Tag: robotics

NAIS 2022 Keynote: AI- and Robotics-enabled systems, a forward leap into real life applications

Looking forward to presenting my keynote titled “AI- and Robotics-enabled systems, a forward leap into real life applications” at the 2022 symposium of the Norwegian AI Society on May 31 - June 1, OsloMet - Oslo Metropolitan University. AI- and Robotics-enabled systems are becoming more and more relevant for real life applications. This technology may enable society to a conceptual leap forward especially concerning demanding real-life scenarios. In this talk, different scenarios wi

Forward leap into the metaverse: integrating VR/AR and haptics in STEM education

Our work has been selected by the editors as the cover of the forthcoming issue of the Robotics journal. Cover Story (view full-size image): With the introduction of the metaverse, the virtual digital world is going to take a conceptual leap forward. As technology progresses, bringing us new immersive worlds, we must adapt how we educate students and equip teachers to face these new challenges. In this perspective, hands-on laboratory work and practical experience are currently under-

Forward Kinematic Modelling with Radial Basis Function Neural Network Tuned with a Novel Meta-Heuristic Algorithm for Robotic Manipulators

A new paper has been published in the journal of Robotics. The selected article is: Syed Kumayl Raza Moosavi, Muhammad Hamza Zafar and Filippo Sanfilippo. Forward Kinematic Modelling with Radial Basis Function Neural Network Tuned with a Novel Meta-Heuristic Algorithm for Robotic Manipulators. Robotics 11(2), 2022. URL, DOI BibTeX This research is supported by the Top Research Centre Mechatronics (TRCM), University of Agder (UiA), Norway, https://www.uia.n

The Redesigned Serpens, a Low-Cost, Highly Compliant Snake Robot

A new paper has been published in the journal of Robotics. The selected article is: Askan Duivon, Pino Kirsch, Boris Mauboussin, Gabriel Mougard, Jakub Woszczyk and Filippo Sanfilippo. The Redesigned Serpens, a Low-Cost, Highly Compliant Snake Robot. Robotics 11(2), 2022. URL, DOI BibTeX I am particularly proud of this work as it is the result of my students' effort. This research is funded by the Department of Mechanical, Electronic and Chemical Engineeri

A Novel Adaptive Sliding Mode Controller for a 2-DOF Elastic Robotic Arm

A new paper has been published in the journal of Robotics. The selected article is: Hua Minh Tuan, Filippo Sanfilippo and Nguyen Vinh Hao. A Novel Adaptive Sliding Mode Controller for a 2-DOF Elastic Robotic Arm. Robotics 11(2), 2022. URL, DOI BibTeX This work was also supported by the Top Research Centre Mechatronics (TRCM), University of Agder (UiA), Norway. I really thank all my co-authors and I congratulate all of them for their contribution.

Dissemination of the latest results from our AugmentedWearEdu project

Today, Professor Tomas Blažauskas gave a talk to disseminate the latest results from our AugmentedWearEdu project. It was a pleasure to participate to the event organised by Vida Drąsutė at Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania. This research is funded by the European Union through the Erasmus+ Program under Grant 2020-1-NO01-KA203-076540, project title Integrating virtual and AUGMENTED reality with WEARable technology into engineering EDUcation (AugmentedWearEdu), https://augmentedwear

A Perspective Review on Integrating VR/AR with Haptics into STEM Education for Multi-Sensory Learning

A new paper has been published in the journal of Robotics. The selected article is: Filippo Sanfilippo, Tomas Blazauskas, Gionata Salvietti, Isabel Ramos, Silviu Vert, Jaziar Radianti, Tim A Majchrzak and Daniel Oliveira. A Perspective Review on Integrating VR/AR with Haptics into STEM Education for Multi-Sensory Learning. Robotics 11(2), 2022. URL, DOI BibTeX This research was funded by the European Union through the Erasmus+ Program under Grant 2020-1-NO01-KA

Best Oral Presentation at Session Robots and Artificial Intelligence, ICICT22

I am very glad to announce that our work titled "Mixed reality (MR) Enabled Proprio and Teleoperation of a Humanoid Robot for Paraplegic Patients" has won the Best Oral Presentation at Session 5 "Robots and Artificial Intelligence" at the 5th International Conference on Information and Computer Technologies (ICICT), New York City (virtual), United States, March 4-6, 2022. The awarded paper is: Filippo Sanfilippo, Jesper Smith, Sylvain Bertrand and Tor Halvard Skarberg Svendsen. Mixed reality (M

PROTV News, a popular Romanian TV channel showcased our research project titled European network for 3D printing of biomimetic mechatronic systems (EMERALD)

PROTV News, a popular Romanian TV channel showcased our research project titled European network for 3D printing of biomimetic mechatronic systems (EMERALD). This is a cooperation project that includes the following partners: Technical University of Cluj-Napoca (Universitatea Tehnică din Cluj-Napoca), Romania Politehnica University of Bucharest, Romania University of Agder (UiA), Norway Bizzcom s.r.o., Slovakia Poznań University of Technology, Poland The entire team is very grateful

European network for 3D printing of biomimetic mechatronic systems

I am very glad to announce that our research project titled "European network for 3D printing of biomimetic mechatronic systems" (EMERALD) has received funding under the EEA Grants and Norway Grants. This is a cooperation project that includes the following partners: Technical University of Cluj-Napoca (Universitatea Tehnică din Cluj-Napoca), Romania Politehnica University of Bucharest, Romania University of Agder (UiA), Norway Bizzcom s.r.o., Slovakia Poznań University of Technology,

Promotion to the rank of Full Professor in Mechatronics

I am honoured to announce that I have been promoted to the rank of Full Professor in Mechatronics at UiA - University of Agder. I would like to thank all my colleagues and students that contributed to this achievement. I am also very grateful to my family and friends! This journey started at Università degli Studi di Catania and Ulster University (BSc), next Università degli Studi di Siena and University of Hamburg (MSc), then NTNU - Norwegian University of Science and Technology

AugmentedWearEdu presented at the Digital Skills for Education & Culture Workshop

Today, we had the opportunity to present the latest results of AugmentedWearEdu at the Digital Skills for Education & Culture Workshop. Thank you to all the team! The main objective of AugmentedWearEdu is to introduce a novel framework for e-Learning consisting of including haptic experiences to enable digital access to laboratories in higher education. This will be achieved by combining both virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) tools with a novel generation of wearable haptic de

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