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Institute of Applied Data Science


Dr Lorenzo Jamone

Lorenzo Jamone

Lecturer in Robotics & Turing Fellow

School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science
CS 407, Peter Landin Building, Mile End
Tel +44 (0)20 7882 7825


Artificial Intelligence, Robotics Engineering, software engineering, tactile/force sensing


I am Lecturer in Robotics at ARQ (Advanced Robotics at Queen Mary), Queen Mary University of London, UK. I am interested in robot learning and cognition, with a focus on body schema, affordances, eye-hand coordination, manipulation, tool use, tactile/force sensing.

I also collaborate with VisLab, at the Instituto de Sistemas e Robotica of the Instituto Superior Tecnico (Lisbon, Portugal), as visiting associate researcher in humanoid and cognitive robotics, and with SuganoLab, at the Department of Modern Mechanical Engineering of Waseda University (Tokyo, Japan), as visiting professor in tactile sensing for robotic manipulation.

Before I was with the Biped Group of Takanishi Lab (Waseda University), and with the RBCS (Robotics Brain and Cognitive Science) Department of the IIT (Italian Institute of Technology).


Publications of specific relevance to Applied Data Science


Denoun B, Leon B, Hansard M and Jamone L (2021). Grasping Robot Integration and Prototyping: The GRIP Software Framework. Ieee Robotics and Automation Magazine  10.1109/MRA.2021.3066049


Ribeiro P, Cardoso S, Bernardino A and Jamone L (2020). Fruit quality control by surface analysis using a bio-inspired soft tactile sensor. Ieee International Conference On Intelligent Robots and Systems  8875-8881. 10.1109/IROS45743.2020.9340955
Frazier PA, Jamone L, Althoefer K and Calvo P (2020). Plant Bioinspired Ecological Robotics. Frontiers Media  Frontiers in Robotics and Ai  vol. 7, 10.3389/frobt.2020.00079
Hoffmann M, Lanillos P, Jamone L, Pitti A and Somogyi E (2020). Editorial: Body Representations, Peripersonal Space, and the Self: Humans, Animals, Robots. Frontiers in Neurorobotics  vol. 14, 10.3389/fnbot.2020.00035
Junput B, Farkhatdinov I and Jamone L (2020). Touch It, Rub It, Feel It! Haptic Rendering of Physical Textures with a Low Cost Wearable System. 10.1007/978-3-030-63486-5_29


Taniguchi T, Piater J, Worgotter F, Ugur E, Hoffmann M, Jamone L, Nagai T, Rosman B, Matsuka T, Iwahashi N and Oztop E (2019). Symbol Emergence in Cognitive Developmental Systems: A Survey. Ieee Transactions On Cognitive and Developmental Systems  vol. 11, (4) 494-516. 10.1109/TCDS.2018.2867772
Saponaro G, JAMONE L, Alexandre B and Giampiero S (2019). Beyond the Self: Using Grounded Affordances to Interpret and Describe Others’ Actions. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers  Ieee Transactions On Cognitive and Developmental Systems  10.1109/TCDS.2018.2882140


Vallverdú J, Trovato G and Jamone L (2018). Allocentric emotional affordances in HRI: The multimodal binding. Multimodal Technologies and Interaction  vol. 2, (4) 10.3390/mti2040078
Tomo TP, Regoli M, Schmitz A, Natale L, Kristanto H, Somlor S, Jamone L, Metta G and Sugano S (2018). A New Silicone Structure for uSkin—A Soft, Distributed, Digital 3-Axis Skin Sensor and Its Integration on the Humanoid Robot iCub. Ieee Robotics and Automation Letters  vol. 3, (3) 2584-2591. 10.1109/LRA.2018.2812915
Jamone L, Ugur E, Cangelosi A, Fadiga L, Bernardino A, Piater J and Santos-Victor J (2018). Affordances in Psychology, Neuroscience, and Robotics: A Survey. Ieee Transactions On Cognitive and Developmental Systems  vol. 10, (1) 4-25. 10.1109/TCDS.2016.2594134
Jamone L, Ugur E and Santos-Victor J (2018). Guest Editorial Special Issue on Affordances. Ieee Transactions On Cognitive and Developmental Systems  vol. 10, (1) 1-3. 10.1109/TCDS.2018.2808978
Vicente P, Jamone L and Bernardino A (2018). Markerless Eye-Hand kinematic calibration on the iCub humanoid robot. Frontiers Robotics Ai  vol. 5, (JUN) 10.3389/frobt.2018.00046


