I am Assistant Professor in Mechatronics within the Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering at Aalborg University. I received my M.Sc. in 2006 from Politecnico di Milano, and the PhD degree from the University of Genoa, after a 4 years collaboration with the IIT – Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia. I was post-doc at the Robotics and Mechatronics group of the University of Twente, where I carried out research on mechatronic design of advanced robotic systems, including aerial manipulators and compliant mechanisms for robotics. My research interests are in the study and control of the interaction between mechanical systems, and design of robotic mechanisms (such as aerial manipulators) and sensors to control and accomplish safe physical interaction tasks. I have been involved in several EU projects, including CHRIS, AIROBOTS, SHERPA. Moreover, during the last period at the University of Twente, I was the responsible for the H2020 project AEROWORKS.