Filippo Sanfilippo

Associate Professor

Faculty of Technology, Natural Sciences and Maritime Sciences
Department of Science and Industry systems
Campus Kongsberg ()
Filippo Sanfilippo holds a PhD in Engineering Cybernetics from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Norway, with a focus on alternative and flexible control approaches for robotic manipulators. His research interests include robotics, wearables, software engineering, human-robot interaction, artificial intelligence and control theory. He is currently appointed as an Associate Professor at USN, Norway, where he teaches Modern Embedded System Programming for Robotics Applications, and Modelling and Simulation. He carries a vast experience in executing European research programs such as within the FP7-ICT program Cognitive Systems and Robotics and the Collaborative EU-Project Hands.dvi in the context of the European Clearing House for Open Robotics Development (ECHORD) and various national projects from the Research Council of Norway (RCN), Norway. He is currently the Membership Development Officer for the IEEE Norway Section. He is also the treasurer of the IEEE Robotics and Automation, Control Systems and Intelligent Transportation Systems Joint Chapter. He is also the treasurer of the Norsk Forening for Kunstig Intelligens (NAIS), the Norwegian Association for Artificial Intelligence. He has authored and co-authored several technical papers in various journals and conferences. He is a reviewer for several international conferences and journals.

Responsibilities

He coordinates research related to robotics with focus on software engineering, health monitoring, manipulation, portable haptics, gamification, human-robot interaction and grasping. He coordinates the following main activities:

  • Teaching at bachelor level
  • Teaching at master level
  • PhD Student Supervision
  • Program committe member for master degree programs

Selected ongoing research projects

  • Secure Multi-Sensor Autonomous Robotics and Surveillance Operations for Search and Rescue (SMART-SAR) operations in smart buildings. Funded by the Process, Energy and Automation (PEA) Engineering Program, USN. This project includes one PhD candidate position hosted at USN. The position is a cooperation between the Department of Science and Industry Systems in Kongsberg and the Department of Electrical Engineering, Information Technology and Cybernetics in Porsgrunn. This project is strategically relevant because it can provide cooperative research between campuses at USN. The SMART-SAR projects aim to complement smart buildings with a combination of new sensing technologies, enhanced reality (AR) tools and robots that can help people before, during and after catastrophes. The combination of these expertise can help establish a whole new field of research.
  • A Digital Twin for Eco-Friendly Autonomous Boat Cleaning Robotic Systems (Twin-Robots). Funded by the Oslo Fjord Fund. This project is a collaboration with Marine Pro AS. The project includes one software / mechanical engineer position (50%) hosted at USN for 2 years. This project strengthens USN's position as the premier institution for research into eco-friendly and sustainable robotics in collaboration with leading industrial partners.
  • The Aquatic Surface Robot (AnSweR). This is a multidisciplinary collaboration with the Laboratory of Evolutionary and Behavioral Ecology (LEBE!) At the Department of Natural Sciences and Environmental Health, USN. This collaboration was established by participating to an Idea Competition at USN. The presented joint idea concerns the design of the Aquatic Surface Robot (AnSweR) - a low-cost, multipurpose Unmanned Research Vessel.

Other responsabilities

  • He is currently the Membership Development Officer for the IEEE Norway Section.
  • He is the treasurer of the  IEEE Robotics and Automation, Control Systems and Intelligent Transportation Systems Joint Chapter.
  • He is the treasurer of the Norwegian Association for Artificial Intelligence (NAIS).

Competences

Current courses

  • ES-ESP5200 Modern Embedded System Programming (Lecturer)
  • DFSM3200 Simulation and Modeling (Lecturer)

Editorial Work (last 3 years)

2018

  • Applied Sciences
  • 2019 Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS-52)
  • IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering
  • International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), IEEE
  • Robotics and Automation Letters (RA-L), IEEE
  • Robotics and Computer Integrated Manufacturing, Elsevier
  • International Journal of Online Engineering (iJOE)

2017

  • IEEE Transactions on Mechatronics
  • IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics
  • Control Engineering Practice, Elsevier

2016

  • IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics
  • Third International Afro-European Conference for Industrial Advancement (AECIA 2016)
  • Robotics and Autonomous Systems, Elsevier
  • Simulation Modelling Practice and Theory, Elsevier
  • Engineering Computations, Emerald
  • Robotics and Autonomous Systems Journal, Elsevier
  • IEEE Journal of Oceanic Engineering
  • 6th IEEE RAS/EMBS International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics (BioRob' 2016), June 26-29, 2016, UTown, Singapore
  • IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS' 2016), October 9-14, 2016, Daejeon Convention Center, Daejeon, Korea
  • Advances in Applied Clifford Algebras (AACA), Springer

Awards/Appointments

2018

  • Outstanding Section for Membership Recruitment and Retention Performance, Norway Section (as Membership Development Officer​ for the IEEE Norway Section)

2016

  • Outstanding Section for Membership Recruitment and Retention Performance, Norway Section (as Membership Development Officer​ for the IEEE Norway Section)
  • "Best student paper award". Tom Verplaetse, Filippo Sanfilippo, Adrian Rutle, Ottar L. Osen, and Robin T. Bye. On Usage of EEG Brain Control for Rehabilitation of Stroke Patients. In the Proceeding of the 30th European Conference on Modelling and Simulation (ECMS), Regensburg, Germany. 2016
  • "IEEE Oceanic Engineering Society (OES) Scholarship". IEEE Oceanic Engineering Society (OES), January 30, 2016

2015

  • "Best Poster" at the Proceeding of the 11th IEEE International Conference on Innovations in Information Technology (IIT’15), Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 2015
  • "Third Prize" at the Proceeding of the IEEE Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering (CCECE 2015), Ocean Paper Poster Competition, Halifax, Canada, 2015
  • Student Award at the Proceeding of the IEEE International Conference on Industrial Technology (ICIT), Seville, Spain, 2015

2014

  • Best PhD Poster at the Ocean talent Camp (UKA), Aalesund University College, Aalesund, Norway, 2014
  • Finalist candidate as Best Student Paper at the Proceeding of the 5th IEEE RAS & EMBS International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics (BioRob), São Paulo, Brazil, 2014
  • Best Student Paper at the Proceeding of the IEEE International Conference on Information and Automation (ICIA), Hailar, China, 2014

2008

  • Best Conference Paper at the Proceedings of the International Conference on Remote Engineering & Virtual Instrumentation (REV), University of Applied Sciences, Düsseldorf, Germany, 2008.

CV

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Publications

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