Federico Tessari is a postdoctoral associate in Mechanical Engineering and a member of the Newman Laboratory under the direction of Professor Hogan. His research interests include the design and control of robotic and bionic devices for rehabilitation such as prostheses and exoskeletons. Currently he is investigating human physical interaction in order to improve robotic control for a better HMI (human-machine interaction). Originally from Italy, he earned his bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering in 2014 at University of Roma Tre (Italy) and his master’s degree in Mechatronic Engineering in 2016 at Polytechnic of Turin (Italy), both with honors. He later carried out his doctoral activities in the Rehab Technologies Laboratory at the Italian Institute of Technology (IIT-Italy) where he obtained his PhD in Mechanical Engineering in 2021 and carried out his first postdoctoral fellowship before moving to MIT.