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Alberto Parmiggiani

Technologist - Facility Coordinator
Mechanical Workshop
Research center

I’ve loved making things for as long as I can remember.
I work to design high performance mechanisms with complex behaviours yet  minimal embodiments, exploiting manufacturing constraints to obtain high efficiency and reduced costs.

Short Bio

In 2006 I graduated cum laude in Mechanical Engineering from the Università degli Studi di Modena e Reggio Emilia.
I then moved to Genova where I started my PhD at the newly founded Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT).
There, I worked on the hardware of the iCub humanoid robot under the supervision of Lorenzo Natale, Giorgio Metta and Giulio Sandini.

After obtaining my PhD I served as the hardware lead of the iCub project as a PostDoc since 2010 and as a Techonologist since 2016.
In August 2019 I became the coordinator of IIT’s mechanical design and fabrication facility.

Top Publications
Parmiggiani A., Prato M., Pizzorni M.
Effect of the fiber orientation on the tensile and flexural behavior of continuous carbon fiber composites made via fused filament fabrication
International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, vol. 114, (no. 7-8), pp. 2085-2101
Shah D., Parmiggiani A., Kim Y.-J.
Constant length tendon routing mechanism through axial joint
IEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics, AIM, vol. 2020-July, pp. 753-758
Conference Paper Conference
Shah D., Wu Y., Scalzo A., Metta G., Parmiggiani A.
A comparison of robot wrist implementations for the iCub humanoid
Robotics, vol. 8, (no. 1)
Article Journal
Parmiggiani A., Fiorio L., Scalzo A., Sureshbabu A.V., Randazzo M., Maggiali M., Pattacini U., Lehmann H., Tikhanoff V., Domenichelli D., Cardellino A., Congiu P., Pagnin A., Cingolani R., Natale L., Metta G.
The design and validation of the R1 personal humanoid
IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, vol. 2017-September, pp. 674-680
Parmiggiani A., Maggiali M., Natale L., Nori F., Schmitz A., Tsagarakis N., Victor J.S., Becchi F., Sandini G., Metta G.
The design of the iCub humanoid robot
International Journal of Humanoid Robotics, vol. 9, (no. 4)