromorphic Soft Actuators

    Advanced Materials, vol. 27, (no. 10), pp. 1668-1675, 1521-4095
  • 2015
    *Tramacere F., *Follador M., Pugno N., *Mazzolai B.

    Octopus-like suction cups: from natural to artificial solutions

    Bioinspiration & Biomimetics, vol. 10, pp. 035004
  • 2015
    *Tramacere F., Pugno N., Kuba M, *Mazzolai B.

    Unveiling the morphology of the acetabulum in octopus suckers and its role in attachment

    INTERFACE FOCUS, vol. 5, (no. 1), pp. 20140050, 2042-8898
  • 2015
    *Gagliardi M., *Mazzolai B.

    Molecularly imprinted polymeric micro- and nano-particles for the targeted delivery of active molecules

    Future Medicinal Chemistry, vol. 7, (no. 2), pp. 123-138
  • 2014
    *Grillone A, *Redolfi Riva E., *Mazzolai B., *Mattoli V., *Ciofani G.

    Lipid microspheres as carriers for cerium oxide nanoparticles: a preliminary investigation

    7th European Conference for clinical Nanomedicine, pp. 189-190, Basel, Switzerland
  • 2014
    *Rocca A, *Marino A., Rocca V., Moscato S., *de Vito G., *Piazza V., *Mazzolai B., *Mattoli V., *Ciofani G.

    Osteogenesis of mesenchymal stem cells: combined effects of hypergravity and barium titanate nanoparticles

    7th European Conference for clinical Nanomedicine, pp. 215-216, Basel, Switzerland
  • 2014
    *Genchi G. G., *Rocca A, *Mattoli V., *Mazzolai B., *Ciofani G.

    Zinc oxide nanorods interaction with rat mesenchymal stem cells

    26th European Conference on Biomaterials, pp. 41-4, Liverpool, UK
  • 2014
    *Marino A., *Filippeschi C., *Mazzolai B., *Mattoli V., *Ciofani G.

    3D direct laser writing of biomimetic structures for osteogenesis enhanchment

    26th European Conference on Biomaterials, pp. 451, Liverpool, UK
  • 2014
    *Marino A., *Rocca A, Rocca V., Moscato S., *de Vito G., *Piazza V., *Mazzolai B., Mattoli V., Ngo-Anh, *Ciofani G.

    Hypergravity enhances nanoparticle up-take by stem cells: implications in biomedicine

    65th International Astronautical Conference, pp. 269-272, Toronto, Canada
  • 2014
    *Lucarotti C., *Totaro M., *Viry L. M., *Beccai L., Mazzolai B.

    Soil mechanical impedance discrimination by a soft tactile sensor for a bioinspired robotic root

    , vol. 8608 LNAI, pp. 408-410
  • 2014
    *Taghavi M., Stinchcombe A., Greenman J, *Mattoli V., *Beccai L., *Mazzolai B., Melhuish C., Ieropoulos I A

    Wearable self sufficient MFC communication system powered by urine

    Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics), vol. 8717 LNAI, pp. 131-138, Birmingham; United Kingdom, 1-3 September 2014
  • 2014
    *Kang B., *Castelli V., *Diversi C., *Niccolini M, *Mazzolai B., Mussa F, *Sinibaldi E.

    Towards Accurate Robot-Assisted Neuroendoscopy using an Ergonomic Handling Interface and a Lightweight Robo

    36th Annual International Conference of the IEEE EMBS, pp. 6876-6879, Chicago, US, 26-30 August , 2014
  • 2014
    *Tramacere F., Appel E., *Mazzolai B., Gorb S N

    Hairy suckers: The surface microstructure and its possible functional significance in the octopus vulgaris sucker

    Beilstein Journal of Nanotechnology, vol. 5, pp. 561–565, 2190-4286
  • 2014
    *Follador M., Conn A T, *Mazzolai B., Rossiter J.

    Active-elastic bistable minimum energy structures

    Applied Physics Letters, vol. 105, (no. 14), pp. 141903, 0003-6951
  • 2014
    *Follador M., *Tramacere F., *Mazzolai B.

    Dielectric elastomer actuators for octopus inspired suction cups

    Bioinspiration & Biomimetics, vol. 9, (no. 4), pp. 046002
  • 2014
    Lucarini G., *Palagi S., *Levi A., *Mazzolai B., *Dario P., Menciassi A., *Beccai L.

    Navigation of Magnetic Microrobots With Different User Interaction Levels

    IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering, vol. 11, pp. 818-827
  • 2014
    *Marino A., *Desii A., Pellegrino M, Pellegrini M, *Filippeschi C., *Mazzolai B., Mattoli V., *Ciofani G.

    Nanostructured Brownian Surfaces Prepared through Two-Photon Polymerization: Investigation of Stem Cell Response

    ACS Nano, vol. 8, (no. 11), pp. 11869–11882, 1936-0851
  • 2014
    *Taghavi M., Greenman J, *Beccai L., *Mattoli V., *Mazzolai B., Melhuish C., Ieropoulos I A

    High-Performance, Totally Flexible, Tubular Microbial Fuel Cell

    ChemElectroChem, vol. 1, (no. 11), pp. 1994-1999, 2196-0216
  • 2014
    *Sinibaldi E., *Argiolas A., *Puleo G. L., *Mazzolai B.

