Affiliations: Sapienza University of Rome, Italy | University of Padova, Italy | Politecnico di Milano, Milan, Italy | University of Genova, Italy | Università degli Studi di Palermo, Italy | Università Politecnica delle Marche, Italy | Institute of Intelligent Systems for Automation (ISSIA), National Research Council of Italy (CNR), Italy | University of Verona, Italy | Università degli Studi di Milano - Bicocca, Italy
Note:  Corresponding author: Luca Iocchi, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy. E-mail: [email protected]
Abstract: The creation of intelligent robots has been a major goal of Artificial Intelligence since the early days and has provided many motivations to Artificial Intelligence researchers. Therefore, a large body of research has been done in this field and many relevant results have shown that integration of Artificial Intelligence and Robotics techniques is a viable approach towards this goal. This article summarizes the efforts and the achievements of several Italian research groups in the development of intelligent robotic systems characterized by a suitable integration of Artificial Intelligence and Robotic techniques. The contributions collected in this article show the long history of this research stream, the impact of the developed approaches in the scientific community, and the efforts towards actual deployment of the developed systems.