Stefano Palagi

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About

Stefano Palagi obtained his M.Sc. degree in Biomedical Engineering in 2009 at the University of Pisa, Italy. In January 2013, he received a Ph.D. in “Innovative Technologies – Biorobotics” at the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna (Pisa, Italy). From February 2013 to January 2014 he was a research fellow at the Center for Micro-BioRobotics@SSSA (Pisa, Italy) of Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia. Since January 2014, he was a postdoctoral researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems (Stuttgart, Germany) in the Max Planck Research Group for Micro, Nano, and Molecular Systems. From June 2015, he was also a fellow of the Max Planck ETH Center for Learning Systems. Since May 2018 he is a postdoctoral fellow at the Center for Micro-BioRobotics@SSSA (Pisa, Italy) of Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia. His research interests include the development of soft bioinspired robots at small scales, as well as of innovative actuation mechanisms and control schemes for soft robots.

Interests

soft robotics; bioinspired robotics; microrobotics

IIT Publications

  • 2020
  • Choi E., Adams F., Palagi S., Gengenbacher A., Schlager D., Muller P.-F., Gratzke C., Miernik A., Fischer P., Qiu T.
    DOI

    A High-Fidelity Phantom for the Simulation and Quantitative Evaluation of Transurethral Resection of the Prostate

    Annals of Biomedical Engineering, vol. 48, (no. 1), pp. 437-446
  • Das R.iit, Murali Babu S.P.iit, Palagi S.iit, Mazzolai B.iit
    DOI

    Soft Robotic Locomotion by Peristaltic Waves in Granular Media

    2020 3rd IEEE International Conference on Soft Robotics, RoboSoft 2020, pp. 223-228
  • 2019
  • Jeong M., Choi E., Li D., Palagi S.iit, Fischer P., Qiu T.
    DOI

    A magnetic actuation system for the active microrheology in soft biomaterials

    Proceedings of MARSS 2019: 4th International Conference on Manipulation, Automation, and Robotics at Small Scales
  • Palagi S.iit, Singh D.P., Fischer P.
    DOI

    Light-Controlled Micromotors and Soft Microrobots

    Advanced Optical Materials, vol. 7, (no. 16)
  • Choi E., Jeong H.-H., Qiu T., Fischer P., Palagi S.iit
    DOI

    Soft continuous surface for micromanipulation driven by light-controlled hydrogels

    Proceedings of MARSS 2019: 4th International Conference on Manipulation, Automation, and Robotics at Small Scales
  • Palagi S.iit

    Soft Microrobots Based on Photoresponsive Materials

    Mechanically Responsive Materials for Soft Robotics, Publisher: Wiley-VCH
  • 2018
  • Melde K., Choi E., Wu Z., Palagi S., Qiu T., Fischer P.
    DOI

    Acoustic Fabrication via the Assembly and Fusion of Particles

    Advanced Materials, vol. 30, (no. 3)
  • Palagi S., Fischer P.
    DOI

    Bioinspired microrobots

    Nature Reviews Materials, vol. 3, (no. 6), pp. 113-124
  • Von Rohr A., Trimpe S., Marco A., Fischer P., Palagi S.
    DOI

    Gait Learning for Soft Microrobots Controlled by Light Fields

    IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, pp. 6199-6206
  • Palagi S., Walker D., Qiu T., Fisher P.
    DOI

    Nanoscale Robotic Agents in Biological Fluids and Tissues

    The Encyclopedia of Medical Robotics - Volume 2: Micro and Nano Robotics in Medicine, Publisher: World Scientific
  • Qiu T., Palagi S., Sachs J., Fischer P.
    DOI

    Soft miniaturized linear actuators wirelessly powered by rotating permanent magnets

    Proceedings - IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, pp. 3595-3600
  • 2017
  • Qiu T., Palagi S., Mark A.G., Melde K., Adams F., Fischer P.
    DOI

    Active Acoustic Surfaces Enable the Propulsion of a Wireless Robot

    Advanced Materials Interfaces, vol. 4, (no. 21)
  • Palagi S., Mark A.G., Melde K., Qiu T., Zeng H., Parmeggiani C., Martella D., Wiersma D.S., Fischer P.
    DOI

    Locomotion of light-driven soft microrobots through a hydrogel via local melting

    International Conference on Manipulation, Automation and Robotics at Small Scales, MARSS 2017 - Proceedings
  • Palagi S., Walker D., Qiu T., Fischer P.
    DOI

    Micro- and nanorobots in Newtonian and biological viscoelastic fluids

    Microbiorobotics: Biologically Inspired Microscale Robotic Systems: Second Edition, pp. 133-162, Publisher: Elsevier Inc.
  • Qiu T., Adams F., Palagi S., Melde K., Mark A., Wetterauer U., Miernik A., Fischer P.
    DOI

    Wireless Acoustic-Surface Actuators for Miniaturized Endoscopes

    ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, vol. 9, (no. 49), pp. 42536-42543
  • 2016
  • Mark A.G., Palagi S., Qiu T., Fischer P.
    DOI

    Auxetic metamaterial simplifies soft robot design

    Proceedings - IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, vol. 2016-June, pp. 4951-4956
  • Palagi S., Mark A.G., Melde K., Zeng H., Parmeggiani C., Martella D., Wiersma D.S., Fischer P.
    DOI

