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Tag: robotics

2017, November, 1 Filippo Sanfilippo 0

NTNU delegation at SWARM 2017 met the award winning pioneer of robotics Prof. Shigeo Hirose

I had the honor to be part of the delegation of the Department of Engineering Cybernetics from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) and to participate to the 2nd International Symposium on Swarm Behavior and Bio-Inspired Robotics (SWARM), Kyoto, Japan. I presented the following article: Filippo Sanfilippo, Øyvind Stavdahl and Pål Liljebäck. SnakeSIM: a Snake Robot Simulation Framework for Perception-Driven Obstacle-Aided Locomotion. In Proceeding of the 2nd Internatio

2017, October, 10 Filippo Sanfilippo 0

SnakeSIM, our ROS based Framework for POAL of Snake Robots has been accepted for publication at ROBIO 2017, Macau, China

A new paper has been accepted for publication in the Proceeding of the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics (ROBIO), Macau, China, 2017. The selected article is: Filippo Sanfilippo, Øyvind Stavdahl and Pål Liljebäck. SnakeSIM: a ROS-based Rapid-Prototyping Framework for Perception-Driven Obstacle-Aided Locomotion of Snake Robots. Accepted for publication to the Proceeding of the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics (ROBIO), Macau, China, 2017.

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SnakeSIM, our Snake Robot Simulation Framework for POAL has been accepted for publication at SWARM 2017, Kyoto, Japan

A new paper has been accepted for publication in the Proceeding of the 2nd International Symposium on Swarm Behavior and Bio-Inspired Robotics (SWARM), Kyoto, Japan, 2017. The selected article is: Filippo Sanfilippo, Øyvind Stavdahl and Pål Liljebäck. SnakeSIM: a Snake Robot Simulation Framework for Perception-Driven Obstacle-Aided Locomotion. Accepted for publication to the Proceeding of the 2nd International Symposium on Swarm Behavior and Bio-Inspired Robotics (SWARM), Kyoto, Japan, 2017.

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Install ROS and Gazebo on Ubuntu Linux 14.04

To achieve ROS integration with stand-alone Gazebo, the following steps may be followed.

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2015, December, 1 Filippo Sanfilippo 0

Control Strategies for Snake Robot Locomotion in Challenging Outdoor Environments (SNAKE)

This project aims to develop new methods and tools to control snake robots for use in challenging real-life operations, in earthquake-hit areas, pipe inspection for oil and gas industry, fire-fighting operations and search and rescue. The research team is composed of some members from the Department of Engineering Cybernetics, NTNU, including Associate Professor Øyvind Stavdahl, Research Scientist Pål Liljebäck and Postdoctoral Fellow Filippo Sanfilippo. Other members of the research team are

IEEE CCECE 2015 Technical Tour

On behalf of Aalesund University College, I recently attended the IEEE Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering (CCECE 2015), Halifax, Canada. I joined the conference in order to present the following article: Filippo Sanfilippo, Lars Ivar Hatledal, Houxiang Zhang, Webjørn Rekdalsbakken and Kristin Ytterstad Pettersen. A Wave Simulator and Active Heave Compensation Framework for Demanding Offshore Crane Operations. In Proceeding of the IEEE Canadian Conference on Electrical a

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Third Prize at the IEEE CCECE 2015

This prize is not mine. I dedicate it to my hardworking students from the Real-Time Computer Programming course of the BSc Program in Automation Engineering, Department of Engineering and Natural Sciences, Aalesund University College. Third Prize at the IEEE Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering (CCECE 2015), ocean paper poster competition.

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2015, February, 20 Filippo Sanfilippo 0

A Game-based Learning Framework for Controlling Brain-Actuated Wheelchairs

Paraplegia is a disability caused by impairment in motor or sensory functions of the lower limbs. Most paraplegic subjects use mechanical wheelchairs for their movement, however, patients with reduced upper limb functionality may benefit from the use of motorised, electric wheelchairs. Depending on the patient, learning how to control these wheelchairs can be hard (if at all possible), time-consuming, demotivating, and to some extent dangerous. This paper proposes a game-based learning framework

2015, February, 20 Filippo Sanfilippo 0

On Usage of EEG Brain Control for Rehabilitation of Stroke Patients

This paper demonstrates rapid prototyping of a stroke rehabilitation system consisting of an interactive 3D virtual reality computer game environment interfaced with an EEG headset for control and interaction using brain waves. The system is intended for training and rehabilitation of partially monoplegic stroke patients and uses low- cost commercial-off-the-shelf products like the Emotiv EPOC EEG headset and the Unity 3D game engine. A number of rehabilitation methods exist that can improve mo

2015, February, 18 Filippo Sanfilippo 0

3D-printed open-source robot marker holder

An open-source robot marker holder that can be connected to the FESTO Parallel gripper DHPS. This robot marker holder can be 3D-printed by using Fused Deposition Modelling (FDM) manufacturing technology, thus making the rapid-prototyping process very economical and fast. A self-locking mechanism allows for docking the marker in a very reliable way. The pen holder incorporates a metal spring that allows for accommodating a variety of movements for the robot without requiring high accuracy

2015, February, 18 Filippo Sanfilippo 0

A Fully-Immersive Haptic, Audio and Visual Experience Framework

This work presents the development of an open-source low-cost framework for a fully-immersive haptic, audio and visual experience. This framework is realised by exclusively adopting commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) components and tools. In particular, vibration actuators and open-source electronics are employed in the design of a pair of novel and inexpensive haptic gloves. These gloves allow for establishing a kinaesthetic link between a human operator interacting with a computer-generated envir

2015, January, 15 Filippo Sanfilippo 0

Student Projects Summary for the Real Time Systems at Aalesund University College

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

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