Paolo Fiorini

Fotografia,  November 1, 2017
Position
Full Professor
Role
Full Professor
Academic sector
ING-INF/05 - INFORMATION PROCESSING SYSTEMS
Research sector (ERC)
PE7_1 - Control engineering

PE7_9 - Man-machine-interfaces

PE7_10 - Robotics

Office
Ca' Vignal 2,  Floor 1,  Room 56
Telephone
045 802 7963
Fax
045 802 7068
E-mail
paolo|fiorini*univr|it <== Replace | with . and * with @ to have the right email address.
Personal web page
http://profs.sci.univr.it/~fiorini

Office Hours

Students are welcomed without appointment at any time. However, since I may not be in my office, it is advisable to make an appointment by e-mail.

Curriculum
  • pdf   BIO_ERC   (pdf, en, 865 KB, 24/05/20)
  • pdf   CV_2019   (pdf, it, 48 KB, 24/05/20)

My research area concerns automation and robotics, especially in unconventional areas, such as medicine and surgery, exploration and remote control of physical devices. In recent years, I have mainly dealt with aspects related to robotic surgery, developing new algorithms and, with a company I founded, also designing a new surgical robot.
Although this area is always at the center of my research, the diffusion of the technologies of the Internet of Things, and Industry 4.0 allows me to apply the concepts developed for the medical area also to conventional applications such as automation and industrial robotics. Even in these areas, in fact, the new generation of industrial robots allows collaborative work and therefore the problems of work safety and protection from computer intrusion have become very important.
Lately I have received funding from the European Community to address the problems of autonomous robotic surgery, that is, the development of those "intelligent" functions that will allow robots to collaborate with the surgeon during an intervention. The same techniques can also be applied to different fields, because they are based on the analysis of large amounts of data, "big data", and on the use of machine learning methods, "machine learning". The robotic systems we are developing will therefore allow specific actions to be performed, learned by processing data from previous situations and on the basis of current data.

