From the Department of Computer Science

Francesco Corucci @ UVM

Visiting PhD Fellow

Francesco Corucci Francesco Corucci was born in Pisa, Italy, on August 2nd, 1988. He is a PhD Fellow in BioRobotics at The BioRobotics Institute of Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna (SSSA), where he is advised by Prof. Cecilia Laschi. He develops part of his activities at the Research Centre on Marine Robotics and Sea Technologies (Livorno). Since November 2015 he is a Visiting PhD Fellow at the Vermont Complex Systems Center, University of Vermont (USA), where he works with Prof. Josh Bongard as a member of the Morphology, Evolution & Cognition Laboratory. He previously worked in the Intelligent Automation Systems group of the Perceptual Robotics Laboratory (SSSA). He achieved a MEng and BEng in Computer Engineering (with honors, within the “Excellence Program”) from University of Pisa (IT). He has been involved in a number of research projects (PoseiDRONE, RoboSoft), and served as external consultant for others (COMAS). He is Student Member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), as a member of the Special Interest Group on Genetic and Evolutionary Computation (SIGEVO). His research interests include evolutionary robotics, artificial life, embodied cognition, morphological computation, soft robotics, computational biology. His recent work is concerned with the evolution and development of morphologically-plastic soft robots. His ultimate goal is to understand the general nature of cognition, evolving adaptive and intelligence artificial creatures approaching the complexity of biological ones.

For more information, please visit my primary academic website and my Google Scholar Page.