In Memoriam: Prof. Rezia Molfino

Aug 23, 2023 — It is with great sadness that the robotics community bids farewell to Prof. Rezia Molfino. She passed away on August 19, 2023 at the age of 80.

Rezia M. Molfino was a full professor of control of mechanical systems and robot mechanics at the University of Genova until her retirement in 2013. Her research in the robotic field has focused on simulation techniques as an effective tool for the design of new robotic architectures and their management. She is the author of more than 250 scientific works dealing with robotics, the control of nonlinear systems, factory automation, and intelligent manufacturing.

Even as emeritus professor, she remained active serving robotics research and strongly supported the education of the next generation of robotics engineers.

She was a partner in several national and international academic-industry joint projects and a member of numerous advisory boards and program committees of international scientific conferences as well as an invited speaker at round tables of international conferences and fairs. She has organized seminars and workshops on robotics and automation.

She was elected President of SIRI, the Italian Association of Robotics and Automation, in 2000 and filled this office until 2016.

Since 2000, she served as national coordinator at IFR, the International Federation of Robotics and remained active member of IFR's General Assembly until her demise.

Her dedication and passion for robotics will be missed. Please join us in offering heartfelt condolences to her family.

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