Tullio Facchinetti

Robotics 2021/2022

by Tullio Facchinetti

The webpage with information of the course 2020-21 is still available here.


2021-10-25: The lessons on 2021-10-26 are suspended since it is a graduation day.

2021-10-15: The schedule of the lessons of Prof. Howard Li are available. See the correponding section, below in this page.

General information

The course on Robotics will be held by Prof. Tullio Facchinetti.

I recommend to carefully read the information reported in this page.

The course will be held in mixed form, both online and in the classroom, according to the rules and guidelines circulated by the Faculty.

In particular, some “private” information, such as the link to the Zoom virtual room and to the Google Drive repository of recorded lessons, are available in the page of the course on the Kiro platform (login required). The name of the course is “Robotics Prof. Tullio Facchinetti”.

The recorded lessons of the last year will be are already available following the link provided in the Kiro platform.

Contacts and appointments

To request for a meeting, and for any other issue, please send me an email.

Since I held/hold many different courses, I kindly ask to specify in the email the following information: name, course name, identification number, and - possibly - the year when the course was attended.

Weekly schedule

There are two lessons per week. The schedule is as follows:

The course includes 6 lessons held by Prof. Howard Li. The lessons will be held during one single week for organisational reasons. The schedule of the lessons is the following:

The Seminar Room Magenta is located at the D floor in the area with the laboratories of Electronics.

Short instructions to reach the Seminar Room:

Don’t use neither Bug 1 or Bug 2 algorithms: you are on a 3D environment!

Organization of the exam

The exam consists of a test regarding the topics covered during the course. The test will be delivered through the Kiro platform in any case. For this reason, if the exam is sustained in presence, it will be done in in the computer classrooms. The duration of the test is 2 hours.

The slides linked in this page contain all the material that is necessary for preparing the exam.

Further information regarding the exam:

  1. The topics of the seminars from Prof. Howard Li will be subject of open questions or exercises at the exam.
  2. The slides on sensors that are available online cover some topics that will not be explained during the lessons. These topics WILL NOT BE subject of questions or exercises at the exam.


The didactic material is based on the slides shown during lessons. Additional material may be made available during the course.

ATTENTION: since slight changes to the slides are possible, it is recommended to periodically check this site for updates. The date indicated for each presentation represents the latest update of the corresponding file.


Robot navigation

Finite State Machines

Real-time systems


Additional references and material

Suggested books

The following text books are helpful to expand the topics covered in the course.


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