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INTERNATIONAL JOURNALS

[R-1]  L. Fortuna, G. Muscato, G. Nunnari, "Arithmetic constraints in Kalman filter implementation  by  using IMS A100 devices", SERC/DTI Transputer Mailshot, ,pp. 54-60, Didcot (U.K.), Maggio 1991.

[R-2] L.Fortuna, G. Muscato, G.Nunnari, "Closed-Loop Balancing and Singular Perturbation: A new result", Electronic Letters, Vol.27, N. 3, pp. 1193-1194, (IEE Cambridge U.K.), Giu. 1991.

[R-3] L. Fortuna, S. Graziani, M. Lo Presti, G. Muscato ,"Improving Back Propagation learning using auxiliary neural networks", International Journal of Control, (Taylor & Francis, London), 1992, Vol.55, N.4, pp.793,807.

[R-4] R. Caponetto, L. Fortuna, G. Muscato, G. Nunnari, "A Direct Method for Computing the   norm of  a Transfer Matrix", International Journal of the Franklin Institute, (Pergamon Press, U.K.), Vol. 329,  No.3,  pp. 591-604, 1992.

[R-5] L.Fortuna, A.Gallo, G. Muscato, G. Nunnari, "A Cascadable Signal Processor Architecture for the Implementation of On-Line Recursive Identification Algorithms", The Transputer Mailshot, pp. 67-72, Didcot (U.K.), Ago. 1992.

[R-6] P. Dorato, R. Tempo, G. Muscato, "Bibliography on Robust Control", Special  issue  of Automatica on Robust Control, Vol. 29, N. 1, pp. 201-214, (Elsevier, U.K.), Genn. 1993.

[R-7] P. Arena, L. Fortuna, A. Gallo, S. Graziani, G. Muscato, "Induction Motor Modelling Using  Multi-layer  Perceptrons", IEICE Trans. on Fundamentals of Electronics, Communications and Computer Sciences, Vol. E-76-A, N. 5, pp. 761-771,  (IEICE Tokyo, Japan), Maggio 1993.

[R-8] L. Fortuna, G. Muscato, G. Nunnari, "Closed-Loop Balanced Realizations of L.T.I. Discrete-Time Systems", Journal of the Franklin Institute, Vol. 330, N. 4, pp. 695-705,(Pergamon Press, U.K.), 1993.

[R-9] L. Fortuna, G. Muscato, "Improvements in Model Order Reduction for a Class of Canonical Inputs", Journal of Systems Engineering, Vol. 3, pp.236-243, (Springer-Verlag, London U.K.), 1993.

[R-10] S. Baglio, L.Fortuna, S. Graziani, G. Muscato, "Membership Function Shape and the Dynamic Behaviour of Fuzzy Systems", International Journal of Adaptive Control and Signal Processing, Vol. 8, pp. 369-377, (John Wiley & Sons Ltd.,U.K.), 1994.

[R-11] L. Fortuna, G. Muscato and G. Nunnari, "On the Bilinear Transformation of LQG- Balanced Realizations", Automatica, Vol. 31, No.2,pp. 349-351, (Elsevier, U.K.), Febbraio 1995.

[R-12] L. Fortuna, G. Muscato, G. Nunnari. L. Occhipinti, "Neural Modelling and Fuzzy Control:Regulation of the Temperature of an oven", Journal of Systems Engineering, Vol. 5, pp. 61-75, (Springer Verlag, London U.K.), 1995.

[R-13] G. Muscato, G. Nunnari, "On the *-reciprocal System for Model Order Reduction", Mathematical Modelling of Systems, , Vol.1, No. 4  pp. 261-271, (Swets & Zeitlinger Lisse, The Netherlands), 1995.

[R-14] L. Fortuna and G. Muscato, "A Roll Stabilization system for a Monohull Ship: Modelling, Identification and Adaptive Control", IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology,Vol.4, N.1, pp. 18-28 Gennaio 1996, (IEEE Piscataway NJ U.S.A.).

