Researcher 

ISSIA CNR – Genova

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gabriele.bruzzone

SHORT BIO

Gabriele Bruzzone graduated in electronic engineering at the University of Genova in 1993 and joined CNR as a research scientist in 1996. His main research activities focus on the design and the development of real-time and embedded hardware and software architectures for marine and maritime robotics, in particular unmanned marine vehicles, and for industrial automation.

He is participating/participated to manifold Italian and European research projects, among others: PRIN MARIS (Marine Autonomous Robotics for InterventionS) (2013-2016), Flagship initiative “RITMARE: the Italian research for the sea” (2012-2016), EC CART-285878- FP7-SME-2011-1 CART (Cooperative Autonomous Robotic Towing) system (2011-2013), EC FP7 SST.2008.5.2.1 Innovative Product Concepts project: MINOAS (Marine Inspection rObotic Assistant System) (2009-2012), EC MAS3 CT97 0083 ARAMIS (Advanced ROV Package for Automated Mobile Inspection of Sediments) (1999-2001), EC MAS3 CT95 0024 AMADEUS (Advanced Manipulation for Deep Underwater Sampling) (1996-1998).

At the moment he is the person in charge of the Robotics Lab and of the Computing Systems Lab of the Genoa Operating Unit of CNR-ISSIA. He is also the person in charge of the scientific and technological development of all robotic vehicles developed by the “Autonomous Robotics Systems and Control” group of the Genoa Operating Unit of CNR-ISSIA. He is author of more than 100 international publications with peer review.

JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS

  1. Rosalia Maglietta; Annalisa Milella; Massimo Caccia; Gabriele Bruzzone

    A vision-based system for robotic inspection of marine vessels, Signal, Image and Video Processing, 2017

  2. Zappalà G., Bruzzone G., Azzaro M., Caruso G.

    New advanced technology devices for operational oceanography in extreme conditions, International Journal of Sustainable Development and Planning, Vol. 12, No. 1, 2017

  3. Zappalà G., Bruzzone G., Caruso G., Azzaro M.

    Development of an automatic sampler for extreme polar environments: first in situ application in Svalbard Islands, Rendiconti lincei. Scienze fisiche e naturali, Springer Verlag, 2016

  4. Bibuli, M.; Bruzzone, G.; Caccia, M.; Gasparri, A.; Priolo, A.; Zereik, E.

    Swarm-based path-following for cooperative unmanned surface vehicles, Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Proceedings part M, Journal of engineering for the maritime environment, Vol. 228, No. 2, 2014

  5. Eich, Markus; Bonnin-Pascual, Francisco; Garcia-Fidalgo, Emilio; Ortiz, Alberto; Bruzzone, Gabriele; Koveos, Yannis; Kirchner, Frank

    A Robot Application for Marine Vessel Inspection, Journal of field robotics, Vol. 31, No. 2, 2014

  6. M. Bibuli, G. Bruzzone, M. Caccia, A. Gasparri, A. Priolo and E. Zereik

    Swarm based path-following for cooperative unmanned surface vehicles, Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part M: Journal of Engineering for the Maritime Environment, January 2014

  7. Bibuli, M.; Caccia, M.; Lapierre, L.; Bruzzone, G.

    Guidance of Unmanned Surface Vehicles Experiments in Vehicle Following, IEEE robotics & automation magazine, Vol. 19, No. 3, 2012

  8. M. Bibuli, M. Caccia, L. Lapierre, G. Bruzzone

    “Guidance of Unmanned Surface Vehicles - Experiments in Vehicle Following”, IEEE Robotics and Automation Magazine, Vol. 19, N. 3, Pag. 92-102, ISSN 1070-9932, September 2012

  9. F. Ferreira, G. Veruggio, M. Caccia, G. Bruzzone

    Real-time optical SLAM-based mosaicking for unmanned underwater vehicles, Intelligent service robotics, Vol. 5, No.1, 2012

  10. N. Mišković, Z. Vukić, M. Bibuli, G. Bruzzone, M. Caccia

    “Fast in-field identification of unmanned marine vehicles”, Journal of Field Robotics, Vol. 8, N. 1, Pag 101-120, DOI: 10.1002/rob.20374, January/February, 2011

  11. G. Bruzzone, M. Bibuli, M. Caccia

    "Towards coastal operations with Unmanned Surface Vehicles: the Charlie experience", Sea Technology Magazine, Vol. 52, N. 7, Pag. 46-49, July, 2011

