Control Problems in Robotics

Leonardo Lanari (coordinator)


schedule September 25, 2017 - December 21, 2017 (first semester); February 26, 2018 - June 1, 2018 (second semester)
coordinator e-mail lanari [at] diag [dot] uniroma1 [dot] it


Students of the Master in Control Engineering (MCER) and of the Master in Artificial Intelligence and Robotics (MARR)  at the Dipartimento di Ingegneria informatica, Automatica e Gestionale (DIAG) of Sapienza UniversitÓ di Roma.


The course presents a selection of advanced topics on the control of robots and robotic systems, and is intended as an introduction to research in the field. Guided through case studies taken from the research activities of the instructors, the student will be able to fully develop a control problem in Robotics, from its analysis to the proposal of solution methods and their implementation.


The course gives 6 credits, and is organized in two modules of 3 credits each. The two modules can be chosen among the four modules offered each year, two per semester, within the Elective in Robotics course (code 1056414, 12 credits). The modules cover in a seminar fashion a number of research topics. Lectures/seminars are presented by instructors and/or by qualified external researchers. The four modules of the academic year 2017-18, out of which you can choose two, are:
For actual schedules, teaching materials, and further details, please access the web page of the individual modules by following the links above. 


A general background in robotics (kinematics, dynamics, planning, control), as given for example in Robotics 1Robotics 2, and Autonomous and Mobile Robotics, is desirable but not mandatory.


To obtain 6 credits for Control Problems in Robotics it is necessary to complete two modules.
After attending classes, one module is completed through a small project (typically involving simulations) and the other by giving an oral presentation on a certain topic (e.g., based on technical papers).
Master Theses at the Robotics Laboratory

Master Theses on the topics studied in this course are available at the Robotics Laboratory. More information can be found here.
Questions/comments: lanari [at] diag [dot] uniroma1 [dot] it