Tag: robotics

Samskaping for fremtidens kunnskap / Co-creation for the knowledge of the future

Very proud to be part of a big team and to contribute to the vision of the University of Agder (UiA), Norway. Values: Transparency. Trust. Professionalism. Respect. Our academic cultureAcademic freedom. We have a culture of scientific quality, creativity, boldness, critical thinking and ethical reflection. We stand up for the independence of universities and academics. Sustainability. We contribute to achieving the UN's sustainability goals through relevant, interdisciplinary and inclusive re

A Multi Modal Intervention Framework for Improving Situational Awareness in Autistic Individuals by Predicting Emotional Outbursts

Today is the World Autism Awareness Day. At the University of Agder, I am supervising our talented PhD Fellow Saishashank Balaji, who is working on a research project titled "A Multi Modal Intervention Framework for Improving Situational Awareness in Autistic Individuals by Predicting Emotional Outbursts". The objective of this work is threefold: i) to utilise commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) sensor technology (i.e., personal sensors as well as environmental sensors) to collect different biosigna

Kick-off meeting of the Erasmus+ Project AugmentedWearEdu

Title Integrating virtual and AUGMENTED reality with WEARable technology into engineering EDUcation (AugmentedWearEdu) Info Start: 01-09-2020 - End: 31-08-2022 Project Reference: 2020-1-NO01-KA203-076540 EU Grant: 243730 EUR Programme: Erasmus+ Key Action: Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices Action Type: Strategic Partnerships for higher education Coordinator UNIVERSITETET I AGDER GIMLEMOEN 25 4604 KRISTIANSAND http://www.uia.no Organisatio

2020, September, 21 Filippo Sanfilippo

Three positions open as PhD and Postdoc at University of Agder (UiA)

Three positions open as PhD and Postdoc at University of Agder (UiA) in the following areas:   PhD student position: "PhD Research Fellow in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning tools for UAV communications: focus on wireless communications, machine learning, signal processing, and artificial intelligence".  PhD student position: "PhD Research Fellow in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning tools for UAV communications: focus on control theory, aerial robotics

2020, September, 16 Filippo Sanfilippo

PhD Research Fellow in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning tools for UAV communication

Do you want to join our vibrant and motivated research team at the University of Agder (UiA), and start your research journey in the field of wearables, cobots, mechatronics, machine learning, sensor fusion? The following PhD Fellowship is currently open for application: PhD Research Fellow in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning tools for UAV communication

PhD Research Fellow in assistive robotics for augmenting situational awareness (SA) of people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD)

Do you want to join our vibrant and motivated research team at the University of Agder (UiA), and start your research journey in the field of wearables, cobots, mechatronics, machine learning, sensor fusion? The following PhD Fellowship is currently open for application: PhD Research Fellow in assistive robotics for augmenting situational awareness (SA) of people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD)

PhD Research Fellow in Collaborative Robots (CoBots) for search and rescue (SAR), at UiA

Do you want to join our vibrant and motivated research team at the University of Agder (UiA), and start your research journey in the field of cobots, mechatronics, machine learning, sensor fusion? The following PhD Fellowship is currently open for application: PhD Research Fellow in Collaborative Robots (CoBots) for search and rescue (SAR)

Visiting the Googleplex office in Mountain View

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Open PhD Fellowships in Robotics, AI, smart cities, intelligent health. Join our team!

Do you want to join our vibrant and motivated research team at OsloMet – Oslo Metropolitan University, and start your research journey in the field of robotics, artificial intelligence, intelligent health, smart cities? The following three exciting PhD Fellowships are currently open for application:

A Low-Cost Multi-Modal Auditory-Visual-Tactile Framework for Remote Touch

A new paper has been accepted for publication in the Proc. of the 3rd IEEE International Conference on Information and Computer Technologies (ICICT), Silicon Valley, San Jose, United States, March 9-12, 2020. The selected article is: Filippo Sanfilippo and Claudio Pacchierotti. A Low-Cost Multi-Modal Auditory-Visual-Tactile Framework for Remote Touch. In Proc. of the 3rd IEEE International Conference on Information and Computer Technologies (ICICT), Silicon Valley, San Jose, United States. 2020

European Robotics Forum (ERF2020) - euRobotics

I was honoured to join the representative of the Dept. of Engineering Sciences, University of Agder (UiA), Grimstad at the European Robotics Forum (ERF2020) - euRobotics, Malaga, Spain. During the event, I engaged with several colleagues and researchers form around Europe. Interesting challenges and good opportunities are ahead.

