Cesare has more than 30 years of experience in the area of industrial automation and robotics, with a solid scientific background certified by over 300 publications in leading conferences and journals in the automation and robotics area. He is an associate editor of the “Mechatronics” Journal (published by Elsevier) and of IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering.
Cesare has served as the program chair for the IEEE 2018 Conference on Automation Engineering and Science (CASE). He also chairs the scientific committee of the IEEE International Conference on Emerging Technologies and Factory Automation, the IEEE International Conference on Automation Science and Engineering, and the Intellimech Consortium (http://www.intellimech.it/index.php/en/). He is a member of the scientific committee that wrote the Italian Research and Innovation Roadmap for the Smart Factory (http://www.fabbricaintelligente.it/).
Since 1998, Cesare has been the chief investigator for more than 100 industry-funded research projects in cooperation with large, medium, and small companies. These research projects aim to apply concepts and technologies of Industry 4.0 and the Digital Factory (IoT, integrated design and simulation, vision systems, predictive maintenance, robot-human co-working, etc.) to the development of smart machines and devices to improve manufacturing processes. In recent years, Cesare has been coordinating a research team of about 25 people in the ARSControl laboratory at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia.
Since 2015, Cesare founded the startup company “Industria Tecnologica Italiana” (Italian Technological Industry, website: https://www.it-i.it/), which produces innovative robotic devices for automation in the welding industry (http://mywelder.it-i.it/) and waste automatic collection (http://uolli.eu/). He was the main coordinator of the VII FP European project STRATOS (Open System for TRACTORS autonomous Operations) and the coordinator for the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia of VII FP European projects UNIFARM (GNSS-based Navigation User Forum on Innovation for Farmers) and PAN-ROBOTS (Plug and Navigate Mobile Robots for Smart Manufacturing Systems).
He is the coordinator for the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia of Horizon 2020 European projects SYMPLEXITY (Symbiotic human-robot collaborations for safe and multimodal manufacturing systems), Grant Agreement nr. 637080, and IMPROVE (Innovative Modeling Approaches for Production Systems to raise validatable efficiency), Grant Agreement nr. 678867. He was the main scientist and coordinator of Horizon 2020 project INCLUSIVE, Grant Agreement nr. 723377.