- Date: Monday 17 December 2018
- Location: ELEC SR 3.52
- Time: 12.00-13.010
Abstract: Robots are widely used for a number of tasks ranging from conventional industrial applications to service robotics. Researchers aim to further spread robots by improving their performance and/or by finding novel potential applications. These challenging goals can be conveniently achieved by means of design procedures, which can take into account multiple design criteria, since the early design stage. In this presentation, optimality criteria and optimization techniques are briefly outlined as basis for the optimal design of novel robotic solutions. Illustrative examples are outlined to show the feasibility and practical usefulness of this approach as referring to recent designs such as parallel/hybrid manipulators, humanoid robots, cable-driven robots for conventional or non-conventional applications including healthcare, cultural heritage/space exploration.
Short Bio: Giuseppe Carbone has got the Master and Ph.D. degree at University of Cassino (Italy). He spent several research periods abroad. Among others he has been Visiting Professor at Humanoid Robotics Institute (Waseda University, Japan), Beijing Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (Beihang University, Beijing, China), Dept. of Mechanical Engineering (University Carlos III Madrid, Spain). His research interests cover aspects of Mechanics of Manipulation and Grasp, Mechanics of Robots, Engineering Design, Mechanics of Machinery with over 300 research paper outputs and 16 Phd completions. He has been invited to deliver invited Keynote speeches and seminars on his research activity at more than 20 International events. He has been PI or co-PI of more than 20 projects including 7th European Framework and H2020 funds. He edited/co-edited four books that have been published by Springer International Publisher. Giuseppe Carbone has received several Awards including three IFToMM “Young Delegate” Awards, two JSPS Short-Term Invitation Awards in Japan, more than 15 Conference Best Paper Awards. Currently, he is Deputy Chair of IFToMM World Technical Committee on Robotics and Mechatronics, Deputy Chair of the Youth Committee of the International Society of Bionics and Biomechanics, Treasurer of the IFToMM Italy Society. He has been Member of the Executive Board of Sheffield Robotics for 2015-2017.