Isabella Fiorello

PhD Student Fellow
PhD/Fellow

Research Lines

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About

Isabella Fiorello is a PhD student in Biorobotics jointly at Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna in Pisa and at the Center for Micro-BioRobotics (CMBR) of Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT) in Pontedera (Italy) under the supervision of the CMBR Director, Dr Barbara Mazzolai. She received her Master Degree in Industrial Biotechnology (with honours) from the University of Turin, in April 2017. Her research interests are related to innovative technologies inspired by living organisms. Especially, her PhD project focuses on the development of bio-inspired soft micro-robots and devices inspired by plants. 

Interests

Biomimetics Climbing plants Biomechanics Smart attachment devices Soft robotics

IIT Publications

  • 2020
  • Fiorello I.iit, Mondini A.iit, Mazzolai B.iit
    DOI

    Biomechanical Characterization of Hook-Climber Stems for Soft Robotic Applications

    Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 12413. Springer, Cham.
  • Fiorello I.iit, Tricinci O.iit, Naselli G.A.iit, Mondini A.iit, Filippeschi C.iit, Tramacere F.iit, Mishra A.K., Mazzolai B.iit
    DOI

    Climbing Plant-Inspired Micropatterned Devices for Reversible Attachment

    Advanced Functional Materials, vol. 30, (no. 38)
  • Fiorello I.iit, Tricinci O., Naselli G., Mondini A.iit, Filippeschi C., Mazzolai B.iit

    Climbing Plant-Inspired Micro-Patterned Smart Adhesive for Soft Skin Tissue Interlocking

    3rd IEEE International Conference on Soft Robotics
  • Fiorello I.iit, Mazzolai B.iit

    Micropatterned Adhesives Inspired by Climbing Plants

    2a Conferenza Italiana di Robotica e Macchine Intelligenti
  • 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)
  • Mazzolai B.iit, Tramacere F.iit, Fiorello I.iit, Margheri L.iit
    DOI

    The Bio-Engineering Approach for Plant Investigations and Growing Robots. A Mini-Review

    Frontiers Robotics AI, vol. 7
  • 2019
  • Massaglia G.iit, Fiorello I.iit, Sacco A.iit, Margaria V.iit, Pirri C.F.iit, Quaglio M.iit
    DOI

    Biohybrid cathode in single chamber microbial fuel cell

    Nanomaterials, vol. 9, (no. 1)
  • Fiorello I.iit, Meder F.iit, Tricinci O.iit, Filippeschi C.iit, Mazzolai B.iit
    DOI

    Rose-Inspired Micro-device with Variable Stiffness for Remotely Controlled Release of Objects in Robotics

    Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol. 11556 LNAI, pp. 122-133
  • 2018
  • Fiorello I.iit, Tricinci O.iit, Mishra A.K.iit, Tramacere F.iit, Filippeschi C.iit, Mazzolai B.iit
    DOI

    Artificial system inspired by climbing mechanism of galium aparine fabricated via 3D laser lithography

    Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol. 10928 LNAI, pp. 168-178
  • 2017
  • Sacco A., Massaglia G., Fiorello I.iit, Margaria V., and Quaglio M.iit

    A COMPARISON OF METHODS FOR THE FORMATION OF CATHODIC BIOFILMS IN SINGLE-CHAMBER MICROBIAL FUEL CELLS

    7th European Fuel Cell Technology & Applications Piero Lunghi Conference - EFC17

Scientific Talks

  • 2018
  • Fiorello I.iit, Tricinci O.iit, Mishra A.K.iit, Tramacere F.iit, Filippeschi C.iit, Mazzolai B.iit

    Artificial system inspired by climbing mechanism of galium aparine fabricated via 3D laser lithography

Awards

2nd Best Poster Award - The 9th International Conference on Biomimetic and Biohybrid Systems, Living Machines 2020

Early Career Grant - National Geographic Society (Grant Agreement No EC-62190T-19)

Full scholarship from European Space Agency - Technology Transfer and Innovation Workshop, November 2018, Belgium