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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 strategies for connectivity maintenance, and emerging collective behaviors. I'm also interested in mobile robots in industrial environments, traffic coordination and advanced sensing techniques.
I am one of the founders of the IEEE RAS Technical Committee on Multi-Robot Systems. The TC was founded in 2014, and since then I have been serving as the corresponding co-chair.
I am co-organizer and Program Chair for the International Symposium on Multi-Robot and Multi-Agent Systems (MRS) 2017
I am co-organizer of the ICRA 2017 Workshop Human Multi-Robot Systems Interaction
I am co-organizer of the IEEE RAS Summer School on Multi-Robot Systems
I am co-organizer of the ICRA 2016 Workshop Fielded multi-robot systems operating on land, sea, and air
I am co-organizer of the IV 2016 Workshop Cooperative autonomous intelligent vehicles are advanced robotic systems of systems: current trends and challenges
I am co-organizer of the IROS 2015 Workshop Cooperative vehicles and robotic systems for industrial applications
I am co-organizer of the RSS 2015 Workshop Principles of Multi-Robot Systems
I am co-organizer of the IROS 2014 Workshop The future of multiple-robot research and its multiple identities
I am co-organizer of the ICRA 2014 Workshop Crossing the Reality Gap: Control, Human Interaction and Cloud Technology for Multi- and Many- Robot Systems
I am co-organizer of the ERF 2014 Workshop Advanced Robotics for Industrial Logistics
I am co-organizer of the ICRA 2013 Workshop Crossing the Reality Gap From Single to Multi- to Many Robot Systems
January 2017 - today
Associate Editor for the IEEE Robotics and Automation Magazine (RA-M)
June 2015 - today
Associate Editor for the IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters (RA-L)
June 2015 - today
Review Editor for Frontiers in Robotics and AI
June 2014 - today
Associate Editor for the International Journal of Advanced Robotic Systems (Topic: Mobile Robots and Multi-Robot Systems)
September 2014 - July 2015
Guest Editor for the Special Issue on Networked Cooperative Autonomous Systems of the IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering (T-ASE), 2014. [Download the Call for Papers]
I am co-organized and Program Chair for the International Symposium on Multi-Robot and Multi-Agent Systems (MRS) 2017
I am member of the Program Committee of DARS 2016
December 2012 - today
Assistant Professor (Ricercatore) in Robotics and Automation at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia.
January 2012 - November 2012
Post-doc Research Fellow in Robotics and Automation at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia.
2009 - 2012
PhD Student in Control System Engineering and Operational Research at the Alma Mater Studiorum - University of Bologna.
Thesis: Nonlinear Control Strategies for Cooperative Control of Multi-Robot Systems (pdf).
Advisor: Prof. Claudio Melchiorri
March 2010 - September 2010
Visiting Researcher at University of Maryland, College Park, MD, USA.
Research topic: connectivity maintenance for multi agent systems.
Supervisor: Dr. Nikhil Chopra
2007 - 2008
Research Fellow in Robotics and Automation at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia
Master Degree (Laurea Specialistica) in Mechatronic Engineering at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, with a thesis in Industrial Mobile Robotics titled "Sviluppo e verifica sperimentale di algoritmi di controllo di formazione per robot mobili " ("Development and experimental test of algorithms of formation control for mobile robots")
First Level Degree (Laurea) in Mechatronic Engineering at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, with a thesis in Industrial Electronics titled "Implementazione di algoritmi early warning di identificazione dei reali rapporti di trasmissione a bordo veicolo e riconoscimento malfunzionamenti della sensoristica relativa " ("Implementation of early warning algorithms for the identification of the actual gear ratio on the vehicle and recognition of failures in the related sensors"), developed within an internship at Ducati Corse s.r.l (Bologna, Italy)
Scientific High School Diploma
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