    Another Lesson from Plants: The Forward Osmosis-Based Actuator

    PLoS ONE, vol. 9, (no. 7), pp. e102461, 1932-6203
  • 2014
    *Mazzolai B., *Mattoli V., *Beccai L., *Sinibaldi E.

    Emerging Technologies Inspired by Plants

    Bioinspired Approaches for Human-Centric Technologies, 978-3-319-04924-3
  • 2014
    *Taghavi M., *Sadeghi A., *Mazzolai B., *Beccai L., *Mattoli V.

    Triboelectric-Based Harvesting of Gas Flow Energy and Powerless Sensing Applications

    Applied Surface Science, vol. 323, pp. 82-87
  • 2014
    Bosia F, Colella S, *Mattoli V., *Mazzolai B., Pugno N.

    Hierarchical multiple peeling simulations

    RSC Advances, vol. 4, pp. 25447-25452, 2046-2069
  • 2014
    *Marino A., *Filippeschi C., *Genchi G. G., *Mattoli V., *Mazzolai B., *Ciofani G.

    The Osteoprint: a Bio-Inspired Two-Photon Polymerized 3D Structure for the Enhancement of Bone-Like Cell Differentiation

    Acta Biomaterialia, vol. 10, (no. 10), pp. 4304-13, 1742-7061
  • 2014
    *Ciofani G., *Genchi G. G., *Mattoli V., *Mazzolai B., Bandiera A

    The potential of recombinant human elastin-like polypeptides for drug delivery

    Expert Opinion on Drug Delivery, vol. 11, (no. 10), pp. 1507-12, 1742-5247
  • 2014
    *Redolfi Riva E., *Desii A., *Sinibaldi E., *Ciofani G., *Piazza V., *Mazzolai B., *Mattoli V.

    Gold Nanoshell/Polysaccharides Nanofilm for Controlled Laser-Assisted Tissue Thermal Ablation

    ACS Nano, vol. 8, (no. 6), pp. 5552–5563, 1936-0851
  • 2014
    *Rocca A, *Mattoli V., *Mazzolai B., *Ciofani G.

    Cerium oxide nanoparticles inhibit adipogenesis in rat mesenchymal stem cells: Potential therapeutic implications

    Pharmaceutical Research, vol. 31, (no. 11), pp. 2952-2962, 0724-8741
  • 2014
    Calucci L., *Ciofani G., *Mattoli V., *Mazzolai B., *Boni A., Forte C.

    NMR Relaxation Enhancement of Water Protons by Gd-Doped Boron Nitride Nanotubes

    Journal of Physical Chemistry C, vol. 118, (no. 12), pp. 6473–6479, 1932-7447
  • 2014
    *Taghavi M., *Mattoli V., *Sadeghi A., *Mazzolai B., *Beccai L.

    A novel soft metal-polymer composite for multi-directional pressure energy harvesting

    Advanced Energy Materials, vol. 4, (no. 12), pp. 1400024, 1614-6832
  • 2014
    *Tramacere F., Kovalev A, Kleinteich T, Gorb S N, *Mazzolai B.

    Structure and mechanical properties of Octopus vulgaris suckers

    Journal of the Royal Society Interface, vol. 11, (no. 91), pp. 20130816
  • 2014
    *Sadeghi A., *Tonazzini A., *Popova L., *Mazzolai B.

    A Novel Growing Device Inspired by Plant Root Soil Penetration Behaviors

    PLoS ONE, vol. 9, (no. 2), pp. e90139, 1932-6203
  • 2014
    Ricotti L., Pires das Neves R, *Ciofani G., *Canale C., *Nitti S., *Mattoli V., *Mazzolai B., Ferreira L., Menciassi A.

    Boron nitride nanotube-mediated stimulation modulates F/G-actin ratio and mechanical properties of human dermal fibroblasts

    Journal of Nanoparticle Research, vol. 16, pp. 2247, 1388-0764
  • 2014
    *Ciofani G., Del Turco S., *Rocca A, *de Vito G., *Cappello V., Yamaguchi M, Li X, *Mazzolai B., Basta G., *Gemmi M., *Piazza V., Golberg D, *Mattoli V.

    Cytocompatibility evaluation of gum Arabic coated ultra-pure boron nitride nanotubes on human cells

    Nanomedicine, vol. 9, (no. 6), pp. 773-788
  • 2014
    *Viry L. M., *Levi A., *Totaro M., *Mondini A., *Mattoli V., *Mazzolai B., *Beccai L.

    Flexible Three-Axial Force Sensor for Soft and Highly Sensitive Artificial Touch

    Advanced Materials, vol. 26, (no. 17), pp. 2659–2664, 1521-4095
  • 2014
    *Mazzolai B., *Beccai L., *Mattoli V.

