Giovanni Soleti

Ph.D. Student

Ph.D. Advisor: Jun.-Prof. Gianluca Rizzello

c/o ZeMA - Zentrum für Mechatronik und Automatisierungstechnik gGmbH
Eschberger Weg 46, Gewerbepark Gebäude 9
66121 Saarbrücken

Mail: giovanni.soleti(at) 

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  • 2022 - Master's Degree in Automation and Control Engineering, Polytechnic University of Bari, Bari, Italy.
  • 2019 - Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science and Automation Engineering, Polytechnic University of Bari, Bari, Italy


Research Project

  • Dielectric Elastomers Phase 2 – Soft Material Actuator/Sensor Concepts for Soft Robotic Systems (DFG SPP 2100 SMRS),
    subproject Modeling, Control, and Self-Sensing

Research Interests

  • Energy-Based Modeling and Control
  • Port-Hamiltonian Systems
  • Control and Self-Sensing Methods for Soft Robots
  • Dielectric Elastomers
  • Soft Robotics

Scientific Publications

Peer-Reviewed Journal Papers

  1. D. Pisla, D. Caramia, B. Gherman, G. Soleti, I. Ulinici, and C. Vaida, “A novel control architecture for robotic-assisted single incision laparoscopic surgery,” The Romanian Journal of Technical Sciences. Applied Mechanics, vol. 66, no. 2, pp. 143-165.

International Conference Proceedings

  1. G. Soleti, J. Prechtl, P. R. Massenio, M. Baltes, and G. Rizzello, “Energy based control of a bi-stable and underactuated soft robotic system based on dielectric elastomer actuators," in Proc. of 22th World Congress of the International Federation of Automatic Control, 2023, pp. 1-6.
  2. D. Bevilacqua, G. Soleti, G. Rizzello, and P. Motzki, “Bio-Inspired Flapping Wing Antagonist Actuation with SMA Wires," in International Conference and Exhibition on New Actuator Systems and Applications ACTUATOR 22, 2022, pp. 1-4.