Carlo Pinciroli

Assistant Professor of Robotics Engineering and Assistant Professor of Fire Protection Engineering
MS Computer Science Politecnico di Milano, Italy 2005
MS Computer Science University of Illinois at Chicago 2005
PhD Robotics Engineering Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium 2014
Postdoc Robotics Engineering École Polytechnique de Montréal, Canada 2015
Expert Bio

Professor Pinciroli's research focuses on designing innovative tools for swarm robotics. The ultimate goal of my work is to create a resilient, easily deployable hardware/software robotic infrastructure for dangerous missions such as disaster response, search-and-rescue, firefighting, and space exploration.

Spectrum News 1
WPI's Team Capricorn Competing in NASA's Space Robotics Challenge

Mike Gennert, professor of robotics engineering; Carlo Pinciroli, assistant professor of robotics engineering; and Ashay Aswale, a PhD student in robotics engineering, were featured in a TV segment describing their participation in the NASA-sponsored Space Robotics Challenge. About a dozen undergraduate and graduate students have made measurable contributions in the competition.

WBZ News Radio 1030
WPI Advances to Finals of Space Robotics Challenge

Carlo Pinciroli, assistant professor of robotics engineering, discussed how WPI’s Team Capricorn advanced to the finals of the NASA-sponsored Space Robotics Challenge. The WPI team is seeking to program virtual robots to locate and extract valuable resources from the Moon. “This has a direct financial and economic interest because there are lots of resources on the moon that are important to access,” he said.

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