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Niccolò Pagliarani received the MSc degree in Bionics Engineering (cum laude) from Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna and the University of Pisa in October 2021. He is currently working toward a Ph.D. degree in Soft Mechatronics for Biorobotics Lab, the BioRobotics Institute, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa, Italy on different research projects related to bioinspired design, soft manipulation, and variable stiffness technologies for enabling soft robotics to real-world applications. His research experience built a strong background in the finite element modeling, design, manufacturing, and testing of soft robotic platforms. 

He is currently involved in the EU-funded project SoftGrip, whose goal is the development of a self-actuating soft robotic gripper for the autonomous picking of delicate objects.

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Novel soft mechatronics solutions including actuation and variable stiffness mechanisms for empowering soft robots to real-world application scenario



12-17/12/2022-International Winter School on Smart Materials for Soft Robots-Cambridge University-UK 21-30/08/2022-International Summer School on Soft Robotics-Delft University of Technology-Netherlands