Enhanced collaborative, flexible and modular platforms for any-scale industrial and medical applications

Our vision is to HUMANIZE ROBOTICS enhancing standard applications and creating new qualified industrial and medical procedures with an easy-to-program, intuitive-to-use, plug-and-play, flexible and modular robotic control unit. A new easy-way to bring to the market high-level integrated robotics, towards almost Ø integration-cost, fast-to-convert, high-standard and ready-to-use robotic collaborative platforms

Product and applications

That’s possible thanks to MEDIATE CONTROL UNIT with its 3(+1) modules: 1) PERCEPTION, 2) INTELLIGENCE and 3) ACTUATION, all developed in a 4) MODULAR OPERATING SYSTEM

See our today-designed industrial and medical applications in our company divisions

Many recent developments in a wide variety of fields, such as artificial intelligence, image processing, sensing and cloud computing, have inspired Mediate Srl to “humanize” traditional industrial robotics by improving perception, intelligence and actuation (within a new easy-to-use and connected operating system). “Humanization” of standard robotics will allow executing – friendly – traditionally human-performed tasks, such as most of the operations faced everyday in SMEs but also in large enterprises.

MANIPULATION ROBOTICS

MOBILE ROBOTICS

INDUSTRIAL APPLICATIONS

MACHINE TENDING

LIQUID HANDLING

PACKAGING

MATERIAL HANDLING

QUALITY CONTROL

DIS/ASSEMBLY

LOGISTICS

RECYCLING

WASTE COLLECTION

Many medical procedures – such as laparoscopy, biopsy or colonoscopy – require precise manipulation of specialized tools and robots in order to be performed. The first medical platform Mediate Srl is going to commercialize is a collaborative robotic platform capable of performing a new pain-free colonoscopy. The platform – designed within the H2020-EU Project (Endoo, G.A.: 688592) – will bring to the medical scenario a painless new technique, as effective as current colonoscopy systems, for mass screening and early detection of colorectal cancer. Easy procedures by image-assisted robot-guided techniques and user-friendly human-machine interfaces, towards automatization of the procedure, will be delivered with the Endoo medical platform.

MEDICAL APPLICATIONS

Who we are

  • 1

    YEARS OF EXPERIENCE IN INNOVATIVE RESEARCH

  • 2

    FROM RESEARCH TO BUSINESS IDEA

  • 3

    MEDIATE'S CREATION
    September 2017

  • 4

    1st AWARD WINNER
    START CUP TOSCANA
    October 2017

  • 5

    FIRST CLIENTS
    AND FIRST EMPLOYEES
    end-2017

MEET THE TEAM

Mediate Srl – spin-off company of Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna – was established with the aim of bringing to the market disruptive technological and scientific advances in robotics improving the efficiency and quality of industrial and medical procedures. Mediate comes from a high-level worldwide recognized research institute – the BioRobotics Institute of Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna – and it is composed by a multidisciplinary team with horizontal competences.

MEDIATE'S TEAM

Paolo Dario
Scientific Advisor and Co-Founder

Paolo Dario, with over thirty years of experience in multi-million European and National Projects, is Scientific Advisor and Co-Founder of Mediate Srl and Professor of Biomedical Robotics at the BioRobotics Institute of Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna

Paolo Dario
Scientific Advisor and Co-Founder
Gastone Ciuti
CEO & Co-Founder

Gastone is CEO & Co-Founder of Mediate Srl. Gastone has a bioengineering background and a PhD in Medical Robotics and he is Assistant Professor at the BioRobotics of Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna

Gastone Ciuti
CEO & Co-Founder
Joan Ortega Alcaide
CTO & Co-Founder

Joan graduated in Mathematics and Industrial Engineering from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia on 2013 and 2014, respectively. In 2016 graduated with a M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Colorado at Boulder. He is CTO and Co-Founder of Mediate, while deeply pursuing a research-oriented PhD degree at The BioRobotics Institute of Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna

Joan Ortega Alcaide
CTO & Co-Founder
Marco Guadagni
Marco Guadagni
Automation & Robotics Engineer

As control and automation engineer, Marco is very interested in collaborative robotics and automated systems. Marco leads the development of new algorithms and strategies, aiming at making robots ``smarter`` and easy to be used in the industrial robotic field.