    Plants as model in biomimetics and biorobotics: New perspectives

    Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology, vol. 2, pp. 2, 2296-4185
  • 2014
    *Ciofani G., *Genchi G. G., *Guardia P., *Mazzolai B., *Mattoli V., Bandiera A

    Recombinant human elastin-like magnetic microparticles for drug delivery and targeting

    Macromolecular Bioscience, vol. 14, (no. 5), pp. 632–642
  • 2014
    Berselli L. C., *Guerra F, *Mazzolai B., *Sinibaldi E.

    Pulsatile Viscous Flows in Elliptical Vessels and Annuli: Solution to the Inverse Problem, with Application to Blood and Cerebrospinal Fluid Flow

    SIAM Journal on Applied Mathematics, vol. 74, (no. 1), pp. 40–59, 0036-1399
  • 2014
    *Ciofani G., *Genchi G. G., *Mazzolai B., *Mattoli V.

    Transcriptional profile of genes involved in oxidative stress and antioxidant defense in PC12 cells following treatment with cerium oxide nanoparticles

    BIOCHIMICA ET BIOPHYSICA ACTA-GENERAL SUBJECTS, vol. 1840, (no. 1), pp. 495-506, 0304-4165
  • 2014
    *Gamucci O, *Bertero A., *Malvindi M. A., *Sabella S., *Pompa P., *Mazzolai B., *Bardi G.

    Detection of fluorescent nanoparticle interactions with primary immune cell subpopulations by flow cytometry

    Journal of Visualized Experiments, vol. 85, pp. e51345, 1940-087X
  • 2014
    *Ventrelli L., *Fujie T., Del Turco S., Basta G., *Mazzolai B., *Mattoli V.

    Influence of nanoparticle-embedded polymeric surfaces on cellular adhesion, proliferation and differentiation

    Journal of Biomedical Materials Research Part A, vol. 102, (no. 8), pp. 2652-2661
  • 2013
    *Ciofani G., *Genchi G. G., *Mazzolai B., *Mattoli V., Bandiera A

    Recombinant human elastin-like magnetic microparticles for drug delivery and targeting

    European Cells & Materials, vol. 26, (no. SUPPL.6), pp. 94, Rome, 1473-2262
  • 2013
    *Follador M., *Tramacere F., *Viry L. M., Cianchetti M., *Beccai L., Laschi C., *Mazzolai B.

    Octopus-inspired innovative suction cups

    Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics), vol. 8064 LNAI, pp. 368-370, London, UK
  • 2013
    *Palagi S., *Greco F., *Mazzolai B., *Beccai L.

    Bioinspired design and energetic feasibility of an autonomous swimming microrobot

    Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics), vol. 8064 LNAI, pp. 415-417
  • 2013
    *Popova L., *Tonazzini A., *Russino A., *Sadeghi A., *Mazzolai B.

    Embodied behavior of plant roots in obstacle avoidance

    Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics), vol. 8064 LNAI, pp. 431-433, London, UK
  • 2013
    *Tonazzini A., *Sadeghi A., *Popova L., *Mazzolai B.

    Plant root strategies for robotic soil penetration

    Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics), vol. 8064 LNAI, pp. 447-449, London, UK
  • 2013
    Fornai F., Ferri G., *Mazzolai B., Laschi C.

    Design of a small sized self-powered robot for monitoring the ocean water column

    OCEANS 2013 MTS/IEEE Bergen: The Challenges of the Northern Dimension, Bergen, Norway, 10-13 June 2013
  • 2013
    *Marino A., *Ciofani G., *Filippeschi C., Pellegrino M, Pellegrini M, Orsini P., Pasqualetti M., *Mattoli V., *Mazzolai B.

    Two-Photon Polymerization of Sub-Micrometric Patterned Surfaces: Investigation of Cell-Substrate Interactions and Improved Differentiation of Neuron-Like Cells

    ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, vol. 5, (no. 24), pp. 13012–13021
  • 2013
    *Niccolini M, *Diversi C., *Kang B., *Castelli V., *Mazzolai B., *Sinibaldi E.

    SINGER: a virtual SImulator for robotic NeurosurGERy

    The Hamlyn Symposium on Medical Robotics, 19-20 June 2011 Imperial College London, UK
  • 2013
    *Greco F., Domenici V., *Desii A., *Sinibaldi E., Zupancic B., Zalar B., *Mazzolai B., *Mattoli V.

    Liquid single crystal elastomer/conducting polymer bilayer composite actuator: modelling and experiments

    Soft Matter, vol. 9, pp. 11405–11416, 1744-683X
  • 2013
    *Bernardeschi I., *Greco F., *Ciofani G., *Mattoli V., *Mazzolai B., *Beccai L.

    Soft, Stretchable and Conductive Biointerfaces for Bio-hybrid Tactile Sensing Investigation

    Biomimetic and Biohybrid Systems- Second International Conference, Living Machines 2013, vol. 8064, pp. 353-355, London, UK
  • 2013
    *Niccolini M, Castelli V., *Diversi C., Kang B., *Mazzolai B., *Sinibaldi E.

    Accurate control of a lightweight robotic arm, towards surgical robotics applications

    27th International Congress and Exhibition on Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery, Heidelberg (Germany), June 26-29, 2013
  • 2013
    *Sadeghi A., *Tonazzini A., *Popova L., *Mazzolai B.

