Alessandro Saccon is an Assistant Professor in nonlinear control and robotics at the Mechanical Engineering Department, Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e). His areas of expertise include nonlinear control and estimation, robotics, numerical optimal control and optimization, multi-body mechanics, and geometric mechanics. Alessandro’s research interests are focused on modeling, analysis, and control of complex and highly dynamical robotic and mechatronic systems. His current research efforts are directed toward the development and validation of innovative control strategies for robotic systems with multiple intermittent contacts, with application in the field of dynamic robot manipulation and locomotion.
Alessandro Saccon received a PhD in control system theory from the University of Padova, Italy, in 2006. He also holds a degree with honors in computer engineering from the same University. Following his PhD, he held a research and development position at the University of Padova in collaboration with racing motorcycle company Ducati Corse. From 2009 to early 2013, he held a post-doctoral research position at the Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisbon, Portugal working on geometric numerical methods for solving trajectory optimization problems. Alessandro has held visiting positions at the University of Colorado, Boulder (2003 and 2005), at the California Institute of Technology (2006), and at the Australian National University (2011). He is the author and co-author of more than 50 peer-reviewed scientific publications across his various research areas.
Direct force-reflecting two-layer approach for passive bilateral teleoperation with time delaysIEEE Transactions on Robotics (2018)
Control of humanoid robot motions with impacts2017 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA 2017), May 29 - June 3, 2017, Singapore (2017)
Constrained optimal motion planning for autonomous vehicles using PRONTOWorkshop on Sensing and Control for Autonomous Vehicles: Applications to Land, Water and Air Vehicles, 20-22 June 2017, Alesund, Norway (2017)
On centroidal dynamics and integrability of average angular velocityIEEE Robotics and Automation Letters (2017)
The impact of resonator geometry on RLG performances2016 IEEE Conference on Control Applications (CCA), 19-22 September, 2016, Buenos Aires, Argentina (2016)
- Dynamics and control of robotic systems
- Bachelor final project DSD - Dynamics and Control
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