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Fabio Ruggiero research activities are focused on dexterous and dual‐hand robotic manipulation. In particular, his studies are specialized on control strategies for bimanual manipulation of objects in unstructured environments, so to grant to the robotic system the ability to autonomously decide between different manipulation options and to perform reactions to unexpected situations and events quickly. His interests are also focused on visual control, particularly in grasping context where object reconstruction is needed for acquiring data about unknown objects. Recently, he is investigating the problem of performing manipulating tasks during aerial robotic applications.

During his research period at Northwestern University, Fabio Ruggiero started to be interested also in nonprehensile manipulation issues, where robot dynamic is used to control object motion.

Fabio Ruggiero is the co-author of 14 international journal papers, five book chapters, 25 international conference papers and four national conference papers. He is currently involved in the European project EU FP7 Ideas RoDyMan, an ERC grant to Prof. B. Siciliano, in which Fabio Ruggiero has been an active co-writer of the initial proposal. He is also involved in the national project RoMoLO. Since January 2018, he is engaged in the H2020 Hyfliers European project. Moreover, he was involved from 2008 in the framework EU FP7 DEXMART, AIROBOTS, ARCAS, and SHERPA integrating projects.