19 - 22 May 2026 OTWorld

Prof. Dr. Claudio Castellini


I am a researcher in medical robotics, focussing on rehabilitation and assistive robotics, human-machine interfaces and interaction and applied machine learning.

In 1998 I obtained a degree in Electronic (Biomedical) Engineerings from the University of Genoa, then in 2005 a Ph.D. in Artificial Intelligence (Mathematical Logic) from the School of Informatics of the University of Edinburgh. I then turned my attention to robotics for the disabled, and spent 4.5 years as a post-doctoral fellow at the Advanced Robotics Laboratory of the University of Genoa.

In 2009, then, I landed at the German Aerospace Center where, as of now, I am a senior researcher at the Institute of Robotics and Mechatronics.

Finally (so far), in 2021 I have been appointed full professor of Assistive Intelligent Robotics at the Friedrich-Alexander University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany.

As of now, I have (co)authored some 150 scientific papers, I am involved in a few research projects and I have served, or am currently serving, for some international editorial boards and committees.

Program Items

15/05/2024 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM Keynote

Orthopaedic technology devices (prostheses, exoskeletons, rehab robots, etc.) are intended to alleviate rising demands in the care and rehabilitation of patients with motor disorders. However, they have not yet been established as the standard in hospitals. Co-adaptation is the key to improving their acceptance and effectiveness. Participants learn about the effectiveness of measuring and promoting the mutual adaptation of the user and robot through intent recognition, somatosensory feedback and structured human-robot interaction.

Room 1
Meet the Speaker! CME Certification for Physicians
Prof. Dr. Claudio Castellini
15/05/2024 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM Lecture