Andrea Arienti

 Arienti , Andrea

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“Truth is ever to be found in the simplicity, and not in the multiplicity and confusion of things.” Isaac Newton


About Me: 

 

Andrea Arienti is founder and CEO of 3DNextech S.r.l. his business is currently focused on 3D Printig and Additive Manufacturing.

Research Interests: his main research interests are in the fields of bioinspired and soft robotics, underactuated structures and design of smart actuations systems, marine robotics and bioinspired propulsion systems. His current scientific research is focused on studying and understanding the structures, mechanisms and actuation solutions inspired by Cephalopod. In particular, he is currently investigating the relationship between actuation, soft material and the environment for the design of a novel generation of soft-robots with effective swimming, locomotion and grasping capabilities. The aim of his research is to provide an alternative to the existing state-of-the-art technology of traditional robotics. In certain field of applications traditional robots have not yet given a significant contribution due to their bulk, rigidity and ruggedness which strongly impede their employability in a strongly perturbed, poorly predictable and highly complex or constrained environment, or whenever there occurs the need to deal with fragile objects. On the other hand, alternative design approaches to standard robots will provide us with a new breed of robots and machines which do not suffer from the above mentioned limitations and hence can be exploited in a whole new range of applications.

Tutoring activity: supervisor of 2 Master Degree thesis in Biomedical Engineering at University of Pisa.
- “Study and modeling of the biomechanics of Octopus vulgaris propulsion, and development of a robotic prototype that uses the same operating principle” by Ilaria Baldoli, 2012
- “Implementation of bio-inspired controlling techniques for the realization of movement patterns typical of octopus (Octopus vulgaris) on a robotic platform” by Maria Elena Giannaccini, 2010

Past Projects:
OCTOPUS Integrating Project (FP7, ICT 2007.8.5 Embodied Intelligence)
CFD-OctoProp Project (FP7-PEOPLE-2010-RG, 269477)

Personal page @marinerobotics.it
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Selected Publications: 

 


AWARDS

Marcello Calisti and Andrea Arienti
Kraken Project, finalist for Student Mechanism & Robot Design Competition (4th Place)
ASME 2012 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences, Chicago, IL, 12-15 August 2012


ISI JOURNALS

  1. F. Giorgio Serchi, A. Arienti, C. Laschi
    Underwater Soft-bodied Pulsed-Jet Thrusters: actuator modelling and performance profiling
    International Journal of Robotics Research (2015)
  2. M.Calisti, F. Corucci, A. Arienti, C. Laschi
    Dynamics of underwater legged locomotion: modeling and experiments on an octopus-inspired robot
    Bioinspiration & Biomimetics - 10 : : (2015)
  3. M. Giorelli, F. Renda, M. Calisti, A. Arienti, G. Ferri, C. Laschi
    Learning the inverse kinetics of an octopus-like manipulator in three-dimensional space
    Bioinspiration & Biomimetics - 10 : : (2015)
  4. M. Giorelli, F. Renda, M. Calisti, A. Arienti, G. Ferri, C. Laschi
    Neural Network and Jacobian Method for Solving the Inverse Statics of a Cable-Driven Soft Arm With Nonconstant Curvature
    IEEE Transaction on Robotics (2015)
  5. F. Giorgio Serchi*, A. Arienti*, C. Laschi
    Biomimetic vortex propulsion: towards the new paradigm of soft unmanned underwater vehicles
    IEEE/ASME Transactions On Mechatronics 18: 2, pp. 484-493 (2013) 
  6. M. Follador, M. Cianchetti, A. Arienti, C. Laschi
    A general method for the design and fabrication of shape memory alloy active spring actuators
    Smart Materials and Structures - 21 : : (2012)
  7. F. Renda, M. Cianchetti, M. Giorelli, A. Arienti, C. Laschi
    A 3D Steady State Model of a Tendon-Driven Continuum Soft Manipulator Inspired by Octopus Arm
    Bioinspiration & Biomimetics - 7 : : (2012)
  8. M. Cianchetti, A. Arienti, M. Follador, B. Mazzolai, P. Dario, C. Laschi
    Design concept and validation of a robotic arm inspired by the octopus
    Materials Science And Engineering. C, Biomimetic Materials, Sensors And Systems - 31 : 1230:1239 (2011)

 

*  These authors contributed equally to this work.


CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS

  1. M. Calisti, F. Corucci, A. Arienti, C. Laschi
    Bipedal walking of an octopus-inspired robot
    Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Biomimetic and Biohybrid Systems, Living Machines 2014 - Springer Lectures Notes in Artificial Intelligence
  2. A. Arienti, M. Calisti, F. Giorgio Serchi, C. Laschi
    PoseiDRONE: design of a soft-bodied ROV with crawling, swimming and manipulation ability
    Proceedings of the MTS/IEEE OCEANS, San Diego, USA, 21-27 September, 2013.
  3. F. Giorgio Serchi, A. Arienti, C. Laschi
    A Soft Unmanned Underwater Vehicle with augmented thrust capability
    Proceedings of the MTS/IEEE OCEANS, San Diego, USA, 21-27 September, 2013.
  4. M. Calisti, A. Arienti, F. Giorgio Serchi, C. Laschi
    Underwater Soft Robots: a disruptive perspective on underwater robotics?
    Proceedings of the 2013 International Workshop on Soft Robotics and Morphological Computation (SoftRobot 2013) Ascona, Switzerland, July 14-19, 2013.
  5. F. Giorgio Serchi, A. Arienti, C. Laschi
    A New Breed of Bioinspired, Vortex-Propelled, Soft Underwater Robots
    Proceedings of the 2013 International Workshop on Soft Robotics and Morphological Computation (SoftRobot 2013) Ascona, Switzerland, July 14-19, 2013.
  6. F. Giorgio Serchi, A. Arienti, I. Baldoli, C. Laschi
    An elastic pulsed-jet thruster for soft unmanned underwater vehicles
    Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA2013), Karlsruhe, Germany, 6-10 May, 2013.
  7. M. Giorelli, F. Renda, M. Calisti, A. Arienti, G. Ferri, C. Laschi
    A two dimensional inverse kinetics model of a cable driven manipulator inspired by the octopus arm
    IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA2012), St. Paul, Minnesota, USA, May 2012.
  8. M. Calisti, A. Arienti, F. Renda, G. Levy, B. Hochner, B. Mazzolai, P. Dario, C. Laschi
    Design and development of a soft robot with crawling and grasping capabilities
    IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA2012), St. Paul, Minnesota, USA, May 2012.
  9. F. Giorgio Serchi, A. Arienti, C. Laschi
    A Biomimetic, Swimming Soft Robot Inspired by the Octopus Vulgaris
    Biomimetic and Biohybrid Systems, 349-351 (2012)
  10. M. Giorelli, F. Renda, A. Arienti, M. Calisti, M. Cianchetti, G. Ferri, C. Laschi
    Inverse and Direct Model of a Continuum Manipulator Inspired by the Octopus Arm
    Biomimetic and Biohybrid Systems, 347-348 (2012)
  11. F. Renda, M. Giorelli, M. Calisti, M. Cianchetti, A. Arienti, G. Ferri, C. Laschi
    Direct and Inverse Model of a continuum cable driven manipulator
    National Congress on Biomedical Engineering – GNB 2012
  12. F. Giorgio Serchi, A. Arienti, C. Laschi
    An underwater soft robot based on the swimming biomechanics of cephalopods
    National Congress on Biomedical Engineering – GNB 2012
  13. M. Calisti, A. Arienti, M.E. Giannaccini, M. Follador, M. Giorelli, M. Cianchetti, B.Mazzolai, C. Laschi, and P. Dario
    Study and fabrication of bioinspired octopus arm mockups tested on a multipurpose platform
    IEEE RAS & EMBS International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics (BioRob 2010), Tokyo, Japan, September 26-29, 2010, pp.461-466.
  14. M. Cianchetti, M. Follador, A. Arienti, B. Mazzolai, C. Laschi, and P. Dario
    Study and development of a robotic muscular hydrostat inspired by the octopus arm
    National Conference in Bioengineering (GNB2010) Italy, Turin, July 8-10, 2010.
  15. M. Follador, M. Cianchetti, A. Arienti, B. Mazzolai, C. Laschi, and P. Dario
    Study and development of a soft robot inspired by octopus arm
    National Conference in Bioengineering (GNB2010) Italy, Turin, July 8-10, 2010.
  16. C. Laschi, B. Mazzolai, M. Cianchetti, L. Margheri, A. Arienti, M. Follador, and P. Dario
    Bio-inspiration in robotics: towards a new generation of soft-bodied robots
    COST Strategic Workshop on Principles and Development of Bio-Inspired Materials Austria, Vienna, April 13-15, 2010, pp.34-39. 

PATENTS

  1. A. Arienti, F. Giorgio Serchi
    Underwater propeller device with pulsed jets International patent application WO2013160801 A1, October 2013
    Dispositivo di propulsione acquatica a getti pulsati Italian patent application, April 2012
  2. M. Calisti, A. Arienti, M. Giorelli, C. Laschi, B. Mazzolai, P. Dario
    Robot having soft arms for locomotion and grip purposes International patent application WO201215055, November 2011
    Robot con arti morbidi adibiti a locomozione e presa Italian patent application FI2011A4091, May 2011
  3. M. Cianchetti, M. Follador, A. Arienti, C. Laschi, B. Mazzolai, P. Dario
    Bio-Inspired Continuous Robotic Limb International patent application WO2012035064, September 2011
    Arto robotico continuo bioispirato Italian patent application FI2010A000195, September 2010