Filippo Sanfilippo

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— This paper introduces a new modular approach to robotic grasping that allows for finding a trade off between a simple gripper and more complex human like manipulators. The modular approach to robotic grasping aims to understand human grasping behavior in order to replicate grasping and skilled in-hand movements with an artificial hand using simple,(More)
In this paper, the configuration of a five-limbed modular robot is introduced. A specialised locomotion gait is designed to allow for omni-directional mobility. Due to the large diversity resulting from various gait sequences, a criteria for selecting the best gaits based on their stability characteristics is proposed. A series of simulations is then(More)
Building embedded real-time systems of guaranteed quality, in a cost-effective manner, raises challenging scientific and technological problems. For several years at Aalesund University College (AAUC), there has been ongoing activity in the development of embedded real time systems in close cooperation with private technology developers from the local(More)
This paper presents an open source, object-oriented machine learning framework, formally named Java Intelligent Optimisation (JIOP). While JIOP is still in the early stages of development, it already provides a wide variety of general learning algorithms that can be used. Initially designed as a collection of existing learning methods , JIOP aims to(More)
Robotics and automation technology instruction is an important component of the industrial engineering education curriculum. Industrial engineering and automation departments must continuously develop and update their laboratory resources and pedagogical tools in order to provide their students with adequate and effective study plans. While acquiring(More)
In this paper, we present two optimisation methods for a generic boids swarm model which is derived from the original Reynolds' boids model to simulate the aggregate moving of a fish school. The aggregate motion is the result of the interaction of the relatively simple behaviours of the individual simulated boids 1. The aggregate moving vector is a linear(More)
Management of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) focuses on controlling intracranial pressure (ICP), while other treatments, such as the use of neuromuscular blocking agents (NMBAs), need scientific evidence. We conducted a systematic review to investigate the usefulness of NMBAs in the context of TBI and/or increased ICP. We searched MEDLINE and EMBASE databases(More)