Paolo Robuffo Giordano

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Paolo Robuffo Giordano (note: my name is Paolo, the rest are my two surnames)
CNRS Researcher (CR1)

Email : prg@irisa.fr
Address : Irisa / Inria Rennes
Campus de Beaulieu
35042 Rennes cedex - France
Tel : +33 2 99 84 25 45
Fax : +33 2 99 84 71 71
Assistant : +33 2 99 84 22 52, celine.gharsalli@irisa.fr ( Hélène de La Ruée)

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Background and Position

I was born in Rome, Italy, in 1977. In 2001 I received the "Laurea" degree (M.Sc.) in Computer Science Engineering from the University of Rome "La Sapienza", and in 2008 the Ph.D. degree in Systems Engineering from the same institution.

From November 2007 to October 2008 I was a Postdoc at the Institute of Robotics and Mechatronics of the German Space Agency (DLR) in Munich, Germany, headed by Prof. Dr. Gerhard Hirzinger.
From October 2008 until November 2012 I joined the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics in Tübingen, Germany, as a Senior Research Scientist in the department of Prof. Heinrich H. Bülthoff. Over the years, I have created and led the "Human-Robot Interaction" group in the Bülthoff department. My former webpage can be found here.
Since December 2012, I am a CNRS Researcher (CR1) in the Lagadic team at Irisa, Rennes, France.

In 2008 I received an award for the best italian PhD Thesis in Automatic Control, and in 2009 the Best Video Award at ICRA'09.

I served in the Program Committee for RSS 2010, RSS 2011, RSS 2013, and as Associate Editor for IROS 2011, ICRA 2012, ICRA 2013, ICRA 2014, ICRA 2015, ICRA 2016
In 2011 I was Guest Editor for The International Journal of Robotics Research, co-organizing the special issue "Autonomous Physical Human-Robot Interaction" which was published in November 2012.
Since September 2012, I am serving as Associate Editor for the journal IEEE Transactions on Robotics.
In 2014 and 2015 I am serving as Area Chair for the RSS Conference.
In 2016 I am serving as Workshop and Tutorial Chair for the IROS 2016 conference.

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PostDocs

Ph.D. students

Research areas

I studied Computer Science Engineering and then obtained a PhD in Systems Theory and Robotics. Widely speaking, my interests have always been:

In most cases, the system under study is a physical system that must acquire information from the environment, process them, and then use them to autonomously perform a task. Such a machine is usually known as robot, even though its design may be far away from the popular picture of human-like beings that try to overcome mankind. A car driving autonomously, an airplane with attitude stabilization, a swarm of miniature vehicles exploring an unknown environment are all examples of robots in my mind. The key point here is autonomy: the ability to sense the world, to reason about it, and to autonomously act to achieve some goals of interest.

During my career I have applied these general ideas to many different problems in robotics. For instance, I have addressed the issues of:

The following list groups my main research areas per topic together with the relevant publications

Selected Publications

Complete list (with postscript or pdf files if available)

Visual-Based Control of Robots

Mobile Robotics

Multi-Robots

VR Applications

Software for Robotics

Neuroscience

Selected Videos

Below a selection of videos illustrating some of my research activities. Other material can be found at http://www.youtube.com/user/MPIRobotics.

Software

Teaching

Invited Talks and Seminars

  1. P. Robuffo Giordano. Invited Talk: Control of Quadrotors in Unstructured Environments.
    RSS 2015 Symposium: Frontiers of Robotics, Department of Computer Science, Rutgers University, USA, April 2015.

  2. P. Robuffo Giordano. Invited Talk: An Overview on Collective Coordination of Multiple Robots.
    Computer Science and Telecommunications Department, Ecole Normale Superieure, Rennes, France, October 2014.

  3. P. Robuffo Giordano. Invited Talk: Collective Control, State Estimation and Human Interaction for Teams of Mobile Robots.
    ACROSS Workshop on Cooperative Systems, Dubrovnik, Croatia, September 2014.

  4. P. Robuffo Giordano. Invited Talk: Collective Control, State Estimation and Human Interaction for Teams of Mobile Robots.
    Symposium “The Very Best of Robotics Today”, Department of Computer Science, Rice University, Houston, USA, April 2014.

  5. P. Robuffo Giordano. Invited Talk: Vision-Based Bilateral Shared Control and Autonomous Flight for Single and Multiple Quadrotor UAVs.
    IEEE/RSJ IROS Int. Work. on Vision-based Closed-Loop Control and Navigation of Micro Helicopters in GPS-denied Environments, November 2013.

  6. P. Robuffo Giordano. Invited Talk: Overactuation, state estimation and human interaction for quadrotor UAVs.
    UAV French day, Ensam, Paris, France, June 2013.

  7. P. Robuffo Giordano. Invited Talk: An overview of recent results in the bilateral shared control of multiple mobile robots.
    ISIR, Université Pierre et Marie Cuerie, Paris, France, June 2013.

