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Julien Mellet

ESR 12
Host institution:

University of Naples Federico II


Haptic control for remote teleoperation of cooperative aerial manipulators



Julien is a Ph.D. candidate at the University Frederico II in Naples, Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Technologies. 


He recently completed two Master of Science in Industrial and Aerospace Engineering, one at the National Institute of Applied Science (INSA Centre Val de Loire) in France and the other one at the Northwestern Polytechnical University (NPU) in China. 

During his studies, he had the opportunity to complete two professional experiences. He firstly worked as a research engineer at ISIR - Sorbonne University, in the Multiscale Interaction Lab, then he worked as a software developer for Thales, mainly developing the ground control station for their drone swarm project.  


His Ph.D. project aims to ease operator tasks while piloting a team of aerial manipulators, proposing shared control methods. In particular: 

  • Development of a haptic control framework for a single user to multi-aerial manipulator mission. 

  • Evaluation of the effect of time delays on multi-robot collaboration physically interacting with each other and the environment. 

  • Development of the telemanipulation control strategies using multi-modal user information for distributed system coordination by a remote user.

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