Modules

Modules running in the period selected: 75.
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Course Name Total credits Online Teacher credits Modules offered by this teacher
Combined Bachelor's + Master's degree in Medicine and Surgery Introduction to Robotic Surgery (2020/2021)   1    0.75 
Master's degree in Computer Engineering for Robotics and Smart Industry Dynamic systems (2020/2021)   9    (Laboratorio)
(Teoria)
Master's degree in Computer Engineering for Robotics and Smart Industry Robotics (2020/2021)   6    (Teoria)
Combined Bachelor's + Master's degree in Medicine and Surgery Introduction to Robotic Surgery (2019/2020)   1  eLearning 0.5 
Master's degree in Computer Science and Engineering Robotics (2019/2020)   6  eLearning (Laboratorio)
Master's degree in Computer Science and Engineering System theory (2019/2020)   12  eLearning SISTEMI DINAMICI
Bachelor's degree in Computer Science System theory (2019/2020)   6  eLearning (Teoria)
Combined Bachelor's + Master's degree in Medicine and Surgery Introduction to Robotic Surgery (2017/2018)   1    0.5 
Master's degree in Computer Science and Engineering Robotics (2017/2018)   6   
Master's degree in Computer Science and Engineering System theory (2017/2018)   12    SISTEMI DINAMICI
Bachelor's degree in Computer Science System theory (2017/2018)   6   
Master's degree in Computer Science and Engineering Advanced Robotics (2016/2017)   6   
Combined Bachelor's + Master's degree in Medicine and Surgery Introduction to Robotic Surgery (2016/2017)   1    0.5 
Master's degree in Computer Science and Engineering Robotics (2016/2017)   6   
Bachelor's degree in Computer Science Signal and image processing (2016/2017)   12    SEGNALI
Master's degree in Computer Science and Engineering System theory (2016/2017)   12    SISTEMI DINAMICI
Master's degree in Computer Science and Engineering Advanced Robotics (2015/2016)   6   
Combined Bachelor's + Master's degree in Medicine and Surgery Introduction to Robotic Surgery (2015/2016)   1   
Master's degree in Computer Science and Engineering Robotics (2015/2016)   6   
Bachelor's degree in Computer Science Signal and image processing (2015/2016)   12    SEGNALI
Master's degree in Computer Science and Engineering System theory (2015/2016)   12    SISTEMI DINAMICI
Bachelor's degree in Computer Science Signal and image processing (2014/2015)   12  eLearning SEGNALI
Master's degree in Bioinformatics and Medical Biotechnology Surgical Robotics (2014/2015)   6    (laboratorio di interazione non visuale e robotica chirurgica)
(teoria)
Master's degree in Computer Science and Engineering System theory (2014/2015)   12    SISTEMI DINAMICI
Bachelor's degree in Computer Science Signal and image processing (2013/2014)   12    SEGNALI
Master's degree in Bioinformatics and Medical Biotechnology Surgical Robotics (2013/2014)   6    (teoria)
Master's degree in Computer Science and Engineering System theory (2013/2014)   12    SISTEMI DINAMICI
Bachelor's degree in Computer Science Signal and image processing (2012/2013)   12    SEGNALI
Master's degree in Bioinformatics and Medical Biotechnology Surgical Robotics (2012/2013)   6    (Teoria)
Master's degree in Computer Science and Engineering System theory (2012/2013)   12    SISTEMI E SEGNALI
Master's degree in Computer Science and Engineering Non-visual interaction (2011/2012)   6    (Teoria)
Bachelor's degree in Computer Science Signal and image processing (2011/2012)   12    SEGNALI
Master's degree in Computer Science and Engineering System theory (2011/2012)   12    SISTEMI E SEGNALI
Master's degree in Bioinformatics and Medical Biotechnology Surgical Robotics (2010/2011)   6    [Laboratorio di Robotica] (Laboratorio)
(Teoria)
Bachelor's degree in Bioinformatics Systems and Signals for Bio-Informatics (2010/2011)   6   
Master's degree in Computer Science and Engineering System theory (2010/2011)   12    SISTEMI E SEGNALI
Masters in Intelligent and Multimedia Systems Robotics (2008/2009)   5   
Bachelor's degree in Multimedia Information Technology (until 2008-2009) Systems and Signals (2008/2009)   7    Teoria
Masters in Intelligent and Multimedia Systems Systems theory (2008/2009)   5   
Masters in Preventative and Adapted Exercise Science Disabled bioengineering (2007/2008)   6    Bioingegneria elettronica e informatica
Masters in Intelligent and Multimedia Systems Robotics (2007/2008)   5   
Bachelor's degree in Multimedia Information Technology (until 2008-2009) Systems and Signals (2007/2008)   7    Teoria
Masters in Intelligent and Multimedia Systems Systems theory (2007/2008)   5   
Masters in Preventative and Adapted Exercise Science Disabled bioengineering (2006/2007)   6   
Masters in Intelligent and Multimedia Systems Robotics (2006/2007)   5   
Degree in Applied Mathematics (until a.y. 2008/2009) Systems and Signals (2006/2007)   6    Modulo II
Bachelor's degree in Multimedia Information Technology (until 2008-2009) Systems and Signals (2006/2007)   7    Teoria
Masters in Intelligent and Multimedia Systems Systems theory (2006/2007)   5   
Masters in Preventative and Adapted Exercise Science Disabled bioengineering (2005/2006)   6   
Masters in Intelligent and Multimedia Systems Robotics (2005/2006)   5   
Bachelor's degree in Multimedia Information Technology (until 2008-2009) Systems and Signals (2005/2006)   7    Teoria
Masters in Intelligent and Multimedia Systems Systems theory (2005/2006)   5   
Masters in Preventative and Adapted Exercise Science Disabled bioengineering (2004/2005)   6   
Bachelor in Information Technology: Multimedia Introduction to the automatic checks (2004/2005)   4     
Masters in Intelligent and Multimedia Systems Robotics (2004/2005)   5     
Bachelor in Information Technology: Multimedia Systems and Signals (2004/2005)   7      Teoria
Masters in Intelligent and Multimedia Systems Systems theory (2004/2005)   5     
Masters in Intelligent and Multimedia Systems Robotics (2003/2004)   5     
Bachelor in Information Technology: Multimedia Systems and Signals (2003/2004)   7      Teoria
Masters in Intelligent and Multimedia Systems Systems theory (2003/2004)   5     
Bachelor in Computer Science (old system) Methods of Complex System Simulation (2002/2003)   0     
Masters in Intelligent and Multimedia Systems Robotics (2002/2003)   5     
Bachelor in Information Technology: Multimedia Systems and Signals (2002/2003)   7      Teoria
Masters in Intelligent and Multimedia Systems Systems theory (2002/2003)   5     
Bachelor in Computer Science (old system) Methods of Complex System Simulation (2001/2002)   1     
Bachelor in Computer Science (old system) Robotics (2001/2002)   1     
Bachelor in Information Technology: Multimedia Systems theory (2001/2002)   8      Teoria
Bachelor in Computer Science (old system) Systems Theory (2001/2002)   1     
Bachelor in Computer Science (old system) Methods of Complex System Simulation (2000/2001)   1     
Bachelor in Computer Science (old system) Systems Theory (2000/2001)   1     
Bachelor in Computer Science (old system) Robotics (1999/2000)   1     
Bachelor in Computer Science (old system) Systems Theory (1999/2000)   1     

 

