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).
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
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 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).
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