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Domenico Campolo
Director of Robotics Research Centre
School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
College of Engineering

Domenico Campolo is currently Associate Professor at the School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and Director of the Robotics Research Centre, Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore.  He received his Laurea Degree (1998) in   Electronics Engineering  from  the  University  of  Pisa,  Italy, his Diploma  Degree  (1999) in  Engineering  and his PhD  (2002) in  Micro-Engineering  from  Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa.  In 2000–2003, he was at UC Berkeley (USA). In 2003–2009, he worked at Campus Bio-Medico University in Rome (Italy). In 2009, he joined NTU as Assistant Professor.

He is co-inventor in several Technology Disclosures and Patents. He is co-founder of ArtiCares Pte Ltd, an NTU spinoff company focusing on Robotic Technologies for decentralized healthcare, including homes.

Research Statement

My research interests hinge around the understanding of the mechanisms behind human and animal skills, also for possible transfer to robotic platforms. To this end, I have been focusing on the development of Robotic platforms for Neuroscience, especially in relation to the sensorimotor domain  and  human-robot  physical interaction;  Mechatronic  technologies  with application  to  Neuro-Developmental  Engineering;  Biomimetic  Robotics  including development of biologically inspired actuators and sensors. My theoretical investigations for both Robotics and Computational Neuroscience are characterized by a geometric approach.

Research One-liner

Robots with a Human Touch

  1. Li, Y., Carboni, G., Gonzalez, F., Campolo, D., & Burdet, E. (2019). Differential game theory for versatile physical human–robot interaction. Nature Machine Intelligence, 1(1), 36
  2. P. Tommasino, D. Campolo (2017) Task-Space Separation Principle: a Force-Field Approach to Motion Planning for Redundant Manipulators. Bioinspiration & Biomimetics 12 (2017) 02600
  3. D Campolo, P Tommasino,  K Gamage, J Klein, CML Hughes, L Masia (2014) H-Man: A Planar, H-shape Cabled Differential Robotic Manipulandum for Experiments on Human Motor Control, Journal of Neuroscience Methods 235:285-297
Latest Projects
  • Robotics for Caregivers: a feasibility study on the use of robotics in community centres for geriatric care
  • Robot-aided system for the diagnosis and rehabilitation of wrist motor and proprioceptive function in stroke patients
  • Human-Robot Physical Interactions in Realistic Scenarios: from human-human haptic coordination to industrial collaborative robots
  • PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT: Scientific Frameworks and Enabling Technologies for Robot-mediated Home Rehabilitation
Advice to young researchers

KPIs shouldn’t become targets…

Other affiliation(s)

Assistant Chair, School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, College of Engineering

Expert Areas
Robot-Mediated Neuro-rehabilitation, Robotics

Research Interests
Human-Machine Physical Interaction

Research Category
Engineering & Technology, Life Sciences & Biomedicine
Research Sub-category
Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Interface of Biology and Engineering (Engineering in Biology), Machines & Systems
NISTH Assigned Topic Groupings
Smart cities, smart nation & future living, Tele-health, medicine, rehab & therapeutics
Affiliated Sustainable Development Goals
GOAL 3: GOOD HEALTH AND WELL-BEING – Ensuring healthy lives and promoting the well-being for all at all ages is essential to sustainable development.
GOAL 9: INDUSTRY, INNOVATION, AND INFRASTRUCTURE – Investments in infrastructure are crucial to achieving sustainable development.
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), also known as the Global Goals, were adopted by all United Nations Member States in 2015 as a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity by 2030.
Last Updated
16 Apr 2020
Last Updated
13 Sep 2020