    Robotic mechanism for soil penetration inspired by plant root

    2013 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, pp. 3457 - 3462, Karlsruhe, Germany
  • 2013
    *Zucca A., *Greco F., *Mazzolai B., *Mattoli V.

    Free-Standing PEDOT:PSS/PLA bilayer nanosheets with ink-jet patterned microelectrodes: towards the development of ultra-thin, conformable, floating circuits and smart biointerfaces

    2012 MRS Fall Meeting & Exhibit, vol. 1530, Boston, MA - November 25-30, 2012
  • 2013
    *Tramacere F., *Beccai L., Kuba M, *Mazzolai B.

    Octopus Suckers Identification Code (OSIC)

    Marine and Freshwater Behaviour and Physiology, vol. 46, (no. 6), pp. 447-453, 1023-6244
  • 2013
    *Palagi S., Jager E W H, *Mazzolai B., *Beccai L.

    Propulsion of swimming microrobots inspired by metachronal waves in ciliates: from biology to material specifications

    Bioinspiration & Biomimetics, vol. 8, pp. 046004
  • 2013
    *Redolfi Riva E., *Desii A., Sartini S, La Motta C., *Mazzolai B., *Mattoli V.

    PMMA/polysaccharides nanofilm loaded with adenosine deaminase inhibitor as a platform for targeted anti-inflammatory drug delivery

    Langmuir, vol. 29, (no. 43), pp. 13190–13197, 0743-7463
  • 2013
    *Greco F., *Zucca A., *Taccola S., *Mazzolai B., *Mattoli V.

    Patterned free-standing conductive nanofilms for ultra-conformable circuits and smart interfaces

    ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, vol. 5, (no. 19), pp. 9461-9469
  • 2013
    *Taccola S., *Greco F., *Mazzolai B., *Mattoli V., Jager E W H

    Thin film free standing PEDOT:PSS/SU8 bilayer microactuators

    Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering, vol. 23, pp. 117004
  • 2013
    *Puleo G. L., Zulli F, *Piovanelli M., Giordano M, *Mazzolai B., *Beccai L., Andreozzi L

    Mechanical and rheological behaviour of pNIPAAM crosslinked macrohydrogel

    Reactive & Functional Polymers, vol. 73, (no. 9), pp. 1306–1318
  • 2013
    *Taccola S., *Greco F., *Zucca A., Innocenti C., de Julián Fernández C, Campo G, Sangregorio C., *Mazzolai B., *Mattoli V.

    Characterization of free-standing PEDOT:PSS/iron oxide nanoparticles composite thin films and application as conformable humidity sensors

    ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, vol. 5, (no. 13), pp. 6324–6332
  • 2013
    *Ventrelli L., Ricotti L., Menciassi A., *Mazzolai B., *Mattoli V.

    Nanoscaffolds for guided cardiac repair: the new theranostic challenge of regenerative medicine

    Journal of Nanomaterials, vol. 2013, pp. 108485, 1687-4110
  • 2013
    *Ciofani G., *Boni A., Calucci L., Forte C., *Gozzi A., *Mazzolai B., *Mattoli V.

    Gd-doped BNNTs as T2-weighted MRI contrast agents

    Nanotechnology, vol. 24, (no. 31), pp. 315101, 0957-4484
  • 2013
    *FarrokhTakin E., *Ciofani G., *Puleo G. L., *de Vito G., *Filippeschi C., *Mazzolai B., *Piazza V., *Mattoli V.

    Barium titane core-gold shell nanoparticles for hyperthermia treatments

    International Journal of Nanomedicine, vol. 2013, (no. 8), pp. 2319 - 2331, 1176-9114
  • 2013
    Del Turco S., *Ciofani G., *Cappello V., *Gemmi M., Cervelli T., Saponaro C., *Nitti S., *Mazzolai B., Basta G., *Mattoli V.

    Cytocompatibility evaluation of glycol-chitosan coated boron nitride nanotubes in human endothelial cells

    Colloids and Surfaces B-Biointerfaces , vol. 111, pp. 142–149, 0927-7765
  • 2013
    *Mazzolai B., Mancuso S.

    Smart solutions from the plant kingdom

    Bioinspiration & Biomimetics, vol. 8, (no. 2), pp. 020301
  • 2013
    *Ciofani G., *Genchi G. G., *Liakos I.L., *Cappello V., *Gemmi M., *Athanassiou A., *Mazzolai B., *Mattoli V.

    Effects of cerium oxide nanoparticles on PC12 neuronal-like cells: Proliferation, differentiation and dopamine secretion

    Pharmaceutical Research, vol. 30, (no. 8), pp. 2133-2145, 0724-8741
  • 2013
    *Levi A., *Piovanelli M., *Furlan S., *Mazzolai B., *Beccai L.

    Soft, transparent, electronic skin for distributed and multiple pressure sensing

    Sensors, vol. 13, pp. 6578-6604
  • 2013
    *Palagi S., *Mazzolai B., Innocenti C., Sangregorio C., *Beccai L.

    How does buoyancy of hydrogel microrobots affect their magnetic propulsion in liquids?

    Applied Physics Letters, vol. 102, pp. 124102-5, 0003-6951
  • 2013
    *Tramacere F., *Beccai L., Kuba M, *Gozzi A., *Bifone A., *Mazzolai B.