  12. M. Caccia, M. Bibuli, G. Bruzzone

    "Unmanned Surface Vehicles for Coastal and Harbour Monitoring: the CNR Experience", Volume "Mare", CNR - DTA, 2011

  13. Bruzzone, G.; Bibuli, M.; Caccia, M.

    Improving Coastal Operations With Unmanned Surface Vehicles Charlie USV Overcomes Common Problems By Utilizing Dual-Communications System, Acoustic Integration, Mission Control, Sea technology, Vol.52, No.7, 2011

  14. Bruzzone G.; Caccia M.; Ravera G.; Bertone A.

    Standard Linux for embedded real-time robotics and manufacturing control systems, Robotics and computer-integrated manufacturing, Vol. 25, No. 1, 2009

  15. M. Caccia, M. Bibuli, G. Bruzzone

    “Aluminium Autonomous Navigator for Intelligent Sampling - the ALANIS Project”, Sea Technology, Vol. 50, Nr. 2, Pag. 63-66, February 2009

  16. M. Bibuli, G. Bruzzone, M. Caccia, L. Lapierre

    “Path following algorithms and experiments for an unmanned surface vehicle”, Journal of Field Robotics, DOI: 10.1002/rob.20303, Vol. 26, Issue 8, Pag. 669-688, August 2009

  17. M. Caccia, M. Bibuli, R. Bono, G. Bruzzone

    “Basic navigation, guidance and control of an Unmanned Surface Vehicle”, Autonomous Robots, DOI: 10.1007/s10514-008-9100-0, Vol. 25, Nr. 4, Pag. 349-365, November 2008

CONFERENCE PUBLICATIONS

  1. Piermattei V. , Madonia A., Bonamano S. , Martellucci R. , Bruzzone G., Ferretti R. , Odetti A. , Azzaro M. , Zappalà G., Marcelli M.

    Application of a low cost instrumentation in Arctic extreme conditions, 4th International Electronic Conference on Sensors and Applications, 15-30 November 2017

  2. G. Zappalà, G. Bruzzone, M. Azzaro, G. Caruso

    New advanced technology devices for operational oceanography in extreme conditions, 13th International Conference on Modelling, Monitoring and Management of Water Pollution, San Servolo (Venezia), June 27-29, 2016

  3. Bruzzone G., Odetti A., Azzaro M., Caruso G., Zappalà G.

    Water sampling in the front of glaciers in the Kongsfjorden by means of an unmanned surface vehicle, Remote Controlled and Autonomous Measurement Platforms (ReCAMP) Flagship Workshop, Tromso (Norway), April, 5-6, 2016

  4. Chiarella, D.; Bibuli, M.; Bruzzone, G.; Caccia, M.; Ranieri, A.; Zereik, E.; Marconi, L.; Cutugno, P.

    "Gesture-based Language for Diver-Robot Underwater Interaction", Proc. of OCEANS 2015 MTS/IEEE - Genoa (Italy), 2015

  5. E. Zereik, M. Bibuli, G. Bruzzone, F. Gagliardi, F. Bonsignorio

    "Motion planning in the belief space for compliant behaviour of a diver companion robot", IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics (ROBIO 2014), Bali, Indonesia, 5-10 December 2014

  6. E. Saggini, E. Zereik, M. Bibuli, G. Bruzzone, M. Caccia and E. Riccomagno

    (2014) “Performance Indices for Evaluation and Comparison of Unmanned Marine Vehicles' Guidance Systems”, 19th IFAC World Congress, Cape Town, South Africa, August 2014

  7. M. Bibuli, W. Caharija, K. Y. Pettersen, G. Bruzzone, M. Caccia and E. Zereik

    (2014) “ILOS Guidance - Experiments and Tuning”, 19th IFAC World Congress, Cape Town, South Africa, August 2014

  8. E. Fumagalli, M. Bibuli, M. Caccia, E. Zereik, F. Del Bianco, L. Gasperini, G. Stanghellini and G. Bruzzone

    (2014) “Combined Acoustic and Video Characterization of Coastal Environment by means of Unmanned Surface Vehicles”, 19th IFAC World Congress, Cape Town, South Africa, August 2014

  9. Bibuli M.; Bruzzone G.; Caccia M.; Lapierre L.; Zereik E.

    "A collision avoidance algorithm based on the virtual target approach for cooperative unmanned surface vehicles" in 22nd IEEE Mediterranean Conference on Control and Automation (MED), Palermo, Italy, June 2014

