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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

The focus of my research is designing innovative tools for swarm robotics. I am developing Buzz, a programming language specifically designed for real-world robot swarms. During my Ph.D., I have designed ARGoS, which is currently the fastest general-purpose robot simulator in the literature. Recent work focuses on human-swarm interaction and multi-robot learning. I am also working on swarm robotics solutions for disaster response scenarios, such as search-and-rescue and firefighting.

Professional Highlights & Honors
Best paper award, 2022
International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems (AAMAS 2022)
Romeo L. Moruzzi Young Faculty Award for Innovation in Undergraduate Education, 2020
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Amazon Research Award, 2019
Amazon Science
Chargé des Recherches, 2015
Belgian National Science Foundation (F.R.S. FNRS)
Most Innovative Technology Award, 2012
Robot Film Festival
Winner of the AAAI Video Competition, 2011


How AI could help you control your next drone in tough conditions

Robotics engineering professor Carlo Pinciroli shares how artificial intelligence could be used to make drones better at completing complex and dangerous missions. He tells Lifewire that advancements in AI technology could also minimize the risk of human harm during those missions.

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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.