Curriculum Vitae

Roberto Naldi was born in Bologna on March, 1 1980. He attended the high school in Liceo Scientifico "Enrico Fermi" in Bologna. Starting from September 1999 he began the three years course in Computer Science Engineering, at Alma Mater Studiorum - University of Bologna. He graduated cum laude on November, 13 2002, with a bachelor thesis entitled "Study of Control Algorithms For Magnetic Levitation Systems". Then he began the specialist course in Computer Science at the same University, graduating cum laude on October, 12 2004 with a master thesis entitled "Implementation of a Control Algorithm for Helicopter Control"On January 2005, he began the Ph.D. course in Control Systems and Operation Research (XX cycle) within D.E.I. under the supervision of prof. Lorenzo Marconi. He is currently a member of the Center for Research on Complex Automated Systems CASY "Giuseppe Evangelisti". Since December 2011 he is an assistant professor at D.E.I. 

From August 2007 to February 2008 he visited the ARES (LIDS) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In 2011 and 2013 he has been visiting scholar at University of Arizona (UoA), Tucson. Since december 2011, he is an assistant professor at  D.E.I..

Research topics



  • December 16, 2014, our paper "L. Marconi and R. Naldi, Control of Aerial Robots" received the CSM 2014 Outstanding Paper Award!
  • September 9, 2014, our paper "R. Naldi, M. Furci, R.G. Sanfelice, and L. Marconi, Global Trajectory Tracking for Underactuated VTOL Aerial Vehicles using Cascade Control Paradigms" has received the best presentation award at 2014, Bergamo!
  • July 17, 2014: our paper "M. Nicotra, E. Garone and R. Naldi, Taut Cable Control of a Tethered UAV" has been selected as Young Authors Prize (YAP) finalist at IFAC WC 2014!
  • March, 2014: SHERPA  @ Geo (RAI3) (VIDEO)
  • January, 2014: we received 5 Intel Galileo boards (Arduino compatible) for new SETA 2014/2015!
  • November. 2013: IROS2013: our paper "An Over-Actuated Aerial platform for Aerial Inspection and Manipulation" has been selected as a  Best Video Paper Award finalist