gianmarco veruggio

Gianmarco VERUGGIO
Responsible for the Operational Unit of Genova
Via De Marini, 6 - 16149 Genova, Italia
Tel +(39) 010-6475616 Fax +(39) 010-6475200
Chair of the Scientific Committee
Scuola di Robotica
P.O. BOX 4124 Sampierdarena, 16149 Genova, Italia
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Short CV

Gianmarco VERUGGIO received the degree in electronic engineering from Genoa University, Italy, in 1980.
From 1980 to 1983 he worked as a designer of fault-tolerant multiprocessor architectures for fail-safe control systems in the Automation Division of Ansaldo.
In 1984 he joined the CNR-IAN in Genoa, as a Research Scientist. He has worked on real-time computer generated imagery (CGI) for a Ship Handling Simulator, control techniques for ship automation, marine and maritime data collection systems, Local and Regional Vessel Traffic Services (VTS). He founded the CNR-IAN Robotlab (1990-2003) with the aim to develop Experimental Robotics. His research interests encompass robot mission control, real-time human-machine interfaces, control system architectures for tele-robotics and Internet Robotics. His approach is the development of working prototypes to be exploited in a Virtual Lab environment. In 2007 he joined the CNR-IEIIT (Istituto di Elettronica e di Ingegneria dell'Informazione e delle Telecomunicazioni) as a Senior Research Scientist.

He was task Scientific Officer in the AMADEUS 1 & 2 and ARAMIS Projects, funded by the European Commission under the MAST Programme.
He led the first Italian underwater robotics campaign in Antarctica during the 9th Italian expedition in 1993-1994 and the following 13th expedition in 1997-1998 and 17thh expedition in 2001-02.
He led the first Italian underwater robotics campaign in Arctic during 2002. He was the PI of the E-Robot (Antarctica) and E-Robot2 (Arctic) Projects.

He was the General Chair of the “IARP-IWUR 2005 International Workshop on Underwater Robotics”, Genoa, November 2005.

He has been involved in projects of dissemination and education and in 2000 he founded the association “Scuola di Robotica” to study the complex relationship between Robotics and Society which led him to coin the term and propose the concept of Roboethics and to dedicate increasing resources to the development of this new applicative field of Ethics.

He was the General Chair of the “First International Symposium on Roboethics”, Sanremo, January 2004 and the “EURON Roboethics Atelier”, Genova, February 2006 and the IEEE ICRA07 Workshop on Roboethics.

He is serving the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society as Corresponding Co-chair of the Technical Committee on Roboethics, as Co-Chair of the Human Rights and Ethics Committee, as Guest Editor of the Robotics and Automation Magazine and as a Distinguished Lecturer.

In 2006 he was presented with the Ligurian Region Award for Innovation and in 2009 he was presented with the title of Commander of the Order to the Merit of the Italian Republic.

Today, after some years of commitment to the promotion and to the knowledge of Robotics, Veruggio is a reference point often consulted by media on technological innovations and scientific development in the field, on ongoing and future research projects, and on the application of Robotics and ICT in manufacturing and R&D.

IEEE-RAS Robotics and Automation Society
IEEE-OES Ocean Engineering Society
IEEE-SSIT Society on Social Implication of Technology
EURON European Robotics Research Network
IACAP International Association for Computing and Philosophy
WABT World Academy of Biomedical Technology
LIFEBOAT Foundation