Emanuela Del Dottore

Post Doc

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Viale Rinaldo Piaggio 34, 56025 Pontedera (PI) Italy
+39 050 883092
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About

Past Education      

I got both my bachelor’s and master’s degree in Computer Science (with curriculum on Artificial Intelligence), at the University of Pisa.

I conducted my master thesis in collaboration with Scuola Superiore S. Anna, at the Marine Robotic Center in Livorno. My work was to research and implement an image segmentation technique on digital pictures of seabed with the aim to recognize and map areas with Posidonia oceanica.

Abroad Experience

     

During my studies, I also spent 9 months in Finland (Sept. 2006 – May 2007), at the University of Helsinki, via the Erasmus Project. The period abroad was an important and wonderful experience for both personal and professional enrichment.

Working Experience

     

Immediately after graduation, I started working as a Software Designer and Programmer for an electronics company in Pontedera, the ForSense Technology, which develops embedded devices for environmental monitoring, food tracking and biomedical applications. I worked in this company for three years.

I also had occasional collaborations with different companies as webmaster and software consultant.

Autobiographical Note

     

In 2013 I decided to enrich my educational curriculum with the Ph.D., for this reason, I left my position at the ForSense Technology and I applied for the Ph.D. in BioRobotics at Scuola Superiore S. Anna, obtaining a scholarship from Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia. I obtained the Ph.D. (with Honours) in 2017 with the thesis "Study and Implementation of Algorithms Inspired by Movements and Control Strategies of Plant Roots".

My main interests are in artificial intelligence, robotics, control, and embedded systems.

In my research activities, I want to merge all these topics by exploring bio-inspiration, particularly plant-inspiration, for the realization of new software technologies.

IIT Publications

  • 2020
  • Mazzolai B.iit, Del Dottore E.iit, Margheri L.iit, Mondini A.iit, Tramacere F.

    Generation GrowBots: learning from plants how to design self-morphing, growing robots

    APS March Meeting 2020
  • Cardini A., Pellegrino E., Del Dottore E.iit, Gamper H.A., Mazzolai B.iit, Ercoli L.
    DOI

    HyLength: a semi-automated digital image analysis tool for measuring the length of roots and fungal hyphae of dense mycelia

    Mycorrhiza
  • Fan J., Del Dottore E.iit, Visentin F.iit, Mazzolai B.iit

    Image-Based Approach to Reconstruct Curling in Continuum Structures

    3rd IEEE International Conference on Soft Robotics
  • Sadeghi A.iit, Del Dottore E.iit, Mondini A.iit, Mazzolai B.iit
    DOI

    Passive Morphological Adaptation for Obstacle Avoidance in a Self-Growing Robot Produced by Additive Manufacturing

    Soft Robotics, vol. 7, (no. 1), pp. 85-94
  • Fiorello I.iit, Del Dottore E.iit, Tramacere F.iit, Mazzolai B.iit
    DOI

    Taking inspiration from climbing plants: Methodologies and benchmarks - A review

    Bioinspiration and Biomimetics, vol. 15, (no. 3)
  • 2019
  • Del Dottore E.iit, Mondini A.iit, Sadeghi A.iit, Mazzolai B.iit
    DOI

    Characterization of the growing from the tip as robot locomotion strategy

    Frontiers Robotics AI, vol. 6, (no. JUN)
  • Mazzolai B.iit, Mondini A.iit, Tramacere F.iit, Riccomi G., Sadeghi A., Giordano G.iit, Del Dottore E.iit, Scaccia M.iit, Zampato M., Carminati S.
    DOI

    Octopus‐Inspired Soft Arm with Suction Cups for Enhanced Grasping Tasks in Confined Environments

    Advanced Intelligent System, vol. 1, (no. 3)
  • Mazzolai B.iit, Mondini A.iit, Tramacere F.iit, Del Dottore E.iit

    Octopus-inspired Technologies for Grasping and Manipulation Tasks

    Conferenza Italiana di Robotica e Macchine Intelligenti
  • Mazzolai B.iit, Mondini A.iit, Del Dottore E.iit, Sadeghi A.
    DOI

    Self‐growing Adaptable Soft Robots

    Mechanically Responsive Materials for Soft Robotics, Publisher: Wiley-VCH
  • Mazzolai B.iit, Del Dottore E.iit, Mondini A.iit

    Self growing Robots Inspired by Plants

    Conferenza Italiana di Robotica e Macchine Intelligenti
  • 2018
  • Del Dottore E.iit, Mondini A.iit, Sadeghi A.iit, Mattoli V.iit, Mazzolai B.iit
    DOI

    An efficient soil penetration strategy for explorative robots inspired by plant root circumnutation movements

    Bioinspiration and Biomimetics, vol. 13, (no. 1)
  • Del Dottore E.iit, Mondini A.iit, Sadeghi A.iit, Mazzolai B.iit
    DOI