Call for papers - 3rd International Conference on Intelligent Technologies and Applications INTAP 2020 (UiA is par of the organising committee)

Dear colleagues,   I am glad to share with you the following call for papers for the 3rd International Conference on Intelligent Technologies and Applications INTAP 2020. The conference will be held in Gjøvik, Norway, on 28-30 September, 2020. The University of Agder (UiA) is part of the organising committee. You are more than welcome to submit papers or please feel free to circulate the call among your contacts.   Please notice the track on Robotics: Machine Desi

Supervised Theses

Spring 2015
Interfacing an EEG Headset with a 3D Simulation Environment for Rehabilitation in Partially Paraplegic,Stroke Victims.
Student: Tom Verplaetse; BSc in Automation Engineering, Department of Engineering and Natural Sciences, AAUC.
Advisors: Robin Trulssen Bye, Filippo Sanfilippo.
Interfacing an EEG Headset with a 3D Simulation Environment for Rehabilitation in Partially Paraplegic,Stroke Victims
On the Usage of Single-Electrode EEG Devices for Biometric-Based Person Identification.
Students: Guilherme Felipe Bosger, Rodrigo Bessa Juliao, Hugo de Almeida Ribeiro; BSc in Automation Engineering, Department of Engineering and Natural Sciences, AAUC.
Advisors: Filippo Sanfilippo, Siebe van Albada.
On the Usage of Single-Electrode EEG Devices for Biometric-Based Person Identification
Active Heave Compensating Crane for Loading/Unloading of Platform Supply Vessels (PSV).
Students: Ivan Flatval, Ørjan Gjelseth; BSc in Automation Engineering, Department of Engineering and Natural Sciences, AAUC.
Company Contact: Dag Sverre Grønmyr, Rolls Royce
Marine.
Advisors: Siebe van Albada, Filippo Sanfilippo.
Active Heave Compensating Crane for Loading/Unloading of Platform Supply Vessels (PSV)

Supervised Student Projects

Among all the supervised student projects, a selection of them is listed in the following.

Summer 2015
Grasping and Locomotion for Modular Snake-Like Robots in a Search and Rescue Operations Scenario.

Student: Per Myren. Student Summer Job within the BSc in Automation Engineering, Department of Engineering and Natural Sciences, AAUC.
Advisors: Filippo Sanfilippo and Houxiang Zhang.
Grasping and Locomotion for Modular Snake-Like Robots in a Search and Rescue Operations Scenario
Fall 2014
Wearable Tactile Feedback Integration for Offshore Operations.

Students: Bjørn Tomren, Kai Henning Humberset and Rolf-Magnus Hjørungdal; within the course of Mechatronics, robots and deck machines, BSc in Automation Engineering, Department of Engineering and Natural Sciences, AAUC.
Advisors: Filippo Sanfilippo and Houxiang Zhang.
Wearable Tactile Feedback Integration for Offshore Operations
A Wave Simulator Framework for Offshore Crane Operations.

Students: Håkon Østrem, Håkon Eikrem and Bjarne
Humlen; within the course of Real-time computer programming, BSc in Automation Engineering, Department of Engineering and Natural Sciences, AAUC.
Advisors: Filippo Sanfilippo, Girts Strazdins, Ivar Blindheim and Webjørn Rekdalsbakken.
Within the following project: project description.
A Wave Simulator Framework for Offshore Crane Operations
A Camera Guided Laser Shooter for Tracking Moving Objects.

Students: Birger Skogeng Pedersen and Webjørn Yksnøy Bergmann; within the course of Real-time computer programming, BSc in Automation Engineering, Department of Engineering and Natural Sciences, AAUC.
Advisors: Filippo Sanfilippo, Girts Strazdins, Ivar Blindheim and Webjørn Rekdalsbakken.
Link: project demo.
A Camera Guided Laser Shooter for Tracking Moving Objects
Advanced Control Methods for a Search & Rescue Drone.

Students: Rolf Ottar Rovde, Kristian Østgaard and Kim Gjøran Robertsen; within the course of Real-time computer programming, BSc in Automation Engineering, Department of Engineering and Natural Sciences, AAUC.
Advisors: Filippo Sanfilippo, Girts Strazdins, Ivar Blindheim and Webjørn Rekdalsbakken.
Link: project demo.
Advanced Control Methods for a Search & Rescue Drone
An Automated Monitoring System for Detecting Suspicious Subjects in Crowded Areas.

