Speaker: Emanuele Ruffaldi
April 15-18, 2009
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA

Speakers: Biography

Emanuele Ruffaldi

Assistant Professor
Scuola Superiore S.Anna
Via Piaggio 34
Pontedera Pisa

Emanuele Ruffaldi (Eng., PhD) is currently an Assistant Professor in Applied Mechanics of the PERCRO, Scuola Superiore S. Anna, Pisa, Italy. He has obtained his PhD on Perceptual Robotics in 2006 from Scuola Superiore S.Anna discussing a thesis on perceptually inspired Haptic Algorithms. He received a MSc degree in Computer Engineering in 2002 on a thesis for the visualization of databases based on the metaphor of Information Landscapes. His research interests are in the fields of design of Virtual Reality system in which human, robots and information are integrated. His interaction interests are related to Haptics, in particular haptic rendering, and to the modeling of human skills through intelligent algorithms. He is currently involved in the research activities of the european projects SKILLS IP, ENACTIVE NoE and Decision In Motion STREP. Emanuele has been the author of more than 20 papers published on International Journals and proceedings of scientific workshops. He has been the general chair of the ENACTIVE08 International Conference.

Emanuele will demonstrate Web Dissemination of Cultural Content Through Information Landscapes. [Demonstration]