    The Morphology and Adhesion Mechanism of Octopus Vulgaris Suckers

    PLoS ONE, vol. 8, (no. 6), pp. e65074, 1932-6203
  • 2013
    *Sinibaldi E., *Puleo G. L., *Mattioli F., *Mattoli V., *Di Michele F., *Beccai L., *Tramacere F., Mancuso S., *Mazzolai B.

    Osmotic Actuation Modelling for Innovative Biorobotic Solutions Inspired by the Plant Kingdom

    Bioinspiration & Biomimetics, vol. 8, (no. 2), pp. 025002
  • 2013
    *Mazzolai B., Margheri L., Dario P., Laschi C.

    Measurements of octopus arm elongation: Evidence of differences by body size and gender

    Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, vol. 447, pp. 160–164
  • 2013
    Russino A., *Ascrizzi A., *Popova L., *Tonazzini A., Mancuso S., *Mazzolai B.

    A novel tracking tool for the analysis of plant-root tip movements

    Bioinspiration & Biomimetics, vol. 8, (no. 2), pp. 025004
  • 2013
    *Taghavi M., *Mattoli V., *Mazzolai B., *Filippeschi C., *Beccai L.

    Synthesizing Tubular and Trapezoidal Shape of ZnO Nanowires by Aqueous Solution Method

    Nanoscale, vol. 5, (no. 8), pp. 3505 - 3513, 2040-3364
  • 2013
    *Ciofani G., Danti S., *Nitti S., *Mazzolai B., *Mattoli V., Giorgi M.

    Biocompatibility of boron nitride nanotubes: An up-date of in vivo toxicological investigation

    International Journal of Pharmaceutics, vol. 444, (no. 1-2), pp. 85–88, 0378-5173
  • 2013
    *Greco F., *Fujie T., *Ricotti L., *Taccola S., *Mazzolai B., *Mattoli V.

    Microwrinkled Conductive Polymer Interface for Anisotropic MultiCellular Alignment

    ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, vol. 5, pp. 573-584
  • 2013
    *Genchi G. G., Ciofani G., *Liakos I.L., Ricotti L., *Ceseracciu L., *Athanassiou A., *Mazzolai B., *Menciassi A., *Mattoli V.

    Bio/non-bio interfaces: A straightforward method for obtaining long term PDMS/muscle cell biohybrid constructs

    Colloids and Surfaces B-Biointerfaces , vol. 105, pp. 144– 151, 0927-7765
  • 2013
    *Greco F., Domenici V., *Romiti S., *Assaf T., Zupančič B., Milavec J., Zalar B., *Mazzolai B., *Mattoli V.

    Reversible heat-induced microwrinking of PEDOT:PSS nanofilm surface over a monodomain Liquid Crystal Elastomer

    Molecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals, vol. 572, (no. 1), pp. 40-49, 1058-725X
  • 2013
    *Ciofani G., Danti S., *Genchi G. G., *Mazzolai B., *Mattoli V.

    Boron nitride nanotubes: biocompatibility and potential spill-over in nanomedicine

    Small, vol. 9, (no. 9-10), pp. 1672–1685, 1613-6810
  • 2013
    *Ciofani G., Ricotti L., *Canale C., D'Alessandro D., Berrettini S., *Mazzolai B., *Mattoli V.

    Effects of Barium Titanate Nanoparticles on Proliferation and Differentiation of rat Mesenchymal Stem Cells

    Colloids and Surfaces B-Biointerfaces , vol. 102, pp. 312–320, 0927-7765
  • 2012
    *Tramacere F., *Beccai L., *Mazzolai B.

    Design of adhesion device inspired by octopus sucker

    Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics), vol. 7375 LNAI, pp. 400-401, Barcelona, Spain, 9-12 July 2012
  • 2012
    *Popova L., *Tonazzini A., *Mazzolai B.

    Root-soil interaction models for designing adaptive exploring robotic systems

    Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics), vol. 7375 LNAI, pp. 388-389, Barcelona, Spain, 9-12 July 2012
  • 2012
    Cianchetti M., Follador M., *Mazzolai B., Dario P., Laschi C.

    Design and development of a soft robotic octopus arm exploiting embodied intelligence

    2012 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, pp. 5271-5276, St. Paul Minnesota USA
  • 2012
    Calisti M., Arienti A., Renda F., Levy G., Hochner B., *Mazzolai B., Dario P., Laschi C.

    Design and development of a soft robot with crawling and grasping capabilities

    2012 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, pp. 4950-4955, St. Paul Minnesota USA
  • 2012
    *Sadeghi A., *Beccai L., *Mazzolai B.

    Innovative Soft Robots Based on Electro-Rheological Fluids

    IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, Vilamoura, Algarve, Portugal, OCTOBER 7-12, 2012
  • 2012
    *Fujie T., *Desii A., *Ventrelli L., *Mazzolai B., *Mattoli V.

    Inkjet printing of protein microarrays on freestanding polymeric nanofilms for spatio-selective cell culture environment

    Biomedical Microdevices, vol. 14, (no. 6), pp. 1069–1076, 1572-8781
  • 2012
    *FarrokhTakin E., *Ciofani G., *Gemmi M., *Piazza V., *Mazzolai B., *Mattoli V.

