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2018
M. Tognon, Gabellieri, C., Pallottino, L., and Franchi, A., Aerial Co-Manipulation with Cables: The Role of Internal Force for Equilibria, Stability, and Passivity, IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters, Special Issue on Aerial Manipulation, 2018.
Also selected for presentation at the 2018 IEEE Int. Conf. on Robotics and Automation, Brisbane , Australia
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M. Tognon, Cataldi, E., Tello Chavez, H., Antonelli, G., Cortés, J., and Franchi, A., Control-Aware Motion Planning for Task-Constrained Aerial Manipulation, IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters, Special Issue on Aerial Manipulation, 2018.
Also selected for presentation at the 2018 IEEE Int. Conf. on Robotics and Automation, Brisbane , Australia
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M. Faessler, Franchi, A., and Scaramuzza, D., Differential Flatness of Quadrotor Dynamics Subject to Rotor Drag for Accurate Tracking of High-Speed Trajectories, IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters, vol. 3, no. 2, pp. 620-626, 2018.
Also selected for presentation at the 2018 IEEE Int. Conf. on Robotics and Automation, Brisbane , Australia
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A. Franchi, Carli, R., Bicego, D., and Ryll, M., Full-Pose Tracking Control for Aerial Robotic Systems with Laterally-Bounded Input Force, IEEE Trans. on Robotics, vol. 34, no. 2, pp. 534-541, 2018.PDF icon preprint-pdf (3.69 MB)File video-1 (21.32 MB)File video-2 (16.88 MB)File video-3 (4.22 MB)
G. Michieletto, Ryll, M., and Franchi, A., Fundamental Actuation Properties of Multi-rotors: Force-Moment Decoupling and Fail-safe Robustness, IEEE Trans. on Robotics, 2018.
M. Tognon and Franchi, A., Omnidirectional Aerial Vehicles with Unidirectional Thrusters: Theory, Optimal Design, and Control, IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters, 2018.PDF icon preprint-pdf (3.44 MB)
N. Staub, Bicego, D., Sablé, Q., Arellano-Quintana, V., Mishra, S., and Franchi, A., Towards a Flying Assistant Paradigm: the OTHex, in 2018 IEEE Int. Conf. on Robotics and Automation, Brisbane, Australia, 2018.PDF icon preprint-pdf (2.88 MB)File video (9.31 MB)
Q. Delamare, Robuffo Giordano, P., and Franchi, A., Towards Aerial Physical Locomotion: the Contact-Fly-Contact Problem, IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters, Special Issue on Aerial Manipulation, vol. 3, pp. 1514-1521, 2018.
Also selected for presentation at the 2018 IEEE Int. Conf. on Robotics and Automation, Brisbane , Australia
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P. Robuffo Giordano, Delamare, Q., and Franchi, A., Trajectory Generation for Minimum Closed-Loop State Sensitivity, in 2018 IEEE Int. Conf. on Robotics and Automation, Brisbane, Australia, 2018.PDF icon preprint-pdf (1.11 MB)File video (3.76 MB)
2017
M. Ryll, Muscio, G., Pierri, F., Cataldi, E., Antonelli, G., Caccavale, F., and Franchi, A., 6D Physical Interaction with a Fully Actuated Aerial Robot, in 2017 IEEE Int. Conf. on Robotics and Automation, Singapore, 2017, pp. 5190-5195.PDF icon preprint-pdf (3.04 MB)File video (9.52 MB)
A. Franchi and Mallet, A., Adaptive Closed-loop Speed Control of BLDC Motors with Applications to Multi-rotor Aerial Vehicles, in 2017 IEEE Int. Conf. on Robotics and Automation, Singapore, 2017.PDF icon preprint-pdf (1.54 MB)
G. Antonelli, Cataldi, E., Arrichiello, F., Robuffo Giordano, P., Chiaverini, S., and Franchi, A., Adaptive Trajectory Tracking for Quadrotor MAVs in Presence of Parameter Uncertainties and External Disturbances, IEEE Trans. on Control Systems Technology, 2017.
