Michele Xiloyannis

Michele graduated with a Bachelor degree in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Pisa, Italy, in 2013 and obtained a Master of Science in Neurotechnology from the Department of Bioengineering and Computer Science at Imperial College London, in 2014. His thesis included the use of machine learning methods to achieve continuous and intuitive control of robotic hand prostheses.

In early 2015, Michele received the Singapore International Graduate Award (SINGA) Scholarship to join the Robotics Research Center at Nanyang Technological University. There, under the supervision of Prof. Lorenzo Masia, he focused his research on the design and control of soft wearable robots for assisting people with mobility impairments. During the course of his doctoral studies, Michele spent 6 months in the Biomechanical Engineering Lab at the University of Twente, Netherlands, where he worked on intuitive ways of controlling wearable robots using electromyography.

He is now a PostDoc in the SMS Lab, working on the development and validation of soft, lightweight wearable robots to support people with mobility disorders in their daily lives.

Research interests

  • Wearable Robotics
  • Assistive Technology
  • Soft Robotics
  • Human-Robot Interaction
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