Dr. Federico Renda

Dr. Federico Renda

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Khalifa University Robotics Institute (KURI)

Address: P.O.Box 127788, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Telephone: +971-2-401 8082

Fax: +971-(0)2-4472442


Dr. Federico Renda received his BEng and MEng degrees in Biomedical Engineering in 2007 and 2009 respectively from the University of Pisa. He completed his PhD in Bio Robotics in 2014 from the Bio Robotics Institute of the Scuola Superiore SantAnna, Pisa. In 2013, as visiting PhD student, he joined the IRCCyN Lab, at the Ecole des Mines de Nantes, Nantes.
His research is focused on the geometrically exact modelling of underwater soft robots and its application in design and control.

  • PhD BioRobotics, Scuola Superiore SantAnna, Italy, 2014
  • MEng Biomedical Engineering, University of Pisa, Italy, 2009
  • BEng Biomedical Engineering, University of Pisa, Italy, 2007
  • Differential Equation and Linear Algebra
  • UAV Modeling and Control
  • Soft Robotics
  • Biologically Inspired Robotics
  • Underwater Robotics

Selected publications

  • F. Renda, F Giorgio-Serchi, F. Boyer and C. Laschi “Modeling Cephalopod-inspired Pulsed-jet Locomotion for Underwater Soft Robots” Bioinspiration & Biomimetics, 10:5, 055005, 2015.
  • M. Giorelli, F. Renda, M. Calisti, A. Arienti, G. Ferri, C. Laschi "Neural Network and Jacobian Method for Solving the Inverse Statics of a Cable-Driven Soft Arm With Nonconstant
    Curvature," in Robotics, IEEE Transactions on , vol.31, no.4, pp.823-834, Aug. 2015.
  • F. Renda, F. Giorgio Serchi, F. Boyer and C. Laschi. “Structural Dynamics of a Pulsed-Jet Propulsion System for Underwater Soft Robots”. Int J Adv Robot Syst, 2015, 12:68.
  • M. Giorelli, F. Renda, M. Calisti, A. Arienti, G. Ferri and C. Laschi “Learning the Inverse Kinetics of an Octopus-like manipulator in Three-Dimensional Space” Bioinspiration &
    Biomimetics, vol. 10, no 3, 035006, May 2015.
  • F. Renda, M. Giorelli, M. Calisti, M. Cianchetti and C. Laschi "Dynamic Model of a Multibending Soft Robot Arm Driven by Cables," Robotics, IEEE Transactions on , vol.30, no.5,
    pp.1109,1122, Oct. 2014.
  • F. Renda, M. Cianchetti, M. Giorelli, A. Arienti and C. Laschi “A 3D Steady State Model of a Tendon-Driven Continuum Soft Manipulator Inspired by Octopus Arm” Bioinspiration &
    Biomimetics, 7 (2012), 025006.