G. Michieletto, Ryll, M., and Franchi, A., Control of Statically Hoverable Multi-Rotor Aerial Vehicles and Application to Rotor-Failure Robustness for Hexarotors, in 2017 IEEE Int. Conf. on Robotics and Automation, Singapore, 2017.PDF icon preprint-pdf (2.98 MB)File video (2.97 MB)
T. Nestmeyer, Robuffo Giordano, P., Bülthoff, H. H., and Franchi, A., Decentralized Simultaneous Multi-target Exploration using a Connected Network of Multiple Robots, Autonomous Robots, vol. 41, no. 4, pp. 989-1011, 2017.PDF icon arXiv-pdf (3 MB)File video-experiment-quadrotors (19.94 MB)File video-sims-empty-space (3.86 MB)File video-sims-office-space (3.97 MB)File video-sims-town-space (4.68 MB)
M. Tognon, Yüksel, B., Buondonno, G., and Franchi, A., Dynamic Decentralized Control for Protocentric Aerial Manipulators, in 2017 IEEE Int. Conf. on Robotics and Automation, Singapore, 2017.PDF icon preprint-pdf (3.63 MB)File video (8.49 MB)
M. Tognon and Franchi, A., Dynamics, Control, and Estimation for Aerial Robots Tethered by Cables or Bars, IEEE Transaction on Robotics, vol. 33, no. 4, pp. 834-845, 2017.PDF icon arXiv-pdf-v2 (1.44 MB)
C. Nainer, Furci, M., Seuret, A., Zaccarian, L., and Franchi, A., Hierarchical Control of the Over-Actuated ROSPO Platform via Static Input Allocation, in 20th IFAC World Congress, Toulouse, France, 2017.PDF icon preprint-pdf (1.71 MB)
A. Franchi, Human-Collaborative Schemes in the Motion Control of Single and Multiple Mobile Robots, in Trends in Control and Decision-Making for Human-Robot Collaboration Systems, Springer, 2017.PDF icon preprint-pdf (6.37 MB)
Y. Solana, Furci, M., Cortés, J., and Franchi, A., Multi-Robot Path Planning with Maintenance of Generalized Connectivity, in The 1st Int. Symp. on Multi-Robot and Multi-Agent Systems, Los Angeles, CA, 2017.PDF icon preprint-pdf (2.56 MB)
G. Michieletto, Cenedese, A., Zaccarian, L., and Franchi, A., Nonlinear Control of Multi-Rotor Aerial Vehicles Based on the Zero-Moment Direction, in 20th IFAC World Congress, Toulouse, France, 2017.PDF icon preprint-pdf (1.04 MB)
M. Tognon and Franchi, A., Position Tracking Control for an Aerial Robot Passively Tethered to an Independently Moving Platform, in 20th IFAC World Congress, Toulouse, France, 2017.PDF icon preprint-pdf (1.24 MB)
N. Staub, Mohammadi, M., Bicego, D., Prattichizzo, D., and Franchi, A., Towards Robotic MAGMaS: Multiple Aerial-Ground Manipulator Systems, in 2017 IEEE Int. Conf. on Robotics and Automation, Singapore, 2017, pp. 1307-1312.PDF icon preprint-pdf (4.99 MB)File video (2.77 MB)
J. - L. - L. Sanchez-Lopez, Arellano-Quintana, V., Tognon, M., Campoy, P., and Franchi, A., Visual Marker based Multi-Sensor Fusion State Estimation, in 20th IFAC World Congress, Toulouse, France, 2017.PDF icon preprint-pdf (1.92 MB)
2016
B. Yüksel, Staub, N., and Franchi, A., Aerial Robots with Rigid/Elastic-joint Arms: Single-joint Controllability Study and Preliminary Experiments, in 2016 IEEE/RSJ Int. Conf. on Intelligent Robots and System, Daejeon, South Korea, 2016, pp. 1667-1672.PDF icon preprint-pdf (482.67 KB)
S. Spedicato, Notarstefano, G., Bülthoff, H. H., and Franchi, A., Aggressive Maneuver Regulation of a Quadrotor UAV, in Robotics Research, The 16th International Symposium ISRR, vol. 114, Springer, 2016, pp. 95-112.PDF icon preprint-pdf (934.12 KB)File video_no_sat (652.65 KB)File video_no_sat_zoom (1005.42 KB)File video_sat_8_5 (748.78 KB)File video_sat_8_5_zoom (1.43 MB)File video_sat_7 (646.52 KB)File video_sat_7_zoom (1.27 MB)
G. Michieletto, Cenedese, A., and Franchi, A., Bearing Rigidity Theory in SE(3), in 55th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, Las Vegas, NV, 2016, pp. 5950-5955.PDF icon 2016o-MicCenFra-preprint.pdf (204.99 KB)
M. Mohammadi, Franchi, A., Barcelli, D., and Prattichizzo, D., Cooperative Aerial Tele-Manipulation with Haptic Feedback, in 2016 IEEE/RSJ Int. Conf. on Intelligent Robots and System, Daejeon, South Korea, 2016, pp. 5092-5098.PDF icon preprint-pdf (2.51 MB)File video (4.03 MB)
A. Petitti, Franchi, A., Di Paola, D., and Rizzo, A., Decentralized Motion Control for Cooperative Manipulation with a Team of Networked Mobile Manipulators, in 2016 IEEE Int. Conf. on Robotics and Automation, Stockholm, Sweden, 2016, pp. 441-446.PDF icon preprint-pdf (1.19 MB)File video (2.9 MB)
A. Franchi, Stegagno, P., and Oriolo, G., Decentralized Multi-Robot Encirclement of a 3D Target with Guaranteed Collision Avoidance, Autonomous Robots, vol. 40, no. 2, pp. 245-265, 2016.PDF icon arXiv-pdf-v2-last-version (4.71 MB)PDF icon arXiv-pdf-v1-first-version-(Old) (4.47 MB)
B. Yüksel, Buondonno, G., and Franchi, A., Differential Flatness and Control of Protocentric Aerial Manipulators with Any Number of Arms and Mixed Rigid-/Elastic-Joints, in 2016 IEEE/RSJ Int. Conf. on Intelligent Robots and System, Daejeon, South Korea, 2016, pp. 561-566.PDF icon preprint-pdf (1.94 MB)PDF icon tech_report-pdf (1015.82 KB)File video (5.4 MB)
S. Spedicato, Franchi, A., and Notarstefano, G., From Tracking to Robust Maneuver Regulation: an Easy-to-Design Approach for VTOL Aerial Robots, in 2016 IEEE Int. Conf. on Robotics and Automation, Stockholm, Sweden, 2016, pp. 2965-2970.PDF icon preprint-pdf (1.58 MB)File video (9.15 MB)
P. Stegagno, Cognetti, M., Oriolo, G., Bülthoff, H. H., and Franchi, A., Ground and Aerial Mutual Localization using Anonymous Relative-Bearing Measurements, IEEE Transaction on Robotics, vol. 32, no. 5, pp. 1133-1151, 2016.PDF icon preprint-pdf (4.74 MB)File video (10.02 MB)
M. Ryll, Bicego, D., and Franchi, A., Modeling and Control of FAST-Hex: a Fully-Actuated by Synchronized-Tilting Hexarotor, in 2016 IEEE/RSJ Int. Conf. on Intelligent Robots and System, Daejeon, South Korea, 2016, pp. 1689-1694.PDF icon preprint-pdf (952.56 KB)File video (22.85 MB)
A. Carron, Todescato, M., Carli, R., Franchi, A., and Schenato, L., Multi-Robot Localization via GPS and Relative Measurements in the Presence of Asynchronous and Lossy Communication, in 15th European Control Conference, Aalborg, Denmark, 2016.
M. Tognon, Dash, S. S., and Franchi, A., Observer-based Control of Position and Tension for an Aerial Robot Tethered to a Moving Platform, IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters, vol. 1, no. 2, pp. 732-737, 2016.
Also selected for presentation at the 2016 IEEE Int. Conf. on Robotics and Automation, Stockholm , Sweden
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A. Franchi and Robuffo Giordano, P., Online Leader Selection for Improved Collective Tracking and Formation Maintenance, IEEE Trans. on Control of Network Systems, 2016.PDF icon arXiv-pdf (670.68 KB)
F. Schiano, Franchi, A., Zelazo, D., and Robuffo Giordano, P., A Rigidity-Based Decentralized Bearing Formation Controller for Groups of Quadrotor UAVs, in 2016 IEEE/RSJ Int. Conf. on Intelligent Robots and System, Daejeon, South Korea, 2016, pp. 5099-5106.PDF icon preprint-pdf (2.99 MB)File video (4.05 MB)
M. Tognon, Testa, A., Rossi, E., and Franchi, A., Takeoff and Landing on Slopes via Inclined Hovering with a Tethered Aerial Robot, in 2016 IEEE/RSJ Int. Conf. on Intelligent Robots and Systems, Daejeon, South Korea, 2016, pp. 1702-1707.PDF icon preprint-pdf (974.21 KB)File video (28.46 MB)
2015
N. Staub and Franchi, A., Battery-aware Dynamical Modeling and Identification for the Total Thrust in Multi-rotor UAVs using only an Onboard Accelerometer, in 2015 IEEE Int. Conf. on Robotics and Automation, Seattle, WA, 2015, pp. 3341-3346.PDF icon preprint-pdf (779.35 KB)File video (8.85 MB)
D. Zelazo, Robuffo Giordano, P., and Franchi, A., Bearing-Only Formation Control Using an SE(2) Rigidity Theory, in 54rd IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, Osaka, Japan, 2015, pp. 6121-6126.PDF icon preprint-pdf (1.61 MB)
M. Tognon and Franchi, A., Control of Motion and Internal Stresses for a Chain of Two Underactuated Aerial Robots, in 14th European Control Conference, Linz, Austria, 2015, pp. 1620-1625.PDF icon preprint-pdf (307.59 KB)
A. Franchi, Petitti, A., and Rizzo, A., Decentralized Parameter Estimation and Observation for Cooperative Mobile Manipulation of an Unknown Load using Noisy Measurements, in 2015 IEEE Int. Conf. on Robotics and Automation, Seattle, WA, 2015, pp. 5517-5522.PDF icon preprint-pdf (1023.7 KB)
B. Yüksel, Mahboubi, S., Secchi, C., Bülthoff, H. H., and Franchi, A., Design, Identification and Experimental Testing of a Light-Weight Flexible-joint Arm for Aerial Physical Interaction, in 2015 IEEE Int. Conf. on Robotics and Automation, Seattle, WA, 2015, pp. 870-876.PDF icon preprint-pdf (1.28 MB)File video (10 MB)
G. Gioioso, Mohammadi, M., Franchi, A., and Prattichizzo, D., A Force-based Bilateral Teleoperation Framework for Aerial Robots in Contact with the Environment, in 2015 IEEE Int. Conf. on Robotics and Automation, Seattle, WA, 2015, pp. 318-324.PDF icon preprint-pdf (5.77 MB)File video (9.13 MB)
S. Rajappa, Ryll, M., Bülthoff, H. H., and Franchi, A., Modeling, Control and Design Optimization for a Fully-actuated Hexarotor Aerial Vehicle with Tilted Propellers, in 2015 IEEE Int. Conf. on Robotics and Automation, Seattle, WA, 2015, pp. 4006-4013.PDF icon preprint-pdf (2.14 MB)File video (8.98 MB)
M. Tognon and Franchi, A., Nonlinear Observer for the Control of Bi-Tethered Multi Aerial Robots, in 2015 IEEE/RSJ Int. Conf. on Intelligent Robots and Systems, Hamburg, Germany, 2015, pp. 1852-1857.PDF icon preprint-pdf (1.45 MB)File video (8.31 MB)
M. Tognon and Franchi, A., Nonlinear Observer-based Tracking Control of Link Stress and Elevation for a Tethered Aerial Robot using Inertial-only Measurements, in 2015 IEEE Int. Conf. on Robotics and Automation, Seattle, WA, 2015, pp. 3994-3999.PDF icon preprint-pdf (224.15 KB)File video (8.84 MB)
2014
D. Zelazo, Franchi, A., Bülthoff, H. H., and Robuffo Giordano, P., Decentralized Rigidity Maintenance Control with Range Measurements for Multi-Robot Systems, The International Journal of Robotics Research, vol. 34, no. 1, pp. 105-128, 2014.PDF icon arXiv-pdf-v3-last-version (4.19 MB)
A. Franchi, Petitti, A., and Rizzo, A., Distributed Estimation of the Inertial Parameters of an Unknown Load via Multi-Robot Manipulation, in 53rd IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, Los Angeles, CA, 2014, pp. 6111-6116.PDF icon preprint-pdf (1.13 MB)
G. Gioioso, Franchi, A., Salvietti, G., Scheggi, S., and Prattichizzo, D., The Flying Hand: a Formation of UAVs for Cooperative Aerial Tele-Manipulation, in 2014 IEEE Int. Conf. on Robotics and Automation, Hong Kong, China, 2014, pp. 4335-4341.PDF icon preprint-pdf (2.89 MB)File video (4.44 MB)
G. Gioioso, Salvietti, G., Franchi, A., Malvezzi, M., Scheggi, S., Meli, L., Ryll, M., Bülthoff, H. H., and Prattichizzo, D., The Flying Hand: a Teleoperation Framework for Cooperative Aerial Grasping and Transportation, Automatica.it 2014, Convegno Annuale dei Docenti e Ricercatori Italiani in Automatica. Bergamo, Italy, 2014.
M. Gagliardi, Oriolo, G., Bülthoff, H. H., and Franchi, A., Image-based Road Network Clearing without Localization and without Maps using a Team of UAVs, in 2014 European Control Conference, Strasbourg, France, 2014, pp. 1902-1908.PDF icon preprint-pdf (1.82 MB)File video (13.1 MB)
P. Tokekar, Isler, V., and Franchi, A., Multi-Target Visual Tracking with UAVs, in 2014 IEEE/RSJ Int. Conf. on Intelligent Robots and Systems, Chicago, IL, 2014, pp. 656-661.PDF icon preprint-pdf (499.72 KB)
B. Yüksel, Secchi, C., Bülthoff, H. H., and Franchi, A., A Nonlinear Force Observer for Quadrotors and Application to Physical Interactive Tasks, in IEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics, Besançon, France, 2014, pp. 433-440.PDF icon preprint-pdf (1.11 MB)
B. Yüksel, Secchi, C., Bülthoff, H. H., and Franchi, A., Reshaping the Physical Properties of a Quadrotor through IDA-PBC and its Application to Aerial Physical Interaction, in 2014 IEEE Int. Conf. on Robotics and Automation, Hong Kong, China, 2014, pp. 6258-6265.PDF icon preprint-pdf (553.49 KB)File video (7.15 MB)
D. Zelazo, Franchi, A., and Robuffo Giordano, P., Rigidity Theory in SE(2) for Unscaled Relative Position Estimation using only Bearing, in 2014 European Control Conference, Strasbourg, France, 2014, pp. 2703-2708.PDF icon preprint-pdf (410.91 KB)
C. Masone, Robuffo Giordano, P., Bülthoff, H. H., and Franchi, A., Semi-autonomous Trajectory Generation for Mobile Robots with Integral Haptic Shared Control, in 2014 IEEE Int. Conf. on Robotics and Automation, Hong Kong, China, 2014, pp. 6468-6475.PDF icon preprint-pdf (3.45 MB)File video (9.23 MB)
P. Stegagno, Basile, M., Bülthoff, H. H., and Franchi, A., A Semi-autonomous UAV Platform for Indoor Remote Operation with Visual and Haptic Feedback, in 2014 IEEE Int. Conf. on Robotics and Automation, Hong Kong, China, 2014, pp. 3862-3869.PDF icon preprint-pdf (1.63 MB)File video (9.59 MB)
G. Gioioso, Ryll, M., Prattichizzo, D., Bülthoff, H. H., and Franchi, A., Turning a Near-hovering Controlled Quadrotor into a 3D Force Effector, in 2014 IEEE Int. Conf. on Robotics and Automation, Hong Kong, China, 2014, pp. 6278-6284.PDF icon preprint-pdf (1.2 MB)File video (8.81 MB)
2013
C. Secchi, Franchi, A., Bülthoff, H. H., and Robuffo Giordano, P., Bilateral Control of the Degree of Connectivity in Multiple Mobile-robot Teleoperation, in 2013 IEEE Int. Conf. on Robotics and Automation, Karlsruhe, Germany, 2013.PDF icon preprint-pdf (1.95 MB)File video (4.73 MB)
G. Antonelli, Cataldi, E., Robuffo Giordano, P., Chiaverini, S., and Franchi, A., Experimental Validation of a New Adaptive Control for Quadrotors, in 2013 IEEE/RSJ Int. Conf. on Intelligent Robots and Systems, Tokyo, Japan, 2013.PDF icon preprint-pdf (943.33 KB)
G. Gioioso, Franchi, A., Salvietti, G., Scheggi, S., and Prattichizzo, D., Hand Driven UAV Formation for Cooperative Grasping and Transportation: the Flying Hand, RSS 2013 Work. on Aerial Mobile Manipulation. Berlin, Germany, 2013.
T. Nestmeyer, Robuffo Giordano, P., and Franchi, A., Human-assisted Parallel Multi-target Visiting in a Connected Topology, 6th Int. Work. on Human-Friendly Robotics. Rome, Italy, 2013.
H. I. Son, Franchi, A., Chuang, L. L., Kim, J., Bülthoff, H. H., and Robuffo Giordano, P., Human-Centered Design and Evaluation of Haptic Cueing for Teleoperation of Multiple Mobile Robots, IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, & Cybernetics. Part B: Cybernetics, vol. 43, no. 2, pp. 597-609, 2013.PDF icon preprint-pdf (4.95 MB)
T. Nestmeyer, Riedel, M., Lächele, J., Hartmann, S., Botschen, F., Robuffo Giordano, P., and Franchi, A., Interactive Demo: Haptic Remote Control of Multiple UAVs with Autonomous Cohesive Behavior, Int. Work. on Towards Fully Decentralized Multi-Robot Systems: Hardware, Software and Integration, at 2013 IEEE Int. Conf. on Robotics and Automation. Karlsruhe, Germany, 2013.
T. Nestmeyer, Robuffo Giordano, P., and Franchi, A., Multi-target Simultaneous Exploration with Continual Connectivity, 2th Int. Work. on Crossing the Reality Gap - From Single to Multi- to Many Robot Systems, at 2013 IEEE Int. Conf. on Robotics and Automation. Karlsruhe, Germany, 2013.
A. Franchi, Oriolo, G., and Stegagno, P., Mutual Localization in Multi-Robot Systems using Anonymous Relative Measurements, The International Journal of Robotics Research, vol. 32, no. 11, pp. 1303-1322, 2013.PDF icon preprint-pdf (3.28 MB)File video (5.98 MB)
R. Spica, Robuffo Giordano, P., Ryll, M., Bülthoff, H. H., and Franchi, A., An Open-Source Hardware/Software Architecture for Quadrotor UAVs, in 2nd IFAC Workshop on Research, Education and Development of Unmanned Aerial Systems, Compiegne, France, 2013.PDF icon preprint-pdf (1.24 MB)
P. Robuffo Giordano, Franchi, A., Secchi, C., and Bülthoff, H. H., A Passivity-Based Decentralized Strategy for Generalized Connectivity Maintenance, The International Journal of Robotics Research, vol. 32, no. 3, pp. 299-323, 2013.PDF icon preprint-pdf (3.83 MB)File video1 (9.79 MB)
P. Stegagno, Basile, M., Bülthoff, H. H., and Franchi, A., RGB-D based Haptic Teleoperation of UAVs with Onboard Sensors: Development and Preliminary Results, in 2013 IROS Work. on Vision-based Closed-Loop Control and Navigation of Micro Helicopters in GPS-denied Environments, Tokyo, Japan, 2013.
D. Lee, Franchi, A., Son, H. I., Bülthoff, H. H., and Robuffo Giordano, P., Semi-Autonomous Haptic Teleoperation Control Architecture of Multiple Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, IEEE/ASME Transaction on Mechatronics, Focused Section on Aerospace Mechatronics, vol. 18, no. 4, pp. 1334-1345, 2013.PDF icon preprint-pdf (3.66 MB)
A. Censi, Franchi, A., Marchionni, L., and Oriolo, G., Simultaneous Calibration of Odometry and Sensor Parameters for Mobile Robots, IEEE Transaction on Robotics, vol. 29, no. 2, pp. 475-492, 2013.PDF icon preprint-pdf (1.71 MB)
J. Lächele, Riedel, M., Robuffo Giordano, P., and Franchi, A., SwarmSimX and TeleKyb: Two ROS-integrated Software Frameworks for Single- and Multi-Robot Applications, Int. Work. on Towards Fully Decentralized Multi-Robot Systems: Hardware, Software and Integration, at 2013 IEEE Int. Conf. on Robotics and Automation. Karlsruhe, Germany, 2013.
V. Grabe, Riedel, M., Bülthoff, H. H., Robuffo Giordano, P., and Franchi, A., The TeleKyb Framework for a Modular and Extendible ROS-based Quadrotor Control, in 6th European Conference on Mobile Robots, Barcelona, Spain, 2013.PDF icon pdf-preprint (1.19 MB)
A. Franchi, Towards Autonomous-collaborative and Haptic-tele-operated UAVs with Fully-onboard State Estimation and Physical Interaction Capabilities, in 2013 IROS Work. on From Remotely-Controlled to Autonomous-Collaborative Robots, Tokyo, Japan, 2013.
P. Stegagno, Basile, M., Bülthoff, H. H., and Franchi, A., Vision-based Autonomous Control of a Quadrotor UAV using an Onboard RGB-D Camera and its Application to Haptic Teleoperation, in 2nd IFAC Workshop on Research, Education and Development of Unmanned Aerial Systems, Compiegne, France, 2013.PDF icon preprint-pdf (1.37 MB)
2012
M. Cognetti, Stegagno, P., Franchi, A., Oriolo, G., and Bülthoff, H. H., 3D Mutual Localization with Anonymous Bearing Measurements, in 2012 IEEE Int. Conf. on Robotics and Automation, St. Paul, MN, 2012.PDF icon preprint-pdf (1.87 MB)
R. Spica, Franchi, A., Oriolo, G., Bülthoff, H. H., and Robuffo Giordano, P., Aerial Grasping of a Moving Target with a Quadrotor UAV, in 2012 IEEE/RSJ Int. Conf. on Intelligent Robots and Systems, Vilamoura, Portugal, 2012, pp. 4985-4992.PDF icon preprint-pdf (2.12 MB)File video (7.13 MB)
C. Secchi, Franchi, A., Bülthoff, H. H., and Robuffo Giordano, P., Bilateral Teleoperation of a Group of UAVs with Communication Delays and Switching Topology, in 2012 IEEE Int. Conf. on Robotics and Automation, St. Paul, MN, 2012.PDF icon preprint-pdf (1.46 MB)File video (4.01 MB)
A. Franchi, Secchi, C., Son, H. I., Bülthoff, H. H., and Robuffo Giordano, P., Bilateral Teleoperation of Groups of Mobile Robots with Time-Varying Topology, IEEE Transaction on Robotics, vol. 28, no. 5, pp. 1019 -1033, 2012.PDF icon preprint-pdf (4.11 MB)
F. Pasqualetti, Franchi, A., and Bullo, F., On Cooperative Patrolling: Optimal Trajectories, Complexity Analysis, and Approximation Algorithms, IEEE Transaction on Robotics, vol. 28, no. 3, pp. 592-606, 2012.PDF icon preprint-pdf (1.55 MB)
A. Franchi and Robuffo Giordano, P., Decentralized Control of Parallel Rigid Formations with Direction Constraints and Bearing Measurements, in 51th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control , Maui, HI, 2012, pp. 5310-5317.PDF icon preprint-pdf (798.4 KB)
J. W. Durham, Franchi, A., and Bullo, F., Distributed Pursuit-Evasion without Mapping or Global Localization via Local Frontiers, Autonomous Robots, vol. 32, no. 1, pp. 81-95, 2012.PDF icon preprint-pdf (3.29 MB)File video1 (880.59 KB)
M. Riedel, Franchi, A., Bülthoff, H. H., Robuffo Giordano, P., and Son, H. I., Experiments on Intercontinental Haptic Control of Multiple UAVs, in 12th Int. Conf. on Intelligent Autonomous Systems, Jeju Island, Korea, 2012, pp. 227-238.PDF icon preprint-pdf (1.49 MB)File video (10.01 MB)
C. Masone, Franchi, A., Bülthoff, H. H., and Robuffo Giordano, P., Interactive Planning of Persistent Trajectories for Human-Assisted Navigation of Mobile Robots, in 2012 IEEE/RSJ Int. Conf. on Intelligent Robots and Systems, Vilamoura, Portugal, 2012, pp. 2641-2648.PDF icon preprint-pdf (2.15 MB)File video (9.02 MB)
M. Riedel, Bülthoff, H. H., Franchi, A., and Robuffo Giordano, P., Intercontinental Haptic Control and Advanced Supervisory Interfaces for Groups of Multiple UAVs, 5th Int. Work. on Human-Friendly Robotics. Bruxelles, Belgium, 2012.
