Our technology

HEXtraSENSE: our proprietary capacitive-based high proximity sensing technology for human-robot collaboration, optimized to sense humans’ proximity to potentially dangerous robots.


Core applications

HEXtraSENSE is the “building block” to create no-contact safe and high-range auras to cover:
(1) robots, (2) grippers & tools,
(3) AGV, etc., or to create: (4) no-entrance volume/cages.

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Our mission

Revolutionize your company and workplace with the HEXtraSENSE technology to improve safety, control, collaboration, and human-robot interaction.

novel paradigm, where humans and robots are members of the same team, can be possible through the integration of novel technologies capable of covering any non-regular surface to provide a robust and reliable awareness of the surrounding environment.High-range proximity detection is limited by the current technologies, that are capable of providing just a few centimeters of “safe” proximity range (i.e., pre-contact information). Our goal is to develop a LOW-COST, MODULAR and EASY-TO-USE technology optimized for interacting with human beings at a high distance range in both private and working environments.


HEXtraSENSE is not affected by dust, smoke, or light conditions and can be integrated / insulated in several materials for protection.

Human presence and proximity can be detected even in the presence of interposed objects. No need to worry about line-of-sight, blind corners, or hidden targets.

Not only robotics and safety: HEXtraSENSE is a plug-and-play, scalable, programmable IoT-connected technology, suitable for various needs, such as contactless wireless switches.

Industrial Applications




Who we are

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    MEDIATE'S CREATION September 2017

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    Projects and industrial initiatives 2018-2022

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    NEW SHAREHOLDERS RoboIT & Pariter Partners February-2023


Mediate Srl. – spin-off company of Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna – was established with the aim of bringing to the market revolutionary techological and scientific advancements in collaborative and industrial robotics. 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



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
Scientific Advisor and Co-Founder

Gastone is co-founder, scientific advisor and member of the board of directors of Mediate Srl. Gastone has a background on medical and collaborative robotics, a PhD in BioRobotics and he is Associate Professor of Bioengineering at the BioRobotics Institute of Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna.

Gastone Ciuti
Scientific Advisor and Co-Founder
Marco Dal Canto
Chief Executive Officer

Marco is Biomedical Engineer working at Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna as a research fellow. He joined Mediate srl, working as mechatronics engineer in different Industry 4.0 projects and gives his contribution on PCB design and HMI development.

Marco Dal Canto
Chief Executive Officer

Andrea Firrincieli
Chief Technical Officer of Mediate Robotics

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
Chief Technical Officer of Mediate Robotics
Marcello Chiurazzi
Chief Technical Officer of Mediate Perception

Marcello is a Biomedical/Robotic engineer actively working in collaborative robotics in both medical and industrial scenarios. His experience paves the way to the development of novel technologies and robotics human-centered platforms.

Marcello Chiurazzi
Chief Technical Officer of Mediate Perception
Emiliano Cutolo
Software Developer

Emiliano joined Mediate srl as Software developer with key expertise in GUI (Graphical User Interface) and HMI (Human Machine Interface) design, as well as firmware implementation for microcontrollers and control of industrial and collaborative robots. He ensures intuitive and high-performing solutions that enhance interaction between users and machines.

Emiliano Cutolo
Software Developer
Pariter Partners

Pariter Partners

Work with us

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


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 an administrative assistant, you will be part of a dynamic and competent team, whose goal is to effectively support daily business operations and contribute to the overall success of the organization. Your role at our company will involve managing a variety of essential administrative tasks, including but not limited to:

  • accurate recording and management of financial and accounting documentation;
  • processing and monitoring financial transactions, including invoicing and vendor payments;
  • handling human resources practices, including contract management and attendance tracking;
  • assisting in the preparation of reports and presentations for senior management;
  • managing internal and external communications;
  • supporting the organization of meetings and company events.

Job profile and competences

To be considered for this position, having at least a high school diploma or an associate degree in a related field is preferred. We are looking for an organized, reliable, detail-oriented individual with good communication skills and a strong work ethic. It is essential to have experience in handling administrative tasks and a basic knowledge of accounting and financial principles. Other desirable skills include familiarity with document management and accounting software, multitasking abilities, and the capacity to work effectively both as part of a team and independently.

