My research interest is focused on autonomous robots, mobile manipulation, cooperative manipulation and human-robot-interaction.
The main challenge is to have robotic systems to autonomously and efficiently accomplish tasks in unstructured environments where also the human presence is possible. This goal becomes even more complex when several robotic units are deployed in a common environment and they need to tightly cooperate. The developed techniques are applied to various scenarios which are related to manufacturing in the aeronautic sector and, recently, to the precision farming domain.
: Human-robot-interaction, Cooperative manipulation, Mobile manipulation, Multi-robot systems, Distributed control, Fault Detection and Isolation, Cooperative Control and Estimation, Trajectory Planning, Coverage and Sampling, Patrolling, Cooperative Manipulation, Ground Robotics, Marine Robotics.