Iโ€™m Raffaello Bonghi an ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น Italian enthusiastic ๐Ÿค– robotics engineer, born in the eternal city of ๐Ÿ›ต Rome and now Iโ€™m living in ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง England.

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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. Iโ€™d take apart everything, including the family TV, to see how things worked. Studying Greek and Latin by day (In Italy you can choose โ€œClassicโ€ 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:

Raffaello at Maker Faire Rome 2018
Raffaello at Maker Faire Rome 2018