Education and Research Experiences
October 2019 - On Going
PostDoc at Roma 3 University, under the supervision of Prof. Andrea Gasparri.
November 2015 - October 2019
Ph.D. Student in Engineering in Computer Science at Sapienza, University of Rome. I worked within the Lab RoCoCo. Lab, under the joint supervision of Prof. Daniele Nardi and Dr. Alberto Pretto.
December 2017 - May 2018
Visiting Ph.D. Student at the Autonomous System Lab (ASL) leb by Prof. Roland Siegwart.
Master's degree in Robotics and Automation Engineering, University of Pisa. The title of my thesis was "A Visual Odometry system for Multi-Rotor Vehicles"
Bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering, University of Cassino. The title of my thesis was "Autonomous Parking Maneuver for a Car-Like Vehicle"
October 2019 - On Going
Currently working on PANTHEON, a project funded by the European Community Horizon 2020 programme under grant agreement 774571 for developing a new Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition (SCADA) system for the precision farming of hazelnut orchards.
November 2015 - October 2018
Worked on FLOURISH, a project funded by the European Community's Horizon 2020 programme under grant agreement no 644227-Flourish and from the Swiss State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI) under contract number 15.0029 for developing a multi-robot solution for sugar beet and sunflower precision farming.
July 2014 - October 2014European Robotics Challenge EuRoC with the University of Pisa team.
Research InterestsSoftware modules to enhance perception and the autonomy level of farming robots, specifically SLAM, collaborative mapping, control, navigation, and crop/weed perception.
Vision-based navigation for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs). In other words, allowing aerial vehicles to fly the environment without loosing the line of sight with some targets of interest.
For a full list of publications, have a look at my Google Scholar page.
In the following, a selected list of publications:
- "Non-Linear Model Predictive Control with Adaptive Time-Mesh Refinement" C. Potena, B. Della Corte, D. Nardi, G, Grisetti and A. Pretto. IEEE International Conference on Simulation, Modeling, and Programming for Autonomous Robots (SIMPAR), Brisbane, 2018 Best Student Paper Award Finalist. (code, pdf, bibtex)
- "An Effective Multi-Cue Positioning System for Agricultural Robotics", M. Imperoli, C. Potena, D. Nardi, G. Grisetti and A. Pretto. In: IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters, Vol: 3, Issue: 4, October 2018, pages 3685-3692. (pdf, video, bibtex)
- "Effective Target Aware Visual Navigation for UAVs" C. Potena, D. Nardi and A. Pretto. The European Conference on Mobile Robotics (ECMR), Paris, 2017. (pdf, bibtex)
- "Automatic Model Based Dataset Generation for Fast and Accurate Crop and Weeds Detection" M. Di Cicco, C. Potena, G. Grisetti, A.Pretto. IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), Vancouver, 2017. (pdf, video, bibtex)
Department of Engineering, Rome 3 University.
Via della Vasca Navale, 79, 00146, Roma, Italy.
Contact me at: cpotena[at]os[dot]uniroma3[dot]it