Our course catalogue for the accademic year 2022/2023 is currently being updated

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Lectures

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

  • Robotics 2 (Master in Control Engineering and Master in Artificial Intelligence and Robotics, I year)
  • Physical Human-Robot Interaction (module of Elective in Robotics/Control Problems in Robotics, II year of the same Masters above)

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).
Course Code Year Course - Attendance Bulletin board
ROBOTICS I 1023235 2021/2022

The Robotics 1 course is offered in the first semester of the academic year to master students. It provides the basic tools for the kinematic analysis, trajectory planning, and programming of motion tasks for robot manipulators in industrial and service environments. More information and teaching material is available on the web page of the course: http://www.diag.uniroma1.it/deluca/rob1_en.php.

AUTOMAZIONE 1041466 2021/2022

The Automation course is offered during the first semester of the academic year and only in Italian.

Therefore, please consult the italian version of this page or go directly to the web page of the course: http://www.diag.uniroma1.it/deluca/automazione.php.

ROBOTICS II 1021883 2021/2022

The Robotics 2 course is offered in the second semester of the academic year to master students. It provides tools for advanced kinematics and dynamic analysis of robot manipulators and for the design of feedback control laws in free motion and interaction tasks, including visual servoing. More information and teaching material is available on the web page of the course: http://www.diag.uniroma1.it/deluca/rob2_en.php.

ROBOTICS II 1021883 2021/2022
ROBOTICS I 1023235 2021/2022
ROBOTICS I 1023235 2021/2022
ROBOTICS II 1021883 2020/2021
AUTOMAZIONE 1041466 2020/2021
ROBOTICS I 1023235 2020/2021
ROBOTICS II 1021883 2020/2021
ROBOTICS I 1023235 2020/2021
ROBOTICS II 1021883 2019/2020
AUTOMAZIONE 1041466 2019/2020
ROBOTICS I 1023235 2019/2020
ROBOTICS I 1023235 2019/2020
ROBOTICS II 1021883 2019/2020
TIROCINIO AAF1044 2018/2019
ROBOTICS I 1023235 2018/2019
ROBOTICS II 1021883 2018/2019
AUTOMAZIONE 1041904 2018/2019
ROBOTICS I 1023235 2018/2019
ROBOTICS II 1021883 2018/2019
TIROCINIO AAF1044 2017/2018
ROBOTICS II 1021883 2017/2018
AUTOMAZIONE 1041904 2017/2018
ROBOTICS I 1023235 2017/2018
DYNAMIC ANALYSIS AND CONTROL OF AC MACHINES AND CONTROL OF ELECTROMECHANICAL SYSTEMS 1038752 2017/2018
ROBOTICS II 1021883 2017/2018
ROBOTICS I 1023235 2017/2018
FONDAMENTI DI AUTOMATICA 1015384 2016/2017
ROBOTICS II 1021883 2016/2017
AUTOMAZIONE 1041904 2016/2017
ROBOTICS I 1023235 2016/2017
ROBOTICS I 1023235 2016/2017
ROBOTICS II 1021883 2016/2017

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 230 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 December 2021):
ORCID: 0000-0002-0713-5608;
Google Scholar: h-index = 63, with 15902 citations (since 2016: h-index = 40, with 7110 citations), i10-index = 161 (since 2015: i10-index = 108);
Scopus Author ID#: 7201948195 h-index = 49, with 9014 citations (and 139 coauthors);
WoS ResearcherID: F-3835-2011 h-index = 38, with 6060 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.