[R-15] R. Caponetto, L. Fortuna, G. Muscato, M.G. Xibilia, "Controller order reduction by using Genetic Algorithms", Journal of Systems Engineering,, (Springer-Verlag London), Vol.6, pp. 113-118, 1996.

[R-16] L. Fortuna, G. Manganaro, G. Muscato, G. Nunnari, "Parallel Simulation of Cellular Neural Networks",  Computers & Electrical Engineering, Vol. 22, No.1, pp. 61-84, (Pergamon Press, Exeter U.K.), 1996.

[R-17] L. Fortuna, G. Muscato, G. Nunnari, A. Pandolfo, A. Plebe, "Application of Neural Control in Agriculture: An Orange Picking Robot", Acta Horticulturae, Vol. 406,Aprile  1996,pp. 441-450.

[R-18] L. Fortuna, A. Gallo, G. Muscato, G. Nunnari, "Closed-Loop Balanced Realizations of Co-inner Transfer Function Matrices: New Results", Systems Science, Vol.22, N.2, (Wroclaw, Polonia) 1996.

[R-19] P. Arena, R. Caponetto, L. Fortuna, G. Muscato, M.G. Xibilia, "Quaternionic Multi-Layer-Perceptron for Chaotic Time Series Prediction", IEICE Transactions on Fundamental of Electronics, Communications and Computer Sciences, Special Section on Nonlinear theory and its applications,(IEICE Tokyo, Japan), Vol. E79-A, N.10, pp 1682-1688, Ott. 1996.

[R-20] P.Arena, L. Fortuna, G. Muscato, M.G. Xibilia, "Multilayer Perceptron to Approximate Quaternion Valued Functions", Neural Networks, (Pergamon Press, New York U.S.A.),Vol. 10, N.2, pp.335-342, 1997.

[R-21] G. Muscato, G. Nunnari, L. Fortuna, "Singular Perturbation Approximation of Bounded Real and Stochastically Balanced Transfer Matrices", International Journal of Control, (Taylor & Francis, London, U.K.) Vol. 66, N.2, pp. 253-269, Gen. 1997.

[R-22] G.Muscato, “Soft-Computing Techniques for the Control of Walking Robots”, IEE COMPUTING & CONTROL Engineering Journal, (IEE London, U.K.) Vol. 9, N. 4, pp193-200, August 1998.

[R-23] S.Baglio, G. Muscato, G. Nunnari, N. Savalli, “Robots and sensors for HUDEM at the University of Catania”, European Journal of Mechanical and Environmental Engineering, (BSMEE, Brussels), Vol. 44, N.2,pp.81-84, 1999.

[R-24] G. Muscato, “Fuzzy Control of an Underactuated Robot with a Fuzzy Microcontroller”, Microprocessors and Microsystems, (Elsevier, Oxford, U.K.),Vol. 23/6, pp. 385-391, Nov. 1999.

[R-25] L. Fortuna, G. Muscato, M.G. Xibilia, “Attitude Feedforward Neural Controller in Quaternion Algebra”, Intelligent automation and Soft Computing, (Autosoft press, U.S.A.),Vol. 5, No.X, pp1-10,1999.

[R-26] G. Muscato, “Parametric Generalised Singular Perturbation Approximation for Model Order Reduction”, IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, (IEEE Piscataway, U.S.A.), Vol. 45, No.2,pp.339-343, Feb 2000.

[R-27] G. Muscato, “Introduction to the special issue on Soft-Computing techniques for the control of walking robots”, Soft Computing, (Springer Verlag Berlin Germany), Vol.4 (2000) N. 3, pp. 193-194

[R-28] L. Fortuna, G. Muscato, M.G.  Xibilia, "A comparison between HMLP and HRBF for attitude control", IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks, (IEEE Piscataway, U.S.A.), Page(s): 318 -328 Volume: 12 Issue: 2 , March 2001.

[R-29] G. La Rosa, M. Messina, G. Muscato, R. Sinatra, "A low-cost lightweight climbing robot for the inspection of vertical surfaces", Mechatronics, (Pergamon Press, Exeter U.K.),Vol.12, N.1, pp.71-96, Jan. 2002.

