Universitá degli Studi della Basilicata


Short description of the organisation

Università degli Studi della Basilicata is a relatively young but competitive University. It is massively engaged in promoting both international research and technological transfer towards industry. The university counts about 300 professors, 12 departments, several research laboratories, and is engaged into broad collaboration networks with foreign universities, research centres, and private companies. Several resources are available to its 10,000 students to acquire varied and complete professional profiles in its 8 schools.

Role in the project and main tasks

The role of UNIBAS in the project is focused on coordinated control and modular adaptive control for cooperative multiple aerial robots equipped with manipulators.

Relevant previous experience

The research group is internationally recognized for its scientific activity as well as for technology transfer experiences in the field of robotics and process control. The group has established research experience on coordinated control of robot manipulators, hardware/software control architectures for multi-robot systems, fault diagnosis for dynamical systems, planning of cooperative tasks, force/position control and visual servoing. The research group has been part of successful cooperative research projects, both on a european and a national level. UNIBAS is an active key participant in the large-scale integrating project ECHORD. In the recent past, it has also contributed to the network of excellence EURON.

Key publications related to role in the project

  • F. Caccavale, B. Siciliano, Kinematic control of redundant free-floating robotic systems, Advanced Robotics, Vol. 15, pp. 429–448, 2001.
  • F. Caccavale, C. Natale, L. Villani, Output feedback control of mechanical systems with application to spacecrafts and robots, AIAA Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, Vol. 26, pp. 273–282, 2003.
  • F. Caccavale, P. Chiacchio, A. Marino, L. Villani, Six-Dof Impedance Control of Dual-Arm Cooperative Manipulators, IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics, Vol. 13, pp. 576-586, 2008.

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