PhD dissertations

A small (though incomplete) collection of PhD theses successfully defended by the “iCub” students. We are proud of you all!

2020

 
Yeshasvi Tirupachuri

Enabling Human-Robot Collaboration via Holistic Human Perception and Partner-Aware Control


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Stefano Dafarra

Predictive Whole-Body Control of Humanoid Robot Locomotion


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Gabriele Nava

Instantaneous Momentum-Based Control of Floating Base Systems


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Elisa Maiettini

From Constraints to Opportunities: Efficient Object Detection Learning for Humanoid Robots


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Ana Tanevska

Towards a Cognitive Architecture for Socially Adaptive Human-Robot Interaction


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Fabio Vannucci

Motion for cooperation and vitality in Human-robot interaction


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2019

 
Alexander Mois Aroyo

Bringing Human Robot Interaction towards Trust and Social Engineering


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Marie Charbonneau

Methods to improve the coping capacities of whole-body controllers for humanoid robots


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Francisco Javier Andrade Chavez

Force-Torque Sensing in Robotics


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Nuno Guedelha

Improving Dynamics Estimations and Low Level Torque Control Through Inertial Sensing


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Giulia Vezzani

Sense, Think, Grasp: A study on visual and tactile information processing for autonomous manipulation


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2018

 
Massimo Regoli

Robotic Manipulation using Tactile Feedback


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Alessia Vignolo

Learning visual cues of interaction for humanoid robots


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2017

 
Tanis Mar

Affordances for and from manipulation; A developmental approach to tool use learning on iCub


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Oskar Palinko

Gaze Tracking for Human Robot Interaction


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Giulia Pasquale

Deep Learning for Visual Recognition in Robotics: Are We Ready for Real World Applications?


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2014

Ali Paikan

Enhancing Software Module Reusability and Development in Robotic Applications


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2013

 
Francesco Rea

From perception to cognition: a quest for effective active vision in human-robot interaction


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Charles Clercq

Implementation of Neuromorphic Vision Solutions for Humanoid Robots


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Andrea Del Prete

Control of Contact Forces using Whole-Body Force and Tactile Sensors: Theory and Implementation on the iCub Humanoid Robot


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Fouzhan Hosseini

Low-Power Lightweight Vision Supercomputer: Algorithms and Architectures


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2011

 
Serena Ivaldi

From humans to humanoids: a study on optimal motor control for the iCub


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Matteo Fumagalli

Increasing Perceptual Skills of Robot Trough Proximal Force/Torque Sensors


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Arjan Gijsberts

Incremental Learning for Robotics with Constant Update Complexity


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Ugo Pattacini

Modular Cartesian Controllers for Humanoid Robots: Design and Implementation on the iCub


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Alexander Schmitz

A Distributed Tactile System for Humanoid Robot Hands


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2010

 
Alberto Parmiggiani

Torque Control: A Study On The iCub Humanoid Robot


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Lorenzo Jamone

Autonomous sensori-motor learning in a humanoid robot


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2009

 
Boris A. Duràn

Nonlinear Dynamical Systems and applications to Robotics


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2008

 
Marco Maggiali

Artificial Skin for Humanoid Robots


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Marco Randazzo

Multilayer Dielectric Elastomer Actuators


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Jayathu G. Samarawickrama

Bio-inspired Computational Solutions for Humanoids: A Real-Time Binocular Visuo-Motor Controller


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Vishwanathan Mohan

Cognitive Robots: From Affordance to Action


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