Robustness in multi-robot systems

2017-12-27T15:09:18+00:00

Abstract Decentralized control strategies for multi-robot systems typically assume the presence of a connected communication graph among the robots. This allows to assuming the possibility of exchange of information, so that robots can complete common tasks, and achieve common objectives. While strategies exist for ensuring connectivity preservation as the robots move, typically [...]

Surgical robotics

2017-12-27T15:14:11+00:00

Abstract The introduction of robotic surgery within the operating rooms has significantly improved the quality of many surgical procedures. Recently, the research on medical robotics systems focused on increasing the level of autonomy in order to give them the possibility to carry out simple surgical actions in an autonomous way. This research [...]

Decentralized control of multi-robot systems

2017-12-15T12:20:03+00:00

Abstract Decentralized control of multi-robot systems is a very active research area, that aims at developing methodologies for achieving coordinated behaviors in multi-robot systems, without the need for a centralized control unit. The main idea is that of having each robot able to exchange information with its neighbors: based on such information, [...]

Physical human-robot interaction

2017-12-27T15:15:01+00:00

Abstract In the industrial field a lot of tasks can be executed automatically by means of robotic manipulators, e.g. pick and place, welding, assembly or product inspection. For this reason the way the trajectory is “taught” to the robot becomes crucial. Teaching techniques involving manual guidance of the robot maximize the possibilities [...]

Coordination and control of AGVs

2017-12-27T15:08:21+00:00

Abstract Automated warehouse systems are becoming increasingly popular, in the last years. Along these lines, researches on the coordination of the fleet of automated guided vehicles (AGVs), as a solution for addressing the problems of production efficiency and flexibility, are becoming more and more important. Our work mainly focuses on methodologies for [...]