Stefania Pellegrinelli is a researcher at the Intelligent and Autonomous Robot Systems Division, Institute of Industrial Technologies and Automation, National Research Council of Italy - CNR-ITIA, where she arrived in 2009. She received her B.S. and M.S. in Management Engineering from Politecnico di Milano (Italy) and her PhDs in Mechanical Engineering from Politecnico di Milano and the Israel Institute of Technology, Technion. She had her first professional experience in Brembo S.p.A. as process engineer for disk brakes. She is currently a visiting researcher at the Carnegie Mellon University, Robotics Institute, Personal Robotics Lab.
His research interests initially centered on the development of automated methodologies for chip-removal process planning with CNC machine tools. She developed new holistic nonlinear process planning methodologies for the automatic configuration of multi-fixturing pallets in compliance to the STEP-NC standard. Currently, she is focusing on motion planning techniques for the automatic generation of industrial robot trajectories in static and dynamic environments. She had been working on the design and motion planning of multi-robot spot-welding cells for car-body assembly, developing new techniques for trajectory generation and robot coordination. She has been investigating human-aware motion planning techniques for the on-line replanning of robot trajectories on the basis of human behaviour prediction.
She received several awards for her research activities. She has been involved in several national and European projects. She has published more than 20 papers in international refereed conferences and journals. She has been acting as an independent reviewer for several journals and for the European Community (FP7 and H2020). Since 2015, she is a research affiliate of the CIRP - International academy for production engineering.