He used to be teacher at Università Politecnica delle Marche of Mechanics of Automatic Machinery, for Masters Students of Mechanical Engineering and Automation Engineering.

Support to the courses of the Machine Mechanics Group.

Mail: luca.carbonari@staff.univpm.it – Phone: 071 220 4418


He attains the MS in Mechanical Engineering in 2008 at Università Politecnica delle Marche. From 2009 to 2011 he is a PhD student at the same University (Engineering Sciences – Course of Computer Science, Management and Automation Engineering). From September, 2010 to February, 2011 he is with the ArmLAB, at the State University of New York at Buffalo, NY. From 2012 to 2014, and again from 2016 he is Post Doctoral Researcher for the Department of Industrial Engineering and Mathematical Sciences of the Università Politecnica delle Marche. In 2015 he is Post Doctoral Researcher at the Departement of Advanced Robotics of the Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Genoa, Italy. From September 2019 to October 2021 he has been researcher at the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Politecnico di Torino, Turin, Italy. Since November 2021 he is researcher at the Department of Industrial Engineering and Mathematical Sciences of the Università Politecnica delle Marche. He is author of more than 60 scientific memories and co-inventor of a patent.


His research interests involve Machine Mechanics and Robotics, with a particular attention for sinthesys and analysis of reconfigurable parallel kinematic machines. Among the activities of the research group he contributed at the development of national reasearch programs (PRIN) on miniature robotics. At present, his research activity is focused on collaborative robotics, design of reconfigurable parallel robots, visual servoing of flexible mechanisms and multibody system dynamics.


  • Carbonari, L., Callegari, M., Palmieri, G., Palpacelli, M.-C. A new class of reconfigurable parallel kinematic machines (2014) Mechanism and Machine Theory, 79, pp. 173-183.
  • Palpacelli, M.-C., Carbonari, L., Palmieri, G., Callegari, M. Analysis and Design of a Reconfigurable 3-DoF Parallel Manipulator for Multimodal Tasks (2015) IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics, 20 (4), art. no. 6960887, pp. 1975-1985.
  • Carbonari, L., Callegari, M., Palmieri, G., Palpacelli, M.-C. Analysis of kinematics and reconfigurability of a spherical parallel manipulator (2014) IEEE Transactions on Robotics, 30 (6), art. no. 6912002, pp. 1541-1547.
  • Carbonari, L., Callegari, M. The kinematotropic 3-CPU parallel robot: Analysis of mobility and reconfigurability aspects (2012) Latest Advances in Robot Kinematics, pp. 373-380.
  • Palpacelli, M.-C., Carbonari, L., Palmieri, G. Details on the Design of a Lockable Spherical Joint for Robotic Applications (2016) Journal of Intelligent and Robotic Systems: Theory and Applications, 81 (2), pp. 169-179.
  • Palpacelli, M., Palmieri, G., Carbonari, L., Callegari, M. Experimental identification of the static model of the HPKM Tricept industrial robot (2014) Advanced Robotics, 28 (19), pp. 1291-1304.
  • Palmieri, G., Martarelli, M., Palpacelli, M.C., Carbonari, L. Configuration-dependent modal analysis of a Cartesian parallel kinematics manipulator: Numerical modeling and experimental validation
    (2014) Meccanica, 49 (4), pp. 961-972.
  • Chen, F., Carbonari, L., Canali, C., D’imperio, M., Cannella, F. Design of a novel dexterous robotic gripper for in-hand twisting and positioning within assembly automation (2015) Assembly Automation, 35 (3), pp. 259-268.
  • Carbonari, L. Simplified approach for dynamics estimation of a minor mobility parallel robot (2015) Mechatronics, 30, pp. 76-84.
  • Palmieri, G., Palpacelli, M.-C., Carbonari, L., Callegari, M. Vision-based kinematic calibration of a small-scale spherical parallel kinematic machine (2018) Robotics and Computer-Integrated Manufacturing, 49, pp. 162-169.
  • D’Imperio, M., Carbonari, L., Rahman, N., Canali, C., Cannella, F. A novel parallely actuated bio-inspired modular limb (2015) IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, 2015-December, art. no. 7353396, pp. 347-352.

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