Andrea Fortuna, MSc
Human-Robot collaboration, Human-in-the-loop, Assistive Device
Center for Robotics and Intelligent Systems (CRIS),
Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT)
Via S. Quirico, 19d, 16163, Genova, Italy
Andrea received his Bachelor’s Degree in Biomedical Engineering from Politecnico di Milano in September 2019 and his Master’s Degree in Biomedical Engineering, BTE field, from Politecnico di Milano, in April 2022. During his thesis’ work, he worked inside the European Artery project, supervised by Prof.ssa Elena De Momi, with the aim of developing an inverse kinematic model to control a steerable catheter. Andrea is pursuing a PhD in Bioengineering at the Human-Robot Interfaces and Interaction Laboratory (HRII) of Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT) and at the Electronic Information and Bioengineering Department of Politecnico di Milano. His research interest include Physical Human-Robot Interaction, Human-in-the-loop control schemas and Assistive Devices.
Development of health-care devices
Andrea focuses on the development of care devices for people who need physical support to carry out daily activities (e.g. walking) due to impairment of mobility. The research is based on the detection of events possibly traumatic for the person (e.g loss of balance, falls, loss of senses, etc.) and on the development of a robotic device that can provide advanced human-robot interaction and collaboration capable of providing the physical support needed to prevent these events from causing physical harm to the individual.