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The evolution of robotics research
This article surveys traditional research topics in industrial robotics and mobile robotics and then expands on new trends in robotics research that focus more on the interaction between human and robot. Expand
A six-legged robot-based system for humanitarian demining missions
Abstract Removal of antipersonnel landmines is a worldwide problem currently requiring the use of new technologies such as improved sensors and efficient mobile robots. This paper is focused on theExpand
A comparative study of stability margins for walking machines
In this paper, the stability criteria that have been applied to walking robots with at least four legs are examined in terms of their stability margins in different static and dynamic situations. Expand
The Rotation Period of C/1995 O1 (Hale-Bopp)
C/1995 O1 (Hale-Bopp) was observed in daylight on 16 days between 1997 April 1 and 1997 April 28, five of which had long time sequences (up to 10 hr of data), using the near infrared CAIN camera onExpand
SIL04: a true walking robot for the comparative study of walking machine techniques
This article presents the SIL04 walking robot, a medium-sized quadruped mechanism built for basic research and development as well as for educational purposes. Expand
Camera Sensor Arrangement for Crop/Weed Detection Accuracy in Agronomic Images
In Precision Agriculture, images coming from camera-based sensors are commonly used for weed identification and crop line detection, either to apply specific treatments or for vehicle guidance purposes. Expand
Velocity Dependence in the Cyclic Friction Arising with Gears
We identify the meshing friction in the gearboxes of a robotic leg, and we propose a new mathematical model that considers the rate dependency of Meshing friction. Expand
The Evolution of Robotics Research From Industrial Robotics to Field and Service Robotics
his article surveys the evolution of robotics research in the last half century as a response to the evolution of human social needs, from the industr ial robotics that released the human operatorExpand
Generating continuous free crab gaits for quadruped robots on irregular terrain
This paper presents a method for generating free gaits for quadruped robots capable of performing statically stable, omnidirectional locomotion on irregular terrain containing forbidden areas. Expand
Continuous free-crab gaits for hexapod robots on a natural terrain with forbidden zones: An application to humanitarian demining
This paper presents the development of crab and turning gaits for hexapod robots on a natural terrain characterized by containing uneven ground and forbidden zones. Expand