Benedettelli is a robotics engineer, inventor, high school teacher,
free-lance LEGO designer. He occasionally
composes music for TV spots and
films, draws comics.
In 1992, his
creation "Tom the cat" was early discarded from a LEGO competition
held in a toy store in his town. He kept playing well, until his
dark-age-of-LEGO. Then, in 2003 he
discovered LEGO MINDSTORMS. In 2006, he
got a BSc degree cum laude in Computer Engineering (Automation line)
from the University of Siena with a thesis entitled “LEGO
MINDSTORMS-based mobile robots team”.
been in the MINDSTORMS Developer Program, since 2007, he is a
MINDSTORMS Community Partner, a role that The LEGO Company created
to get help from expert users. Since then, he invented many LEGO
robots, and he wrote two best-selling
books about LEGO MINDSTORMS.
In 2009, he
got a MSc degree cum laude in robotics, and worked as researcher
about mobile robotics. Then, after 18 months of pain working as R&D engineer in a
company, in 2011 he started his activity as teacher, and free-lance LEGO
designer and inventor.
Since 2007, he
partecipated to many events (Italy, Luxembourg, Nederlands, Denmark,
Spain, UAE, Qatar, Kuwait, Oman, Barhein, Saudi Arabia) and
his creations were featured in
TV shows (Italy, Germany, Sweden,
world-famous robots you should not miss
JOHNXT, a replica of Johnny 5 robot
from Short Circuit movie; the
LEGO RUBIK UTOPIA, the first NXT
Rubik's cube solving robot ever made;
ANDY the portrayer robot, that can
draw smoothly like a real artist;
MINDSTORMS-Android-hybrid humanoid robot that can walk, gesticulate,
talk and listen in natural language.