Mechatronics Product Development: Overview and Main Challenges

DISI Seminar 2024
23 aprile 2024
Orario di inizio 
Polo Ferrari 1 - Via Sommarive 5, Povo (Trento)
Aula A110
Organizzato da: 
Dipartimento di Ingegneria e Scienza dell'Informazione
Professionisti del settore
Comunità universitaria
Ingresso libero
prof. Giovanni Iacca
Gianpiero Negri, Amazon Global Robotics


The goal of this seminar is to provide an overview of Advanced Robotics and Mechatronics Product Design and Validation for industrial logistics applications, as well as introduce Amazon Mechatronics and Sustainable Packaging organization. The main contents will be an outline of end-to-end product development process, its main challenges, the standardization and compliance aspects, and some insights on how to leverage a global innovation Lab network to enable and speed-up the development and change management process.
A quick overview of AI/ML applied to Robotics Products will be also provided, and the final part of the talk will be given by Sebastiano Dal Ben, Amazon Mechatronics Technical Program Manager and product compliance expert, who will describe a comprehensive application use case.

About the Speaker

Gianpiero Negri received the MSc degree summa cum laude in Computer Science – Electronic Engineering from Salerno University, a post MSc degree in Industrial Research, Mechatronics and Automation from CNR-ITIA (Italian National Research Council - Institute of Industrial Technologies and Automation, 2005). He also holds a Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics (dissertation title “A Game Theoretical Approach to Safe Decision-Making System Development for Autonomous Machines”).
He’s currently Principal Manager - WW Robotics Safety Engineering at Amazon Global Robotics (Mechatronics and Sustainable Packaging Customer eXperience), leading the worldwide CX Robotics safety and compliance team and managing safety systems innovation, research, development, implementation and certification for mechatronics/robotics system, safe artificial intelligence systems, safe integration of technologies in automated research and testing Lab environment.
In 2004 he joined Italian National Research Council (CNR) as researcher in the field of Mechatronics. Since 2007 he has been technical leader and scientific responsible of several R&D programs in the field of advanced mechatronics, robotics and industrial automation. Since 2017 he’s a member of ISO technical committees and working groups focused on development of autonomous machine safety and functional safety standards: ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC42 – Artificial Intelligence, ISO TC 299/WG3 focused on industrial robotics safety/integrated robotic systems, etc. Since 2018 he’s an IEEE Computer Society – IEEE Software reviewer.
His current research interests include mechatronics, functional safety, automotive control systems, sensors, system engineering, robotics, electronic control system of advanced machines, scientific dissemination and artificial intelligence. He is author of several scientific and dissemination papers in the field of mechatronics, robotics and artificial intelligence, and he holds several patents in mechatronics and automotive related fields.