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Portwings: Decoding the physics of flapping flight

Prof. Stefano Stramigioli (visiting professor, University of Twente)
Data dell'evento: 
Monday, 11 March, 2024 - 11:30 to 12:30
Aula Magna DIAG
Antonio Franchi
In this seminar an overview will be given of the ERC AdG PortWings project and its achievements. The overview will first describe the initial goal and the context in which the project came to existence, and then will give attention to the various aspects of the results which have been achieved in the last years. This will include completely new methods to model and interconnect any multi-physical systems including the coupling of Navier-Stokes descriptions of fuids and non linear elasticity. Thanks to the new methodologies, novel numerical discretisation methods have been found which allow structure preserving integration of physical descriptions. This opens new possibilities on model reduction and control schemes able to use physically based models.
Stefano Stramigioli is a full professor of advanced robotics at the University of Twente. He is the director of the Robotics and Mechatronics (RAM) department at the University of Twente. He has been teaching courses on Modeling, Control, and Robotics for undergraduate and graduate students for the past 30 years. He is one of the world's leading experts in the modeling and control of Port-Hamiltonian and passivity-based mechatronic systems. He is an IEEE Fellow and a member of the Royal Holland Society of Science and Humanities (KHMW). He is the winner of the ERC Advanced Grant for the PortWings project on the modeling and control of physical systems described by the Port-Hamiltonian based Navier-Stokes equations. He is a former AdCom member of the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society (the society's governing body). He was Vice President for Research of euRobotics (the most important European robotics society). He was Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Robotics and Automation Magazine. He has been coordinator and principal investigator in numerous EU projects on control and robotics for medical, inspection and maintenance, and other applications. He has received numerous awards for his research and has been an invited speaker at dozens of international schools, workshops, and conferences for keynote or plenary talks.
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