Marcello Bonfè received the Master Degree in Electronic Engineering from the University of Ferrara in 1998 and the PhD in Information Engineering from the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia in 2003. He is currently Associate Professor in Systems Engineering at the University of Ferrara. The research activity of Marcello Bonfè is focused on motion planning and control for robotics, design of electrical drives, automatic Fault Detection and Isolation (FDI), formal methods for the verification of logic control systems, modeling and simulation of mechatronic systems. Marcello Bonfè has participated to the EU funded projects on surgical robotics I-SUR (Intelligent Surgical Robotics) and SARAS (Smart Autonomous Robotic Assistant Surgeon) and has been scientific supervisor of several industrial research and technology transfer projects, with partners producing robots and packaging machines.