Marco Carricato received the M.Sc. degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1998 and the Ph.D. degree in Mechanics of Machines in 2002. He has been with the University of Bologna since 2004, where he is currently a Full Professor.
He was visiting researcher at the Center for Intelligent Machines and Robotics of the University of Florida, USA; at the Robotics Laboratory of the Laval University, Canada; at the Dept. of Mechanical Engineering of the University of Guanajuato, México; at the French National Institute for Research in Computer Science and Control, Sophia Antipolis, France; at the École Centrale of Nantes, France, and at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, China.
He is an associate editor of the journal Mechanism and Machine Theory. He was awarded the AIMETA Junior Prize 2011 by the Italian Association of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics for outstanding research results in the field of Mechanics of Machines.
His research interests include robotic systems, servo-actuated automatic machinery and the theory of mechanisms, with a particular emphasis on parallel manipulators (displacement analysis, kinematics, dynamics, synthesis, gravity compensation and cable drives), efficiency and optimization of servomechanisms, compliant mechanisms, the theory of screws and the theory of homokinetic couplings. His work in the aforementioned areas has been the subject of a number of scientific publications in international conferences and journals.