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2019, January, 24 Filippo Sanfilippo 0

Serpens: A Highly Compliant Low-Cost ROS-Based Snake Robot with Series Elastic Actuators, Stereoscopic Vision and a Screw-Less Assembly Mechanism

A new paper has been accepted for publication to the journal of Applied Sciences. The selected article is: Filippo Sanfilippo, Erlend Helgerud, Per Anders Stadheim and Sondre Lieblein Aronsen. Serpens: A Highly Compliant Low-Cost ROS-Based Snake Robot with Series Elastic Actuators, Stereoscopic Vision and a Screw-Less Assembly Mechanism. In: Applied Sciences 9.3 (2019). issn: 2076-3417. doi: 10.3390/app9030396. url: http://www.mdpi.com/2076-3417/9/3/396. I thank all my co-author, my students a

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Award Scholarship at the IEEE ICIT2015

I am very glad to announce that the new architecture of ModGrasp, one of my recent work, has been awarded with a Scholarship at the Proceeding of the IEEE International Conference on Industrial Technology (ICIT), Seville, Spain.

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2014, December, 23 Filippo Sanfilippo 0

The new version of ModGrasp has been accepted for publication at ICIT 2015

Today, I got some good news, another paper has been accepted for publication in the Proc. of the 2015 IEEE International Conference on Industrial Technology (ICIT 2015) to be held in Seville, Spain, March 17-19, 2015. The selected article is: Filippo Sanfilippo, Houxiang Zhang, Kristin Ytterstad Pettersen, "The New Architecture of ModGrasp for Mind-Controlled Low-Cost Sensorised Modular Hands". I am very happy for the result especially because as I know the ICIT committee has received a record n

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Motor calibration for modular robot

I just made a simple tutorial that can be used for motor calibration when assembling modular robots.

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Best PhD poster at Ocean Talent Camp 2014

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.

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2014, September, 30 Filippo Sanfilippo 0

Programming modular snake robots with Arduino, Aalesund University College

Here a small presentation that I have prepared for our students so that they can learn how to program modular snake robots.

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Aalesund University College at BioRob2014

I am very glad to represent Aalesund University College at the Proceedings of the 5th IEEE RAS/EMBS International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics (BioRob2014), here in São Paulo, Brazil. My presentation will be on Friday, August 15 and I am really looking forward to present ModGrasp.

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Modular robotic hand with vision object recognition capability

The main idea of this project consists of developing a modular robotic hand. A camera is embedded in the hand palm. This will allow for a stereo vision distance estimation of the object to grasp using only one camera. The idea consists in taking two pictures from different point of view by moving the arm where the hand will be placed. The two photos are then used to create a stereo image in order to estimate the distance from the object to grasp.

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Modular grasping snake robot

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.

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Modular H-shaped four-legged robot

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.

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Modular five legged robot

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.

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2013, September, 20 Filippo Sanfilippo 0

ModGrasp: an Open-Source Rapid-Prototyping Framework for Designing Low-Cost Sensorised Modular Hands

Publications Filippo Sanfilippo, Houxiang Zhang, Kristin Ytterstad Pettersen, Gionata Salvietti and Domenico Prattichizzo. ModGrasp: an Open-Source Rapid-Prototyping Framework for Designing Low-Cost Sensorised Modular Hands. (Finalist candidate as "Best Student Paper") in Proceeding of the 5th IEEE RAS & EMBS International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics (BioRob), São Paulo, Brazil. 2014, 951–957. Video Abstract ModGrasp is a virtual and physical prototyping framew

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