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Francesco Ferro

Francesco Ferro is CEO of PAL Robotics and he obtained an MsC in Telecommunications Engineering in 2002 from the Politecnico di Torino, Turin, in Italy. He began a PhD in Computer Vision, but left in 2004 to found PAL Robotics.

Concentrating initially on the development of stereo vision algorithms and autonomous robot navigation, in 2008 Francesco became the manager of PAL Robotics’ software department. Francesco completed an MBA at the UB University in Barcelona, and was appointed CEO of the company in 2011.

Passionate about the development of collaborative humanoid robots, Francesco oversaw production of the first fully autonomous biped robot in Europe. Now one of the leading robotics companies in the world, PAL Robotics is involved in a wide range of European research projects and collaborations that aim to improve our everyday lives. Over the last 17 years, the award-winning company has successfully built robots for services and research, contributed to open-source projects and participated in several major robotics competitions.

Theme: Robotics for Health



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