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Enrico Pagello was born in Vicenza, Italy, on November 17, 1946. He is resident in Italy, in Contrà Valmerlara 23, 36100 Vicenza, and is married, with one son, and one daughter.

He was a Full Professor of Computer Science, and a member of the Doctorate School in Information Engineering, at the Faculty of Engineering, University of Padua, and a Founding Director of the Intelligent Autonomous System Laboratory (IAS-Lab), at the Dept. of Information Engineering of University of Padua. Since Oct. 2017, he retired. Currently, as a “Studioso Senior della Università degli Studi di Padova” (Senior Fellow of University of Padua) he is still active in doing research on AI and Robotics, in collaboration with IAS-Lab.

He was a part-time Senior Associate Scientist at the Institute of Biomedical Engineering of the Italian Research Council (ISIB-CNR), and he is a Founding Partner, since 2005, of IT+Robotics Srl, a Spin-off Industrial Company co-participated by the University of Padua, for developing industrial innovative products in the area of industrial automation, mobile robotics, video surveillance and small personal robots, and a Founding Partner and CEO of and EXiMotion Srl, active in the field of Rehabilitation and Educational robotics.

Prof. Pagello received in 1972 his "Laurea in Ingegneria Elettronica" (a traditional Italian five-years curriculum, plus Dissertation, in Electronics Engineering) at Padua University. From 1972 to 1976 he got a Research Fellowship at the Institute of Systems and Biomedical Engineering of the National Research Council of Italy, where he became an Associate Researcher since 1976. Then, in 1983 he moved to the University of Padua, as an Associate Professor of Computer Science of the Faculty of Engineering, where he became a Full Professor in 2002.

During the academic year 1977-78, he was a Visiting Scholar for one full year at the Lab. of Artificial Intelligence of Stanford University (USA), upon an invitation of prof. J. McCarthy, to do research in the Robotics Group that at that time was designing the AL Robot Language.

In Nov. 1991, he was a Visiting Associate Prof. at Keio University (in Yokohama - Japan), that he visited again as Visiting Full Professor in May and June 2005, and where he has been a JSPS Fellow from March 2008 till August 2008, to do research in Robotics at the Dept. of System Design Engineering, with Prof.s K. Ohnishi and K. Yoshida. In May and June 1994, 1996, 1997, 1999, and 2001, he was a Visiting Scientist at the Dept. of Precision Machinery Engineering of the University of Tokyo, where he has also been a JSPS Fellow from February 2004 till July 2004, to do research in cooperation with Prof. T. Arai. Since 2001, he has also developed a close relationship with prof. H. Ishiguro of Osaka University. He lectured in many Italian and foreign Universities. He has also been an Invited Professor for periods of one months, at the University of Shanghai Jiao-Tong (PR-China) in 1989, and Escola Politecnica de Universidade de Sao Paulo (Brazil) in 2009. His current research interests include the application of A.I. to Robotics with particular regard to the Multi-robot Systems, Cognitive Robotics, Robot Programming Languages, Humanoids and Robotics Rehabilitation.

In 2009 has been elected Fellow of the School of Engineering at The University of Tokyo. Since January 2019 he is a Life Member of IEEE.


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1. F. Stival, S. Michieletto, M. Cognolato, E. Pagello, H. Müller and Manfredo Atzori2. A quantitative taxonomy of human hand grasps. Journal of NeuroEngineering, 2019, 16:28, pp. 1-17

2. F. Castelli, S. Michieletto, S. Ghidoni, E. Pagello. A machine learning-based visual servoing approach for fast robot control in industrial setting. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ADVANCED ROBOTIC SYSTEMS, Vol. 14, Iss. 6, Nov-Dec 2017, pp. 1-10

3. F. Stival, S. Michieletto, and E. Pagello, How to deploy a wire with a robotic platform: Learning from human visual demonstrations, Procedia Manufacturing 11, pp. 224-232. Elsevier B.V. 2017.

