Human-multi-robot systems interaction

Human-multi-robot systems interaction 2018-12-28T17:36:48+00:00

Project Description


Multi-robot systems are becoming increasingly popular, in the last few years. The possibility of having large computation, communication and sensing capabilities in limited-size devices makes it attractive to solve several applications exploiting the capabilities of a team of robots.

While the majority of current multi-robot systems applications can be found in industrial domains (mainly in the logistics field), the increasing popularity of small-size mobile robotic platforms (ground, aerial, underwater, etc.) will probably lead to having multi-robot systems in domestic, daily-life, applications in the near future.

Usually, multi-robot systems are designed to work autonomously: decentralized control strategies can be found for achieving coordinated behaviors, without the need for a centralized control unit.

We are currently working on including the human operator in the control of multi-robot systems. This will allow to exploit humans’ high-level cognitive capabilities, to achieve interesting and complex behaviors in the multi-robot system.

The main idea is to implement a natural interaction system, that provides the user with an effective way of handling a complex system, with a cognitively sustainable load.



LORENZO SABATTINIAssociate Professor
Tel.: +39 052252 3528/2666

My main research interests are in the field of multi-robot systems and decentralized control. In particular, I’m working on coordination of multi-robot systems, decentralized…

VALERIA VILLANIAssistant Professor
Tel.: +39 0522 52 3533

Valeria Villani is Assistant Professor at the Department of Sciences and Methods for Engineering (DISMI) of the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia since 2017…

CRISTIAN SECCHIAssociate Professor
Tel.: +39 0522 522235

Cristian Secchi was born on February 4th, 1975. He graduated in computer science engineering, with majors in robotics and automation, at the University of Bologna (I) on July…

Phone: +39 0522 522 213

Cesare has over 25 years of experience in the area of industrial automation and robotics, with a solid scientific background certified by over 200 publications in leading …

Selected publications

Project News