Aggregate Professor at the Institute of Communication, Information and Perception Tecnologies (TeCIP) at the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna. He is the Director of the Perceptual Robotics Laboratory (PERCRO). Dr. Avizzano’s research activities have been performed within EU research framework in cooperation with international partnerships. Dr Avizzano’s most relevant themes of research focus on Robotic, Virtual Reality and Telepresence systems. He is author and coauthor of several publications on prestigious national and international journals.


Intelligent robot controllers; reactive robots, portable haptic controllers, mobile robotics, simulators, multimodal systems, tele-learning, design of virtual behaviours.


Avizzano et. al., Effects of Augmented Reality on the Performance of Teleoperated Industrial Assembly Tasks in a Robotic Embodiment”, IEEE Transactions on Human-Machine Systems Vol: 2017(99).

Avizzano et al., A Novel Wearable Haptic Controller for Teleoperating Robotic Platforms,” in IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters, vol. 2, no. 4, 2017, pp. 2072-2079.

Avizzano et al, Design and Development of a Hand Exoskeleton Robot for Active and Passive Rehabilitation”, International Journal of Advanced Robotic Systems, 2016 13(66) DOI: 10.5772/62404.

Avizzano et al, A novel wearable system for the online assessment of risk for biomechanical load in repetitive efforts”, Elsevier International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics Volume 52, March 2016, Pages 1-11,

Avizzano et al, Portable Haptic Interface with Omni- Directional Movement and Force Capability”, IEEE Transactions on Haptics (Volume: 7, Issue: 2, April-June 2014), DOI: 10.1109/TOH.2014.2310462.