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researcher , systems engineer

Nicola Diolaiti, Italian systems engineer, researcher. Achievements include design of control architecture for remote tele-operation of robotic platforms with force feedback; discovery of combined effect of position quantization and time discretization on the stability of force feedback devices; patents pending for novel way to achieve stiff force feedback by means of motor electrical dynamics.

Background

Diolaiti, Nicola

Education

Diploma in Electronics, Computer Science and Systems Engineering, DEIS University Bologna, Italy, 2002. Doctor of Philosophy in Automatic Control and Operational Research, DEIS University Bologna, Italy, 2005.

Career

Visiting scholar University Twente, Enschede, Netherlands, 2003. Visiting and postdoctoral scholar Stanford University, California, 2004—2005. System analyst Intuitive Surgical, Sunnyvale.

Technology reviewer Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Transactions on Robotics, since 2002, International Journal Robotics Research, since 2002, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Transactions on Control Systems Technology, since 2002, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers/American Society of Mechanical Engineers Transactions on Mechatronics, since 2002, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers International Conference Robotics and Automation, since 2002, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers/RSJ International Conference Intelligent Robots and Systems, since 2002, The International Federation of Automatic Control Symposium on Robot Control, 2002, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers HAPTICS, since 2002, WorldHaptics Conference, since 2002. Consultant Stanford University Telerobotics Laboratory, California, since 2004. Member international program committee ENACTIVE '05 Conference, Genoa, Italy, 2005.

Presenter to professional conferences.

Inventor on several patents in the field of surgical robotics, teleoperation systems and haptic interfaces.

Achievements

  • Achievements include design of control architecture for remote tele-operation of robotic platforms with force feedback. Discovery of combined effect of position quantization and time discretization on the stability of force feedback devices. Patents pending for novel way to achieve stiff force feedback by means of motor electrical dynamics.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Contributor scientific papers.

Membership

Member of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Control Systems Society, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Robotics and Automation Society.