    Synthesis and characterization of new barium titanate core-gold shell nanoparticles

    Colloids and Surfaces A-Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects, vol. 415, pp. 247–254
  • 2012
    *Sadeghi A., *Beccai L., *Mazzolai B.

    Design and Development of Innovative Adhesive Suckers Inspired by the Tube Feet of Sea Urchins

    The Fourth IEEE RAS/EMBS International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics, pp. 617-622, Rome, Italy, June 24-27 2012
  • 2012
    *Tonazzini A., *Popova L., *Mattioli F., *Mazzolai B.

    Analysis and Characterization of a Robotic Probe Inspired by the Plant Root Apex

    The Fourth IEEE RAS/EMBS International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics, pp. 1134-1139
  • 2012
    *Piovanelli M., *Fujie T., *Mazzolai B., *Beccai L.

    A bio-inspired approach towards the development of soft amoeboid microrobots

    The Fourth IEEE RAS/EMBS International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics, pp. 612-616
  • 2012
    *Palagi S., *Mazzolai B., *Beccai L.

    Modeling of a propulsion mechanism for swimming microrobots inspired by ciliate metachronal waves

    The Fourth IEEE RAS/EMBS International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics, pp. 264-269, Rome, Italy, June 24-27 2012
  • 2012
    *Tramacere F., *Beccai L., *Mattioli F., *Sinibaldi E., *Mazzolai B.

    Artificial adhesion mechanisms inspired by octopus suckers

    2012 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, pp. 3846 - 3851, St. Paul Minnesota USA
  • 2012
    *Palagi S., Lucarini G., Pensabene V., *Levi A., *Mazzolai B., *Menciassi A., *Beccai L.

    Wireless swimming microrobots: Design and development of a 2 DoF magnetic-based system

    2012 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, pp. 3455 - 3460, St. Paul Minnesota USA
  • 2012
    *Mazzolai B., Margheri L., Cianchetti M., Dario P., Laschi C.

    Soft-robotic arm inspired by the octopus: II. From artificial requirements to innovative technological solutions

    Bioinspiration & Biomimetics, vol. 7, (no. 2), pp. 025005
  • 2012
    Margheri L., Laschi C., *Mazzolai B.

    Soft robotic arm inspired by the octopus: I. From biological functions to artificial requirements

    Bioinspiration & Biomimetics, vol. 7, (no. 2), pp. 025004
  • 2012
    *Furlan S., Comparini D., Ciszak M., *Beccai L., Mancuso S., *Mazzolai B.

    Origin of Polar Order in Dense Suspensions of Phototactic Micro-Swimmers

    PLoS ONE, vol. 7, (no. 6), pp. e38895, 1932-6203
  • 2012
    *Popova L., Russino A., *Ascrizzi A., *Mazzolai B.

    Analysis of movement in primary maize roots

    Biologia, vol. 67, (no. 3), pp. 517-524
  • 2012
    Laschi C., Cianchetti M., *Mazzolai B., Margheri L., Follador M., Dario P.

    Soft Robot Arm Inspired by the Octopus

    Advanced Robotics, vol. 26, (no. 7), pp. 709-727
  • 2012
    Ciszak M., Comparini D., *Mazzolai B., Baluska F., Arecchi F. T., Vicsek T., Mancuso S.

    Swarming Behavior in Plant Roots

    PLoS ONE, vol. 7, (no. 1), 1932-6203
  • 2012
    *Greco F., *Ventrelli L., *Dario P., *Mazzolai B., *Mattoli V.

    Micro-wrinkled palladium surface for hydrogen sensing and switched detection of lower flammability Limit

    International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, vol. 37, (no. 22), pp. 17529–17539
  • 2011
    Ferri G., Manzi A., Salvini P., *Mazzolai B., Laschi C., Dario P.

    DustCart, an autonomous robot for door-to-door garbage collection: From DustBot project to the experimentation in the small town of Peccioli

    2011 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, pp. 655-660, Shangai, China, May 9-13, 2011
  • 2011
    Ferri G., Manzi A., Fornai F., *Mazzolai B., Laschi C., Ciuchi F., *Dario P.

    Design, fabrication and first sea trials of a small-sized autonomous catamaran for heavy metals monitoring in coastal waters

    2011 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, vol. 2406-2411, Shangai, China, May 9-13, 2011
  • 2011
    Margheri L., Ponte G., *Mazzolai B., Laschi C., Fiorito G.

    Non-invasive study of Octopus vulgaris arm morphology using ultrasound

    Journal of Experimental Biology, vol. 214, pp. 3727-3731
  • 2011
    Ferri G., Jakuba M. V., Mondini A., *Mattoli V., *Mazzolai B., Yoerger D. R., Dario P.

    Mapping multiple gas/odor sources in an uncontrolled indoor environment using a Bayesian occupancy grid mapping based method

    Robotics and Autonomous Systems, vol. 59, (no. 11), pp. 988-1000
  • 2011
    *Palagi S., *Pensabene V., *Beccai L., *Mazzolai B., *Menciassi A., Dario P.

