Steering Committee

Steering Committee The management of the Publication shall be vested in a Steering Committee (hereafter "Committee") composed of 3 members...

Steering Committee

The management of the Publication shall be vested in a Steering Committee (hereafter “Committee”) composed of 3 members from each of the Financial Sponsors, a non-voting Editor-in-Chief, a non-voting Editor-elect and the Vice Presidents for Publication Activities of the financial sponsor societies as ex-officio voting members. The Committee shall develop the budget, elect all Editors, including the Editor-in-Chief and Editor-elect, and establish operating policies and procedures for the Publication. Voting on all actions of the Committee, except as specified below, shall require a majority affirmative vote of the full voting membership, and be in accordance with Robert’s Rules of Order.




Editor in Chief


Paolo Dario

Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa, Italy




Paolo Dario is Professor of Biomedical Robotics at the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa, Italy. He received his Dr Eng Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Pisa, and Honorary Dr Eng Degree in Biomedical Engineering from the Campus Biomedico University in Rome, and has been and is visiting researcher, professor and fellow at various universities and scientific institutions in Europe, USA, the Middle East and Asia.

His current research interests are in the field of bio-robotics and bionics, and include surgical robotics, micro/nano devices for endoscopy, bio-inspired devices and systems, and assistive and companion robots.

Paolo Dario is the author of 400+ journal publications (Scopus), his H-Index is 71 (Scopus). He is co-author of 50+ international patents and co-founder of 5 start-up companies. Paolo Dario has been the coordinator of many large national and European projects.

He served as Editor-in-Chief, Associate Editor and member of the Editorial Board of many international journals in biomedical engineering and in robotics. He is Founding Editorial Board Member of the Journal “Science Robotics”, Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering and Editor-in-Chief of the new IEEE Transactions on Medical Robotics and Bionics.

Paolo Dario is an IEEE Fellow and a Fellow of the European Society on Medical and Biological Engineering. He served as President of the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society and received many prizes and Awards, including the 1996 Joseph Engelberger Award for Medical Robotics, the 2014 IEEE RAS George Saridis Leadership Award, and the 2017 IEEE RAS Pioneer Award for Biorobotics.

IEEE Robotics & Automation Society

Jaydev Desay

Georgia Institute of Technology
Atlanta GA, USA


Cesare Stefanini

Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna
Pisa, Italy


Yasuhisa Hasegawa portrait Yasuhisa Hasegawa

Nagoya University
Nagoya, Japan

IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society

Nancy Amato

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Urbana (IL), USA
Alicia Casals

Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC)
Barcelona, Spain
Jocelyne Troccaz

Université Grenoble Alpes
Grenoble, France


Todd Murphey

RAS Ex-Officio Representative                       

Northwestern University
Evanston (IL), USA

Nitish Takor

EMBS Ex-Officio Representative                  
John Hopkins University

Baltimore (MD), USA