Prof. Paolo Dario is currently a Professor of biomedical robotics at the SSSA. He has been visiting
professor at several universities in the U.S., Switzerland, Japan, France, and China. He was the
founder of the ARTS and CRIM Labs and is currently the co-ordinator of the CRIM Lab. He is also
the Director of Polo Sant'Anna Valdera of SSSA. He is the coordinator of many national and
European projects, the editor of two books on robotics, and the author of more than 200 scientific
papers (more than 160 on ISI journals). He has served as President of the IEEE Robotics and
Automation Society. He is an IEEE Fellow and a recipient of the Joseph Engelberger Award as a
Pioneer of Biomedical Robotics.

Prof. Arianna Menciassi is Associate Professor of biomedical robotics at the Scuola Superiore
Sant’Anna. Her main research interests are in the fields of biomedical micro- and nano-robotics,
microsystem technologies, nanotechnologies, micromechatronics. She is working on several
European projects and international projects for the development of micro- and nano-robotic
systems for medical applications. Arianna Menciassi is co-author of more than 100 international
scientific papers, almost 50 of these on ISI journals. She is also co-author of 5 book chapters on
medical devices and micro-technologies. She is co-inventor of several (more than 10) international
and national patents.

Dr. Pietro Valdastri received the Laurea degree in electronic engineering (honors) from the
University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy, in 2002, and the Ph.D. degree in bioengineering from Scuola
Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa, in 2006. He is working on several European projects for the
development of minimally invasive and wireless biomedical devices. He is currently an Assistant
Professor of biomedical robotics at the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, where he is engaged in
research on implantable robotic systems and active capsular endoscopy.

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