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Riccardo Franceschini

Host institution:


Awarding PhD:

Technical University of Denmark


Human-drone interaction performance assessment in aerial infrastructure inspection

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Riccardo received his BSc in Computer Science from University of Trento (UNITN) in 2018 and his MSc in Autonomous Systems from Aalto University and University of Trento (under the European double degree program EIT Digital) in 2020.


Currently, he is a PhD candidate at the Robotics unit in Eurecat, Barcelona. His main research interest is in performance assessment and autonomy aware Human Robot Interaction and mission planning for aerial infrastructure Inspections. 


Riccardo's project focuses on how to improve interaction to reduce mission operator dependency while increasing the quality of aerial infrastructure inspections. Therefore, the objectives of the project are:

  • defining and implementing quantitative metrics to identify the capabilities of the robots and the workload of the operator;

  • exploiting metrics to enable the drone with an intelligent mission planning module;

  • integrating the information of the metrics into the human-drone communication loop.

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