Marco Guadagni
Automation & Robotics Engineer
Andrea Firrincieli
Aerospace Engineer

Andrea is an Aerospace Engineer, starting with FEA and design of light-weight composite structures. He translated his expertise in medical and robotics fields. Andrea try to overcome the gap between research and industry, using his problem-solving attitudes with a practical approach on the study, design, development and creation of new medical and robotics devices and platforms

Andrea Firrincieli
Aerospace Engineer
Francesco Falotico
Electronic Engineer

Francesco is a software and hardware developer with an electronics engineering degree obtained at the University of Pisa. For many years now, he have been dealing with electronic devices design in the biomedical field and in the control of integrated systems: this includes design, simulation and implementation, testing and system debugging

Francesco Falotico
Electronic Engineer
Andrea Carpinelli
Office Manager

Andrea has graduated at the School of Law of the University of Pisa in 2017. He has been trainee in a law firm in Pisa from 2017 to 2018. From February 2019 he is attending the Master in Administration, Finance and Control at the Sole 24 Ore Business School of Milan. From 2017 to 2018 he has been student of the Scuola di Politiche of Rome, founded by the former Prime Minister of Italy Enrico Letta.

Andrea Carpinelli
Office Manager
Irene Mannari
Mechanical Engineer

Irene is a Mediate's external collaborator supporting the team as Mechanical Design Engineer

Irene Mannari
Mechanical Engineer
Marcello Marzano
External CFO

Marcello is a Mediate's external collaborator supporting the company for financial activities and business plans

Marcello Marzano
External CFO
Alberto Arezzo
Medical Advisor

Alberto is the Medical Advisor of Mediate Srl (Medical Division) and Associate Professor of Surgery at the Department of Surgical Sciences at the University of Turin

Alberto Arezzo
Medical Advisor

Work with us

Be part of an Italian awarded, fast-growing robotics start-up working to best shape tomorrow’s future

Work with us

Mediate Srl is an innovative company with big ambitions. With us, you will become part of a dynamic team that is challenged to perform on a daily basis. We put ideas into action. We offer an exciting job in a dynamic and fast-growing company with the opportunity of working alongside skilled and talented colleagues. You will be working in teams with open-minded, passionate and engaged colleagues that are doing what they love to do, in an environment where all ideas and creative solutions are welcome.

We dare to do what others think is impossible and work towards making bleeding edge technologies a reality for businesses of all sizes

Open Positions

Job description and main tasks

As a software engineer specialized in computer vision, you will be part of a highly skilled team whose members are jointly responsible for designing, developing and maintaining the high-level software in our robotic applications. At Mediate Srl we have a highly transversal structure, which allows for our employees to bring their expertise to several exciting projects. Currently, two main projects, under Mediate robotics division, will require your contribution in computer vision software implementation. In the first project, the software you will be working on image manipulation and relevant information extraction in the form of features that will then be used in machine-learning algorithms for classification purposes. For the second project, you will be responsible of the implementation of 3D image reconstruction from point-cloud representations in order to aid on the generation of trajectories to be followed by a robotic arm. You will have the opportunity to work with SoA imaging technologies and software, intuitive user interfaces, 3D graphics, and much more.
In general terms, we are looking for an enthusiastic software engineer or computer scientists willing to:

  • develop and adapt advanced computer vision and state-of-the-art deep learning techniques for object detection and classification;
  • design and architect practical systems for solving challenging image-understanding problems;
  • develop and evaluate state-of-the-art computer vision algorithms for real-time control of robots and other hardware devices;
  • develop and test vision algorithms to control robots and advanced hardware systems created for human-interaction environments;
  • document algorithmic approaches, test results, prepare technical reports, present results, and demonstrate system capabilities.

 

Job profile and competences

We are looking for fast-learning, highly-qualified candidates with proven experience in the field of computer vision. The ideal candidate has some knowledge of National LabVIEW, mainly, but also MATLAB, C++ and Python experience in required.
Further, we expect the following from you:

  • ability to write clean and maintainable code;
  • solid understanding design patterns and software architecture;
  • focus on quality with a solid understanding of Test-Driven Development;
  • hands-on experience in machine-learning (deep-learning required as plus);
  • BSc in software engineering / computer science – preferably also an MSc in software/computer engineering;
  • relevant experience in the development and application of computer vision and/or machine learning algorithms to solve challenging image understanding problems;
  • independent analytical problem-solving skills;
  • ability to communicate the results of analyses in a clear and effective manner.

Other competences:

  • professional writing skills to rigorously prepare technical reports and presentations;
  • flexibility in terms of work activities to be performed (we are a start-up and we all need to work on topics out of our competences from time-to-time);
  • excellent problem-solving skills and good sensivity in keeping deadlines.

