He teaches the following courses at the Polytechnic University of Marche:

  • Machine Mechanics (M/Z), Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Ancona
  • Mechanics of Automatic Machinery, Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering and Computer and Automation Engineering, Ancona.

Mail: m.palpacelli@staff.univpm.it – Phone: 071 220 4748


He graduated in Mechanical Engineering at the Polytechnic University of Marche in 2004; he obtained the Ph.D. degree in Intelligent Artificial Systems in Information Engineering, in Engineering Management and in Industrial Engineering in 2008; he has been a researcher in Machine Mechanics at the Department of Industrial Engineering and Mathematical Sciences of the Polytechnic University of Marche since 2008. In 2 in 2017 he obtained the scientific qualification in the academic field 09/A2 of Applied Mechanics, needed to practice the profession of associate professor. He is author of more than 40 scientific papers indexed Scopus and he is the co-inventor of two patents.


His research activity is carried out in the fields of Applied Mechanics and Robotics. Much of his scientific papers is devoted to the study of parallel kinematics machines, in particular to the kinematic analysis of manipulators, to the design and prototyping of their mechanical structure and control architecture. He gained advanced knowledge in the field of Bioengineering during a collaboration with the Engineering Department of King’s College in London, focusing his studies on rehabilitation robotics. Among the activities followed in his research group, he contributed to the development of national research projects on bioengineering and miniaturized robotics, and of European projects in the textile sector. He is currently involved in the following topics: collaborative robotics, the study and design of reconfigurable robots, micro robotised assembly, visual servoing of rigid and flexible robots and multi-body system dynamics.


  • Palpacelli, M., Static performance improvement of an industrial robot by means of a cable-driven redundantly actuated system, (2016) Robotics and Computer-Integrated Manufacturing, 38, pp. 1-8.
  • 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), pp. 1541-1547.
  • 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.
  • Carbonari, L., Battistelli, M., Callegari, M., Palpacelli, M.-C., Dynamic modelling of a 3-CPU parallel robot via screw theory, (2013) Mechanical Sciences, 4 (1), pp. 185-197.
  • Palpacelli, M.-C., Palmieri, G., Callegari, M., A Redundantly Actuated 2-Degrees-of-Freedom Mini Pointing Device, (2012) Journal of Mechanisms and Robotics, 4 (3), 031012 (10 pages).
  • Palmieri, G., Palpacelli, M.C., Callegari, M., Study of a Fully Compliant U-joint Designed for Minirobotics Applications, (2012) Journal of Mechanical Design, 134 (11), 111003 (9 pages).
  • Callegari, M., Palpacelli, M.-C., Prototype design of a translating parallel robot, (2008) Meccanica, 43 (2), pp. 133-151.
  • Callegari, M., Palpacelli, M.-C., Principi, M., Dynamics modelling and control of the 3-RCC translational platform, (2006) Mechatronics, 16 (10), pp. 589-605.
  • Callegari, M., Palpacelli, M., Scarponi, M., Kinematics of the 3-CPU parallel manipulator assembled for motions of pure translation, (2005) Proceedings – IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, 2005, art. no. 1570736, pp. 4020-4025.