Graduated in Electronic Engineering and PhD in Intelligent Artificial Systems, David Scaradozzi is Assistant Professor at Università Politecnica delle Marche. His research is focused on two main topics: (i) Educational Robotics, with special interests devoted to all the as- pects regarding the study and development of new robotic tools and lesson plans for teaching e-STrEM (environmental Science Technology robotics Engineering Maths) subjects, in formal and nonformal education; (ii) underwater robotics and marine technologies, focusing on tools for 3D scientific documentation of sea operative surveys for marine protected areas and archaeological sites study using Divers, AUVs, ROVs and other technological devices.
He has been involved in different research projects funded by the European Commission, in collaboration with several industrial companies and academic bodies both national and international. In the field of Educational Robotics, during last decade he directed many experimentations involving students of primary and secondary schools. He cooperated with more than 60 primary and secondary schools in Italy, with the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research, the Italian Ministry for Equal Opportunities and INDIRE.
He is currently the coordinator of the Erasmus+ KA201 Project “RoboPisces”, aimed at creating a teaching and learning curriculum based on Educational Robotics through a constructionist educational approach and the design of a toolkit, called RoboFish, to engage primary school kids, with the purpose to enhance the learning outcomes in STEAM subjects. He is author of about 90 publications in refereed international journals, books and conferences.