Elena Merlo was born on 25 August 1997 in Genova (Italy). She received the BD in Biomedical Engineering and the MD in Robotics Engineering, both with full mark, by the University of Genova (Italy) in 2019 and 2021, respectively. Her Master Thesis project, entitled "A Method for Dynamic Human-Robot Role Allocation based on Ergonomic Risk Prediction", was carried out at the Human-Robot Interfaces and Physical Interaction (HRI2) laboratory of Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT). Two intermediate versions of such a project, during its development, were accepted by I-RIM 2021 (in this case it was also selected as finalist for the Student Paper Award) and ICRA 2022 conferences. On March 2022, she started a period in HRI2 lab as a Phd Fellow Student to continue the same research line: she focuses on Artificial intelligence techniques for a human-aware task planning and role allocation for Human Robot Collaboration in industrial environments.
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