Research groups

ROBOTIC PROSTATECTOMY RESEARCH GROUP
Multidisciplinary team to carry out a feasibility study for temperature measurement during robotic radical prostatectomy
Robotics
Research interests
Topic Description Research area
AI, Robotics & Automatic Control Robotics is concerned with the development of systems that make the intelligent connection between perception and action. For this reason, robotics is strongly interdisciplinary, including mechanical and electronic design, computation and data fusion algorithms, machine learning and reasoning, and motion control and environment interaction methods. In the last years, robotics systems have matured in terms of safety and reliability and they can now work in delicate environments and in direct contact with people. In case of demanding cognitive tasks, robots are usually supported by a human operator, in a teleoperation mode. A well established example of teleoperation system is a surgical robot, in which a surgeon directly moves the robotic tools to carry out the intervention. A new research direction is the addition of autonomous functions to the robotic systems. To reach this goal, we need to improve the perceptual and cognitive capabilities of the robots, to interact safely with a complex real environment. Some of the research topics addressed at the University of Verona include: control and system theory, modeling and analysis of human perception, coordination of multiple-robot systems, distributed sensing and control algorithms, teleoperation algorithms, and analysis of the physical interaction of humans and robots. Cyber-physical systems
Embedded and cyber-physical systems
Projects
Title Starting date
ATLAS - AuTonomous intraLuminAl Surgery 4/1/19
Model-Based Design and Verication Flow for Embedded Vision Applications 2/26/19
SARAS - Smart Autonomous Robotic Assistant Surgeon 1/1/18
Computer Engineering for Industry 4.0 1/1/18
COREWOOD - Riposizionamento competit ivo del la filiera del legno 11/7/17
ARS - Autonomous Robotic Surgery 10/1/17
Analysis of estimation and load balancing algorithms in rotating washing machines, and development of estimation of load unbalance algorithms based on gyroscopic data 11/29/16
MURAB - MRI and Ultrasound Robotic Assisted Biopsy 1/1/16
ROBIOPSY - Robot guidato da immagini per la biopsia di precisione della prostata 1/1/16
ECHORD: EduFIll, filling the gap in robotics education 2/1/12
EUROSURGE: European Robotic Surgery 10/1/11
HERONS - Hierarchical Control and Fault Diagnosis of Distributed Systems 8/23/11
HyCARoS ( Hybrid Control for Augmented Robotic Surgery) (PRIN 2009) 7/15/11
UNSELFISH: UNtethered Sensor Enabled Locomotion FISH 4/15/11
ISUR - Intelligent Surgical Robotics 3/1/11
Development of a software simulation application for the Exploratory Research project "In-cell tool for Remote Operation on Spent Nuclear Material" 7/2/10
SAFROS - Patient Safety in Robotic Surgery 4/1/10
COROSUR: Bringing Cognition to Robotic Surgery 2/15/10
Simulatore chirurgico aggiornato con dati intraoperatori (PRIN 2008) 1/27/10
FILOSE - Robotic Fish Locomotion and Sensing 2/1/09
Registrazione e acquisizione multimodale di immagini (PRIN 2007) 9/22/08
C4C - Control for Coordination of Distributed Systems 5/1/08
TELEANY: Teleoperating Anything Anywhere 2/28/08
Disordine di movimento e riabilitazione della paralisi cerebrale infantile 2/15/08
Middleware di Comunicazione - III Anno 11/21/07
Development of the state of the art of Robotics Education on the Internet and the implementation of prototypes of interactive lectures 8/14/07
PLASTIC BRAIN: A Study of Brain Plasticity in Humans and Robots 5/7/07
RoSta: Robotic Standards 1/1/07
Il Mosaico: Progetto per il completamento e innovazione dei servizi a favore delle persone con grave cerebrolesione acquisita 9/8/06
AccuRobAs: Accurate Robotic Assistant 9/1/06
Middleware di Comunicazione 5/15/06
XPERO: Learning by experimentation 4/1/06
Modellazione e resa aptico/visiva di oggetti soffici e deformabili (PRIN 2005) 1/30/06
Metodologie MES per la gestione dei processi Batch 1/27/05
Applicazione di tecnologie robotiche a progeti relativi ad apparecchi ortopedici e riabilitativi 6/25/04
Studio di fattibilità per SUPER (Space Unmanned Planetary Exploration Rover) 2/23/04
Hopping and Treaded Mobility for Planetary Micro-Rovers 10/23/03
Sviluppo di un algoritmo di controllo decentralizato per sistemi con ritardi variabili 10/7/03
ROBOCHIR Chirurgia robotica 4/1/03
Telepresence Instant Groupware for higher Education in Robotics (TIGER) (FIRB 2001) 2/21/03
MATRICS Analisi e modellazione di sistemi complessi 2/1/03
GLAXO Prova di concetto su sistema robotico per la movimentazione e gestione di piccoli oggetti 11/1/02
TESTA Sistema di visione artificiale scalabile per la robotica spaziale 9/2/02
Caratterizzazione dei parametri di un sistema telerobotico per ottimizzare la percezione dell'operatore 7/2/02
MEDICATE The control, identification and delivery of prescribed medication 5/1/01
EURON 5/1/01
ITEC Studio di algoritmi per la compensazione del ritardo di trasmissione in teleoperazione 9/1/00




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Paolo Fiorini
Office Collegial Body
member Council of the PhD School in Computer Science A.Y. 2018/2019 - Department Computer Science
member Collegio Didattico di Informatica - Department Computer Science
Scientific committee for the Master in Medical Biomedical data and telecontrol Information technology Elaboration
member Computer Science Department Council - Department Computer Science
Delegato alla Progettazione e sviluppo della ricerca Delegates and Advisers to the Rector

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