University of Rome, "La Sapienza" 2006 – 2009

BSc in Automation and System Engineering

Thesis: Design and Realization of an autonomous mobile platform

Tutor: Prof. Salvatore Monaco, DIAG, La Sapienza

Value: 107/110


University of Rome "La Sapienza" 2009 – 2012

MSc in System and Control Engineering

Thesis: An autonomous mobile platform in an "Augmented reality" environment

Tutor: Prof. Salvatore Monaco, DIAG, La Sapienza

Value: 110 cum laude/110


Double PhD in Automation and Operative Research 2012-2016 between

University of Rome "La Sapienza" - Italy
L2S, Supélec, Université Paris Sud XI - France

Thesis: Non linear sampled-data for mobile robotics

Italian tutor: Prof. Salvatore Monaco, DIAG, Sapienza
French tutor: Prof. Dorothee Normand-Cyrot L2S, Supélec



During my university career I have acquired knowledge in engineering, with more interest in the field of control engineering, using the techniques of control for linear systems such summary trial, root locus, assignment of eigenvalues, synthesis of robust controllers. For systems of nonlinear control technique of Dynamic feedback linearization, backstepping.


Use of software in the control and engineering design e.g. Matlab & Simulink; Multiphisics programs such as Comsol. Mechanical modeling: Solidworks, SolidEdge. Use of Microsoft Windows operating systems, Mac OS, Linux Ubuntu. Knowledge of software ROS (Robot Operating System). Using the 3D printer uPrint SE

C/C++, C embedded, Java, Matlab, Assembler, Basic, JavaScript, Jquery, JSON, HTML, HTML 5, CSS, CSS3, sql, php, LATEX, UML
Microchip micros series PIC16F e PIC18F 8bit, dsPIC 16bit and Arduino. Linux Embedded ARM board: FoxBoard, Aria, Arietta, BeagleBone Black, CubieBoard v2, Intel Galileo, EDISON, NVIDIA Jetson TK1 & TX1. Oscilloscopes, tester, function generator Tektronix.
Matlab & Simulink, Comsol, Solidworks, SolidEdge, Eagle, VMware, R.O.S. (Robot Operative System).


Licensed of engineer in Italy


Last featured experiences:


Employment: March 2017 - Now
Current city: Tokyo, Japan

Position: Robotics Engineer

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • International project in Autonomous vehicles (Tokyo, Japan) - [September 2017, Now]
    • Design and setup autonomous vehicles
    • ROS integration and application with Autoware
    • Develop robotic services in automotive environments
  • DICT laboratory for ENEL SpA (Rome, Italy) - [March 2017, September 2017]
    • IoT research and scouting products in domestic and industrial environments 
    • IoT analysis and design for new products
    • Control theory and cost optimisation

IIT Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia


Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia

Employment: Oct 2014 – March 2015
City: Genova, Italy

Position: Stage

Roles and Responsibilities:

A Collaboration for european project called CoDyCo. Analysis of the phenomena of friction on brushless motors of the humanoid robot iCub. Development of a program on Matlab to estimate the phenomena of friction.

Reference: Prof. Francesco Nori and Daniele Pucci

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NVIDIA Jeston Champs

Offers inventive solutions to engineering problems, guidance on tricky mechanical issues and tutorials that help people of all ages learn the skills to build professional-quality robots.

Contribution of mobility

Jun 2013 - Université Franco Italienne (UFI)
Contribution of mobility on joint program between the university of Rome "La Sapienza" and The Université Paris Sud (Paris XI) for the Thesis on: [FRA] "Applications de l'automatique non linéaire échantillonnée à la robotique mobile" - [ENG] "Non linear sampled-data control for mobile robotics"

Excellent graduated "Sapienza" - 2011/2012

Best thesis and course of study in Master degree of System and control theory engineering with Ms Thesis: "An autonomous mobile platform in an "Augmented reality" environment"

Ph.D. Scholarship
Oct 2012 - Università degli Studi di Roma 'La Sapienza' Ph.D. Scholarship in Italy for research and university studies on thesis: [ITA]"Applicazioni dell'automatica non lineare a segnali campionati alla movimentazione robotica" - [ENG] "Non linear sampled-data for mobile robotics"


Last featured presentation:

GPU Technology Conference Europe 2017

October 11th - 13th2017 Exhibition robots Panther in NVIDIA booth.
Munich, Germany. Max-Joseph-Straße 5, 80333 München, Germania

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Last featured publication:

Robot augmented reality

Abstract:The idea is to allow the robot to interact with obstacles that are not really present in the environment, but have been drawn from an external operator. The robot uses different control techniques to navigate in an environment where there are both real obstacles and therefore with the need to avoid the obstacles and with the use of planners treated in the previous part of building a trajectory is capable of avoiding obstacles really exist in the environment and “drawn” and therefore virtual.
This technique is useful in the testing phase and staff training, thus giving the opportunity to try to drive a robot which will operate in hard environments, but just have turn on the robot and can test the behavior and see how the robot performs in a simulated environment.

Raffaello Bonghi

Poster presented In 2nd GPU Technology Conference Europe, Munich, Germany, Internationales Congress Center München, 10-12 October 2017.

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Passion for robotics, from design engineering, electronics, computing and control. Organization of various events of amateur robotics, the most significant events are: 2006 during the Eurobot held in Catania. Organization at the FabLab SPQwoRk Rome event Officine Robotiche 2014 and Officine Robotiche 2015.

Manager of the websites of non-vocational:

Officine Robotiche logo

Founder and Vice President of Officine Robotiche a NO PROFIT association works to diffuse robotics in Italy and other. logo is the official website in Italy for minisumo competition.


This forum was born during my first year of Automatic engineering (2006) . Now is the official forum for the DIAG department.

Sports: basketball, snowboarding and billiards, with the interest in windsurfing and football.

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