Riccardo CassinisDepartment of Information Engineering
University of Brescia
Via Branze 38
Phone: +39 030 3715453
He graduated in Electrical Engineering in 1977 at Politecnico di Milano, with a thesis on SUPERSIGMA robot control system, that was the first application of a multi-microprocessor system to the control of an industrial robot.
Since his graduation, he has been with the Department of Electronics of the Politecnico di Milano, starting as a Fellow (1977), Assistant Professor (1979), Senior Research Associate (1981). In November, 1987 he was appointed Associate Professor of Robotics and of Numerical Systems Design at the University of Udine (Department of Mathematics and Computer Science). Since November, 1991 he is Associate Professor of Computer Science and of Robotics at the Department of Electronics for Automation (now Department of Information Engineering) of the University of Brescia. He has been founder and director of the Robotics Laboratory of the Department of Electronics in Milan, of the Robotics Laboratory of the University of Udine, and is now director of the Advanced Robotics Laboratory (ARL) of the University of Brescia.
After the completion of SUPERSIGMA control system, he has mainly worked on robot sensing systems and has been concerned with the design of integrated multirobot systems and of their programming systems.
He was also involved in several other researches in the field of robotics, among which vision systems, robot programming languages, etc.
Since 1987 he has started a research program on autonomous mobile robots, that concentrates on three main topics: control system architectures, sensor planning and data fusion, and trajectory planning.
His research activity is now particularly oriented towards the study of systems for visual control of robot trajectories, and of swarms of robots to be used in open field applications, and particularly for landmines detection.
His past educational activity includes classes on Automatic Controls, Electronic Computers, Discrete Systems Design, Programming Languages, etc.
He has been involved in several other educational activities, among which lectures and seminars on Robotics, Computers and related topics. He has also taught lessons in several advanced courses on Microcomputers, Robotics and Industrial Automation.
He has been a member of the Editorial Board of the International Journal "Digital
Systems for Industrial Automation".
He is a member of several European Community Committees and working groups that work on robotics.
He has served as Programme Chairman of EUROBOT '96, 1st EUROMICRO Workshop on Advanced Mobile Robots (Kaiserslautern, Germany, 1996), and as General Chairman of EUROBOT '97, 2nd EUROMICRO Workshop on Advanced Mobile Robots (Brescia, Italy, 1997).
He has served in the Board of Governors of the University of Brescia.
He currently manages the Information Services and the Computer Labs of the Department.