I’m Raffaello Bonghi an 🇮🇹 Italian enthusiastic 🤖 robotics engineer, born in the eternal city of 🛵 Rome and now I’m living in 🇬🇧 England.
I studied systems automation and design and mobile platform implementation at the Sapienza University of Rome and Universite Paris-Sud (where I made my PhD). But my passion for robots stems from my teens. I’d take apart everything, including the family TV, to see how things worked. Studying Greek and Latin by day (In Italy you can choose “Classic” studies) and electronics at night soon I built robots and entered competitions.
For a youth robotics club, I created a minisumo robot (Dark-Blade was my last one) with wheels to do battle in contests, similar to sumo wrestling events. Robots spot their enemy and fight, and his minisumo won.
As my robot-building skills developed and my university studies were enhancement me, I sought out to share all my knowledge online, making new robots such as:
During my last years I made open-source projects, below the most popular: