Contact Info


Fabrizio Sergi, Bioengineering.

Fabrizio Sergi, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor




540 S. College Avenue
STAR Campus, Room 201H
Newark, DE 19713


Lab Website



Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering, 2011, Università Campus Bio-Medico di Roma


M.Sc. in Biomedical Engineering, 2007, Università Campus Bio-Medico di Roma


B.Sc. in Biomedical Engineering, 2005, Università Campus Bio-Medico di Roma




Wearable robot technologies


MR-compatible mechatronics


Compliant actuation


Robotic neurorehabilitation


Sensorimotor learning and control



Dr. Sergi is the director of the Human Robotics (HuRo) lab at the University of Delaware.


Research in the HuRo lab aims to achieve the dual goals of developing and validating robotic technologies for human assistance and rehabilitation, and of using such novel technologies in experimental studies modeling the healthy and impaired human motor control.


Example areas of interests of the HuRo lab include:

  • the combination of high-fidelity haptic feedback devices with neuroimaging to study the neural substrates of motor control;
  • the development of energy-recycling wearable orthoses for gait assistance and augmentation;
  • the development of high performance compliant actuators and interaction controllers.
  • the implementation and validation of robotic assistance schemes in neurorehabilitation



F. Sergi, A. Erwin, M. K. O’Malley, “Interaction control capabilities of an MR-compatible compliant actuator for wrist sensorimotor protocols during fMRI”, IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics, In Press.


F. Sergi, M. K. O’Malley, “On the stability and accuracy of high stiffness rendering in non-backdrivable actuators through series elasticity”, Mechatronics, vol. 26, pp. 64-75, 2015.


A. U. Pehlivan, F. Sergi, M. K. O’Malley, “A subject-adaptive controller for wrist robotic rehabilitation”, IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics, vol. 20, no. 3, 2015.


D. Accoto, F. Sergi, N. L. Tagliamonte, G. Carpino, A. Sudano, E. Guglielmelli, “Robomorphism: a nonanthropomorphic wearable robot”, IEEE Robotics and Automation Magazine, vol. 21, no. 4, pp 45-55, 2014


F. Sergi, D. Accoto, N. L. Tagliamonte, G. Carpino, E. Guglielmelli, “A systematic graph-based method for the kinematic synthesis of non-anthropomorphic wearable robots for the lower limbs”, Frontiers of Mechanical Engineering, vol. 6, no. 1, pp. 61-70, 2011