Passivity-based Decentralized Bilateral Teleoperation of Groups of Mobile Robots with Fixed and Time-Varying Topology
Antonio Franchi is a research scientist at the Max Planck Institute for biological Cybernetics. He obtained the master degree in electronic engineering and the PhD in Control, Systems Theory and Robotics at "La Sapienza" University of Rome.
His research interests are focused on autonomous systems and robotics, i.e., on machines which are able to acquire information from an environment, elaborate that information, and then autonomously act on the environment to perform a task. The main goals of this field are to obtain a large degree of autonomy in unstructured environments and a high quality and effectiveness in the interaction between the human and the machine. These two are fundamental steps needed to move the robots from being confined in factories to finally get into our everyday’s life.
He is specialized in multiple robot/agent systems, in particular in the following fields: human-in-the-loop bilateral control of multi-robot systems, coverage and mapping algorithms, formation control, mutual localization.