Lezione di Domenico Prattichizzo Università di Siena Scuola Superiore di Studi Avanzati Sapienza Corso Interdisciplinare 2018-2019

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Homo Faber: Passato, Presente e Futuro

Aula Magna “Regina Elena”, Viale Regina Elena 295, Roma

Le lezioni si tengono di norma il giovedì, salvo diversa indicazione,
e iniziano alle ore 18:00

Coordinatori: Alessandro De Luca, Luca Scuccimarra
29 Novembre 2018: Domenico Prattichizzo, Università di Siena,
Tecnologie indossabili per l’integrazione uomo-robot

Radio Intervista di Cristiana Mastacchi​ a Domenico Prattichizzo​

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Radio Intervista di
Cristiana Mastacchi​ a
Domenico Prattichizzo​

#Robotica, #QualitàdellaVita,
#Startup #Brevetti
#SIRSlab Università degli Studi di Siena​

Siena, 9 Ottobre 2018

Il Tatto nella Chirurgia Robotica

Il quinto video della seria per Siena TV / Buongiorno Siena di Daniele Magrini​ sulle nostre attività di ricerca sulla #roboticachirurgica #robotics #haptics #tactilefeedback #sirslab Università degli Studi di Siena​ Sienna Diism​. Il video completo su youtube


The video lectures on “The Art of Grasping and Manipulation in Robotics” at the University of Siena are now available



Dear Roboticists,

my team and I realized at the University of Siena a series of short video lectures on robotic grasping and we would like to share with you the result.

The on-line course on “The Art of Grasping and Manipulation in Robotics” is now available: http://sirslab.dii.unisi.it/GraspingCourse/index.html.

Building dexterous robotic hands and studying new algorithms to control them is essential to allow industrial, service, and humanoid robots to interact with objects around them, and, possibly, with humans in a natural and safe way. The main objective of this course is to give an overview of grasp modeling and control, also introducing the SynGrasp MATLAB® Toolbox.

The course is based on the chapter on Grasping of the Springer Handbook of Robotics: https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-319-32552-1_38

Video Lectures have mainly been recorded during real lectures and are structured in four units.

I hope you will find this course useful. We are open to comments and suggestions on how to improve it and possibly extend it to include more topics.

Best regards,

_Domenico and the #SIRSLab team


Content of the course:

Unit 1: Basic concepts – Lecturer: Domenico Prattichizzo

Lecture 1.1: Introduction to the course

Lecture 1.2: Power and precision grasp

Lecture 1.3: The friction cone

Lecture 1.4: The Grasp Matrix

Lecture 1.5: Notation

Unit 2: Grasp modeling – Lecturer: Monica Malvezzi

Lecture 2.1: Object Kinematics

Lecture 2.2: Hand Kinematics

Lecture 2.3: Contact models

Lecture 2.4: Quasi-static model of the grasp

Lecture 2.5: Grasp properties

Unit 3: Grasp control – Lecturer: Domenico Prattichizzo

Lecture 3.1: Hand Control

Lecture 3.2: Control of the object

Lecture 3.3: Limitations of the rigid-body assumption

Supplementary material 3.1: Indeterminate grasps

Supplementary material 3.2: Graspability

Unit 4: SynGrasp – Lecturer: Maria Pozzi

Lecture 4.1: Introduction to the SynGrasp Toolbox

Lecture 4.2: Robotics research with SynGrasp [Slides]

Lecture 4.3: Basic examples [Exercises]


Domenico Prattichizzo

– Professor of Robotics and Haptics, University of Siena

– Senior Scientist, IIT Genova

– President Eurohaptics Society

– IEEE Fellow

email: prattichizzo@ing.unisi.it

www: https://prattichizzoblog.wordpress.com

phone: +39 329 2606659

skype: domenico.prattichizzo

hangouts: domenico.prattichizzo@gmail.com

Focalizzarsi e comunicare per giocare un ruolo centrale nel mondo delle professioni vivendo in una delle città di provincia più belle e vivibili d’Italia: Siena.

La quarta puntata della serie per il programma Buongiorno Siena di Daniele Magrini​ a Radio Siena Tv​. — Focalizzarsi e comunicare per giocare un ruolo centrale nel mondo delle professioni vivendo in una delle città di provincia più belle e vivibili d’Italia: Siena. _DP #sirslab #siena #robotics DIISM Università degli Studi di Siena​


La serie di tutti i video è disponibile su YouTube:






Robot in Sanità, 20 Settembre 2018, 9:45am, Centro Didattico Le Scotte, Siena

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Robot in Sanità

Giovedì, 20 Settembre 2018 – da 09:45 a 17:00

Il 20 Settembre, alle ore 09:45 presso l’ Aula 2 c/o Centro Didattico Le Scotte c/o AOU SIENA – Strada delle Scotte, 4 (ROBOT IN SANITA’ – brochurelato elisoccorso), si terrà il seminario “Robot in Sanità”.

Uomo e Robot in sanità, due mondi sempre più vicini. Nel seminario saranno ripercorse alcune applicazioni sanitarie, nella prospettiva di comunicare le future esigenze cliniche e conoscere i prodotti già presenti o di prossima innovazione.

Programma in PDF



L’iscrizione al Seminario è gratuita e dovrà avvenire esclusivamente online all’indirizzo https://siena.ing4.it/ISFormazione-Siena

attraverso la piattaforma dedicata alla formazione, selezionando il titolo del Seminario

Prenota il tuo posto!

Programma in allegato

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Haptics – #sirslab paper published on IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters (RA-L)

Combining wearable finger haptics and Augmented Reality: User evaluation using an external camera and the Microsoft HoloLens

Leonardo Meli, Claudio Pacchierotti , Gionata Salvietti, Francesco Chinello, Maurizio Maisto, Alessandro De Luca, Domenico Prattichizzo.

DOI: 10.1109/LRA.2018.2864354

Abstract.  Augmented Reality (AR) enriches our physical world with digital content and media, such as 3D models and videos, overlaying in real time the camera view of our smartphone, tablet, laptop, or glasses. Despite the recent massive interest for this technology, it is still not possible to receive rich haptic feedback when interacting with augmented environments. This lack is mainly due to the poor diffusion of suitable haptic interfaces, which should be easy to wear, lightweight, compact, and inexpensive. In this paper, we briefly review the state of the art on wearable haptics and its application in AR. Then, we present three AR use cases, considering tasks of manipulation, guidance, and gaming, using both external cameras with standard screens as well as fully-wearable solutions, using the Microsoft HoloLens. We evaluate these tasks enrolling a total of 34 subjects, analyzing performance and user experience when using a 3-DoF wearable device for the fingertip, a 2-DoF wearable device for the proximal finger phalanx, a vibrotactile ring, and a popular sensory substitution technique (interaction force displayed as a colored bar). Results show that providing haptic feedback through the wearable devices significantly improves the performance, intuitiveness, and comfort of the considered AR tasks.



A video showing the main concept of the work can be watched here

The pdf of the paper can be downloaded at http://sirslab.dii.unisi.it/papers/2018/Meli18_hololens.pdf

The paper can be cited using the following bibtex item

   Author = {Meli, L. and Pacchierotti, C. and Salvietti, G. and Chinello, F. and Maisto, M. and De Luca, A. and Prattichizzo, D.},
   Title = {Combining wearable finger haptics and Augmented Reality: User evaluation using an external camera and the Microsoft HoloLens},
   Journal = {{IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters}},
   Volume = {3},
   Number = {4},
   Pages = {4297--4304},
   Year = {2018}

This work will be presented at the IIEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS 2018) that is held 1-5 October in Madrid, Spain.