Lorenzo’s Profile

Lorenzo Sabattini is an Associate Professor at the Department of Sciences and Methods for Engineering, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy.

He received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Mechatronic Engineering from the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia (Italy) in 2005 and 2007 respectively, and his Ph.D. in Control Systems and Operational Research from the University of Bologna (Italy) in 2012. In 2010 he has been a Visiting Researcher at the University of Maryland, College Park, MD (USA). In 2012 he has been a Postdoctoral Researcher and, from 2012 to 2017, he has been an Assistant Professor, at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia.

His main research interests include multi-robot systems, decentralized estimation and control, and human interaction with robots and multi-robot systems. He is the leader of the multi-robot systems research group within the ARSControl lab.

He is one of the founding co-chairs of the IEEE RAS Technical Committee on Multi-Robot Systems: he has served as the corresponding co-chair from its foundation, in 2014, to 2021. He has served as a Guest Editor for the Special Issue on Networked Cooperative Autonomous Systems of the IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering (T-ASE), in 2014. From 2014 to 2016, he has been serving as Associate Editor for IJARS (Topic: Mobile Robots and Multi-Robot Systems). From 2015 to 2018, he has been serving as Associate Editor for the IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters (RA-L). From 2017 to 2019, he has been serving as Associate Editor for the IEEE Robotics and Automation Magazine (RA-M). Since 2023, he has been serving as Associate Editor for the International Journal of Robotics Research (IJRR).

He has been a co-organizer of the International Symposium on Multi-Robot and Multi-Agent Systems (MRS): he has served as Program Chair and Area Chair for the 2017 edition, as Editor-in-chief for the 2019 edition, and as Program Chair for the 2023 edition. He has also served as Editor and Associate Editor for several editions of IEEE ICRA and IEEE/RSJ IROS.

He participated in several national and European projects and in research activities funded by industries. Among them, he is the coordinator of the Horizon Europe project SERMAS (Socially-acceptable Extended Reality Models and Systems), of the Italian PRIN 2020 project COWBOT (preCision livestOck farming With collaBorative heterOgeneous roboT teams), and of the Italian PRIN 2022 project AI-DROW (Anti-Intruder multi-DROne system for Wild animals in smart farming environments).

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List of Publications

Lorenzo Sabattini