Students: Benjamin Selvåg Skinnes, Øyvind Valderhaug Strømsheim and Steffen Sunde; within the course of Real-time computer programming, BSc in Automation Engineering, Department of Engineering and Natural Sciences, AAUC.
Advisors: Filippo Sanfilippo, Girts Strazdins, Ivar Blindheim and Webjørn Rekdalsbakken.
Link: project demo.
An Automated Monitoring System for Detecting Suspicious Subjects in Crowded Areas
Summer 2013
Development of an Integrated Virtual-Prototyping Framework for Designing Modular Robotic Hands.

Students: Stian Sandviknes, Ole Jonny Varhaugvik and
Andreas Bull Enger; Student Summer Job within the
BSc in Automation Engineering, Department of Engineering and Natural Sciences, AAUC.
Advisors: Filippo Sanfilippo and Houxiang Zhang.
Within the following project: project description.
Development of an Integrated Virtual-Prototyping Framework for Designing Modular Robotic Hands
Summer 2012
Haptic Feedback Integration for Maritime Crane Control.

Student: Lars Ivar Hatledal; Student Summer Job within the BSc in Automation Engineering, Department of Engineering and Natural Sciences, AAUC.
Advisors: Filippo Sanfilippo and Houxiang Zhang.
Within the following project: project description.
Haptic Feedback Integration for Maritime Crane Control
Spring 2012
A Modular Grasping Snake Robot.

Students: Gøncz Thomas, Frostad Katrine, Hjelme Camilla Hesseberg, Helland Thomas; within the
course of Mechatronics, robots and deck machines, BSc
in Automation Engineering, Department of Engineering and Natural Sciences, AAUC.
Advisors: Filippo Sanfilippo and Houxiang Zhang.
Link: project description.
The Demonstrator and Imitator Robots
The Demonstrator and Imitator Robots.

Students: Ole Martin Longva, Marius Pieroth Skinnes, Christian Steiner Nilsen, Jan Ove Strand; within the
course of Mechatronics, robots and deck machines, BSc
in Automation Engineering, Department of Engineering and Natural Sciences, AAUC.
Advisors: Filippo Sanfilippo and Houxiang Zhang.
Link: project description.
The Demonstrator and Imitator Robots
A Modular 5-Legged Robot.

Students: Håkon Sandanger Lunheim, Kenneth
Strandabø, Eskil Fjørtoft Breivik, Jonas Roald Nordstrand in one group and Lars Ivar Hatledal, Ådne
Heggem and Økland Higraff Espen in another group;
within the course of Mechatronics, robots and deck machines, BSc in Automation Engineering, Department of
Engineering and Natural Sciences, AAUC.
Advisors: Filippo Sanfilippo and Houxiang Zhang.
Link: project description.
A Modular 5-Legged Robot
A Modular H-Shaped 4-Legged Robot.

Students: Roy Perez Folke-Olsen, Kim Andrè Langelo,
Christoffer Flesjø Toverød; within the course of Mechatronics, robots and deck machines, BSc in Automation
Engineering, Department of Engineering and Natural
Sciences, AAUC.
Advisors: Filippo Sanfilippo and Houxiang Zhang.
Link: project description.
A Modular H-Shaped 4-Legged Robot
A Modular Robotic Hand with Vision Object Recognition capabilities.

Students: Kim Andrè Sund, Kjetil Thorsen, Svein Rune Stangeland, Brita Erica Godfrey; within the course ofMechatronics, robots and deck machines, BSc in Automation Engineering, Department of Engineering andNatural Sciences, AAUC.
Advisors: Filippo Sanfilippo and Houxiang Zhang.
Link: project description.
A Modular Robotic Hand with Vision Object Recognition capabilities

Funding Projects

The work concerning maritime cranes and robot was partly supported by the Research Council of Norway through the Centres of Excellence funding scheme, project number 223254 and the Innovation Programme for Maritime Activities and Offshore Operations, project number 217768. In this context, a close cooperation is established with different partners including Rolls-Royce Marine AS, Norway, Huse Engineering, and the Offshore Simulation Centre AS.

Support was also received from the Centre for Autonomous Marine Operations and Systems (AMOS), Research Council of Norway, Centres of Excellence funding scheme, project number 223254.

Regarding robotic hands, the work was partially supported by the European Commission with the Collaborative Project no. 248587, “THE Hand Embodied”, within the FP7-ICT- 2009-4-2-1 program “Cognitive Systems and Robotics” and the Collaborative EU-Project “Hands.dvi” in the context of ECHORD (European Clearing House for Open Robotics Development). In this context, a close cooperation was established with the Department of Advanced Robotics at the Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Italy, and the Department of Information Engineering at the University of Siena, Italy.

Filippo Sanfilippo