Anna Mannucci

Anna Mannucci

Postdoc

AASS Research Center
School of Science and Technology
Örebro University
70182 Örebro, Sweden
Room T2213
Phone +46 (0)19 30 34 04
anna.mannucci@oru.se

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I am a Postdoctoral Researcher in multi-robot systems at the Multi-Robot Planning and Control Laboratory, Örebro University. I received my Ph.D.’s (2020) and master’s degrees (2016) in Robotics & Automation Engineering at the University of Pisa. My research interests lie at the intersection of planning and control for mobile robots. Specifically, I’m interested in developing efficient algorithms for online, safe, and reliable multi-agent orchestration.

Together with Federico Pecora, I am one of the developers and principal maintainers of the coordination_oru library, a general-purpose tool for integrated motion planning, coordination, and control for fleets of autonomous robots. The library is used in industrial research and development by third parties such as Volvo, Scania, and Epiroc.

Projects

Teaching

  • Guest Lectures in Distributed System, “Online multi-robot coordination: a problem for robots and distributed systems.”, Örebro University, Dec 2020 and Oct 2021
  • Teaching Assistant in Parallel programmering, Örebro University, Oct – Dec 2020
  • Teaching Assistant (20 hours) in Distributed Robot Systems for Robotics and Automation Engineering, “Introduction to the Robot Operating System (ROS)”, University of Pisa, AY 2017-2018
  • Lego Mindstorm: Introduction to robotics for high schools, University of Pisa and Technincal School G. Galilei of Livorno, 20 hours lessons and labs

Alumni

  • Paolo Forte, PhD Student in Computer Science at Örebro University, cosupervised with Prof. Federico Pecora and Prof. Henrik Andreasson (both ORU)
  • Lukas Heuer, Industrial PhD Student in Computer Science at Örebro University, cosupervised with Prof. Federico Pecora (ORU) and Dott. Luigi Palmieri (Bosch)
  • Raffaele Giannattasio, Master Student in Robotics & Automation Engineering at Pisa University, master thesis on sampling-based motion planning in partially-cluttered environments, cosupervised with Prof. Pallottino Lucia (UNIPI)
  • Michele Cecchi, Master Student in Robotics & Automation Engineering at Pisa University, master thesis on planning and control of a 4ws hauler (Volvo), cosupervised with Prof. Lucia Pallottino (UNIPI)
  • Olivia Nocentini, Master Student in Robotics & Automation Engineering at Pisa University, master thesis on planning and control for autonomous drones, cosupervised with Prof. Lucia Pallottino (UNIPI) and Dott. Simone Nardi (previously SE @ IDS, now Cofounder of EikonTech srl)
  • Andrea Timpani, Master Student in Robotics & Automation Engineering at Pisa University, master thesis on designing the Jobot navigation stack, cosupervised with Prof. Lucia Pallottino (UNIPI) and Dott. Alessandro Settimi (CEO @ Proxima Robotics s.r.l.)

Patents

  • “Logistic Device”, M. Garabini, D. Caporale, A. Settimi, L. Pallottino, M. G. Catalano, G. Grioli, V. Tincani, A. Bicchi, C. Gabellieri, A. Mannucci, M. Barbarossa. Application Number: WO2020IB57324 (2019-08-07) [Submitted]


Publications

[1] P. Forte, A. Mannucci, H. Andreasson and F. Pecora. Construction Site Automation : Open Challenges for Planning and Robotics. In Proceedings of the 9th ICAPS Workshop on Planning and Robotics (PlanRob) 2021BibTeX | DiVA ]
[2] A. Mannucci, D. Caporale and L. Pallottino. On Null Space-Based Inverse Kinematics Techniques for Fleet Management : Toward Time-Varying Task Activation. IEEE Transactions on robotics, 37(1):257-274, 2021BibTeX | DiVA ]
[3] A. Mannucci, L. Pallottino and F. Pecora. On Provably Safe and Live Multirobot Coordination with Online Goal Posting. IEEE Transactions on robotics 2021BibTeX | DiVA ]
[4] P. Forte, A. Mannucci, H. Andreasson and F. Pecora. Online Task Assignment and Coordination in Multi-Robot Fleets. IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters, 6(3):4584-4591, 2021BibTeX | DiVA ]
[5] M. Cecchi, M. Paiano, A. Mannucci, A. Palleschi, F. Pecora and L. Pallottino. Priority-Based Distributed Coordination for Heterogeneous Multi-Robot Systems with Realistic Assumptions. IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters, 6(3):6131-6138, 2021BibTeX | DiVA | PDF ]
[6] G. C. Bettelani, C. Gabellieri, R. Mengacci, F. Massa, A. Mannucci and L. Pallottino. Robotics Laboratory within the Italian School-Work Transition Program in High Schools : A Case Study. 2021BibTeX | DiVA | PDF ]
[7] A. Palleschi, A. Mannucci, D. Caporale, F. Pecora and L. Pallottino. Toward distributed solutions for heterogeneous fleet coordination. In Proceedings of the 2nd Italian Conference on Robotics and Intelligent Machines 2020BibTeX | DiVA ]
[8] A. Mannucci, L. Pallottino and F. Pecora. Provably Safe Multi-Robot Coordination With Unreliable Communication. IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters, 4(4):3232-3239, 2019BibTeX | DiVA ]
[9] C. Gabellieri, A. Palleschi, A. Mannucci, M. Pierallini, E. Stefanini, M. G. Catalano, D. Caporale, A. Settimi, T. Stoyanov, M. Magnusson, M. Garabini and L. Pallottino. Towards an Autonomous Unwrapping System for Intralogistics. IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters, 4(4):4603-4610, 2019BibTeX | DiVA | PDF ]