Marco Tognon has been awarded the "Prix de thèse Année 2018 du GDR Robotique" which awards the best PhD thesis among the ones defended in 2018 in any lab and university in France in the field of Robotics.
Marco Tognon's PhD thesis - entitled Theory and Applications for Control and Motion Planning for Aerial Robots in Physical Interaction with particular focus on Tethered Aerial Vehicles' - has been developed at LAAS-CNRS, in the team RIS, under the supervision of Antonio Franchi and Juan Cortés, and within the framework of the AEROARMS EU H2020 project.
The important award has been announced and bestowed at the 2019 French National Robotics Research Congress, on Oct 15, 2019, in the town of Vittel, France. https://jnrr2019.loria.fr
Marco Tognon's PhD thesis can be downloaded from this link: https://hal.archives-ouvertes.fr/LAAS-TEL/tel-02003048
Announcement by the GDR Robotique: https://www.gdr-robotique.org/prix_de_these/?an=2018