GRAAL stands for Genoa Robotics and Automation Laboratory, and it is located at DIBRIS, Department of Computer Science, Bioengineering, Robotics, and System Engineering. Our department is part of the Polytechnic School of the University of Genova.
Our main research areas are marine robotics, cooperative control, embedded control systems and real time control architectures.
University of Genova is also part of the Interuniversity Center on Integrated Systems for the Marine Environment (ISME), and all the activities on marine robotics are carried out in close cooperation with other ISME laboratories. Facilities for experimental robotics, hardware and real-time software design, and simulation offer a complete support for all the research areas.
Undergraduate students may join the laboratory for stages and for their Bachelor or Master Thesis work. This is a very important opportunity for students to participate to the ongoing research activities.
Enrico Simetti is an Associate Professor at University of Genova, teaching Embedded Systems and Cooperative Robotics. Since 2020, he is the vice-coordinator for the M.Sc. in Robotics Engineering at the University of Genova, and vice-coordinator of the euRobotics aisbl topic group in Marine Robotics.
His current research interests are in the field of robotics, in particular: marine robotics, embedded systems and mechatronics for robotic applications, force and motion control of robot manipulators and cooperation within multi-agent systems. In details, his research is focused the development and experimental evaluation of control solutions for manipulation tasks with redundant systems. The case of multi-agents cooperating for achieving the manipulation task is also within his research interests. Moreover, he has worked on developing flexible human-robot collaboration frameworks capable to adapt to the human actions.
He is author of 27 papers in international journals, 49 in international conferences and 2 book chapters. He has participated in several national (2 PRINs and 1 PNRM projects) and international funded projects (3 FP7 and 4 H2020 projects, plus a project funded by Qatar National Research Foundation). He has been the principal investigator for the whole ISME interuniversity center involvement within the H2020 ROBUST (2015-2020) project on autonomous in-situ deep-mining exploration with AUVs and he has been the principal investigator of UNIGE within the H2020 EUMR Marine Robots Network project.
Francesco Norberto Wanderlingh received the B.S. degree in Electronic Engineering from the University of Messina in 2012, and the M.S. double degree in Robotics Engineering from the University of Genoa and from the Warsaw Institute of Technology in 2014, within the European Master in Advanced Robotics (EMARO) programme.
He is currently a Ph.D. student in Robotics at the Department of Informatics, Bioengineering, Robotics and System Engineering (DIBRIS) of the University of Genoa, on the topic "Smart Manufacturing 2020".
His main research interest are the design of multi-agent robotics systems for intervention and human-robot collaboration with main focus on the algorithm design phase and software developement aspect. He has also been involved in projects dealing with smartphone's sensor based Human Activity Recognition for elderly care.
Giovanni Indiveri is Associate Professor, since 2011, in Systems and Control Engineering. He holds a Laurea degree in Physics since 1995 and a Dottorato di Ricerca (Ph.D.) in Electronic Engineering and Computer Science since 1998 (both from the University of Genova, Italy). From 1999 to 2001 he was a post-doc Researcher at the Fraunhofer (formerly GMD) Institute for Intelligent Autonomous Systems FhG - AiS of Sankt Augustin, Germany. From December 2001 to January 2011 he was Ricercatore (Assistant Professor) at the University of Salento. He is currently member of the IFAC Technical Committees 7.2 Marine Systems and 7.5 Intelligent Autonomous Vehicles of which he was Chair in the triennium 2009 - 2011. He is the Scientific Responsible of the University of Salento Research Unit of the Interuniversity Centre of Integrated Systems for the Marine Environment (ISME) since 2007.
His research interests are in the area of autonomous robotics and, in particular, of navigation, guidance and motion control for marine and underactuated robots. Specific research topics include modeling and identification of marine robots, pose regulation, trajectory tracking and path following for underactuated kinematic robot models, marine robot navigation, outlier robust parameter identification and state estimation. He has published over 100 papers in international journals and conferences proceedings on these subjects.