4. Jun Ota, Enrico Pagello & Jun Ueda. Preface. Special issue on Embodied-Brain Systems Science and Adaptive Intelligence (1). ADVANCED ROBOTICS, Vol. 31, Nos. 1-2, 2017, pp. 1

5. T. Arai, M. Gini, E. Pagello, Editorial. Special Issue on New Research Frontiers for Intelligent Autonomous Systems, ROBOTICS AND AUTONOMOUS SYSTEMS, Vol. 90, 2017, pp. 1-3

6. A. Farinelli, E. Zanotto, E. Pagello. Advanced approaches for Multi-Robot Coordination in logistic scenarios. ROBOTICS AND AUTONOMOUS SYSTEMS. Vol. 90, 2017, pp. 34-44

7. R. Valentini, S. Michieletto, F. Toffano, F. Spolaor, Z. Sawacha, E. Pagello. EMG signal analysis for online estimation of a joint angle validated through human kinematic. Gait & Posture. Vol. 42, 2015, pp. S13-S14

8. S. Michieletto, E. Tosello, E. Pagello, E. Menegatti. Teaching humanoid robotics by means of human teleoperation through RGB-D sensors. ROBOTICS AND AUTONOMOUS SYSTEMS. Vol. 75, 2015, pp. 671-678

9. S. Michieletto, S. Ghidoni, E. Pagello, M. Moro, E. Menegatti. Why teach robotics using ROS. JOURNAL OF AUTOMATION, MOBILE ROBOTICS AND INTELLIGENT SYSTEMS 2014, pp. 60- 68

10. M Sartori, M. Reggiani, E. Pagello, D Lloyd. Modeling the Human Knee for Assistive Technologies. IEEE Trans. on Biomedical Engineering, 2012, pp. 2642- 2649

11. M. Gini, K. Ohnishi and E. Pagello Editorial - Advances in autonomous robots for service and entertainment, ROBOTICS AND AUTONOMOUS SYSTEMS Vol. 58, Iss. 7, 31 July 2010, pp. 829-832

12. Farinelli A., H. Fujii, N. Tomoyasu, M. Takahashi, A. D'Angelo, E. Pagello Cooperative control through objective achievement ROBOTICS AND AUTONOMOUS SYSTEMS Vol. 58, Iss. 7, 31 July 2010, pp. 910-920

13. N. Greggio, E. Menegatti, G. Silvestri, E. Pagello Simulation of Small Humanoid Robots for Soccer Domain, JOURNAL OF THE FRANKLIN INSTITUTE, Volume 346, Issue 5, June 2009, Pages 500-519

14. F. Dalla Libera, T. Minato, I. Fasel, H. Ishiguro, E. Pagello, E. Menegatti A new paradigm of humanoid robot motion programming based on touch interpretation ROBOTICS AND AUTONOMOUS SYSTEMS, Volume 57 , Issue 8 (July 2009) pp. 846-859

15. S. Carpin, Pagello E. (2009). An experimental study of distributed robot coordination. ROBOTICS AND AUTONOMOUS SYSTEMS, vol. 57; p. 129-133,

16. E. Menegatti, Aneloni G., Wright M., Pagello, E..The spatial semantic hierarchy implemented with an omnidirectional vision system. CYBERNETIC AND SYSTEMS issn: 0196-9722, Volume 39, Number 4, May 2008, pp. 443-466

17. D'Angelo A., Pagello E., H. Yuasa Issues on Autonomous Agents from a Roboticle Perspective. JOURNAL OF INTELLIGENT & ROBOTIC SYSTEMS, vol. 52, 2008, p. 389-416,

18. C. Zhou, Pagello E. Editorial: Humanoid Soccer Robots. INT. JOURNAL OF HUMANOID ROBOTICS, vol. 5; 2008, p. 331-334,

19. E. Menegatti, G. Silvestri, Pagello E., N. Greggio, A. Cisternino, F. Mazzanti, R. Sorbello, A. Che

Area di ricerca

Applicazioni della Intelligenza Artificiale alla Robotica. Cloud Computing and Cognitive Robotics. Linguaggi ed ambienti di programmazione per robotica. Simulatori per robotica. Pianificazione del moto e generazione di traiettorie libere da collisioni per robot mobili e manipolatori industriali. Algoritmi di coordinamento per sistemi multi-robot. Pianificazione automatica di task robotizzati. Sviluppo di simulatori per robotica industriale e di servizio. Modellazione dei movimenti umani per la programmazione delle azioni di robot umanoidi. Sviluppo di modelli neuromuscoloscheletrici per applicazioni di robotica riabilitativa.