    Design and development of a soft magnetically-propelled swimming microrobot

    2011 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, Shangai, China, May 9-13, 2011
  • 2011
    *Tramacere F., *Beccai L., *Sinibaldi E., Laschi C., *Mazzolai B.

    Adhesion mechanisms inspired by octopus suckers

    Procedia Computer Science, (no. 7), pp. 192-193, Budapest, Hungary
  • 2011
    *Palagi S., *Pensabene V., *Mazzolai B., *Beccai L.

    Novel smart concepts for designing swimming soft microrobots

    Procedia Computer Science, vol. 7, (no. 264-265), Budapest, Hungary
  • 2011
    Calisti M., Giorelli M., Levy G., *Mazzolai B., Hochner B., Laschi C., *Dario P.

    An octopus-bioinspired solution to movement and manipulation for soft robots

    Bioinspiration & Biomimetics, vol. 6, (no. 3), pp. 036002
  • 2011
    Cianchetti M., Arienti A., Follador M., *Mazzolai B., *Dario P., Laschi C.

    Design concept and validation of a robotic arm inspired by the octopus

    Materials Science & Engineering C-Materials for Biological Applications, vol. 31, (no. 6), pp. 1230-1239, 0928-4931
  • 2011
    Salvini P., Teti G., Spadoni E., Laschi C., *Mazzolai B., Dario P.

    The Robot DustCart

    IEEE Robotics & Automation Magazine, vol. 18, (no. 1), pp. 59-67, 1070-9932
  • 2011
    *Palagi S., *Pensabene V., *Sinibaldi E., *Beccai L., *Mazzolai B., *Mattoli V., *Dario P., *Menciassi A.

    Controlled Magnetic Propulsion of Floating Polymeric Two-Dimensional Nano-Objects

    Advanced Robotics, vol. 25, (no. 8), pp. 1029-1047
  • 2011
    *Mazzolai B., Mondini A., Corradi P., Laschi C., *Mattoli V., *Sinibaldi E., *Dario P.

    A Miniaturized Mechatronic System Inspired by Plant Roots for Soil Exploration

    IEEE-ASME Transactions on Mechatronics, vol. 16, (no. 2), pp. 201 - 212, 1083-4435
  • 2010
    Calisti M., Arienti A., Giannaccini M. E., Follador M., Giorelli M., Cianchetti M., *Mazzolai B., Laschi C., *Dario P.

    Study and fabrication of bioinspired octopus arm mockups tested on a multipurpose platform

    3rd IEEE RAS and EMBS International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics, pp. 461-466, Tokyo; Japan
  • 2010
    *Mazzolai B., Laschi C., Dario P., Mugnai S., Mancuso S.

    The plant as a biomechatronic system

    Plant Signaling & Behavior, vol. 5, (no. 2), pp. 90-3, 1559-2316
  • 2010
    Margheri L., Mazzolai B., Ponte G., Fiorito F., Dario P., Laschi C.

    Methods and tools for the anatomical study and experimental in vivo measurement of the Octopus vulgaris arm for biomimetic design

    Proceedings of the 2010 3rd IEEE RAS & EMBS
  • 2010
    Russino A., Di Baccio D., Ascrizzi A., Laschi C., Mazzolai B.

    Decision of growing direction in plant roots: a Swarm based approach for biorobotic applications

    1st International Conference on Applied Bionics and Biomechanics, Venice
  • 2010
    Margheri L., Mazzolai B., Dario P., Laschi C.

    A non-invasive anatomical study and biomechanical measurements of the Octopus vulgaris arms for biomimetic robotics design

    1st International Conference on Applied Bionics and Biomechanics, Venice
  • 2010
    Reggente M., Mondini A., Ferri G., Mazzolai B., Manzi A., Gabelletti M., Dario P., Lilienthal A.

    The DustBot system: using mobile robots to monitor pollution in pedestrian area

    Chemical Engineering Transactions, vol. 23, Florence, ITALY - September 22-24, 2010
  • 2010
    Mattoli V., Mazzolai B., Mondini A., Zampolli S., Dario P.

    Flexible Tag Datalogger for Food Logistics

    Sensors and Actuators A-Physical, vol. 162, (no. 2), pp. 316-323, 0924-4247
  • 2010
    Mattoli V., Mondini A., Mazzolai B., Ferri G., Dario P.

    A Universal Intelligent System-on-Chip Based Sensor Interface

    Sensors, vol. 10, (no. 8), pp. 7716-7747
  • 2010
    Salvini P., Teti G., Spadoni E., Frediani E., Boccalatte S., Nocco L., Mazzolai B., Laschi C., Comandé G., Rossi E., Carrozza P., Dario P.

    An Investigation on Legal Regulations for Robot Deployment in Urban Areas: A Focus on Italian Law

    Advanced Robotics, vol. 24, (no. 13), pp. 1901-1917
  • 2009
    *Laschi C., *Mazzolai B., *Mattoli V., *Cianchetti M., *Dario P.

