Andrea Mariani received his PhD cum laude in BioRobotics in 2022, working the “Robotics & Allied Technologies” area at the BioRobotics Institute of Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna. In particular, his research focuses on simulation-based training for robot-assisted surgery and high intensity ultrasound therapeutic technologies. Previously, he received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees cum laude in Biomedical Engineering in Politecnico di Milano (Italy), in 2015 and 2018, respectively. He also achieved the Alta Scuola Politecnica diploma cum laude in 2018, a double-degree program for 150 young talents selected among the students from Politecnico di Milano and Torino. He attended a visiting period at the Laboratory for Computational Sensing and Robotics at Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore, Maryland). He carried out a 6-months research internship at the Neuroengineering and Robotic Lab (Politecnico di Milano): this focused on augmented reality interfaces and human-robot interaction. He won the KUKA Innovation Award 2020 and the Hamlyn Surgical Robot Challenge 2021 (Best Innovation and Best Application). He has been involved in different international projects, including two Intuitive Technology Research Grants (one of them as a main author of the proposal), FUTURA2020, AfCam, TERRINet, ELISA Project (finalist at 2018 Hamlyn Surgical Robot Challenge). He has served as teaching assistant, and he has been tutoring more than 20 students during his PhD. He is now involved in a spin-off project (called Soundsafe Care) of the BioRobotics Institute of Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna. This project has been funded and selected for technological incubation inside the RoboIT framework in 2022.

Workshop Speaker: Collaborative robotics in the medical field: where we are and where we need to go

Enabling therapeutic ultrasound with robotics and artificial intelligence