  10. E. Saggini, M. Torrente, E. Riccomagno, M. Bibuli, G. Bruzzone, M. Caccia, E. Zereik

    (2014) "A new performance criterion for Unmanned Surface Vehicles based polynomial approximation and Crossing Cell algorithm", Accepted for the 22nd IEEE Mediterranean Conference on Control and Automation (MED), Palermo (Italy), June 16-19, 2014

  11. M. Bibuli, Ga. Bruzzone M. Caccia, E. ZEREIK, Gi. Bruzzone, M. Giacopelli, E. Spirandelli

    (2014) “Final Results and Exploitation of the Cooperative Autonomous Robotic Towing System for Emergency Ship Towing Operations Support”, Proc. of the 13th Conference on Computer Applications and Information Technology in the Maritime Industries, Redworth (UK), May 12-14, 2014

  12. M. Bibuli, G. Bruzzone, M. Caccia, E. Fumagalli, E. Saggini, E. Zereik, E. Buttaro, C. Caporale and R. Ivaldi

    (2014) “Unmanned Surface Vehicles for Automatic Bathymetry Mapping and Shores’ Maintenance”. In Proc. of the MTS/IEEE Oceans'14 Conference, April 2014, Taipei (Taiwan)

  13. E. Zereik, M. Bibuli, M. Caccia and G. Bruzzone

    (2013) “Cooperative path-following in a moving path reference framework for autonomous marine vehicles”, 21st IEEE Mediterranean Conference on Control & Automation (MED), 2013, pp. 1274–1279, 2013

  14. Ga. Bruzzone, M. Bibuli, M. Caccia, E. Zereik, Gi. Bruzzone, M. Giacopelli, E. Spirandelli

    (2013) “Cooperative Autonomous Robotic Towing System – Exploitation of Autonomous Marine Vehicles in Emergency Towing Procedures”, Proc. of the 12th Conference on Computer Applications and Information Technology in the Maritime Industries, Cortona (Italy), April 15-17, 2013

  15. M. Bibuli, G. Bruzzone, M. Caccia, A. Gasparri, A. Priolo and E. Zereik

    (2013) “Speed constraints handling in USV swarm path-following frameworks”, 9th IFAC Conference on Control Applications in Marine Systems (CAMS) 2013, Osaka, Japan, 2013

  16. F. Ferreira, G. Veruggio, M. Caccia, E. Zereik, and G. Bruzzone

    (2013) “A real-time mosaicking algorithm using binary features for ROVs”, 21st IEEE Mediterranean Conference on Control & Automation (MED), 2013, pp. 1267–1273, 2013

  17. E. Zereik, M. Bibuli, G. Bruzzone and M. Caccia

    (2013) “Jacobian task priority-based approach for path following of unmanned surface vehicles”, 9th IFAC Conference on Control Applications in Marine Systems (CAMS) 2013, Osaka, Japan, 2013

  18. G. Bruzzone, M. Bibuli, M. Caccia and E. Zereik

    (2013) “Cooperative robotic maneuvers for emergency ship towing operations”, MTS/IEEE OCEANS-Bergen 2013, pp. 1–7, Bergen, Norway, 2013

  19. F. Ferreira, M. Bibuli, M. Caccia, G. Bruzzone, G. Bruzzone

    (2012) "Enhancing autonomous capabilities and human-robot interaction for Unmanned Surface Vehicles", Proc. of the 20th IEEE Mediterranean Conference on Control and Automation (MED), Barcelona (Spain), July 3-6, 2012

  20. S.M. Zanoli, G. Astolfi, G. Bruzzone, M. Bibuli, M. Caccia

    (2012) “Application of Fault Detection and Isolation Techniques on an Unmanned Surface Vehicle (USV)”, Proc. of IFAC 9th Conference on Manoeuvring and Control of Marine Craft (MCMC'2012), Arenzano, Italy, September 19-21, 2012

  21. M. Bibuli, A. Gasparri, A. Priolo, G. Bruzzone, M. Caccia

    (2012) “Virtual Target based Path-Following Guidance System for Cooperative USV Swarms”, Proc. of IFAC 9th Conference on Manoeuvring and Control of Marine Craft (MCMC'2012), Arenzano, Italy, September 19-21, 2012

  22. 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

  23. M. Bibuli, G. Bruzzone, M. Caccia, G. Ippoliti, S. Longhi, G. Orlando, G.M. Pelusi

    (2012) “Discrete-time Sliding Mode Control for Guidance of an Unmanned Surface Vehicle”, Proc. of IFAC 9th Conference on Manoeuvring and Control of Marine Craft (MCMC'2012), Arenzano, Italy, September 19-21, 2012

