Fernando Nicolò


Dipartimento di Informatica e Automazione


Università degli Studi "Roma Tre"


Via Della Vasca Navale, 79, 00146, Roma, Italy







Biographical Sketch


Fernando Nicolo’ was born in Neaples on the 11Th of August 1939. He got the degree in Electronic Engineering in the University of Rome "La Sapienza". He is professor since 1970, and he become full professor of Industrial Automation in 1975. Since 1993 he is with the Roma Tre University. He has been and still is a member of several technical commissions, scientific councils and boards of research organizations and universities. He has been Director of GNASII (national group of automation, systems and computer science of Engineering) since its foundation in 1970 to 1980. He has been Director of the Department of Systems and Computer Science from 1981 to 1987, President of CIRA (national university centre of automation and systems engineering) from its foundation to 1989, President of the Technical Committee for Robotics (RobTeC) of the International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC)from 1993 to 1999. Currently he is President of the Consortium Roma Ricerche.

His research activity is focused on modelling and control of: asynchronous motors,  robots, Flexible Manufacturing Systems (FMS), discrete event systems (DES), autonomous agent systems. He is author of over 100 articles on scientific journals, books and proceedings of international conferences.




Research Interests

In the first period of research activity he was interested in control of induction motors, myoelectric signal processing for prostheses control, steady state behavior of linear and bilinear systems with disturbances, deadbeat control of discrete time bilinear systems. From 1980 he addressed themes of Robotics and Automation: nonlinear dynamic models and controls of robots with flexible arms and/or joints; redundant robots; multirobot systems; robot motion planning and representation; robot control experimental environments; flexible automation in production systems; optimization models; system configuration and layout; material flow management and control; synchronization and scheduling. His main current interests are integrated automation, benchmarking techniques, and concurrent engineering. The results of studies and research activity were published in about 100 papers on scientific journals, proceedings or books.


Recent Publications

Publications on International Magazines