The University of Naples
Federico II

Salvatore Marcellini
Team
Vincenzo Lippiello
Professor/Tutor
Alessio Botta
Team
Jonathan Cacace
Team
Sara Nappa
Team
Gianmarco Paduano
Team

The PRISMA Lab team is working on the Drone Contest project and the key roles for this challenge are: software development, mechanical development, prototyping and mechatronic design.

 

PhD OBJECTIVES:

 

  • The main goal of the PhD candidate is to perform research on mobile flying robots considering both control issues and high-level reasoning and planning, integrating cross-disciplinary concepts. Moreover, the study of the dynamic model of non-conventional drones, e.g., omnidirectional platforms, and possible non-linear control laws will be considered even in case of a physical interaction with the environment. The production of new scientific and experimental contributions is expected.

 

SCIENTIFIC OBJECTIVES:

 

  • Development of versatile and efficient mechatronics solutions for lightweight UAVs with payloads;
  • Development of novel AI-based navigation algorithms based on semi-structured environments;
  • Development of area coverage and formation control algorithms for robotic swarms;
  • Development of new control laws for the stabilization of omni-directional drones with a complex dynamics and in a physical interaction with the environment.