MASSIMO Callegari


He is a lecturer for the following classes at the Polytechnic University of the Marche:

  • Machines Mechanics (A/L), BS Mechanical Engineering, Ancona Campus.
  • Mechanics of Automatic Machinery, MS Computer and Automation Engineering, Ancona Campus.
  • Engineering Mechanics, BS Management Engineering, Fermo Campus.

He is the author of the textbook:

  • M. Callegari, P. Fanghella, F. Pellicano: “Meccanica Applicata alle Macchine“,” 3nd ed, Città Studi editore, 2022.

Mail: – Phone: 071 220 4444 – Institutional page

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In 1986 he graduated in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Genoa and until 1990 worked in industry, in companies operating in the factory automation business. He then joined the University of Genoa as a researcher and became an associate professor at the University of Ancona in 1998. Since 2005, he has been full professor of “Machines Mechanics” at the Department of Industrial Engineering and Mathematical Sciences of the Polytechnic University of Marche. He is president of I-Labs Industry, an innovation infrastructure for the digital transition of SMEs, and coordinator of the Marche node of the Artes 4.0 Competence Center. He is the author of more than 200 scientific papers, co-inventor of two patents and member of ASME, IFToMM Italy and I-RIM.


He was scientific leader of the national research project PRIN2005: “Mini-robotic systems for advanced technological applications” and has led local research units in various international research projects on robotics and automation topics, including EURON I and II (European Robotics Research Network) and CLAWAR (CLimbing And WAlking Robots) Networks of Excellence and the FP6 Integrated Project LEAPFROG on automation of the textile industry. More recently, he directed the HD3FLAB Project, a technology platform of the Marche Region on Industry 4.0 issues with a total budget of almost 9 M€.

His research fields mainly concern mechatronics, industrial and advanced robotics, and design of mechanical systems.


  • D. Costa, G. Palmieri, D. Scaradozzi, M. Callegari: “Experimental Validation of a Bio-Inspired Thruster”, ASME J. Dynamic Systems, Measurement and Control, 143(8), Aug. 2021.
  • M. Marconi, G. Palmieri, M. Callegari, M. Germani: “Feasibility Study and Design of an Automatic System for Electronic Components Disassembly”, ASME J. Manufacturing Science and Engineering, 141(2), 2019.
  • M. Callegari, M. Battistelli, R. Di Gregorio: “Design of a Non-Holonomic Spherical Wrist”, J Intelligent Robotic Systems: Theory and Applications, Volume 81, Issue 2, February 2016. pp. 181-194.
  • D. Massa, M. Callegari, C. Cristalli: “Manual Guidance for Industrial Robots Programming”, Industrial robot, Vol. 42 Issue 5, 2015, pp. 457-465.
  • M. Palpacelli, L. Carbonari, G. Palmieri, M. Callegari, “Analysis and design of a reconfigurable 3-dof parallel manipulator for multi-modal tasks”, IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics, Vol. 20 Issue 4, 2015, #6960887, pp.1975-1985.

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