Giovanni Stellin

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This paper presents the latest results in developing an anthropomorphic dextrous hand for a 2-years-old humanoid. As this robot is aimed to be a physical platform for cognition, the number of degrees of freedom of the upper part of the body has been maximized. The robotic hand has 20 DoFs and 9 motors to accomplish optimal grasping and manipulation. Based(More)
This paper presents a research initiative on embodied cognition called RobotCub. RobotCub is an EU-funded project that aims at developing an open humanoid robotic platform and, simultaneously, following an original research path in synthetic cognition. We report on the motivations behind the realization of our humanoid robotic platform and the current(More)
The paper presents a controller for a multi-fingered underactuated prosthetic hand based on tendon transmission. The control architecture is implemented in two subsequent and different phases. The first one is the pre-shaping of the hand, based on the grasp type is implemented by stand-alone motion controllers using PID position control algorithms. The(More)
This paper presents recent results aimed at developing a functional prosthetic hand characterized by an EMG-control and by a simple and low cost fabrication technology. In order to overcome some limitations of current prosthetic hands mainly related to the poor functionality and controllability, the prosthetic hand has been designed following a(More)
In this paper, some recent results about the experimental trials we are performing on a functional prosthetic hand characterized by an EMG-control and by a simple and low cost fabrication technology are shown. The innovation described in this paper is the fabrication of a compliant under-actuated prosthetic hand. The structure of the hand (both palm and(More)
Adrenomedullin (AM) is a multifunctional peptide endowed with various biological actions mediated by the interaction with the calcitonin receptor-like receptor (CLR), which couples to the receptor activity-modifying proteins 2 or 3 (RAMP2 or RAMP3) to form the functional plasma membrane receptors AM1 and AM2, respectively. In this study, we investigated for(More)
26 effort, resources and the participation of a huge team made up of a multitude of highly trained medical specialists, such as cardiac surgeons, cardiologists, cardiac anaesthetists, cardiac intensivists and many others, who often have dedicated their entire professional lives to this exciting field of medicine. Far from claiming to be a thorough and(More)
– In this paper some recent results about the experimental trials we are performing on a functional prosthetic hand characterized by an EMG-control and by a simple and low cost fabrication technology are shown. A compliant under-actuated prosthetic hand has been designed and fabricated. The five-fingered hand (both palm and fingers) is moulded as a soft(More)
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