BRUNO SICILIANO is Professor of Control and Robotics, Director of the Interdepartmental Center for Advanced RObotics in Surgery (ICAROS) and Coordinator of thePRISMALab in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology at University of Naples Federico II.

He is also Honorary Professor of Óbuda University, where he holds the K´alm´an Chair. His research interests include robot manipulation and control, human–robot cooperation, and service robotics. He has co-authored/co-edited 18 books, more than 120 journal papers and more than 300 conference papers/book chapters; his book Robotics: Modelling, Planning and Control is one of the most widely adopted textbooks world-wide and has been translated into Chinese, Greek and Italian. He has delivered more than 30 keynotes, more than 150 invited lectures and seminars at institutions worldwide, and he has been the recipient of several awards. He is a Fellow of IEEE, ASME and IFAC.

He is Co-Editor of the Springer Tracts in Advanced Robotics series, the Springer Proceedings in Advanced Robotics series, and has served on the Editorial Boards of several journals as well as Chair or Co-Chair for numerous international conferences. He co-edited the Springer Handbook of Robotics, which received theAAP PROSE Award for Excellence in Physical Sciences & Mathematics and was also the winner in the category Engineering & Technology. His group has been granted more than twenty European projects, including an Advanced Grant from the European Research Council. He has served the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society as President, as Vice-President for Technical Activities and Vice-President for Publications, as a member of the AdCom, and as a Distinguished Lecturer. He has been a Board Director of the European Robotics Association. Professor Siciliano is currently an IFAC Pavel J. Nowacki Distinguished Lecturer and a member of the International Foundation of Robotics Research Board.