  24. F. Ferreira, M. Bibuli, M. Caccia, Ga. Bruzzone, Gi. Bruzzone

    (2012) "Enhancing autonomous capabilities and human-robot interaction for Unmanned Surface Vehicles", Proc. of the 20th IEEE Mediterranean Conference on Control and Automation (MED), Barcelona (Spain), July 3-6, 2012

  25. M. Caccia, M. Bibuli, G. Bruzzone, V. Djapic, S. Fioravanti, A. Grati

    (2011) "Modular USV and payload design for advanced capabilities in marine security applications", Proc. of the 19th IEEE Mediterranean Conference on Control and Automation (MED), Corfu (Greece), June 20-23, 2011

  26. M. Bibuli, G. Bruzzone, M. Caccia, T. Vögele, M. Eich, A. Ortiz, L. Drikos

    (2011) "MINOAS Project: Localization, Task Allocation and Path-Planning Architecture System", Proc. of the 10th Conference on Computer Applications and Information Technology in Maritime Industries (COMPIT), Berlin (Germany), May 2-4, 2011

  27. M. Bibuli, G. Bruzzone, M. Caccia

    (2011) "Robot task allocation and path-planning systems in the MINOAS project framework", Proc. of the 19th IEEE Mediterranean Conference on Control and Automation (MED), Corfu (Greece), June 20-23, 2011

  28. M. Bibuli, G. Bruzzone, M. Caccia, A. Ortiz, T. Vögele, M. Eich, L. Drikos, Y. Koveos, E. Kolyvas, F. Spadoni, A. Vergine, K. Tanneberger, A. Todorova, I. Gaviotis, V.Apostolopoulou

    (2011) "The MINOAS project: Marine INspection rObotic Assistant System", Proc. of the 19th IEEE Mediterranean Conference on Control and Automation (MED), Corfu (Greece), June 20-23, 2011

  29. M. Caccia, M. Bibuli, Gi. Bruzzone, Ga. Bruzzone

    (2011) "Integration of acoustic devices on small USVs: the Charlie experience", Proc. of the 19th IEEE Mediterranean Conference on Control and Automation (MED), Corfu (Greece), June 20-23, 2011

  30. G. Bruzzone, M. Bibuli, M. Caccia

    (2011) "Autonomous Mine Hunting Mission for the Charlie USV", Proc. of the MTS/IEEE Oceans 2011, Santander (Spain), June 6-9, 2011

  31. M. Bibuli, G. Bruzzone, M. Caccia, A. Caiti, N. Di Lecce

    (2010) “A Sliding Mode Based Guidance System for Vehicle-Following Operations”, Proc. of IFAC Conference on Control Applications in Marine Systems (CAMS), Rostock (Germany), September 15-17, 2010

  32. Ferreira, F.; Orsenigo, F.; Veruggio, G.; Pavlakis, P.; Caccia, M.; Bruzzone, G.

    (2010) Comparison between feature-based and phase correlation methods for ROV vision-based speed estimation, in 7th Symposium on Intelligent Autonomous Vehicles (IAV 2010), Lecce, Italy, 6-8 September 2010

  33. M.Bibuli, O. Parodi, L. Lapierre, G. Bruzzone, M. Caccia

    (2009) “Vehicle-following guidance for unmanned marine vehicles”, Proc. of IFAC 8th Conference on Manoeuvring and Control of Marine Craft (MCMC'2009), Guaruja, Brazil, September 16-18, 2009

  34. N. Miskovic, M. Bibuli, M. Caccia, G. Bruzzone, Z. Vukic

    (2009) “Tuning Marine Vehicles’ Guidance Controllers through Self-Oscillation Experiments”, Proc. of IFAC 8th Conference on Manoeuvring and Control of Marine Craft (MCMC'2009), Guaruja, Brazil, September 16-18, 2009

  35. A.A. Zizzari, G. Indiveri, M.Bibuli, G. Bruzzone, M. Caccia

    (2009) “Path Following Guidance Control with Bounded Control Effort: Application to the Charlie Unmanned Surface Vehicle”, Proc. of IFAC 8th Conference on Manoeuvring and Control of Marine Craft (MCMC'2009), Guaruja, Brazil, September 16-18, 2009

  36. M.Bibuli, G. Bruzzone, M. Caccia

    (2009) “Integrated Tele-Operation & Mission Control: preliminary experiments with a small USV”, Proc. of IFAC 8th Conference on Manoeuvring and Control of Marine Craft (MCMC'2009), Guaruja, Brazil, September 16-18, 2009

