Marco Ceccarelli received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from La Sapienza University of Rome, Italy, in 1988. He is Professor of Mechanics of Machines at the University of Roma Tor Vergata, Italy, where he chairs LARM2: Laboratory of Robot Mechatronics. His research interests cover subjects of robot design, mechanism kinematics, experimental mechanics with special attention to parallel kinematics machines, service robotic devices, mechanism design, and history of machines and mechanisms whose expertise is documented by several published papers in the fields of Robotics. He has been visiting professor in several universities in the world and since 2014 at Beijing Institute of Technology. He is ASME fellow and doctor honoris causa from several Universities. Professor Ceccarelli serves in several Journal editorial boards and conference scientific committees. He is editor of the Springer book series on Mechanism and Machine Science (MMS) and History of MMS. Professor Ceccarelli is the President of IFToMM, the International Federation for the Promotion of MMS. He has published several papers on Robotics and has several patents of robot systems.He has started several IFToMM sponsored conferences including MEDER (Mechanism Design for Robotics) and MUSME (Multibody Systems and Mechatronics).