Luigi Maria Galantucci

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The production of a copy of an existing object of complex shape is one of the typical applications of the integration between two modern computer-based technologies, reverse engineering (RE) and rapid prototyping (RP). The method is extremely versatile and can be used in various applicative domains (e.g. replacement of anatomical parts with artificial(More)
BACKGROUND The objective of this study is to define an acquisition protocol that is clear, precise, repeatable, simple, fast and that is useful for analysis of the anthropometric characteristics of the soft tissue of the face. METHODS The analysis was carried out according to a new clinical-instrumental protocol that comprises four distinct phases: (1)(More)
In the literature, several papers report studies on mathematical models used to describe facial features and to predict female facial beauty based on 3D human face data. Many authors have proposed the principal component analysis (PCA) method that permits modeling of the entire human face using a limited number of parameters. In some cases, these models(More)
OBJECTIVES To set up a three-dimensional photogrammetric scanning system for precise landmark measurements, without any physical contact, using a low-cost and noninvasive digital photogrammetric solution, for supporting several necessity in clinical orthodontics and/or surgery diagnosis. MATERIALS AND METHODS Thirty coded targets were directly applied(More)
The authors propose the implementation of hybrid Fuzzy Logic-Genetic Algorithm (FL-GA) methodology to plan the automatic assembly and disassembly sequence of products. The GA-Fuzzy Logic approach is implemented onto two levels. The first level of hybridization consists of the development of a Fuzzy controller for the parameters of an assembly or disassembly(More)
In this paper we propose an alternative use of commercial object-oriented discrete-event simulators. We attempt to bridge the intrinsic inaccuracy of simulators in modelling real systems affected by fuzziness. The strategy adopted, called pseudo-fuzzy discrete event simulation, models fuzziness through a set of several classic simulation runs to trace an(More)
The present paper presents a hybrid approach for solving manufacturing scheduling problems, based on the integration between Constraint Logic Programming (CLP) and Genetic Algorithm (GA) approaches. The proposed methodology is applied to a single line with multiple products and sequence-dependent time. This system model derives from a real case of a company(More)
OBJECTIVES A new, low-cost photogrammetric method has been developed for facial morphometry applications. To evaluate the system, tests for the measurement and comparison of three-dimensional virtual faces were carried out in different subjects. MATERIALS AND METHODS Twenty adult white Italian subjects, 10 men and 10 women, of ages ranging from 23 to 37(More)
OBJECTIVES The article describes a new methodology to scan and integrate facial soft tissue surface with dental hard tissue models in a three-dimensional (3D) virtual environment, for a novel diagnostic approach.The facial and the dental scans can be acquired using any optical scanning systems: the models are then aligned and integrated to obtain a full(More)
Traditional practice to tolerance design has been based on a sequential approach to design and manufacturing considerations. An integrated approach involving simultaneous selection of design and manufacturing tolerances was introduced in the last decade. Choice of manufacturing processes (or machines) from amongst the alternatives, frequently encountered in(More)