Andrea Cherubini

Professor at LIRMM/Université de Montpellier


I received the ¬ę¬†Laurea¬†¬Ľ degree (MSc) in Mechanical Engineering in 2001 from the¬†University of Rome ¬ę¬†La Sapienza¬†¬Ľ¬†and a second MSc in Control Systems in 2003 from the¬†University of Sheffield, U.K. From 2004 to 2007, I was a PhD student at ¬ę¬†La Sapienza¬†¬Ľ, then from 2007 to 2011, post-doc at¬†INRIA Rennes. Since 2011, I am at Universit√© de Montpellier, first as Associate Professor and then (since 2021) as Full Professor.

Currently, I work on physical human-robot interaction within the IDH team, which I lead since 2020. In particular, I focus on multimodal (vision- and force-based) methods for enabling safe interaction between robots and humans. This research is targeted by the projects H2020 VERSATILE, H2020 SOPHIA, CoBot@LR and ANR SISCOB, all of which I manage or have managed as Principal Investigator for LIRMM. Multimodal control has also inspired two workshops, at IROS15 and IROS16, for which I was the main organiser. I have been Special Issue Guest Editor for the journals RAS, IJHR and IEEE T-ASE as well as Associate Editor for IROS from 2014 to 2021, for ICRA from 2018 to 2021.
Since 2022, I am Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Robotics.

At the Université de Montpellier, I am responsible, since 2015, of the Robotics Master Course. My lectures are available on my youtube channel.

From October 2017 to September 2018, I was visiting Professor at the Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane.