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Aerial Physical Interaction
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.
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)
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)
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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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)
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)
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)
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.
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)
Aerial Robotics
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)
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, 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.
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)
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)
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)
C. Masone, Mohammadi, M., Robuffo Giordano, P., and Franchi, A., Shared Planning and Control for Mobile Robots with Integral Haptic Feedback, The International Journal of Robotics Research, vol. 37, no. 11, pp. 1395-1420, 2018.PDF icon preprint-pdf (16.41 MB)File video-1-hil-simulations (9.17 MB)File video-2-experiments (22.12 MB)File video-3-user-study (23.48 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)
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
PDF icon preprint-pdf (1.42 MB)File video (8.54 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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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. 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)
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.
Bilateral Shared Control of Mobile Robots
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, 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)
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)
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)
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)
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.
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)
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.
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)
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.
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)
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)
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)
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)
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.
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.
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)
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)
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. 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)
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)
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, 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)
Calibration of ground robots
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)
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)
Connectivity maintenance
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., 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)
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)
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.
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)
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)
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.
Coverage
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)
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, 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)
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)
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)
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, 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)
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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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)
Decentralized control
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., 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)
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)
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, 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)
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)
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)
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)
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, 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)
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.
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)
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)
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)
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.
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)
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)
Distributed algorithms
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, 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)
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, 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 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, 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)
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)
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, 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, Department of Computer and System Sciences Antonio Ruberti, 2009.PDF icon pdf (1.29 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)
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, 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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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.
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)
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, 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)
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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Estimation
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)
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)
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)
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, 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)
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. 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)
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, 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)
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)
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)
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)
Exploration
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, 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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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. 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)
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)
Force feedback
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)
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.
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)
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.
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)
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)
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, 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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
Formation control
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)
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 Methods for Cooperative Task Execution in Multi-robot Systems, "La Sapienza" University of Rome, 2009.PDF icon 2009-Franchi_PhDThesis.pdf (14.02 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)
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, 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)
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, 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)
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)
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)
Haptics
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., 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)
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.
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)
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)
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)
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)
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.
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, 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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
Leader selection
A. Franchi and Robuffo Giordano, P., Online Leader Selection for Improved Collective Tracking and Formation Maintenance, IEEE Trans. on Control of Network Systems, vol. 5, no. 1, pp. 3-13, 2018.PDF icon arXiv-pdf (670.68 KB)
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)
Localization
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)
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, 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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
Localization of aerial robots
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)
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)
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)
Localization of ground robots
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 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)
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)
Middleware for robotics
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)
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)
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.
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)
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.
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.
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)
Motion control of multiple robots
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)
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)
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. 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)
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)
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)
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, 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)
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)
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)
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.
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)
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, 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, 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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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.
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)
Motion Planning
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)
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)
Multi-robot systems
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)
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, 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)
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)
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, 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)
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)
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, 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)
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)
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)
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)
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, 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)
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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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)
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)
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.
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)
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)
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)
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)
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., 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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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.
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, 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)
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)
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)
Optimal Trajectory Planning
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.
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. 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)
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)
C. Masone, Mohammadi, M., Robuffo Giordano, P., and Franchi, A., Shared Planning and Control for Mobile Robots with Integral Haptic Feedback, The International Journal of Robotics Research, vol. 37, no. 11, pp. 1395-1420, 2018.PDF icon preprint-pdf (16.41 MB)File video-1-hil-simulations (9.17 MB)File video-2-experiments (22.12 MB)File video-3-user-study (23.48 MB)
Psychophysical evaluation of haptic feedback
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)
Simulators for robotics
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)
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.
submitted
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)
Teleoperation
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.
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, 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)
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)
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, 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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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.
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)
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)
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)
UAV hardware platforms
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)
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)
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)
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.
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)
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. 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, 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.
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)
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.
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)
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)
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)