  37. N. Miskovic, M. Bibuli, M. Caccia , G. Bruzzone, Z. Vukic

    (2009) “Marine Vehicles' Line Following Controller Tuning through Self-Oscillation Experiments”, Proc. of 17th Mediterranean Conference on Control and Automation (MED 2009), June 24-26, 2009

  38. Caccia M.; Bibuli M.; Bono R.; Bruzzone Ga.; Bruzzone Gi.; Spirandelli E.

    (2009) Aluminum hull USV for coastal water and seafloor monitoring, in OCEANS 2009 Conference, Bremen, Germany, May 11-14, 2009

  39. Caccia Massimo; Bibuli Marco; Bono Riccardo; Bruzzone Gabriele; Bruzzone Giorgio; Spirandelli Edoardo

    (2009) Charlie, a Testbed for USV Research, in 8th IFAC International Conference on Manoeuvring and Control of Marine Craft, Guarujà, Brazil, September 16-18, 2009

  40. M. Caccia; G. Bruzzone; F. Ferreira; G. Veruggio

    (2009) Online video mosaicing through SLAM for ROVs, in OCEANS 2009 - EUROPE, Bremen, Germany, 11-14 May 2009

  41. Ferreira F., Caccia M., Veruggio G., Bruzzone G.

    (2009) Online video mosaicing through SLAM for ROVs, in Oceans 2009, Bremen, Germany

  42. F. Ferreira, G. Veruggio, M. Caccia, G. Bruzzone

    (2009) Speeded up Robust Features for Vision-Based Underwater Motion Estimation and SLAM: Comparison with Correlation-Based Techniques, in MCMC'09, 8th IFAC International Conference on Manoeuvring and Control of Marine Craft, Guarujà, Brasil, 16-18 september 2009

  43. Caccia M., Bibuli M., Bono R., Bruzzone Ga., Bruzzone Gi., Spirandelli E.

    (2009) The ALANIS USV: ALuminum Autonomous Navigator for Intelligent Sampling, in COMPIT 2009, Budapest, Hungary

  44. N. Miskovic, M. Bibuli, G. Bruzzone, M. Caccia, Z. Vukic

    (2008) “Heading Control Design Based on Self-Oscillation Identification Method Applied to Charlie USV”, Proc. of International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, Nice, France, September 22-26, 2008

  45. M. Bibuli, G. Bruzzone, M. Caccia,

    (2008) “Mission Control for Unmanned Underwater Vehicles: Functional Requirements and Basic System Design”, Proc. of Navigation Guidance Control of Underwater Vehicles Conference, Killaloe, Ireland, April 8-10, 2008

  46. M. Caccia, M. Bibuli, R. Bono, Ga. Bruzzone, Gi. Bruzzone, E. Spirandelli

    (2008) “Unmanned Marine Vehicles at CNR-ISSIA”, Proc. of the 17th IFAC World Congress, Seoul, Korea, July 6-11, 2008

  47. M. Bibuli, G. Bruzzone, M. Caccia, G. Indiveri, A. Zizzari

    (2008) “Line Following Guidance Control: Application to the Charlie Unmanned Surface Vehicle”, Proc. of International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, Nice, France, September 22-26, 2008

  48. M. Bibuli, G. Bruzzone, M. Caccia, N. Miskovic, Z. Vukic

    (2008) “Self-Oscillation Based Identification and Heading Control for Unmanned Surface Vehicles”, Proc. of International Workshop on Robotics in Alpe-Adria-Danube Region, Ancona, Italy, September 15-17, 2008

  49. M. Bibuli, R. Bono, G. Bruzzone, M. Caccia

    (2007) “Event handling towards mission control for unmanned marine vehicles”, Proc. of IFAC Conference on Control Applications in Marine Systems, Bol, Croatia, September 19-21, 2007

  50. M. Caccia, M. Bibuli, R. Bono, G. Bruzzone

    (2007) “Basic navigation, guidance and control of the Charlie2005 ASC”, Proc. of European Control Conference, Kos, Greece, July 2-5, 2007

  51. M. Caccia, M. Bibuli, R. Bono, G. Bruzzone, G. Bruzzone, E. Spirandelli

    “Unmanned Surface Vehicle for Coastal and Protected Waters Applications: the Charlie Project”, Marine Technology Society Journal, Vol. 41, Nr. 2, Pag. 62-71, Summer 2007