    Soft continuous microrobots with multiple intrinsic degrees of freedom

    2016 International Conference on Manipulation, Automation and Robotics at Small Scales, MARSS 2016
  • Palagi S., Mark A.G., Reigh S.Y., Melde K., Qiu T., Zeng H., Parmeggiani C., Martella D., Sanchez-Castillo A., Kapernaum N., Giesselmann F., Wiersma D.S., Lauga E., Fischer P.
    DOI

    Structured light enables biomimetic swimming and versatile locomotion of photoresponsive soft microrobots

    Nature Materials, vol. 15, (no. 6), pp. 647-653
  • Cerretti G., Martella D., Zeng H., Parmeggiani C., Palagi S., Mark A.G., Melde K., Qiu T., Fischer P., Wiersma D.S.
    DOI

    Towards photo-induced swimming: Actuation of liquid crystalline elastomer in water

    Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering, vol. 9738
  • Qiu T., Palagi S., Mark A.G., Melde K., Adams F., Fischer P.
    DOI

    Wireless actuation with functional acoustic surfaces

    Applied Physics Letters, vol. 109, (no. 19)
  • Qiu T., Palagi S., Mark A.G., Melde K., Fischer P.
    DOI

    Wireless actuator based on ultrasonic bubble streaming

    2016 International Conference on Manipulation, Automation and Robotics at Small Scales, MARSS 2016
  • 2015
  • Qiu T., Palagi S., Fischer P.
    DOI

    3D-printed soft microrobot for swimming in biological fluids

    Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology - Proceedings, vol. 2015-November, pp. 4922-4925
  • 2014
  • Lucarini G., Palagi S.iit, Beccai L.iit, Menciassi A.
    DOI

    A power-efficient propulsion method for magnetic microrobots

    International Journal of Advanced Robotic Systems, vol. 11, (no. 1)
  • Lucarini G., Palagi S.iit, Levi A.iit, Mazzolai B.iit, Dario P.iit, Menciassi A., Beccai L.iit
    DOI

    Navigation of magnetic microrobots with different user interaction levels

    IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering, vol. 11, (no. 3), pp. 818-827
  • 2013
  • Palagi S.iit, Greco F.iit, Mazzolai B.iit, Beccai L.iit
    DOI

    Bioinspired design and energetic feasibility of an autonomous swimming microrobot

    Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol. 8064 LNAI, pp. 415-417
  • Palagi S.iit, Mazzolai B.iit, Innocenti C., Sangregorio C., Beccai L.iit
    DOI

    How does buoyancy of hydrogel microrobots affect their magnetic propulsion in liquids?

    Applied Physics Letters, vol. 102, (no. 12)
  • Palagi S.iit, Jager E.W., Mazzolai B.iit, Beccai L.iit
    DOI

    Propulsion of swimming microrobots inspired by metachronal waves in ciliates: From biology to material specifications

    Bioinspiration and Biomimetics, vol. 8, (no. 4)
  • 2012
  • Palagi S., Mazzolai B.iit, Beccai L.iit
    DOI

    Modeling of a propulsion mechanism for swimming microrobots inspired by ciliate metachronal waves

    Proceedings of the IEEE RAS and EMBS International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics, pp. 264-269
  • Lucarini G., Palagi S.iit, Beccai L.iit, Dario P., Menciassi A.

    Propulsion of magnetic microrobots in the vascular vessels of lower limbs: preliminary study

    Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery, CARS 2012, June 27-30 Pisa, Italy
  • Palagi S.iit, Lucarini G., Pensabene V., Levi A.iit, Mazzolai B.iit, Menciassi A.iit, Beccai L.iit
    DOI

    Wireless swimming microrobots: Design and development of a 2 DoF magnetic-based system

    Proceedings - IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, pp. 3455-3460
  • 2011
  • Palagi S.iit, Pensabene V.iit, Sinibaldi E.iit, Beccai L.iit, Mazzolai B.iit, Mattoli V.iit, Dario P.iit, Menciassi A.iit
    DOI

    Controlled magnetic propulsion of floating polymeric two-dimensional nano-objects

    Advanced Robotics, vol. 25, (no. 8), pp. 1029-1047
  • Palagi S.iit, Pensabene V.iit, Beccai L.iit, Mazzolai B.iit, Menciassi A.iit, Dario P.iit
    DOI

    Design and development of a soft magnetically-propelled swimming microrobot

    Proceedings - IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, pp. 5109-5114
  • Palagi S.iit, Pensabene V.iit, Mazzolai B.iit, Beccai L.iit
    DOI

    Novel smart concepts for designing swimming soft microrobots

    Procedia Computer Science, vol. 7, pp. 264-265
  • 2010
  • Sinibaldi E.iit, Pensabene V.iit, Taccola S., Palagi S.iit, Menciassi A., Dario P.iit, Mattoli V.iit
    DOI

    Magnetic nanofilms for biomedical applications

    Journal of Nanotechnology in Engineering and Medicine, vol. 1, (no. 2)

Scientific Talks

  • 2019
  • Choi E., Jeong H.-H., Qiu T., Fischer P., Palagi S.iit

    Soft continuous surface for micromanipulation driven by light-controlled hydrogels

Awards

[NOMINATION] Best Conference Paper Award, MARSS2019

Best Oral Paper Award, 10th Hamlyn Symposium on Medical Robotics

Best Student Reviewer Award, 4th IEEE RAS & EMBS International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics (BioRob2012)