Universitá degli Studi di Cassino e del Lazio Meridionale


Short description of the organisation

The University of Cassino and Southern Lazio is a young and dynamic public university located in Cassino (FR), it has almost 400 scholars and 10.000 students, $00 and 3.000 respectively in the Engineering area.

Role in the project and main tasks

The role of UCLAM in the project is focused on the use of range-only measurement in structure assembly and kinematic and dynamic coordinated control of multiple flying robots with manipulators.

Relevant previous experience

The research group has a significant experience in robotics and control applications with specific attention to industrial robotics, autonomous systems, and multiple robot systems. Most of its staff members is also active in relationship with industry, for example a decennial technology transfer with the leading national robots manufacturers.UCLAM has a long track record of participations in national and international funding programmes as well as technology transfer. Concerning the current running projects under the FP7 Challenge 2, "Cognitive systems, interaction, robotics"' UCLAM is partner of the IP ECHORD (Grant n.~231143) and of the STREP Co3AUVs (Grant n.~231378). For the same Challenge, since 2006 several of its staff involved in the project have been expert evaluators and project reviewers for FP6 and FP7.

Key publications related to role in the project

  • G. Antonelli and F. Arrichiello and S. Chiaverini, The NSB control: a behavior-based approach for multi-robot systems, Paladyn Journal of Behavioral Robotics, vol. 1, n. 1, pp. 48--56, 2010.
  • G. Antonelli and F. Arrichiello and S. Chiaverini, Experiments of Formation Control With Multirobot Systems Using the Null-Space-based Behavioral Control, IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, vol. 17, n. 5, pp. 1173--1182, 2009.
  • G. Antonelli and F. Caccavale and S. Chiaverini, Adaptive tracking control of underwater vehicle-manipulator systems based on the virtual decomposition approach, IEEE Transactions on Robotics and Automation, vol. 20, n. 3, pp. 594--602, 2004.

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