  8. P. Robuffo Giordano. Invited Seminar: A Framework For Nonlinear Active Estimation With Applications To Structure From Motion.
    DIAG, Università di Roma "La Sapienza", Roma, Italy, May 2013.

  9. P. Robuffo Giordano. Invited Talk: An overview of recent results in the bilateral shared control of multiple mobile robots.
    INRIA, Grenoble, France, April 2013.

  10. P. Robuffo Giordano. Invited Talk: Passive and Decentralized Shared Control of Multi- Robot Systems.
    I3S, Sophia-Antipolis, France, February 2013.

  11. P. Robuffo Giordano. Invited Talk: Passive and Decentralized Shared Control of Multi-Robot Systems.
    Australian National University, Canberra, Australia, July, 2012.

  12. P. Robuffo Giordano. Invited Talk: Multi-UAV Bilateral Shared Control and Decentralization.
    Summer School Airobots: Aerial Service Robotics, ETH, Zürich, Switzerland, July, 2012.

  13. P. Robuffo Giordano. Invited Seminar: Passive and Decentralized Shared Control of Multi-Robot Systems.
    Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia, Reggio Emilia, Italy, June, 2012.

  14. P. Robuffo Giordano. Invited Talk: Shared control of remote multi-robot aerial systems: state-of-the-art and future perspectives.
    ''UAVs in perspective'' Symposium, Università di Bologna, Bologna, Italy, May, 2012.

  15. P. Robuffo Giordano. Invited Talk: Passive and Decentralized Shared Control of Multi-Robot Systems.
    Boston University, Boston, MA, USA, May, 2012.

  16. P. Robuffo Giordano. Invited Talk: Shared Control of Remote Multi-Robot Systems: State-of-the-art and Future Perspectives.
    IRISA/INRIA, Rennes, France, March, 2012.

  17. P. Robuffo Giordano. Invited Talk: Shared Control of Remote Multi-Robot Systems: State-of-the-art and Future Perspectives.
    University of Würzburg - Institute of Computer Science, Würzburg, Germany, March, 2012.

  18. P. Robuffo Giordano. Invited Seminar: Bilateral Teleoperation of Multi-Robot Systems: Passivity, Decentralization, and Connectivity Maintenance.
    Oberseminar Intelligent Autonomous Systems Group, Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany, December, 2011.

  19. P. Robuffo Giordano. Invited Seminar: Bilateral Teleoperation of Groups of Mobile Robots.
    SIRSLab, Dipartimento di Ingegneria dell'Informazione, Università di Siena, Siena, Italy, November, 2011.

  20. P. Robuffo Giordano. Invited Seminar: An Introduction to Passivity and port-Hamiltonian Systems.
    Robotics Group, Dipartimento di Informatica e Sistemistica, Università di Roma "La Sapienza", Roma, Italy, December, 2010.

  21. P. Robuffo Giordano. Invited Talk: Towards Bilateral Teleoperation of Multi-Robot Systems.
    Autonomous Intelligent Systems Lab, University of Freiburg, Germany, November, 2010.

  22. P. Robuffo Giordano. Invited Talk: Realizing a Closed-Loop Robotic Motion Simulator.
    GRASP Lab: University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA, May, 2010.

  23. P. Robuffo Giordano. Invited Talk: Human-Machine Interfaces for VR and Real World Applications.
    Autonomous Systems Laboratory, ETH, Switzerland, April, 2010.

  24. P. Robuffo Giordano. Invited Talk: Towards a New Generation of Multisensory Human-Machine Interfaces for VR and Real-World Applications.
    Kolloquium Technische Kybernetik, Institut für Systemtheorie und Regelungstechnik, Stuttgart, Germany, April, 2010.

  25. P. Robuffo Giordano. Invited Seminar: Introduction to the state estimation for dynamical systems.
    Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics, Tübingen, Germany, November, 2009.

  26. P. Robuffo Giordano. Invited Talk: Modeling and Control of a Wheeled Mobile Platform with Movable Legs.
    Institute for Robotics and Mechatronics, German Aerospace Center (DLR), Germany, October, 2008.

  27. P. Robuffo Giordano. Invited Talk: A control theory approach for modeling and control of robotic systems.
    Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics, Tübingen, Germany, May, 2008.

  28. P. Robuffo Giordano. Invited Seminar: Introduction to Visual Servoing: Basic and Advanced Methods.
    Institute for Robotics and Mechatronics, German Aerospace Center (DLR), Germany, May, 2007.

  29. P. Robuffo Giordano. Invited Seminar: Shortest Path Synthesis for a Reeds-Shepp Car.
    Robotics Group, Dipartimento di Informatica e Sistemistica, Universit\`a di Roma "La Sapienza", Roma, Italy, June, 2005.

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