As you may know, the IEEE Norway Section is now approaching for voting. Voting will start from Dec. 1st 2019 and close at Dec 15th 2019. For the health of our section, I really encourage you to take the time to exercise your vote to choose our future.
On Friday 22.11.2019, a television crew from the Italian channel La7 visited the Dept. of Engineering Sciences, University of Agder (UiA), Grimstad. The crew interviewed me and other colleagues. The crew also also visited the university facilities and laboratories, such as the Mechatronics Innovation Lab (MIL) and the I4Helse arena. The crew was very interested in assistive technology for elderly people.
On the 26th of November 2019, I was honoured to represent the Dept. of Engineering Sciences, University of Agder (UiA), Grimstad, and the Dept. of Mechanical, Electronic and Chemical Engineering at Oslo Metropolitan University (OsloMet) at the H2020 upcoming calls on Robotics and AI: Information and Brokerage day. This was a good opportunity to initiate synergies with potential partners within the field of mechatronics.
On the 15th of November 2019, a delegation of colleagues from the Dept. of Mechanical, Electronic and Chemical Engineering at Oslo Metropolitan University (OsloMet) visited the Dept. of Engineering Sciences, University of Agder (UiA), Grimstad. This was a good opportunity to initiate synergies between universities within the field of mechatronics.
I am especially thankful to Professor Webjørn Rekdalsbakken, Department of Engineering and Natural Sciences, Aalesund University College. He gave me the chance to teach Real time computer programming together with Girts Strazdins and with Ivar Blindheim. I really enjoyed this experience. During the last year course in Real Time Systems, our students focused on several challenges that currently affect the filed of maritime applications and related industry. In the following, an overview of the
When I started my PhD studies at Aalesund University College, I gave my contribution to the setting up of the Mechatronics Lab. One major contribution consisted in developing the website for the newly constituted Mechatronics Laboratory. This work has been done as extra in my spare time. The website is based Joomla. Joomla is a free and open-source content management system (CMS) for publishing web content. It is built on a model–view–controller web application framework that can be us
Ocean Talent Camp is an event that encompasses all offshore industries, and a wide variety of businesses from all around the region of Sunnmøre . Recruitment is the main focus. This event is organised every year by Aalesund University College. During this even all the researchers and PhD students are invited to present their ongoing work by means of a poster exhibition. Quite unexpectedly, one of my poster has been awarded with the price for "Best PhD poster". Here is the awarded poster.
Publications Filippo Sanfilippo, Lars Ivar Hatledal, Arne Styve, Houxiang Zhang and Kristin Ytterstad Pettersen. Integrated Flexible Maritime Crane Architecture for the Offshore Simulation Centre AS (OSC): A Flexible Framework for Alternative Maritime Crane Control Algorithms. IEEE Journal of Oceanic Engineering PP(99):1-12, 2015. Video Abstract The Offshore Simulator Centre AS (OSC) is the world's most advanced provider of simulators for demanding offshore operations. However, even though
This is another student project at Aalesund University College, Mechatronics course (Spring semester 2012). The main idea of this project consists in developing a modular snake robot capable of grasping objects. The initial mockup of the project is described in the figure below.
This is another student project at Aalesund University College, Mechatronics course (Spring semester 2012). The main idea of this project consists of developing a modular "H"-shaped four-legged robot. The robot should have the pose and locomotion capabilities of standing, crawling, turning, and lateral crawling, ... The initial mockup of the project is described in the figure below.
This is another student project at Aalesund University College, Mechatronics course (Spring semester 2012). The main idea of this project consists of developing a modular five-limbed robot. The goal is to develop a versatile robotic mobile platform featuring an easy-to-build mechanical structure, various locomotion capabilities and high manipulation flexibility. The initial mockup of the project is described in the image below.
This post describe another project that I have assigned to our students at Aalesund University College while teaching mechatronics. In particular, this project addresses the problem of body mapping in robotic imitation where the demonstrator and imitator robots may not share the same embodiment (degrees of freedom, body morphology, constraints and so on).