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Mon, 10/09/2017 - 14:26

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The autumnal session of the GT-UAV 2017 will be hosted at LAAS-CNRS in Toulouse on October 19th, 2017.

During the event several talks about UAVs will be proposed by senior researchers and students as well.

Unmanned aerial vehicles, also known as aerial robot, UAVs, UASs, or civilian drones, are robots capable to fly autonomously or semi-... more

Sat, 06/10/2017 - 19:19

I am the promoter and the principal organizer of the GDR MACS Tutorial held in conjunction with the 2017 IFAC World Congress

Dates&Venue: 8 Jul 2017 - Pierre Baudis Congress Center, Toulouse (France)

Website: https://mecav2017.sciencesconf.org/

Program:
08:50 - 09:00 Intro

09:00 - 10:30
Modeling and... more

Sat, 04/29/2017 - 09:11

The Tele-MAGMaS team, which I coordinated, has demonstrated the first example of Multiple Aerial-Ground Manipulator System, a heterogeneous multi-robot system composed by a ground manipulator and an aerial robot cooperating together to manipulate a long object. 

Tele-MAGMaS team: 
LAAS-CNRS: A. Franchi (coordinator), N. Staub, D. Bicego, V. Arellano, Q.... more

Sat, 02/25/2017 - 15:10

We have got accepted all the five papers that we submitted to the 2017 IEEE ICRA conference. See you in Singapore!

Here is the list: [1], [2], [3], [4], [5].


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Wed, 02/15/2017 - 11:43

I am a co-organizer of the 2017 IFACT accepted Full-day Workshop "Rigidity Theory for Multi-agent Systems Meets Parallel Robots", an event of the Full-day workshop at the 2017 IFAC World Congress in Toulouse (France)

The workshop will be held on 9th July 2017 in the 2017 IFAC conference venue in Toulouse.

More information available at the workshop website:... more

Sun, 02/12/2017 - 14:02

I was the main organizer of the 1st Review Meeting of AeRoArms at LAAS-CNRS (Feb. 6th-9th 2017).

You can find here some pictures of this exciting event!

Thu, 02/02/2017 - 08:26

I am the co-funder and program co-chair of the 1st edition of the International Symposium on Multi-Robot and Multi-Agent Systems, MRS 2017, in Los Angeles, California.

MRS is a new initiative of the IEEE RAS Technical Committee on Multi-Robot Systems. The goal of the conference is to bring together researchers who are in the field of multi-robot systems (MRS) both directly and... more

Sun, 12/04/2016 - 17:04

I am a co-organizer of the 2017 ICRA accepted Full-day Workshop "Workshop on Human Multi-Robot Systems Interaction", an event of the 2017 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, Singapore.

The workshop will be held on June 2nd 2017 in the 2017 ICRA conference venue in Singapore.

More information available at the workshop website:... more

Sun, 11/20/2016 - 18:18

Our proposed project, Tele-MAGMaS, has been selected as one of the 5 finalists of the Kuka Innovation Award 2017 Advanced Mechatronics Challenge https://www.kuka.com/en-de/press/events/kuka-innovation-award.

UPDATE: watch the Tele-MAGMaS demonstration at the Hannover Fair... more

Mon, 11/14/2016 - 15:30

In October 2016 I was appointed Associate Editor of the IEEE Transaction on Robotics, one of the most prestigious journal in the Robotics community.

Thu, 08/04/2016 - 19:24

On June 27th, 2016 I have defended and obtained my Professorial Habilitation (Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches, HDR, in French). The HDR title has been bestowed by the Toulouse Institute of Technology (Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse, INPT). The defense took place at LAAS-CNRS in Toulouse.

The title of my HDR thesis is " Methods... more

Mon, 07/18/2016 - 19:00

In May 2016 I was elevated to the grade of IEEE Senior member.

If you wonder what senior member "means", look here: http://www.ieee.org/membership_services/membership/senior/index.html .

Sun, 07/03/2016 - 11:40

We have got accepted all the six papers that we submitted to the 2016 IROS conference.

Here is the list: [1], [2], [3], [4], [5], [6].


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Fri, 02/05/2016 - 13:25

I am a promoter and part of the organizing committee of the IEEE RAS Summer School on Multi-Robot Systems (MRSSS 2016).

Dates&Venue: 6-10 June 2016 @ National University of Singapore, Republic of Singapore

Website: http://www.comp.nus.edu.... more

Sat, 01/16/2016 - 12:32

I am a co-organizer of the ICRA 2016 Half-day Workshop "Workshop on Fielded Multi-Robot Systems Operating on land, Sea, and Air", an event of the 2016 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, Stockholm, Sweden.

More information will be available soon at the workshop website http://mrs-icra2016.sciencesconf.org/.

Sat, 01/16/2016 - 12:31

I am a co-organizer of the ICRA 2016 Half-day Workshop "Workshop on Aerial Robotics Manipulation: from Simulation to Real-life", an event of the 2016 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, Stockholm, Sweden.

More information will be available soon at the workshop website: http://www.aerial-manipulation-workshop.... more

Wed, 06/03/2015 - 16:02

The kick-off meeting of the AEROARMS project was held in Sevilla (Spain) last 2-3 June 2015. If you want to know more about this project look here.

Wed, 04/22/2015 - 15:15

I am co-organizing the workshop Principles of Multi-Robot Systems at the 2015 RSS, Robotics Science and Systems conference in July 16th, Rome, Italy.

You can visit the website http://mrs-rss2015.sciencesconf.org/ for more information on the list of speakers and the call for contribution.

Abstract: The objective of this workshop... more

Thu, 02/19/2015 - 09:42

In September 2014 I co-founded the new IEEE RAS Technical Committee on Multi-Robot Systems together with Lorenzo Sabattini, Nora Ayanian, and Robert Fitch.

The goal of the TC is to create a gathering point for the wide and diversified community of researchers interested in Multi-Robot Systems.

I am currently serving as a co-chair of the TC.

You can find... more

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 15:17

I am a co-organizer of the IROS 2014 Full-day Workshop "The future of multiple-robot research and its multiple identities", an event of the ... more

Sun, 01/26/2014 - 20:24

I am the main organizer of the ICRA 2014 Half-day Workshop On the Centrality of Decentralization in Multi-robot Systems: Holy Grail or False Idol?, an event of the 2014 IEEE International Conference of Robotics and Automation, Hong Kong, China.

More information at the ... more

Thu, 05/02/2013 - 23:26
Sat, 03/23/2013 - 23:00

I was appointed as associate editor of IEEE Robotics & Automation Magazine in January 2013.

This is the official announcement (Vol. 20(1), Page: 112, 2013):

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Sat, 02/02/2013 - 00:41
Sun, 10/28/2012 - 11:08

In 2012 I co-organized two demo events on Intercontinental Shared Control of Multiple UAVs.

Sat, 02/11/2012 - 01:51

I am one of the organizers of the ICRA 2012 Workshop on Haptic Teleoperation of Mobile Robots: Theory, Applications and Perspectives, which has been selected as an event of the 2012 IEEE International Conference of Robotics and Automation, St. Paul, MN.

More information at the... more

Wed, 09/15/2010 - 00:22

I am the winner of the IEEE RAS Italian Chapter Young Author Best Paper Award 2010 with the paper [1] realated to my research on Multi-robot Exploration. The RAS Italian Chapter has been the recipient of the "RAS Chapter of the year award" twice, both in 2006 and 2009.

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