University of Cassino, Laboratory of Robotics and Mechatronics (LARM)


Areas of collaboration

  • Natural-like human-robot interaction systems for:

     – human-personal robot (HPR) communication: assisting people in special, difficult tasks; assisting aged / disabled people in everyday tasks;

     – human-industrial robot (HIR) skills emulation: learning from visual modelling and interpretation of gestures; cognitive learning for dexterous task reproducing

  • Intelligent control architectures for emergent types of robots: personal robots; parallel high-speed industrial robots; multiple-arm robot systems; 3D-vision robots

     – robot cooperation techniques 

     – visual robot servoing from feature-based description of environment

  • Robot sculpture:

     – robot-driven 3D digital shape reconstruction

     – surface generation through procedural tool motion: orthopaedic and surgery expert; 

  • Service oriented, holonic and multi-agent manufacturing control:

     – semi-heterarchic, multi-agent control architectures for agile shop floor  

     – Holonic Manufacturing Execution Systems, distributed intelligence for product-driven control

     – service orientation for sustainable manufacturing


Guidance Vision for Robots - Motion tracking with dynamic visual feedback

  • Feature-based part flow description
  • Unstructured scene foreground
  • Dynamic Look & Move
  • Robot-scene & robot-object modelling
  • Synchronizing  pick-and-place tasks with moving parts
  • Application: Robot-Vision management of factory transportation system
Research results
- Organization of the 14th IFAC Symposium “Information Control Problems in Manufacturing” [INCOM’12] in Bucharest, Romania
- Common book productions: 
-- Service Robots and Robotics, IGI book series, Marco Ceccarelli (LARM) – editor, Theodor Borangiu & team - authors
-- Service Orientation in Holonic and Multi-Agent Manufacturing Control, Springer book series, Theodor Borangiu (A&C, CIMR) – editor, Marco  Ceccarelli & team - authors
- Scientific articles in collaboration:
--  1 paper at the 1st Int. Workshop on “Service Orientation in Holonic and Multi-Agent Manufacturing Control SOHOMA’11”, Paris, June 20-21, 2011
--  1 paper at the 2nd  Int. Workshop on “Service Orientation in Holonic and Multi-Agent    Manufacturing and Robotics SOHOMA’12”, Bucharest, May 23-24, 2012
-- 1 article in the Journal of Mechanics and Control (JOMAC), Vol.11, No.01, 2010
--  1 article in the Journal “Control Engineering and Applied Informatics (CEAI), Bucharest, 2011
--  2 papers in the Int. Workshop on “Robotics in Alpe-Adria-Danube Region”, Sept. 11-13, 2012
- Organized workshops
-- Two Workshops were organized in the framework of ERRIC, the objective of which is to foster innovation in control of sustainable manufacturing and robotics. SOHOMA’11 and SOHOMA’12 were organized by A&C in partnership with the  R&D Network GdR MACS (France) and LARM (Italy)