 

Location: office based in Pontedera (Pisa)

Job description and main tasks

As a control engineer, you will be part of a highly-skilled team whose members are jointly responsible for contributing to the development of a versatile, modular and interconnected robotic platform capable of solving nowadays automation needs faced by SMEs. Your employment at Mediate will require for you to contribute in the major steps of the design cycle, i.e.: i) designing, ii) developing, iii) coding, iv) simulating, v) testing, and vi) reporting functional modules for our general-purpose industrial robotic platforms. The general-purpose industrial robotic platform is composed of: 1) perception devices, such as sensors and other information sources, 2) intelligence modules interpreting and fusing such information used to guide, and 3) actuation modules. In particular, the following modules could benefit from your contribution:

  • vision modules for robotic visual servoing used in quality control and pick&place tasks;
  • local and global trajectory planners for manipulation robots and mobile machines;
  • online optimizers (g., machine learning strategies for online learning);
  • integration of new sensors (g., lasers, US, IR) and actuators (e.g., AGV, suction grippers,…) to the general-purpose industrial platforms;
  • communication (IoT) and Human-Machine Interface (HMI) modules.

Those modules will be developed to solve real-world problems using the potential of our modular industrial control unit, working on highly challenging and stimulating problems to deliver new solutions using advanced robotic systems.

 

Job profile and competences

In order to candidate to this application, you are required to have a MSc in Control and Automation or Robotics Engineering. We are looking for a passionate, fast-learning candidate, willing to work in a stimulating and dynamic environment, with strong interpersonal skills. In addition, to best fit the job application profile, you should have experience in performing as many of the following tasks as possible:

 

  • experience with sensors, actuators and electronic integration;
  • deterministic and non-deterministic communication protocols such as EtherCAT, TCP/IP, UDP and CAN-based protocols;
  • proven programming skills in as many languages as possible (C++, Python, Matlab and LabVIEW highly advised);
  • experience in programming industrial anthropomorphic and mobile robots;
  • experience in dynamic system modelling, robust control and machine/deep learning;
  • experienced user of coding repositories and software certification.

 

Other competences:

  • professional writing skills to rigorously prepare technical reports and presentations;
  • flexibility in terms of work activities to be performed (we are a start-up and we all need to work on topics out of our competences from time-to-time);
  • excellent problem-solving skills and good sensivity in keeping deadlines.

 

Location: office based in Pontedera (Pisa)

Job description and main tasks

As a mechanical design engineer, you will be part of a highly-skilled team whose members are jointly responsible for contributing to the development of our versatile, modular and interconnected collaborative robotic platforms. Specific tasks will be focused on sketching, designing and engineering-for-manufacturing structural and mechanically functional components for the next generation of robotic platforms.

The general-purpose robotic platforms developed at Mediate Srl use a wide variety of actuation modules such as anthropomorphic arms, mobile platforms or robotic grippers that in many cases require either to be fundamentally re-designed or enhanced to best execute their tasks. In particular, the following actuation modules would require your contribution:

 

  • design of an autonomous mobile platform;
  • design of a general-purpose end-effector;
  • structural dimensioning of mobile platform;
  • simulation and experimental testing of robotic platform for certification purposes;
  • re-design for manufacturing of mediate products.

 

The aforementioned tasks will contribute to solve real-world problems using the potential of robotic systems, working on highly challenging and stimulating problems to deliver new solutions to nowadays problematics.

 

Job profile and competences

In order to candidate to the application, you are required to have a MSc in Mechanical, Aerospace Engineering or equivalent. Further degrees or awards (e.g., masters, professional courses) will be considered as an advantage for the application. We are looking for a passionate, fast-learning candidate, willing to work in a stimulating and dynamic environment, with strong interpersonal skills. In addition, to best fit the job profile, you should have experience in performing as many of the following tasks as possible:

 

  • FEM analysis and numerical computation using Ansys, Abaqus or Adams software;
  • 3D CAD modelling for the design and development of concepts, components and assemblies of mechanical structures using PTC Creo, SolidWorks or similar;
  • experience in preparation of technical documentation;
  • experience in programming in MATLAB.

 

Other competences:

  • professional writing skills to rigorously prepare technical reports and presentations;
  • flexibility in terms of work activities to be performed (we are a start-up and we all need to work on topics out of our competences from time-to-time);
  • excellent problem-solving skills and good sensivity in keeping deadlines.

 

Location: office based in Pontedera (Pisa)

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