Ribeiro P, Khan MA, Alfadhel A, Kosel J, Franco F, Cardoso S, Bernardino A, Santos-Victor J and Jamone L (2017). A Miniaturized Force Sensor Based on Hair-Like Flexible Magnetized Cylinders Deposited over a Giant Magnetoresistive Sensor. Ieee Transactions On Magnetics  vol. 53, (11) 10.1109/TMAG.2017.2714625
JAMONE L (2017). Covering a Robot Fingertip with uSkin: a Soft Electronic Skin with Distributed 3-axis Force Sensitive Elements for Robot Hands. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers  Ieee Robotics and Automation Letters  10.1109/LRA.2017.2734965
Ribeiro P, Asadullah Khan M, Alfadhel A, Kosel J, Franco F, Cardoso S, Bernardino A, Schmitz A, Santos-Victor J and Jamone L (2017). Bioinspired Ciliary Force Sensor for Robotic Platforms. Ieee Robotics and Automation Letters  vol. 2, (2) 971-976. 10.1109/LRA.2017.2656249


Vicente P, Jamone L and Bernardino A (2016). Robotic Hand Pose Estimation Based on Stereo Vision and GPU-enabled Internal Graphical Simulation. Journal of Intelligent and Robotic Systems: Theory and Applications  vol. 83, (3-4) 339-358. 10.1007/s10846-016-0376-6
Tomo TP, Somlor S, Schmitz A, Jamone L, Huang W, Kristanto H and Sugano S (2016). Design and Characterization of a Three-Axis Hall Effect-Based Soft Skin Sensor. Sensors (Basel)  vol. 16, (4) 10.3390/s16040491
Vicente P, Jamone L and Bernardino A (2016). Online body schema adaptation based on internal mental simulation and multisensory feedback. Frontiers Robotics Ai  vol. 3, (MAR) 10.3389/frobt.2016.00007
Jamone L, Bernardino A and Santos-Victor J (2016). Benchmarking the Grasping Capabilities of the iCub Hand with the YCB Object and Model Set. Ieee Robotics and Automation Letters  vol. 1, (1) 288-294. 10.1109/LRA.2016.2517209


Jamone L, Natale L, Metta G and Sandini G (2015). Highly sensitive soft tactile sensors for an anthropomorphic robotic hand. Ieee Sensors Journal  vol. 15, (8) 4226-4233. 10.1109/JSEN.2015.2417759


Jamone L, Brandao M, Natale L, Hashimoto K, Sandini G and Takanishi A (2014). Autonomous online generation of a motor representation of the workspace for intelligent whole-body reaching. Robotics and Autonomous Systems  vol. 62, (4) 556-567. 10.1016/j.robot.2013.12.011


Trovato G, Zecca M, Sessa S, Jamone L, Ham J, Hashimoto K and Takanishi A (2013). Cross-cultural study on human-robot greeting interaction: acceptance and discomfort by Egyptians and Japanese. Paladyn Journal of Behavioral Robotics  vol. 4, (2) 83-93. 10.2478/pjbr-2013-0006


Jamone L, Natale L, Nori F, Metta G and Sandini G (2012). Autonomous online learning of reaching behavior in a humanoid robot. International Journal of Humanoid Robotics  vol. 9, (3) 10.1142/S021984361250017X
Jamone L, Damas B, Endo N, Santos-Victor J and Takanishi A (2012). Incremental Development of Multiple Tool Models for Robotic Reaching Through Autonomous Exploration. Paladyn Journal of Behavioral Robotics  vol. 3, (3) 113-127. 10.2478/s13230-013-0102-z


Grants of specific relevance to Applied Data Science
National Centre for Nuclear Robotics (NCNR)
Stolkin R, Taylor CJ, Montazeri A, Giuliani M, Richardson TS, Althoefer KA, Scott TB, Farkhatdinov I, Hansard ME, Pipe AG, Leonardis AXC, Cavallaro AA, Stone R, Richards AG, Mistry MN, Peer A, Mcdonald-Maier KD, Melhuish C, Herrmann G, Jamone L, Poslad S, Hanheide MA, Neumann G and Malkin R
£11,588,430 Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (01-10-2017 - 31-03-2021)