Luca Bascetta was born in Milan (Italy) in 1974. He received the "Laurea" degree cum laude in Computer Science Engineering in 1999 from Politecnico di Milano, Italy.
Before being enrolled in the Doctorate programme, he spent some months working as a consultant in the robotic and computer vision fields. Then, he received the Doctorate degree in Information Technology in 2004 from Politecnico di Milano, Italy.
From 2004 to 2006 he has been a Research Assistant at the Department of Electronics and Computer Science of Politecnico di Milano, teaching Control System Technologies and Engineering to Computer Science Engineering students.
From 2006 to 2014 he has been an Assistant Professor in Automatic Control at the School of Industrial Engineering of Politecnico di Milano.
Since January 2015 he has been Associate Professor in Automatic Control at the School of Industrial and Information Engineering of Politecnico di Milano. Prof. Bascetta currently teaches, at Politecnico di Milano, Fundamentals of Automatic Control to Aerospace Engineering students and Automatic Control to Mechanical Engineering students.
His research interests include industrial and mobile robotics, visual serving and all the problems related to motion control systems.
He took part in the European research project ROSETTA (ICT-230902-ROSETTA, Robot control for Skilled ExecuTion of Tasks in natural interaction with humans; based on Autonomy, cumulative knowledge and learning) regarding safe human-robot interaction aspects, and to the research activities of some national research projects and research contracts. He was the person in charge for Politecnico di Milano in the experiment FIDELIO, one of the experiments of the FP7 four-year long European Integrating Project ECHORD, focusing on innovative techniques to make industrial robot programming faster, easier and more intuitive. He is the person in charge for Politecnico di Milano in the experiment GRAPE, one of the experiments of the FP7 four-year long European Integrating Project ECHORD++, focusing on innovative planning, perceptions and control techniques for agricultural robots.
Since 2014 he has been member of the IEEE-RAS Technical Committee on Autonomous Ground Vehicle and Intelligent Transportation System.
Since 2013 he has been Associate Editor for the ICRA conference and he is currently Associate Editor for the IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters. He is a reviewer of many international conferences and journals, receiving the 2008 Best Referee Award for the Journal of Process Control.
Prof. Bascetta has been senior member of IEEE Robotics and Automation Society since 2007 and of the Società Italiana dei Docenti e Ricercatori in Automatica (SIDRA).