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Tag: mechatronics

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

2014, October, 21 Filippo Sanfilippo 0

Joomla based website for the Mechatronics and all AMO Laboratories at Aalesund University College

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

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.

2014, September, 20 Filippo Sanfilippo 0

Integrated Flexible Maritime Crane Architecture for the Offshore Simulation Centre AS (OSC): A Flexible Framework for Alternative Maritime Crane Control Algorithms

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

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.

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.

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.

The demonstrator and imitator robots

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).

JOpenShowVar, a Java cross-platform communication interface to Kuka robots Feature

Publications Filippo Sanfilippo, Lars Ivar Hatledal, Houxiang Zhang, Massimiliano Fago and Kristin Ytterstad Pettersen. Controlling Kuka Industrial Robots: Flexible Communication Interface JOpenShowVar. IEEE Robotics & Automation Magazine 22(4):96-109, December 2015. Filippo Sanfilippo, Lars Ivar Hatledal, Houxiang Zhang, Massimiliano Fago and Kristin Ytterstad Pettersen. JOpenShowVar: an Open-Source Cross-Platform Communication Interface to Kuka Robots. (Best Student Paper) in Proceeding of t

Lego Mindstorms student projects at Aalesund University College

I want to share some student projects from my first year teaching Mechatronics at Aalesund University College. In order to motivate the students, at the beginning of the course, Professor Houxiang Zhang and I decide to use several sets of Lego Mindstorms.

Teaching mechatronics at Aalesund University College is fun!

Teaching is amazing! I like teaching because I strongly believe that sharing enthusiasm for my research topics is important. I have to admit that as a teacher I don’t accept failure. I try every angle and every strategy to help students learn and succeed. I love teaching because it make me feel better every day that I come home from my job; it almost makes me feel guilty that I get paid for this! Here is a photo taken in our Mechatronics Lab in the Spring 2012 (Mechatronics course).

2013, September, 20 Filippo Sanfilippo 0

A Flexible and Common Control Architecture for Rolls-Royce Marine Cranes and Robotic Arms

Publications Filippo Sanfilippo, Lars Ivar Hatledal, Houxiang Zhang and Kristin Ytterstad Pettersen. A Mapping Approach for Controlling Different Maritime Cranes and Robots Using ANN. In Proceeding of the IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics and Automation (ICMA), Tianjin, China. 2014, 594–599. Filippo Sanfilippo, Lars Ivar Hatledal, Hans Georg Schaathun, Kristin Ytterstad Pettersen and Houxiang Zhang. A Universal Control Architecture for Maritime Cranes and Robots Using Genetic Alg

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