Our new paper has been accepted for publication in the Proceeding of the IEEE Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics (ROBIO), Zhuhai, China, 2015. The selected article is: Filippo Sanfilippo and Kristin Ytterstad Pettersen. OpenMRH: a Modular Robotic Hand Generator Plugin for OpenRAVE. Accepted for publication to the Proceeding of the IEEE Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics (ROBIO), Zhuhai, China, 2015.
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
I am currently writing a research article to be submitted to the European Conference on Modelling and Simulation (ECMS). As for all my other scientific articles, I am using LaTeX as typesetting system. I am a big fan of LaTeX not only because it is the de facto standard for the communication and publication of scientific documents but also because this system is available as free software.
In 2011, when I started assisting Professor Houxiang Zhang in teaching the Mechatronics course at Aalesund University College (AAUC), I proposed a new idea which, at that time, I was not totally aware of its power. I proposed to introduce the use of Open Hardware and Open software platforms for teaching. Professor Zhang supported my idea. It was the beginning of a small revolution.