- 2020/01/21 – 3 papers accepted at ICRA 2020:
- Enhancing Game-Theoretic Autonomous Car Racing Using Control Barrier Functions (with Mingyu Wang and Dr. Mac Schwager)
- Adaptive Task Allocation for Heterogeneous Multi-Robot Teams with Evolving and Unknown Robot Capabilities (with Yousef Emam, Siddharth Mayya and Addison Bohannon)
- A set-theoretic approach to multi-task execution and prioritization (with Siddharth Mayya, Mario Selvaggio, María Santos, and Dr. Cristian Secchi)
- Additionally, our T-RO paper on safe learning with applications to brushbot navigation has been selected for presentation at ICRA 2020!
- 2020/01/20 – Paper on persistification of robotic tasks accepted for publication in TCST (pre-print available on arXiv)
- 2019/09/19 – The new SlothBot has been spotted on Georgia Tech campus
- 2019/06/20 – 2 papers accepted at IROS 2019:
- 2019/06/17 – 2 papers accepted at MRS 2019:
- Passivity-Based Decentralized Control of Multi-Robot Systems With Delays Using Control Barrier Functions (with Jeremy Cai and Junya Yamauchi, pre-print available on arXiv)
- Decentralized Minimum-Energy Coverage Control for Time-Varying Density Functions (with María Santos and Siddharth Mayya, nominated for the outstanding paper award)
- 2019/06/07 – The SlothBot is featured on Tech Briefs, Popular Mechanics and many other online blogs. Check out the videos on YouTube or on IEEE Spectrum Video Friday!
- 2019/03/15 – The tutorial Control Barrier Functions: Theory and Applications, organized together with Aaron Ames, Samuel Coogan, Magnus Egerstedt, Koushil Sreenath and Paulo Tabuada, will be held at ECC 2019 (pre-print of the tutorial paper available on arXiv)
- 2019/02/20 – Paper on optimal task allocation for heterogeneous robot teams (with Siddharth Mayya) accepted at ECC 2019 (pre-print available on arXiv)
- 2019/02/19 – Swarm of 30 brushbots ready to be deployed! Thanks to Jeremy Cai and Yousef Emam) for the help in giving them life!
- 2019/01/27 – Paper on constraint-driven control of multi-robot systems accepted at ACC 2019 (pre-print available on arXiv)
- 2019/01/26 – Paper on coverage control for robots constrained on curves (with María Santos) accepted at ICRA 2019
- 2019/01/26 – Paper on the design of the SlothBot (with Yousef Emam) accepted for publication in RA-L (will be presented at ICRA 2019)
I’m a robotics PhD student at Georgia Tech, member of the GRITS Lab, advised by Dr. Magnus Egerstedt. In my research, I’m interested in constraints-driven control of multi-robot systems for long-duration autonomy. The goal is to develop control frameworks which allow robots to be deployed over long time scales and be robust to changing environmental conditions. More can be found here.
My quasiperiodic academic journey bounced several times between Italy and Germany: I started at the Università di Napoli “Federico II” with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, went to the Technische Hochschule Ingolstadt for a M.Eng. in Automotive Engineering, then back to Napoli for a M.S. in Mechanical Engineering, and again back to Germany at Audi AG and finally back to Italy at the Italian Institute of Technology, before landing in Atlanta, Georgia. A more structured and complete version of this story can be found here.
In my spare time, I love playing the piano with a particular preference for classical music and jazz standards. I enjoy cycling, reading, traveling, building cool robots, discussing future (almost always improbable, if not even absurd) robotics research directions with friends.