    Design and Development of a Soft Actuator for a Robot Inspired by the Octopus Arm

    Experimental Robotics, vol. 54, 978-3-642-00195-6
  • 2009
    Margheri L., Mazzolai B., Cianchetti M., Dario P., Laschi C.

    Tools and methods for experimental in-vivo measurement and biomechanical characterisation of an Octopus vulgaris arm

    31st Annual International IEEE EMBS Conference
  • 2009
    Laschi C., Mazzolai B., Mattoli V., Cianchetti M., Bassi Luciani L., Dario P.

    Design of a biomimetic robotic octopus arm

    Bioinspiration & Biomimetics, vol. 4, (no. 1), pp. 8pp
  • 2008
    Tonet O., Focacci F., Piccigallo M., Mattei L., Quaglia C., Megali G., Mazzolai B., Dario P.

    Bioinspired robotic dual-camera system for high-resolution vision

    IEEE Transactions on Robotics, vol. 24, (no. 1), 1552-3098
  • 2007
    Mazzolai B., Corradi P., Mondini A., Mattoli V., Laschi C., Mancuso S., Mugnai S., Dario P.

    Inspiration from plant roots: a robotic root apex for soil exploration

    Biological Approaches for Engineers Conference (BAEC 2008), pp. 50-53
  • 2007
    Mazzolai B., Laschi C., Cianchetti M., Patanè F., Bassi Luciani L., Izzo I., Dario P.

    Biorobotic investigation on the muscle structure of an octopus tentacle

    29th Annual International Conference of the IEEE EMBS


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IIT è sotto la vigilanza del Ministero dell'Istruzione, dell'Università e della Ricerca e del Ministero dell'Economia e delle Finanze ed è stato istituito con la Legge 326/2003. La Fondazione ha l'obiettivo di promuovere l'eccellenza nella ricerca di base e in quella applicata e di favorire lo sviluppo del sistema economico nazionale. La costruzione dei laboratori iniziata nel 2006 si è conclusa nel 2009.

Lo staff complessivo di IIT conta circa 1440 persone. L’area scientifica è rappresentata da circa l’85% del personale. Il 45% dei ricercatori proviene dall’estero: di questi, il 29% è costituito da stranieri provenienti da oltre 50 Paesi e il 16% da italiani rientrati. Oggi il personale scientifico è composto da circa 60 principal investigators, circa 110 ricercatori e tecnologi di staff, circa 350 post doc, circa 500 studenti di dottorato e borsisti, circa 130 tecnici. Oltre 330 posti su 1400 creati su fondi esterni. Età media 34 anni. 41% donne / 59 % uomini.

Nel 2015 IIT ha ricevuto finanziamenti pubblici per circa 96 milioni di euro (80% del budget), conseguendo fondi esterni per 22 milioni di euro (20% budget) provenienti da 18 progetti europei17 finanziamenti da istituzioni nazionali e internazionali, circa 60 progetti industriali

La produzione di IIT ad oggi vanta circa 6990 pubblicazioni, oltre 130 finanziamenti Europei e 11 ERC, più di 350 domande di brevetto attive, oltre 12 start up costituite e altrettante in fase di lancio. Dal 2009 l’attività scientifica è stata ulteriormente rafforzata con la creazione di dieci centri di ricerca nel territorio nazionale (a Torino, Milano, Trento, Parma, Roma, Pisa, Napoli, Lecce, Ferrara) e internazionale (MIT ed Harvard negli USA) che, unitamente al Laboratorio Centrale di Genova, sviluppano i programmi di ricerca del piano scientifico 2015-2017.


IIT: the numbers

Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT) is a public research institute that adopts the organizational model of a private law foundation. IIT is overseen by Ministero dell'Istruzione, dell'Università e della Ricerca and Ministero dell'Economia e delle Finanze (the Italian Ministries of Education, Economy and Finance).  The Institute was set up according to Italian law 326/2003 with the objective of promoting excellence in basic and applied research andfostering Italy’s economic development. Construction of the Laboratories started in 2006 and finished in 2009.

IIT has an overall staff of about 1,440 people. The scientific staff covers about 85% of the total. Out of 45% of researchers coming from abroad 29% are foreigners coming from more than 50 countries and 16% are returned Italians. The scientific staff currently consists of approximately 60 Principal Investigators110 researchers and technologists350 post-docs and 500 PhD students and grant holders and 130 technicians. External funding has allowed the creation of more than 330 positions . The average age is 34 and the gender balance proportion  is 41% female against 59% male.

In 2015 IIT received 96 million euros in public funding (accounting for 80% of its budget) and obtained 22 million euros in external funding (accounting for 20% of its budget). External funding comes from 18 European Projects, other 17 national and international competitive projects and approximately 60 industrial projects.

So far IIT accounts for: about 6990 publications, more than 130 European grants and 11 ERC grants, more than 350 patents or patent applications12 up start-ups and as many  which are about to be launched. The Institute’s scientific activity has been further strengthened since 2009 with the establishment of 11 research nodes throughout Italy (Torino, Milano, Trento, Parma, Roma, Pisa, Napoli, Lecce, Ferrara) and abroad (MIT and Harvard University, USA), which, along with the Genoa-based Central Lab, implement the research programs included in the 2015-2017 Strategic Plan.