Oscar Gerelli

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The performances of controlled systems can be improved by driving them with smooth reference signals. In case of rough signals, smoothness can be achieved with the help of appropriate dynamic filters. To this purpose a novel discrete-time filter is proposed in the paper. It has been appositely designed for real-time motion applications like those that can(More)
Robotic manipulators are usually driven by means of minimum-time trajectories. Unfortunately, such trajectories strongly solicit the actuators whose dynamic limits could be easily exceeded. Therefore, kinematic and/or dynamic constraints are commonly considered for offline planning. Nevertheless, during actual operations, dynamic limits could be violated(More)
Minimum-time path-tracking control of robotic manipulators assumes a relevant role in industrial applications where efficiency is an issue. On the other hand, minimizing the traveling time leads to an increment of the mechanical solicitations: the actuators dynamic limits can be easily exceeded. For this reasons, kinematic and/or dynamic constraints are(More)
Time efficiency and accurate path tracking represent two conflicting demands typical of robotic applications: Time efficiency induces one to plan extremely fast trajectories which can easily collide with the manipulator kinematic and dynamic constraints, thus causing a reduction of accuracy. To deal with this problem, several approaches can be found in the(More)
In this paper, we analyze in depth the innovative very versatile and energy efficient (V2E2) actuator proposed in Stramigioli et al. (2008). The V2E2 actuator is intended to be used in all kind of robotics and powered prosthetic applications in which energy consumption is a critical issue. In particular, this work focuses on the development of a port-based(More)
The paper proposes a linear programming approach to the feedforward minimum-time control of flexible joints. Taking into account both input and output constraints, the optimal bang-bang control is computed by discretizing a continuous-time joint model and by solving a sequence of linear programming feasibility problems. The resulting joint motion is a(More)
The behaviour of robotic manipulators is affected by the actuators dynamic limits. When such limits are not explicitly considered, manipulators performances rapidly decrease. In this paper, dynamic saturations are handled by means of a real-time technique based on a trajectory scaling method: whenever saturations occur, trajectories are automatically scaled(More)
Camera calibration is a critical problem in computer vision. This paper presents a new method for extrinsic parameters computation: images of a ball rolling on a flat plane in front of the camera are used to compute roll and pitch angles. The calibration is achieved by an iterative Inverse Perspective Mapping (IPM) process that uses an estimation on ball(More)