Martelli Massimo

Massimo Martelli



  +39 0532735636

  Via Canal Bianco, 28 - 44124 - Ferrara - (FE)

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  • Research Activities
  • Biographical Notes
  • Laboratories/Service

Conventional and hybrid/electric architectures for power transmission – both for locomotion and work actuators – in road and non-road vehicles.

Whole-vehicle electronic control systems.

Robot systems, autonomous driving and environment perception.

Received his M.Sc. degree in Electronics Engineering from the University of Ferrara (Italy) in 2000.

Research grant holder at CNR-CEMOTER and later at CNR-IMAMOTER from 2000 to 2004.

Head of Electronic Systems Development at HP Hydraulic (Bondioli e Pavesi Group) from 2005 to 2008.

Researcher at CNR-IMAMOTER from 2009 and later at CNR-STEMS since 2020.

General Secretary of the International Society for Terrain-Vehicle Systems since 2018.

Lecturer of Oil Hydraulic Systems at the University of Ferrara from 2018 to 2019.

  • Active Projects
  • Closed Projects

Scorpion (Cost effective robots for smart precision spraying)

Innovative architectures for efficient vehicles

TASC (Smart & Clean Agricultural Tractors)

Coryl Robot (Development of an innovative robot for automatic and autonomous on-field harvesting of hazelnuts)

EFFLICS (Eco-Friendly Fluidics for Fluid Power)

AFarCloud (Aggregate Farming in the Cloud)

COVR (Being safe around collaborative and versatile robots in shared spaces)

NANOMEMS-X (NANO composites and MEMS based Integrated Circuits Sensor Systems)

Energia (Innovative photovoltaic elements and accumulators managed on household powerline with unidirectional connection to the power grid)

Fabbrica del Futuro – CHINA (Customized Heat exchanger with Improved Nano-coated surface for earth moving machines application)

Fabbrica del Futuro – SNAPP (Surface Nano-structured Coating for Improved Performance of Axial Piston Pumps)

DCU-NET (Drum Chipper Upgrade project network)

Directional control valves for 15-20 t hydraulic excavators

Control system for powershift drivelines in combine harvesters

Distributed control over CAN bus network for agricultural tractors with CVT transmission

Hydrostatic transmission architectures for off-road applications


Research Activities of STEMS

Digital Transition in the Energy, Transport and Agriculture Sectors
Sustainable Propulsion for Transport, Off-Road and Operating Machines