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Lectures

In the first semester of the academic year 2021/22:

  • Automazione (Laurea in Ingegneria Informatica e Automatica, III anno)
  • Robotics 1 (Master in Control Engineering and Master in Artificial Intelligence and Robotics, I year)

For more information and updates, please check the pages of each course on my web site at DIAG (same link as in right menu).

Student office hours

Between September 2021 and June 2022, my regular student office hours are on Tuesday, 12:00-13:30 (except for academic vacation days/periods). I will be available on Google Meet and, if allowed by Covid19 restrictions, also in my office A-210 (2nd floor, left wing) at DIAG, Via Ariosto 25. Contact me always in advance by email when arranging a meeting in person or for a possible different time. For student presentations and longer meetings, my personal room in Zoom is available (use your institutional Sapienza account to access).
Check any update on the Teaching page of my web site at DIAG. Check also my known Travel dates (when lectures and student office hours are anyway off).

Every Tuesday, 12:00-13:30, between September 2021 and June 2022 (except for known traveling dates, see http://www.diag.uniroma1.it/deluca/Travel.php); remotely on Google Meet https://meet.google.com/chp-fghs-fri, or in presence in room A-210 c/o DIAG.

Biosketch:
PhD in Systems Engineering in 1987. Researcher in 1988. Associate professor at the Università di Milano in 1992, moved to Sapienza in 1993. Full professor since 2000. Associate Editor (1994-98), Editor (1998-2003), and Editor-in-Chief (2003-04) of the IEEE Transactions on Robotics and Automation. Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Robotics (2004-08). General Chair of the 2007 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (Roma, 2007). Elected member of the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society (RAS) AdCom (2008-10). Vice-President for Publication Activities of IEEE RAS (2012-13). Program Chair of the 2016 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (Stockholm, 2016). General Chair of the 1st Italian Conference on Robotics and Intelligent Machines (Roma, 2019). IEEE Fellow (class of 2007). Member of the Search Committee for Physical Sciences of the Körber European Science Award (2006-12) and of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics (2015-17). Chair of Panel PE7 (Systems and Communication Engineering) of the European Research Council for the Advanced Grants in 2009, 2011, and 2013. National coordinator of the MIUR PRIN project SICURA (2008-10). Principal investigator of the European projects PROMotion, PHRIDOM, FP6 CyberWalk, FP6 PHRIENDS, H2020 SYMPLEXITY. Team member of H2020 COMANOID project. Coordinator of the European project FP7 ICT-287513 SAPHARI (Safe and Autonomous Physical Human-Aware Robot Interaction) 2011-15. Director of the Master course in Control Engineering (2013-19), a two-year M.Sc. program fully taught in English. Senior Research Fellow of the Scuola Superiore di Studi Avanzati Sapienza (2017-20, renewed 2020-23).

Research interests:
Modeling, motion planning, and control of exible manipulators, kinematically redundant manipulators, underactuated robots, wheeled mobile robots and mobile manipulators. Hybrid force-velocity control. Nonlinear control of nonholonomic mechanical systems. Control of locomotion platforms. Iterative learning. Dynamic feedback linearization. Visual servoing. Fault detection and isolation. Physical human-robot interaction.

Videos of selected results of my research are in the following playlists of the YouTube channel RoboticsLabSapienza (https://www.youtube.com/user/RoboticsLabSapienza) of the DIAG Robotics Laboratory:
- Physical human-robot interaction
- Kinematic control of redundant robots
- Motion control of the CyberCarpet platform
- Locomotion and telepresence
- Learning and control

Publications:
He published more than 220 journal or conference papers and book chapters. Author for the Springer Handbook of Robotics (1st and 2nd Edition). See complete list at: http://www.diag.uniroma1.it/deluca/Publications.php

Bibliometric indices (as of July 2021):
ORCID: 0000-0002-0713-5608;
Google Scholar: h-index = 63, with 15554 citations (since 2016: h-index = 39, with 6780 citations), i10-index = 165 (since 2015: i10-index = 107);
Scopus Author ID#: 7201948195 h-index = 48, with 8569 citations (and 117 coauthors);
WoS ResearcherID: F-3835-2011 h-index = 37, with 5838 citations.

Awards:
IEEE RAS George Saridis Leadership in Robotics and Automation Award in 2019 "for contributions to the robotics and automation community through research innovation and education, and for leadership in publication and conference activities in RAS";
Mechanism and Machine Theory 2017 Award for Excellence (article in the list of top 10 most cited papers since journal publication);
IEEE RAS-EMBS BioRob 2012 Best Conference Paper Award;
IEEE Robotics and Automation Society Distinguished Service Award nel 2009 "for outstanding leadership and contributions as Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Robotics, and for service as the ICRA 2007 General Chair";
IEEE/RSJ IROS 2008 Best Application Paper Award;
IEEE Fellow (class of 2007) "for contributions to modeling and control of robotic systems";
Helmholtz-Humboldt Research Award in 2005;
IEEE ICRA 1998 Best Conference Paper Award.

