Robotics & Automation Seminars - Carla Seatzu and Alessandro De Luca

12 Gennaio 2023

h. 10 Carla Seatzu, University of Cagliari;

h 11 Alessandro De Luca, La Sapienza Roma

Aula Magna Pacinotti
Scuola di Ingegneria, Largo L. Lazzarino 1 Pisa


Carla Seatzu - State Estimation of Partially Observed Discrete Event Systems Under Attack


Carla Seatzu is currently a Full Professor of Automatic Control with the University of Cagliari, Cagliari, Italy, where she is also a Coordinator of the B.Sc. degree in electrical, electronic, and computer engineering. She is the author of over 250 publications, including over 80 articles in international journals and one textbook. Her research interests include discrete-event systems, Petri nets, hybrid systems, networked control systems, manufacturing, and transportation systems. She was a Visiting Professor with the universities at Zaragoza (Spain), Atlanta (USA), Guadalajara (Mexico), and Xi’an and Hangzhou (China). Prof. Seatzu was the Program Chair of the 23rd IEEE International Conference on Emerging Technologies and Factory Automation in 2018, the Workshop Chair of the 55th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control in 2016, and the General Co-Chair of the 18th IEEE International Conference on Emerging Technologies and Factory Automation in 2013. She is the Senior Editor of the IEEE Control Systems Letters and of the IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering.


Alessandro De Luca - New Results on Fault and Collision Detection in Robot Manipulators


Alessandro De Luca is Full Professor of Robotics, Automation, and Automatic Control at Sapienza University of Rome since 2000. From September 2005
to April 2006, he spent a sabbatical at the Institute for Robotics and Mechatronics at DLR in Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany. He has been the founding Director of the Sapienza Master course in Control Engineering (2013-2019), a two-year M.Sc. program fully taught in English. In 2017, he became a Senior Research Fellow of the Sapienza School of Advanced Studies (SSAS).
His research interests include modeling, motion planning, and control of flexible manipulators, kinematically redundant manipulators, underactuated robots, wheeled mobile robots and mobile manipulators; physical human-robot interaction; hybrid force-velocity control; visual servoing; iterative learning; nonlinear control of nonholonomic mechanical systems; fault detection and isolation; control of locomotion platforms. He has published over 230 journal and conference papers and book chapters, receiving two best conference paper awards (ICRA 1998, BioRob 2012) and one best application paper award (IROS 2008). He is one of the authors of the PROSE-awarded Springer Handbook of Robotics (2008, 2016), and Editor of the book Advances in Control of Articulated and Mobile Robots (Springer, 2004). For the IEEE Transactions on Robotics and Automation, he served as Associate Editor (1994– 98), Editor (1998–2003), and Editor-in-Chief (2003–04). He has been the Editor-in-Chief of the renamed IEEE Transactions on Robotics from its birth in 2004 until September 2008. He has been a member of the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society (RAS) AdCom (2008–10) and has served as RAS Vice-President for Publication Activities in 2012–13. He was General Chair of the 2007 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation held in Rome and Program Chair of the 2016 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation in Stockholm. He was an IEEE Fellow (class of 2007, elevated with the citation: “For contributions to modeling and control of robotic systems”) and is an IEEE Life Fellow from 2023. He received the German Helmholtz Humboldt Research Award for foreign scientists in 2005, the IEEE-RAS Distinguished Service Award in 2009, and the IEEE George Saridis Leadership Award in Robotics and Automation in 2019 (with the citation: “For contributions to the robotics and automation community through research innovation and education, and for leadership in publication and conference activities in RAS”).