A. Franchi, Masone, C., Grabe, V., Ryll, M., Bülthoff, H. H., and Robuffo Giordano, P., Modeling and Control of UAV Bearing-Formations with Bilateral High-Level Steering, The International Journal of Robotics Research, Special Issue on 3D Exploration, Mapping, and Surveillance, vol. 31, no. 12, pp. 1504-1525, 2012.PDF icon preprint-pdf (3.81 MB)
D. Zelazo, Franchi, A., Allgöwer, F., Bülthoff, H. H., and Robuffo Giordano, P., Rigidity Maintenance Control for Multi-Robot Systems, in 2012 Robotics: Science and Systems Conference, Sydney, Australia, 2012.PDF icon preprint-pdf (2.47 MB)
A. Franchi, Secchi, C., Ryll, M., Bülthoff, H. H., and Robuffo Giordano, P., Shared Control: Balancing Autonomy and Human Assistance with a Group of Quadrotor UAVs., IEEE Robotics and Automation Magazine, Special Issue on Aerial Robotics and the Quadrotor Platform, vol. 19, no. 3, pp. 57-68, 2012.PDF icon preprint-pdf (7.17 MB)
C. Masone, Franchi, A., Bülthoff, H. H., and Robuffo Giordano, P., Shared Trajectory Planning for Human-in-the-loop Navigation of Mobile Robots in Cluttered Environments, 5th Int. Work. on Human-Friendly Robotics. Bruxelles, Belgium, 2012.
J. Lächele, Franchi, A., Bülthoff, H. H., and Robuffo Giordano, P., SwarmSimX: Real-time Simulation Environment for Multi-robot Systems, in 3rd Int. Conf. on Simulation, Modeling, and Programming for Autonomous Robots, Tsukuba, Japan: , 2012.PDF icon preprint-pdf (1023.48 KB)
A. Franchi, Masone, C., and Robuffo Giordano, P., A Synergetic High-level/Reactive Planning Framework with Application to Human-Assisted Navigation, 2012 IEEE IROS Work. on Real-time Motion Planning: Online, Reactive, and in Real-time. Vilamoura, Portugal, 2012.PDF icon pdf-preprint (1.63 MB)
M. Cognetti, Stegagno, P., Franchi, A., and Oriolo, G., Two Measurement Scenarios for Anonymous Mutual Localization in Multi-UAV Systems, in 2nd IFAC Workshop on Multivehicle Systems, Espoo, Finland, 2012.PDF icon preprint-pdf (1.09 MB)
2011
P. Robuffo Giordano, Franchi, A., Secchi, C., and Bülthoff, H. H., Bilateral Teleoperation of Groups of UAVs with Decentralized Connectivity Maintenance, in 2011 Robotics: Science and Systems Conference, Los Angeles, CA, 2011.PDF icon preprint-pdf (1.8 MB)File video (14.5 MB)
A. Franchi, Masone, C., Bülthoff, H. H., and Robuffo Giordano, P., Bilateral Teleoperation of Multiple UAVs with Decentralized Bearing-only Formation Control, in 2011 IEEE/RSJ Int. Conf. on Intelligent Robots and Systems, San Francisco, CA, 2011, pp. 2215-2222.PDF icon preprint-pdf (1.14 MB)File video (8.23 MB)
A. Franchi, Decentralized Bilateral Aerial Teleoperation of Multiple UAVs - Part I: a Top-Down Perspective, RSS 2011 Workshop on 3D Exploration, Mapping, and Surveillance with Aerial Robots. Los Angeles, CA, 2011.
A. Franchi, Bülthoff, H. H., and Robuffo Giordano, P., Distributed Online Leader Selection in the Bilateral Teleoperation of Multiple UAVs, in 50th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control , Orlando, FL, 2011, pp. 3559-3565.PDF icon preprint-pdf (1.2 MB)
H. I. Son, Kim, J., Chuang, L. L., Franchi, A., Robuffo Giordano, P., Lee, D., and Bülthoff, H. H., An Evaluation of Haptic Cues on the Tele-Operator’s Perceptual Awareness of Multiple UAVs’ Environments, in IEEE – World Haptics Conference, Istanbul, Turkey, 2011, pp. 149-154.PDF icon preprint-pdf (2.04 MB)
P. Robuffo Giordano, Franchi, A., Secchi, C., and Bülthoff, H. H., Experiments of Passivity-Based Bilateral Aerial Teleoperation of a Group of UAVs with Decentralized Velocity Synchronization, in 2011 IEEE/RSJ Int. Conf. on Intelligent Robots and Systems, San Francisco, CA, 2011, pp. 163-170.PDF icon preprint-pdf (1.45 MB)File video (4.76 MB)
D. Lee, Franchi, A., Robuffo Giordano, P., Son, H. I., and Bülthoff, H. H., Haptic Teleoperation of Multiple Unmanned Aerial Vehicles over the Internet, in 2011 IEEE Int. Conf. on Robotics and Automation, Shanghai, China, 2011, pp. 1341-1347.PDF icon preprint-pdf (1.34 MB)File video (4.92 MB)
