R. Zanella (Riccardo)

Postdoctoral Researcher

About Me

I received the Ph.D. degree in Biomedical, Electrical, and System Engineering from the University of Bologna in 2021 and the  from the University of Padova in 2016. From 2021 to 2023, I worked as a postdoc at the University of Bologna. Currently, I am a postdoc at the Robotics and Mechatronics (RaM) group at the University of Twente.

Curriculum Vitae


In the initial years of my academic journey, my research was dedicated to exploring learning-based methods for the sensing and manipulation of deformable linear objects. During this period, my efforts were concentrated on developing solutions for training data-driven algorithms that required minimal human intervention.  

More recently, my research trajectory has shifted towards exploring energy-based approaches in robot learning. This change reflects my interest in delving deeper into novel methodologies that enable robots to transition from controlled industrial environments to unstructured settings. The objective is to ensure stable and safe execution of complex tasks where robots coexist with other robots or possibly humans.

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University of Twente
Drienerlolaan 5
7522 NB Enschede
The Netherlands

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University of Twente
P.O. Box 217
7500 AE Enschede
The Netherlands

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