Location: office based in Pontedera (Pisa)

Job description and main tasks

As an Electronic Engineer, you will be a key contributor to our product development team, responsible for designing and developing innovative electronic products from concept to production. Working closely with cross-functional teams, you will play a critical role in all stages of the product development lifecycle. Your responsibilities will include:

  • designing electronic circuits and systems, including schematic capture and PCB layout;
  • selecting and integrating electronic components to meet product requirements and specifications;
  • prototyping and testing electronic designs to validate functionality and performance;
  • collaborating with mechanical engineers, firmware developers, and other stakeholders to ensure seamless integration of electronics into the overall product design;
  • troubleshooting and resolving technical issues during the development process;
  • supporting manufacturing and production teams in transitioning products from prototype to mass production.

Job profile and competences

To thrive in this role, a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Electronics Engineering, or a related field is required. We are seeking a creative and analytical individual with a passion for electronics and a strong foundation in circuit design and analysis. Key skills and qualifications include:

  • proficiency in electronic design tools such as Altium Designer, Eagle, or KiCad;
  • experience with analog and digital circuit design, including microcontrollers, sensors, and communication interfaces;
  • knowledge of design for manufacturing (DFM) and design for testability (DFT) principles;
  • familiarity with regulatory standards and certifications for electronic products (e.g., EMC, safety in industrial environments);
  • excellent problem-solving abilities and attention to detail;
  • effective communication skills and the ability to work collaboratively in a team environment.

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)

Job description and main tasks

As a Quality and Certification Specialist, you will play a crucial role in ensuring the highest standards of quality and compliance for our products. Working within a dynamic and innovative team, you will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of product quality control, certification, and compliance with relevant regulations and standards. Your duties will include:

  • developing and implementing quality control procedures to ensure product reliability and performance;
  • conducting thorough product testing and analysis to identify and resolve any quality issues;
  • coordinating with external certification bodies to obtain necessary product certifications and approvals;
  • maintaining documentation and records related to product quality and certification processes;
  • providing training and support to staff on quality assurance procedures and standards.

Job profile and competences

To qualify for this position, a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Quality Management, or a related field is preferred. We are seeking a detail-oriented individual with a strong understanding of quality management principles and experience in quality control and certification processes for electronic products. Key skills and qualifications include:

  • knowledge of relevant quality standards and regulations, such as ISO 13849, ISO 62061, and RoHS;
  • experience in conducting product testing and analysis using quality assurance tools and techniques;
  • familiarity with certification processes and requirements for electronic products in various markets (e.g., CE marking, EMC certification, SIL and PL knowledge);
  • excellent communication and collaboration skills, with the ability to work effectively in a team environment;
  • strong problem-solving abilities and attention to detail.

Location: office based in Pontedera (Pisa)

Job description and main tasks

As a Test Engineer, you will be an integral part of our product development team, ensuring the quality and reliability of our electronic products through rigorous testing procedures. Working in a collaborative environment, you will be responsible for designing, implementing, and executing comprehensive test plans to validate product functionality and performance. Your duties will include:

  • developing test strategies and methodologies to verify product specifications and requirements;
  • designing and building test fixtures and equipment for automated testing processes;
  • conducting various types of tests, including functional, regression, performance, and reliability testing;
  • analyzing test results and identifying areas for improvement or optimization in product design and manufacturing processes;
  • documenting test procedures, results, and findings for internal records and regulatory compliance.

Job profile and competences

To excel in this role, a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, or a related field is preferred. We are seeking a detail-oriented individual with a strong technical background and hands-on experience in product testing and validation. Key skills and qualifications include:

  • proficiency in test automation tools and scripting languages (e.g., Python, LabVIEW);
  • familiarity with test equipment and instrumentation, such as oscilloscopes, multimeters, and spectrum analyzers;
  • knowledge of software development methodologies and version control systems;
  • excellent problem-solving skills and the ability to troubleshoot complex technical issues;
  • effective communication skills and the ability to work collaboratively in a multidisciplinary team environment.

Location: office based in Pontedera (Pisa)

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