Thanks also to the WEARHAP project and its innovative researches on wearable devices, Domenico Prattichizzo has been elevated (from January 2016) to Fellow of the IEEE, world’s leading professional association for advancing technology for humanity (www.ieee.org).
He is being recognized for contributions to “haptics and multi-fingered robotic hand”.
The IEEE Grade of Fellow is conferred by the IEEE Board of Directors upon a person with an outstanding record of accomplishments in any of the IEEE fields of interest. The total number selected in any one year cannot exceed one-tenth of one percent of the total voting membership. IEEE Fellow is the highest grade of membership and is recognized by the technical community as a prestigious honour and an important career achievement.
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