Team DIANA, which stands for Ducti Ingenio Accipimus Naturam Astrorum, works in research and development of robotics for space application.

The Team projects and produces engineering models of rover using a specific strategy and the latest technologies.

DIANA and intends to pose the foundation for a new approach to aerospace engineering, helping to bring space robotics to a more attainable level thanks to its innovative working technique.

The Team was founded in 2008 in occasion of the national project AMALIA and produced three rover prototypes: Amalia, a lunar rover projected for the national A.M.A.L.I.A. project for Google Lunar X Prize, T0-R0, the martian rover that participated to European Rover Challenge 2018, and TRINITY, the martian rover that will participate to European Rover Challenge 2019.

Team DIANA holds a decennial experience in the design and development of rovers for space exploration and human assistance and features a complete set of engineering skills, great software knowledge and exceptional organisational, managerial and teamwork skills, all crucial in the production of a project as complex as a rover prototype. 

With its innovative approach Team DIANA wants to bring space robotics to a new level while incubating future talents. The Team is currently composed by 50 members from both undergraduate and master courses of all branches of engineering and managed by Luigi di Rado as Team Leader, Stefano Bonicelli as CTO, Michele Randine as COO, Marco Mazzetti as Head of Mechanical Analysis, Francesco Masciari as Head of Computer Science and Filippo Santonocito as Head of Electronics.

Professor Sabrina Corpino is the Academic Advisor of Team DIANA.
The former Academic Advisor, Professor Giancarlo Genta, keeps following the Team as Team Mentor.

In 2019 Team DIANA started working with a clear vision, a specific work technique and a clear sense of identity. The Team is facing an increasing growth since 2018 thanks also to the participation to European Rover Challenge 2018, which had a key role in its development since it represents an unparalleled opportunity to test the Team’s solutions and to identify potential growth areas.