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RomeCup Jury

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Advancing Technology for Humanity Award - Most Promising Researcher in Robotics and Artificial Intelligence

At RomeCup 2023, the Fondazione Mondo Digitale ETS will hold the first edition of the Advancing Technology for Humanity - Most Promising Researcher in Robotics and AI Award that will be presented to researchers and doctoral students working on projects related to robotics and artificial intelligence. The aim of the award is to recognize the passion, dedication, perseverance, vision, creativity, and talent of young men and women working in research centres and Italian universities. Only physical researchers conducting research activities in centres, bodies, institutes, universities or other public and private structures may compete for the award. A jury appointed by the Fondazione Mondo Digitale and the Campus Bio-Medico University of Rome, composed of academics and representatives of the technical-scientific world, will evaluate the applications and select the winner, who will be announced at the Campidoglio on May 5 during the RomeCup 2023 awards ceremony. The €5000 prize will be delivered directly to the winner.

Selection Criteria

  1. Relevance of research to Award topic: “Advancing Technology for Humanity” 
  2. Degree of innovation
  3. Technology Readiness Level (TRL) 
  4. Scientific impact 
  5. Social impact 
  6. Economic impact 



Paolo Dario, Professor emeritus of Biomedical Robotics, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna di Pisa


  • Antonio Bicchi, President I-RIM 
  • Emilio Fortunato Campana, Director, CNR Dept. Engineering, ICT and Technology for Energy and Transport
  • Rita Cucchiara, Director, Artificial Intelligence Research and Innovation Centre  (AIRI), University of Modena and Reggio Emilia  
  • Eugenio Guglielmelli, Rector, Campus Bio-Medico University, Rome 
  • Alfonso Molina, Personal Chair in Technology Strategy, University of Edinburgh; Scientific Director, Fondazione Mondo Digitale
  • Giovanni Muscato, Director, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Catania 
  • Daniele Nardi, Professor of Artificial Intelligence, Sapienza University, Rome 
  • Bruno Siciliano, Professor, “Federico II” University of Naples
  • Loredana Zollo, Dean, Faculty of Engineering, Campus Bio-Medico University, Rome  

Over 130 candidatures have been submitted. A few examples: a project on the application of advanced machine learning techniques to custom-tailor treatment for patients with genetic diseases, an analysis of the potential and limits of innovative technology in tissue engineering and regenerative medicine. One candidate proposed the issue of developing smart and sustainable city ecosystems.

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