H. I. Son, Chuang, L. L., Franchi, A., Kim, J., Lee, D., Lee, S. - W., Bülthoff, H. H., and Robuffo Giordano, P., Measuring an Operator's Maneuverability Performance in the Haptic Teleoperation of Multiple Robots, in 2011 IEEE/RSJ Int. Conf. on Intelligent Robots and Systems, San Francisco, CA, 2011, pp. 3039-3046.PDF icon preprint-pdf (1.2 MB)
P. Stegagno, Cognetti, M., Franchi, A., and Oriolo, G., Mutual Localization using Anonymous Bearing Measurements, in 2011 IEEE/RSJ Int. Conf. on Intelligent Robots and Systems, San Francisco, CA, 2011, pp. 469-474.PDF icon preprint-pdf (1.24 MB)File video (4.73 MB)
A. Franchi, Robuffo Giordano, P., Secchi, C., Son, H. I., and Bülthoff, H. H., A Passivity-Based Decentralized Approach for the Bilateral Teleoperation of a Group of UAVs with Switching Topology, in 2011 IEEE Int. Conf. on Robotics and Automation, Shanghai, China, 2011, pp. 898-905.PDF icon preprint-pdf (870.58 KB)File video (4.84 MB)
2010
J. W. Durham, Franchi, A., and Bullo, F., Distributed Pursuit-Evasion with Limited-Visibility Sensor Via Frontier-based Exploration, in 2010 IEEE Int. Conf. on Robotics and Automation, Anchorage, AK, 2010, pp. 3562-3568.PDF icon pdf (1.03 MB)File video (2.95 MB)
A. Franchi, Stegagno, P., Di Rocco, M., and Oriolo, G., Distributed Target Localization and Encirclement with a Multi-robot System, in 7th IFAC Symposium on Intelligent Autonomous Vehicles, Lecce, Italy, 2010.PDF icon pdf (929.67 KB)
F. Pasqualetti, Franchi, A., and Bullo, F., On Optimal Cooperative Patrolling, in 49th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, Atlanta, GA, USA, 2010, pp. 7153-7158.PDF icon pdf (465.44 KB)
A. Franchi, Oriolo, G., and Stegagno, P., Probabilistic Mutual Localization in Multi-agent Systems from Anonymous Position Measures, in 49th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, Atlanta, GA, USA, 2010, pp. 6534-6540.PDF icon pdf (1.26 MB)
A. Franchi, Oriolo, G., and Stegagno, P., On the Solvability of the Mutual Localization Problem with Anonymous Position Measures, in 2010 IEEE Int. Conf. on Robotics and Automation, Anchorage, AK, 2010, pp. 3193-3199.PDF icon pdf (836.33 KB)File video (3.03 MB)
P. Robuffo Giordano, Franchi, A., Son, H. I., Secchi, C., Lee, D., and Bülthoff, H. H., Towards Bilateral Teleoperation of Multi-Robot Systems, 3rd Int. Work. on Human-Friendly Robotics. Tuebingen, Germany, 2010.
2009
A. Franchi, Decentralized Methods for Cooperative Task Execution in Multi-robot Systems, "La Sapienza" University of Rome, 2009.PDF icon 2009-Franchi_PhDThesis.pdf (14.02 MB)
A. Franchi, Oriolo, G., and Stegagno, P., Mutual Localization in a Multi-Robot System with Anonymous Relative Position Measures, in 2009 IEEE/RSJ Int. Conf. on Intelligent Robots and Systems, St. Louis, MO, 2009, pp. 3974-3980.PDF icon pdf (1.93 MB)File video (3.52 MB)
A. Franchi, Oriolo, G., and Stegagno, P., Mutual Localization in a Multi-Robot System with Anonymous Relative Position Measures, Department of Computer and System Sciences Antonio Ruberti, 2009.PDF icon pdf (1.29 MB)
A. Franchi, Freda, L., Oriolo, G., and Vendittelli, M., The Sensor-based Random Graph Method for Cooperative Robot Exploration, IEEE/ASME Transaction on Mechatronics, vol. 14, no. 2, pp. 163-175, 2009.
Winner of the IEEE RAS ICYA Best Paper Award 2010 link
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2008
A. Franchi, Freda, L., Marchionni, L., Oriolo, G., and Vendittelli, M., Decentralized cooperative exploration: Implementation and experiments, in 10th Int. Conf. on Intelligent Autonomous Systems, Baden-Baden, Germany, 2008, pp. 348-355.PDF icon pdf (634.37 KB)
2007
A. Franchi, Freda, L., Oriolo, G., and Vendittelli, M., A decentralized strategy for cooperative robot exploration, in ACM International Conference Proceeding Series, Proceedings of the 1st international conference on Robot communication and coordination, Athens, Greece, 2007, vol. 318.PDF icon pdf (2.67 MB)
A. Franchi, Freda, L., Oriolo, G., and Vendittelli, M., A Randomized Strategy for Cooperative Robot Exploration, in 2007 IEEE Int. Conf. on Robotics and Automation, Rome, Italy, 2007, pp. 768-774.PDF icon pdf (802.55 KB)