Fabio Conticelli

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In this paper, the problem of localizing a nonholonomic vehicle moving in an unstructured environment is addressed by the design of a novel nonlinear observer, based on suitably processed optical information. The localization problem has been shown to be intrinsically nonlinear, indeed the linear approximation of the system has di erent structural(More)
In this paper, a novel adaptive visual feedback scheme is presented to solve the problem of controlling the relative pose between a robot camera and a rigid object of interest. By exploiting nonlinear controllability properties, uniform asymptotic stability in the large of the image reference set-point is proved using Lyapunov’s direct method. Moreover,(More)
In this paper we consider a complete dynamic model for the \Sphericle", a spherical vehicle that has been designed and realized in our laboratory. The sphericle is able to roll on the oor of the laboratory and reach arbitrary positions and orientations, through the use of only two motors placed within the rolling sphere. In this paper, we report on the(More)
In this paper, a nonhonolonomic vehicle is stabilized to a desired pose through a wisual servoing technique. The vision-based regulation of the nonholonomic vehicle, we propose, is built through a discontinuous change of coordinates and Lyapunov-based design, which ensure asymptotic stability of the closedloop visual system. A dynamic estimation procedure,(More)
This paper presents a set of C++ libraries, called RTSIM, aimed at realizing a joint simulation of a continuous plant and of a real-time embedded controller. The libraries permit a separate specification of the functional behaviour of the controller and of the software platform to be used for its deployment. In particular, it is possible to provide an(More)