Dr Valerio Ortenzi PhD

Dr Valerio Ortenzi

School of Metallurgy and Materials
Research Fellow in Robotics

Contact details

Address
Extreme Robotics Laboratory
University of Birmingham
Edgbaston
Birmingham
B15 2TT
UK

Dr. Valerio Ortenzi is a Research Fellow in Robotics at the School of Metallurgy and Materials. Valerio has published over 15 research papers in scientific journals and conferences in the fields of robotics and artificial intelligence.

He is an enthusiastic communicator on the theme of robotics and he collaborates with many researchers in the community of robotics and artificial intelligence, and in robotic vision, neuroscience and psychology.

Qualifications

Research Fellow in Robotics

  • PhD in Robotics, 2017
  • M.Sc. in Engineering in Artificial Intelligence and Robotics, 2012
  • B.Sc. in Automation and Automated Systems Engineering, 2010

Biography

Dr Valerio Ortenzi qualified with a BSc in Automation and Automated Systems Engineering from Sapienza University of Rome in 2010. He went on to study for a MSc in Artificial Intelligence and Robotics Engineering, 2012, from Sapienza University of Rome, and then a PhD in Robotics in 2017, from the University of Birmingham. He then joined the Centre of Excellence in Robotic Vision at Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, as a Research Fellow with Dist. Prof. Peter Corke. He has returned to the University of Birmingham as a Research Fellow since October 2018.

His research interests focus on human-robot interaction and robotic manipulation. New directions of his work go into neuroscience and psychology of human grasping together with robotic vision, to ameliorate the efficiency of human-robot handover of objects.

Postgraduate supervision

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Research

His research interests focus on human-robot interaction and robotic manipulation. New directions of his work go into neuroscience and psychology of human grasping together with robotic vision, to ameliorate the efficiency of human-robot handover of objects.

Publications

Recent publications

Article

Ortenzi, V, Marturi, N, Mistry, M, Kuo, JA & Stolkin, R 2018, 'Vision-based framework to estimate robot configuration and kinematic constraints', IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics. https://doi.org/10.1109/TMECH.2018.2865758

Chapter (peer-reviewed)

Marturi, N, Rastegarpanah, A, Rajasekaran, V, Ortenzi, V, Bekiroglu, Y, Kuo, J & Stolkin, R 2017, Towards Advanced Robotic Manipulations for Nuclear Decommissioning. in H Canbolat (ed.), Robots Operating in Hazardous Environments., dx.doi.org/10.5772/intechopen.69739, InTech, pp. 61-83. https://doi.org/10.5772/intechopen.69739v

Conference contribution

Ortenzi, V, Lin, H, Azad, M, Stolkin, R, Kuo, JA & Mistry, M 2017, Kinematics-based estimation of contact constraints using only proprioception. in Proceedings of the 2016 IEEE-RAS 16th International Conference on Humanoid Robots (Humanoids 2016). IEEE-RAS International Conference on Humanoid Robots, IEEE Computer Society Press, pp. 1304-1311, 2016 IEEE-RAS 16th International Conference on Humanoid Robots (Humanoids), Cancun, Mexico, 15/11/16. https://doi.org/10.1109/HUMANOIDS.2016.7803438

Azad, M, Ortenzi, V, Lin, H, Rueckert, E & Mistry, M 2017, Model estimation and control of compliant contact normal force. in Proceedings of the 2016 IEEE-RAS 16th International Conference on Humanoid Robots (Humanoids 2016). IEEE Computer Society Press, pp. 442-447, 2016 IEEE-RAS 16th International Conference on Humanoid Robots (Humanoids), Cancun, Mexico, 15/11/16. https://doi.org/10.1109/HUMANOIDS.2016.7803313

Marturi, N, Ortenzi, V, Xiao, J, Adjigble, M, Stolkin, R & Leonardis, A 2015, A real-time tracking and optimised gaze control for a redundant humanoid robot head. in 2015 IEEE-RAS International Conference on Humanoid Robots. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).

Ortenzi, V, Stolkin, R, Kuo, JA & Mistry, M 2015, Projected Inverse Dynamics Control and Optimal Control for Robots in Contact with the Environment: A Comparison. in Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), 2015 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on. IEEE Computer Society Press, pp. 4009-4015, 2015 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on IIntelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), , Hamburg, Germany, 28/09/15. https://doi.org/10.1109/IROS.2015.7353942

Ortenzi, V, Adjigble, M, Kuo, JA, Stolkin, R & Mistry, M 2015, An experimental study of robot control during environmental contacts based on projected operational space dynamics. in IEEE-RAS International Conference on Humanoid Robots. vol. 2015-February, 7041392, IEEE Computer Society Press, pp. 407-412, 2014 14th IEEE-RAS International Conference on Humanoid Robots, Humanoids 2014, Madrid, Spain, 18/11/14. https://doi.org/10.1109/HUMANOIDS.2014.7041392

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