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Emanuela Elisa Cepolina

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Advanced Robotics, Industrial Robotics
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I obtained my PhD in Mechanical Engineering in 2008 from the University of Genova, working on the design and development of a low-cost remotely controlled platform for humanitarian demining, built around a powertiller. I have obtained a 5 years degree in Mechanical Engineering from the same university in 2003, with a thesis on the design of a snake robot for landmine detection in thick vegetation.

I have also obtained a diploma in Mechanical Engineering while studying at the Dublin Institute of Technology, in Ireland, as Erasmus student, in 2001. Argument of the thesis was the design and development of the control via PLC of a robot able to climb vertical surfaces.

I joined IIT in August 2018 as post-doc mainly working on the design, development and test of innovative grippers for handling complex objects, such as deformable web materials and bottles with different shapes, sizes and orientations within the context of the industrial project FAMECCANICA. 

I have previously worked as assistant professor at the American College of the Middle East in Kuwait, as research assistant at the University of Genova, as consultant for the no profit social enterprise Snail Aid – Technology for Development and as part time teacher in several technical high schools in Genova.

I’m co-author of approximately 40 papers, the majority in the field of technologies for humanitarian demining. In this domain, I have worked and coordinated a national project (LOCOSTRA 2010-2011) and I have worked and coordinated a work package of a FP7 project (TIRAMISU 2013-2015).

All Publications
2020
Zaplana I., Cepolina E.E., Faieta F., Lucia O., Gagliardi R., Baizid K., D'Imperio M.P., Cannella F.
A novel strategy for balancing the workload of industrial lines based on a genetic algorithm
2020 25th IEEE International Conference on Emerging Technologies and Factory Automation (ETFA)
Conference Paper Conference
2020
Gloriani C., Zaplana I., D'Imperio M.P., Cepolina E.E., Cannella F.
A Novel System for Grasping and Handling Flat and Deformable Objects
The Sixteenth International Conference on Autonomic and Autonomous Systems
Conference Paper Conference
2020
Cepolina E.E., Zaplana I., D'Imperio M.P., Gagliardi R., Baizid K., Scaccia M., Dai J., Muscolo G., Cannella F.
Scalable six bar linkage mechanism for re-orienting and aligning objects: design methodology
Procedia CIRP
Conference Paper Conference
2016
Cepolina E.E., Ostrowski I., Maslowski A., Kacprazak M.
Latest developments on tools for Mine Risk Education within TIRAMISU project
14th IARP WS HUDEM'2016, 26 Apr 2016, Biograd Croatia
Conference Paper Conference
2016
Cepolina E.E.
Proposal for a new framework for the acceptance test and comparative evaluation of demining machines not designed to detonate hazards
14th IARP WS HUDEM'2016, 26 Apr 2016, Biograd Croatia
Conference Paper Conference
Scientific Talks
2019
Cepolina E.E.
Billy Goat Radio
Emerging Technology for Mine Action in the Context of Displacement, 22nd United Nations National Directors Meeting, Geneva 6 February 2019
Workshop/Symposium
2013
Cepolina E.E.
Introduction to a comprehensive mine action approach
German Federal Foreign Office
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