Research Collaborator



Antonio Petitti received the B.S. and M.S. (Laurea Specialistica) degrees (summa cum laude) in automation engineering from Politecnico di Bari, Italy, in 2008 and 2010, respectively. Since 2011, he is Research Assistant at the Institute of Intelligent Systems for Automation (ISSIA) of the Italian National Research Council (CNR), Italy. In 2015, he received the Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Information Engineering at Politecnico di Bari, Italy, and the joint Ph.D. degree of high qualification Scuola Interpolitecnica di Dottorato in Information and Communication Technologies. Under the high qualification programme, in 2013 he has been Visiting Research Fellow at Autonomous Robotics and Human Machine Systems group at Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics, Tübingen, Germany, and in 2014 he has been Visiting Research Fellow at Robotics and Interactions group at Laboratory for Analysis and Architecture of Systems (LAAS), Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), Toulouse, France. His scientific interests are focused on consensus theory and applications, distributed estimation, modeling and control of robotic networks.


  1. D. Di Paola, M. Gaggero, A. Petitti, L. Caviglione

    Optimal control of time instants for task replanning in robotic networks, Proceedings of the American Control Conference, Boston (USA), 6-8 July 2016

  2. A. Petitti, D. Di Paola, A. Milella, P. Mazzeo, P. Spagnolo, G. Cicirelli, and G. Attolico

    (2014) “A Distributed Cooperative Architecture for Robotic Networks with Application to Ambient Intelligence”, Workshop on Activity Monitoring by multiple distributed sensing (AMMDS2014), Stockolm, Sweden, August 24, 2014

  3. Petitti, A., Di Paola, D., Milella, A., Mazzeo, P.L., Spagnolo, P., Cicirelli, G., Attolico, G.

    (2013) A Distributed Heterogeneous Sensor Network for Tracking and Monitoring, in The 1st Workshop on Activity monitoring by multiple distributed sensing (AMMDS), 10th IEEE international conference on advanced video and signal-based surveillance (AVSS 2013), Krakow, Poland, August 27, 2013

  4. M. Bibuli, Ga. Bruzzone, Gi. Bruzzone, M. Caccia, M. Giacopelli, A. Petitti, E. Spirandelli

    (2012) "MARC: Magnetic Autonomous Robotic Crawler Development and Exploitation in the MINOAS Project", Proc. of the 11th Conference on Computer Applications and Information Technology in Maritime Industries (COMPIT), Liege (Belgium), April 16-18, 2012

  5. A. Petitti, D. Di Paola, A. Rizzo, G. Cicirelli

    (2011) Consensus-based Distributed Estimation for Target Tracking in Heterogeneous Sensor Networks, in 50th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control and European Control Conference, Orlando, Florida

  6. A. Petitti, D. Di Paola, A. Rizzo, G. Cicirelli

    (2011) Distributed Target Tracking for Sensor Networks with Only Local Communication, in The 19th Mediterranean Conference on Control and Automation, Corfù