[R-30] S. Baglio, G. Muscato, N.Savalli, “Tactile Measuring Systems for the Recognition of Unknown Surfaces”, IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement (IEEE Piscataway, U.S.A.), Vol.51, N.3, pp.522-531, June 2002.

[R-31] G. Muscato, M.G. Xibilia, "Modeling and Control of a Natural Circulation Loop", IFAC Journal of Process Control, Elsevier, Vol. 13, N.3, pp. 239-251, 2003.

[R-32] G. Muscato, D. Caltabiano, S. Guccione, D. Longo, M. Coltelli, A. Cristaldi, E. Pecora, V. Sacco, P.Sim, G.S. Virk, P. Briole, A. Semerano, T. White,”ROBOVOLC: A Robot for volcano exploration – Result of first test campaign”, Industrial Robot : An International Journal, Vol. 30, N.3,pp.231-242, 2003.

[R-33] S. Guccione, G. Muscato, "Control Strategies Computing architectures and Experimental Results of the Hybrid Robot Wheeleg", IEEE Robotics and Automation Magazine,  (IEEE Piscataway, U.S.A.), Vol.10, N.4, pp.33-43, December 2003.

[R-34] M. Lacagnina, G. Muscato, R. Sinatra, “Kinematics, Dynamics and Control of a Hybrid Robot Wheeleg“, Journal Robotics and Autonomous Systems, (Elsevier, Oxford, UK),Vol 45, pp. 161-180, 2003.

[R-35] P. Arena, P. Di Giamberardino, L. Fortuna, F. La Gala, S. Monaco, G. Muscato, A. Rizzo, R. Ronchino, “Toward a mobile autonomous robotic system for Mars exploration”, Planetary and Space Science, vol. 52 , pp. 23-30, 2004.

[R-36] D. Longo, G. Muscato, “A modular approach for the design of the Alicia3 climbing robot for industrial inspection”, Industrial Robot: An International Journal, Vol. 31, · N.2 , pp. 148–158, 2004

[R-37] G.S. Virk, G. Muscato, A. Semerano, M. Armada and H.A. Warren, “The CLAWAR project on mobile robotic”, Industrial Robot: An International Journal Vol.31, · N. 2, pp. 130–138, 2004.

[R-38] D. Longo,  G. Muscato, “A Small Low-Cost Low-Weight Inspection Robot with Passive-Type Locomotion”, Integrated Computer-Aided Engineering, , Vol. 11 N. 4, pp. 339-348, 2004.

[R-39] G. Muscato,” The Collective Behavior of Piezoelectric Walking Microrobots: Experimental Results”, Intelligent Automation and Soft Computing, TSI® Press, Vol. 10, No. 2, pp. 1-10, 2004.

[R-40] G.Muscato, M. Prestifilippo, N. Abbate, I. Rizzuto, “A Prototype of an Orange Picking Robot: Past History, the New Robot and Experimental Results”, Industrial Robot: An International Journal Vol.32, · N.2, 2005.

[R-41] G. Muscato, G. Spampinato, “A Pneumatic Human Inspired Robotic Leg: Control Architecture and Kinematical Overview”, International Journal of Humanoid Robotics,World Scientific Publishing Company, Vol.3, No.1, pp.49-66, 2006.

[R-42] D. Longo, G. Muscato, “The Alicia3 climbing robot for automatic wall inspection”, IEEE Robotics and Automation Magazine, Vol. 13, N.1, pp. 42-50, March 2006.

[R-43] G. Muscato and G. Spampinato, “Kinematical Model and Control Architecture for a Human Inspired Five DOF Robotic Leg”, International Journal on Mechatronics, Elsevier, Vol. 17, N. 1, pp.45-63  February, 2007 

[R-44] A. Buscarino, L. Fortuna, M. Frasca, G. Muscato, “Chaos does help motion control”, Int. J. Bifurcation and Chaos, vol. 17, no. 10, October 2007

[R-45] G. Astuti, G. Giudice, D. Longo, C. D. Melita, G. Muscato, A. Orlando, “An overview of the “Volcan Project”: an UAS for exploration of volcanic environments”, Journal of Intelligent and Robotic systems, Springer, Vol.54, pp.471-494, (published online 21/07/2008 DOI : 10.1007/s10846-008-9275-9 ), March 2009.

