Alessandro Umbrico

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—Planning for real world problems with explicit temporal constraints is a challenging problem. Among several approaches, the use of flexible timelines in Planning and Scheduling (P&S) has demonstrated to be successful in a number of concrete applications, such as, for instance, autonomous space systems. A flexible timeline describes an envelope of possible(More)
This paper presents the EasyReach system, a tool that aims at getting the elderly and pre-digital divide population closer to new technologies by creating a simplified social enviroment that facilitates interaction, trying to allow them to (i) easily keep in contact with friends and relatives, (ii) share their lifetime expertise, and (iii) avoid isolation.(More)
This paper presents the mid-term outcome of the Generic Evolutionary Control Knowledge-based mOdule (Gecko) research project, i.e., a layered architecture to implement a cooperative model-based control agent for a Reconfigurable Transportation System (RTSs). A manufacturing plant is here conceived as multiple independent modules to implement alternative(More)
Planning for real world problems with explicit temporal constraints is a challenging problem. Among several approaches, the use of flexible timelines in Planning and Scheduling has been shown to be successful in a number of concrete applications, such as, for instance, autonomous space systems. This paper builds on previous work and presents a revised and(More)
The collaboration between humans and robots is a current technological trend that faces various challenges, among these the seamless integration of the respective working capabilities. Industrial robots have demonstrated their capacity to meet the needs of many applications, offering accuracy and efficiency, while humans have both experience and the(More)
The paper describes a knowledge-based control loop as the key feature of a generic control architecture for nodes in a Reconfigurable Transportation Systems (RTSs). In particular, two main aspects are presented: (i) the design of an ontology-based representation of information related to both internal configurations/capabilities of a node and the active(More)