Biomedical Robotics and Biomicrosystems Lab

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Università Campus Bio-Medico

via Álvaro del Portillo, 21 - 00128 Roma

tel: +39 06 22541 9610


Dino Accoto is Assistant Professor (tenured) of Industrial Bioengineering at Università Campus Bio-Medico di Roma. He received the Laurea degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Pisa (cum laude) in 1998, the Diploma in Engineering from the Scuola Sant’Anna (cum laude) in 1999 and the PhD degree in Biomedical Robotics (cum laude) from the Scuola Sant’Anna in 2002. From 2001 to 2002 he has been Visiting Researcher at Rapid Prototyping Lab of Stanford University (CA), under the supervision of Prof. F. Prinz.

From 2003 to 2007 he has been Assistant Professor in Biomedical Engineering at Scuola Sant'Anna, where he carried out his research activity at CRIM (Research Center in Microengineering) coordinated by Prof. Paolo Dario.

Since 2004 he is with the Biomedical Robotics and Biomicrosystems Laboratory.

Research interests

Dino Accoto research focuses on biomechatronic design of bioengineering systems using a multiscale and multiphysics approach, with special attention to biomimetics and embodied intelligence.

Example achievements in this field include:

  • implantable active drug-delivery systems for the cerebral compartment;
  • low voltage compliant microactuators for minimally invasive surgery tools;
  • novel low voltage, bubble-free electroosmotic pumps;
  • a planar neurorehabilitation robot with high backdriveability;
  • microfabricated slip sensors with no moving parts for robotic prosthetic hands;
  • a novel high dexterity locomotion technique for intracorporeal microrobots;
  • rotary serial elastic actuators, with torsional springs directly connected to the load;
  • biomimetic autonomous underwater robot (aka robotic fish)

Dino Accoto is the project manager of the European project EVRYON (FP7-ICT/FET), focused on the development of a novel design methodology for the development of wearable robots.


Dino Accoto co-authored more than 70 scientific papers, 18 of which appeared in international journals. He is also the co-inventor of 10 patents.

Publication of Dino Accoto


  • Biomicrosystems (MS, 10 CFU)

  • Mechanical Bioengineering (B, 8 CFU)

Formerly, he was professor of Biomedical Robotics (MS).

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