    A plant-inspired kinematic model for growing robots

    2018 IEEE International Conference on Soft Robotics, RoboSoft 2018, pp. 20-24
  • Del Dottore E.iit, Sadeghi A.iit, Mondini A.iit, Mazzolai B.iit
    DOI

    Continuous Growth in Plant-Inspired Robots Through 3D Additive Manufacturing

    Proceedings - IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, pp. 3454-3460
  • Lunni D.iit, Del Dottore E.iit, Sadeghi A.iit, Cianchetti M., Sinibaldi E.iit, Mazzolai B.iit
    DOI

    Investigation of tip extrusion as an additive manufacturing strategy for growing robots

    Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol. 10928 LNAI, pp. 288-299
  • Mishra A.K.iit, Mondini A.iit, Del Dottore E.iit, Sadeghi A.iit, Tramacere F.iit, Mazzolai B.iit
    DOI

    Modular continuum manipulator: Analysis and characterization of its basic module

    Biomimetics, vol. 3, (no. 1)
  • Del Dottore E.iit, Mondini A.iit, Sadeghi A.iit, Mazzolai B.iit
    DOI

    Swarming behavior emerging from the uptake-kinetics feedback control in a plant-root-inspired robot

    Applied Sciences (Switzerland), vol. 8, (no. 1)
  • Del Dottore E.iit, Sadeghi A.iit, Mondini A.iit, Mattoli V.iit, Mazzolai B.iit
    DOI

    Toward growing robots: A historical evolution from cellular to plant-inspired robotics

    Frontiers Robotics AI, vol. 5, (no. MAR)
  • 2017
  • Sadeghi A.iit, Mondini A.iit, Del Dottore E.iit, Mattoli V.iit, Beccai L.iit, Taccola S.iit, Lucarotti C.iit, Totaro M.iit, Mazzolai B.iit
    DOI

    A plant-inspired robot with soft differential bending capabilities

    Bioinspiration and Biomimetics, vol. 12, (no. 1)
  • Mishra A.K.iit, Del Dottore E.iit, Sadeghi A.iit, Mondini A.iit, Mazzolai B.iit
    DOI

    SIMBA: Tendon-driven modular continuum arm with soft reconfigurable gripper

    Frontiers Robotics AI, vol. 4, (no. FEB)
  • 2016
  • Del Dottore E.iit, Mondini A.iit, Sadeghi A.iit, Mattoli V.iit, Mazzolai B.iit
    DOI

    Circumnutations as a penetration strategy in a plant-root-inspired robot

    Proceedings - IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, vol. 2016-June, pp. 4722-4728
  • Sadeghi A.iit, Mondini A.iit, Del Dottore E.iit, Mishra A.K.iit, Mazzolai B.iit
    DOI

    Soft-legged wheel-based robot with terrestrial locomotion abilities

    Frontiers Robotics AI, vol. 3, (no. DEC)
  • 2005
  • Attardi G., Carboni A., Del Dottore E., Di Marcello P.
    DOI

    The LOA customizable media aggregator

    Proceedings - First International Conference on Automated Production of Cross Media Content for Multi-channel Distribution, AXMEDIS 2005, vol. 2005, pp. 115-122

Dissemination Talks

  • 2018
  • Del Dottore E.iit

    Come la natura ispira la robotica

  • Del Dottore E.iit

    Il Plantoide: la pianta robot

  • Del Dottore E.iit

    Le piante come modello nella robotica

  • Del Dottore E.iit

    Robotica Bioispirata: Il Plantoid

  • 2017
  • Del Dottore E.iit

    Piante Intelligenti

  • 2016
  • Del Dottore E.iit, Mattoli V.iit

    Il Plantoid

Scientific Talks

  • 2019
  • Mazzolai B.iit, Del Dottore E.iit, Mondini A.iit

    Self growing Robots Inspired by Plants

  • 2018
  • Del Dottore E.iit, Mondini A.iit, Sadeghi A.iit, Mazzolai B.iit

    A plant-inspired kinematic model for growing robots

  • Del Dottore E.iit, Sadeghi A.iit, Mondini A.iit, Mazzolai B.iit

    Continuous Growth in Plant-Inspired Robots Through 3D Additive Manufacturing

Awards

Best Interactive Session at the 1° Conferenza Italiana di Robotica e Macchine Intelligenti (I-RIM), October 2019
Mazzolai B.iit, Mondini A.iit, Tramacere F.iit, Del Dottore E.iit  
Octopus-inspired Technologies for Grasping and Manipulation Tasks

Best Paper Awards at the First IEEE International Conference in Soft Robotics (RoboSoft), May 2018
Del Dottore E.iit, Mondini A.iit, Sadeghi A., Mazzolai B.iit
A plant-inspired kinematic model for growing robots