Matteo Cianchetti is Assistant Professor at The BioRobotics Institute of Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, leading the Soft Mechatronics for Biorobotics Lab. He received the MSc degree in Biomedical Engineering (cum laude) from the University of Pisa and the PhD degree in Biorobotics from Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna. He is author or co-author of more than 100 international peer reviewed papers, and he regularly serves as a reviewer for more than 10 international journals. He is Section Editor-in-Chief for the MDPI Actuators, and Associate Editor for the IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters and the international journal Frontiers in Robotics and AI. He has been and currently is involved in EU-funded projects with the main focus on the development of Soft Robotics technologies. His main research interests include bioinspired robotics and the study and development of new systems and technologies based on soft/flexible materials for soft actuators, smart compliant sensors, flexible mechanisms, and variable stiffness systems. He is also very active in the Soft Robotics international community, being directly involved in actions and events to promote the diffusion of soft robotics technologies. He has been appointed as Local Chair for organizing the first edition of the IEEE-RAS International Conference on Soft Robotics – RoboSoft 2018 and Program Chair for RoboSoft 2022. He is also serving as corresponding Chair for the IEEE TC on Soft Robotics.