About the Author
Marco Ceccarelli received his mechanical engineer degree cum laude at the University La Sapienza of Rome. At the same university he received a Ph.D. degree in Applied Mechanics. Dr. Ceccarelli has been a visiting scholar at Stanford University, and he has received a CNR-NATO annual grant as visiting professor at the Technical University of Valencia, Spain. He teaches courses on Mechanics of Machinery and Mechanisms, and Mechanics of Robots at Cassino University, and is Director of LARM, the Laboratory of Robotics and Mechatronics at the University of Cassino and South Latium. Since 2001 he has also been a Full Professor of Mechanics of Machinery and Mechanisms at Cassino University. Giuseppe Carbone received his Ph.D. from the University of Cassino (Italy). He has carried out several periods of research abroad, including at Technical University of Braunschweig, Germany; at Humanoid Robotics Institute, Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan; at Beihang University, Beijing, China. His research interests cover aspects of Mechanics of Manipulation and Grasp, Mechanics of Robots, Engineering Design, and Mechanics of Machinery. He has been invited to deliver keynote speeches and seminars on his research activity at more than 20 international events. He has participated in more than 20 projects including "Thinkmotion" and "ERRIC" at the 7th European Framework and several projects with SMEs. He has been Unit Scientific Coordinator of the "MAGDRIVE" project at the 7th European Framework. He has done several consulting/technology transfer activities with companies such as FIAT, Sogin, Valeo, Italgasbeton, Geomeccanica, VideoColor, and LaserAid. Dr. Carbone is the author and/or co-author of nearly 300 papers that have been published in proceedings of well-known peer-reviewed international journals or conferences.