Congratulations to our most recent MS in Electrical Engineering

Congratulations to our most recent MS in Electrical Engineering, Lucas Coelho Figueiredo. He defended his thesis entitled "Human-Swarm Interaction with Multi-Robot Coverage Control in Virtual Reality Environment" and was supervised by Prof. Luciano Pimenta. Lucas is currently working on research and development of autonomous vehicles for mining applications at Hexagon Mining.

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From left to right: Prof. Armando Alves Neto, Prof. Luciano Pimenta, Lucas Figueiredo, and Prof. Bruno Adorno

 

 

 

 

MACRO members attend ICRA 2018

Prof. Bruno Adorno, together with former MACRO Postdoc Luis Figueredo (now at the University of Leeds), attended ICRA 2018 in Brisbane, Australia. During one week they had the opportunity to listen to and interact with the world's leading experts on different areas of robotics. Murilo Marinho, former master student (currently a PhD candidate at the University of Tokyo) presented the paper entitled Active Constraints Using Vector Field Inequalities for Surgical Robots, coauthored by Prof. Bruno Adorno, Prof. Harada and Prof. Mitshuishi from University of Tokyo.

 

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Prof. Bruno Adorno (UFMG) and Murilo Marinho (University of Tokyo)

 

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From left to right: Prof. Mitshuishi and Murilo Marinho (both from University of Tokyo) and Prof. Bruno Adorno (UFMG).

 

 

MACRO members attend ECC 2018

MACRO members Brenner Santana Rego and Daniel Neri Cardoso attended the ECC 2018 (European Control Conference), in Limassol, Cyprus. Brenner S. Rego presented the paper Set-based State Estimation of Nonlinear Systems Using Constrained Zonotopes and Interval Arithmetic, coauthored by Prof. Guilherme Raffo and Prof. Davide Raimondo (University of Pavia), and Daniel N. Cardoso presented the paper Approximated Solutions to the H-2 and H-Infinity Control Approaches Formulated in the Sobolev Space, coauthored by Prof. Guilherme Raffo.

 
 

Brenner Santana Rego and Daniel Neri Cardoso at the ECC 2018.

 

 

ICRA 2018: Active Constraints Using Vector Field Inequalities for Surgical Robots

MACRO members have recently had a paper accepted to ICRA 2018, which will be held in Brisbane, Australia. The paper, entitled Active Constraints Using Vector Field Inequalities for Surgical Robots, coauthored by Prof. Bruno Adorno with Murilo Marinho, Prof. Harada, and Prof. Mitshuishi from University of Tokyo, deals with the kinematic control of surgical robots in confined spaces. The controller takes into account both equality and inequality constraints, and all constraints are modeled by vector field inequalities related to relevant geometrical primitives, as points, cylinders, planes, and lines.