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In this section it is possible to find all the headline news in which Fabio Ruggiero is directly involved. Please, visit the PRISMA Lab webpage for a more thorough selection of news and press clips.

During the Maker Faire Rome 2017, European Edition, the RoDyMan stand has been awarded Maker of Merit for its originality and potential, a certificate issued by the organizers and the American mother company. Fabio Ruggiero was responsible for the RoDyMan stand during the three days, from December 1 to December 3, 2017. See the related press coverage on the PRISMA Lab website.


The paper "Design, implementation and experiments of a robust passivity-based controller for a rolling-balancing system", authored by M. Crespo, A. Donaire, F. RUGGIERO, V. Lippiello and B. Siciliano, has received the Best Paper Award at the 13th International Conference on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics, held in Lisbon, July 2016.


From 16 to 19 October 2015 the RoDyMan robot was exhibited for the first time to public at Futuro Remoto event in the main square of the city. Thousands of visitors, including many kids, had the opportunity to visit the booth, interact with the robot and learn about the other projects at PRISMA Lab. A conference on robot vs human dynamic manipulation skills was held by Professor Siciliano together with Pizza Master Chef Enzo Coccia, who also demonstrated bimanual manipulation in stretching and tossing a pizza dough as well as rotating a pizza peel.

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On 9 September 2015 at Automatica.it in Bari Dr. Fabio Ruggiero has received the 2015 IEEE Robotics and Automation Society Italian Chapter (I-RAS) Young Author Best Paper Award. This award is given every year to an Italian author or co-author under 35 y.o. of a recent paper published in one of the journals sponsored by the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society (RAS).