Course Code Year Course - Attendance
Automation 1041466 2021/2022 Computer and System Engineering
Robotics I 1023235 2021/2022 Artificial Intelligence and Robotics
Robotics I 1023235 2021/2022 Control Engineering
ROBOTICS II 1021883 2021/2022 Control Engineering
ROBOTICS II 1021883 2021/2022 Artificial Intelligence and Robotics
Robotics I 1023235 2021/2022 Engineering in Computer Science
Automation 1041466 2020/2021 Computer and System Engineering
Robotics I 1023235 2020/2021 Artificial Intelligence and Robotics
ROBOTICS II 1021883 2020/2021 Control Engineering
Robotics I 1023235 2020/2021 Control Engineering
ROBOTICS II 1021883 2020/2021 Artificial Intelligence and Robotics
ROBOTICS II 1021883 2019/2020 Control Engineering
Automation 1041466 2019/2020 Computer and System Engineering
Robotics I 1023235 2019/2020 Artificial Intelligence and Robotics
Robotics I 1023235 2019/2020 Control Engineering
ROBOTICS II 1021883 2019/2020 Artificial Intelligence and Robotics
Training AAF1044 2018/2019 Control Engineering
Automation 1041904 2018/2019 Computer and System Engineering
ROBOTICS II 1021883 2018/2019 Control Engineering
Robotics I 1023235 2018/2019 Artificial Intelligence and Robotics
Robotics I 1023235 2018/2019 Control Engineering
ROBOTICS II 1021883 2018/2019 Artificial Intelligence and Robotics
Training AAF1044 2017/2018 Control Engineering
ROBOTICS II 1021883 2017/2018 Control Engineering
Robotics I 1023235 2017/2018 Artificial Intelligence and Robotics
Automation 1041904 2017/2018 Computer and System Engineering
DYNAMIC ANALYSIS AND CONTROL OF AC MACHINES AND CONTROL OF ELECTROMECHANICAL SYSTEMS 1038752 2017/2018 Sustainable Transportation and Electrical Power Systems
ROBOTICS II 1021883 2017/2018 Artificial Intelligence and Robotics
Robotics I 1023235 2017/2018 Control Engineering
FUNDAMENTALS OF AUTOMATICS 1015384 2016/2017 Electrical Engineering
Robotics I 1023235 2016/2017 Artificial Intelligence and Robotics
Automation 1041904 2016/2017 Computer and System Engineering
ROBOTICS II 1021883 2016/2017 Control Engineering
Robotics I 1023235 2016/2017 Control Engineering
ROBOTICS II 1021883 2016/2017 Artificial Intelligence and Robotics
Title Journal Year
Human-robot coexistence and interaction in open industrial cells ROBOTICS AND COMPUTER-INTEGRATED MANUFACTURING 2020
Time-Optimal Trajectory Planning for Flexible Joint Robots IEEE ROBOTICS AND AUTOMATION LETTERS 2020
Task Priority Matrix at the Acceleration Level: Collision Avoidance Under Relaxed Constraints IEEE ROBOTICS AND AUTOMATION LETTERS 2020
Linear-quadratic optimal boundary control of a one-link flexible arm IEEE CONTROL SYSTEMS LETTERS 2020
Human-robot contactless collaboration with mixed reality interface ROBOTICS AND COMPUTER-INTEGRATED MANUFACTURING 2020
Detection and isolation of actuator faults and collisions for a flexible robot arm 2020
On Time-Optimal Control of Elastic Joints under Input Constraints 2020
Learning Feedback Linearization Control Without Torque Measurements 2020
Locomotion and telepresence in virtual and real worlds 2019
Stable Torque Optimization for Redundant Robots Using a Short Preview IEEE ROBOTICS AND AUTOMATION LETTERS 2019
Dynamic Identification of the Franka Emika Panda Robot With Retrieval of Feasible Parameters Using Penalty-Based Optimization IEEE ROBOTICS AND AUTOMATION LETTERS 2019
Admittance control for human-robot interaction using an industrial robot equipped with a F/T sensor 2019
An online learning procedure for feedback linearization control without torque measurements 2019
A model-based residual approach for human-robot collaboration during manual polishing operations MECHATRONICS 2018
Combining Wearable Finger Haptics and Augmented Reality: User Evaluation Using an External Camera and the Microsoft HoloLens IEEE ROBOTICS AND AUTOMATION LETTERS 2018
Faster Motion on Cartesian Paths Exploiting Robot Redundancy at the Acceleration Level IEEE ROBOTICS AND AUTOMATION LETTERS 2018
Real-time computation of distance to dynamic obstacles with multiple depth sensors IEEE ROBOTICS AND AUTOMATION LETTERS 2017
Visual coordination task for human-robot collaboration 2017
Actuator Design of Compliant Walkers via Optimal Control 2017
Evaluation of Wearable Haptic Systems for the Fingers in Augmented Reality Applications IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON HAPTICS 2017
Department
INGEGNERIA INFORMATICA, AUTOMATICA E GESTIONALE "ANTONIO RUBERTI"
SSD

ING-INF/04