He is currently working as a researcher within the Robotics group at the School of Innovation Design and Engineering since 2009. His research activity is currently focused on 3D localization techniques for mobile industrial robots using stereovision, and advanced kinematic structures for the new generation of industrial manipulators. His background spans from the industrial to service robotics sectors. He obtained his PhD in 2006 at the University of Catania, Italy, focusing on humanoid robotics and artificial limbs. After spending one year working in industry as design engineer for electronic/electrical modules, he came back to academia working for two years as post doctoral researcher on control for industrial robots in welding applications, together with KUKA and the AMRC (Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre) in Sheffield.