[R-46] S. Livatino, G. Muscato, S. Sessa, C.Koffel, C. Arena, A. Pennisi, D. Di Mauro, E. Malkondu, “Depth-Enhanced Mobile Robot Teleguide based on Video Images”, IEEE Robotic and Automation Magazine, Special issue on New Vistas and Challenges in Telerobotics, Vol15,N.4, pp.58-67, December 2008 (Digital Object Identifier 10.1109/MRA.2008.929927)

[R-47] G. Astuti, D. Longo, C. D. Melita, G. Muscato, A. Orlando, “HIL tuning of UAV for exploration of risky environments”, International Journal on Advanced Robotic Systems, Vol.5, N.4, (ISSN 1729-8806), December 2008.

[R-48] S.Livatino, G.Muscato, F.Privitera , “Stereo Viewing and Virtual Reality Technologies in Mobile Robot Teleguide”, IEEE Transactions on Robotics, Vol.25,No.6, December 2009 (DOI: 10.1109/TRO.2009.2028765). 

[R-49] S. Livatino,  G. Muscato, S. Sessa, V. Neri, “Depth-Enhanced Mobile Robot Teleguide based on Laser Images”, MECHATRONICS, Elsevier, Vol.20, pp.739-750, 2010 (DOI:10.1016/j.mechatronics.2010.01.011 )

[R-50] M. Branciforte, A. Meli, G. Muscato, D. Porto, “ANN and Non-integer Order Modeling of ABS Solenoid Valves”, IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, Vol.19, No.3, May 2011, pp.628-635 http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TCST.2010.2049999.

[R-51] F. Bonaccorso, L. Cantelli, G. Muscato, “An Arc Welding Robot Control for a Shaped Metal Deposition Plant: Modular Software Interface and Sensors”, IEEE Transaction on Industrial Electronics, vol.58, N.8, Aug.2011,pp. 3126-3132, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TIE.2011.2114311.

[R-52] S. Livatino, F. Banno’, G. Muscato, “3D Integration of Robot Vision and Laser Data with Semi-Automatic Calibration in Augmented Reality Stereoscopic Visual Interface”, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics, vol.8, N.1, Feb. 2012, pp. 69-77, DOI: 10.1109/TII.2011.2174062.

[R-53] G. Muscato, F. Bonaccorso, L. Cantelli, D. Longo and C.D. Melita, “Volcanic environments: Robots for Exploration and Measurement”, IEEE Robotics & Automation Magazine, Vol.19, No.1, March 2012, pp.40-49, DOI: 10.1109/MRA.2011.2181683.

[R-54] C.D. Melita, G. Muscato, M. Poncelet, “A Simulation Environment for an Augmented Global Navigation Satellite System Assisted Autonomous Robotic Lawn-Mower”, Journal of Intelligent and Robotic Systems, Volume 71, Issue 2 (2013), Page 127-142. Published Online: DOI 10.1007/s10846-012-9770-x .

[R-55] Longo, D., Pennisi, A., Bonsignore, R., Schillaci, G. and Muscato, G. 2013. “A small autonomous electrical vehicle as partner for heroic viticulture”. Acta Hort. (ISHS) 978:391-398 Ed. S. Poni; ISBN 9789066052093; ISSN 0567-7572

[R-56] H. Moradi, K. Kawamura, E. Prassler, G. Muscato, P. Fiorini, T. Sato, R.Rusu, "Service robotics (the rise and bloom of service robots)", IEEE Robotics & Automation Magazine, vol.20, no.3, pp.22,24, Sept. 2013. doi: 10.1109/MRA.2013.2271580


[R-57] D. Longo, G. Muscato “Design and Simulation of Two Robotic Systems for Automatic Artichoke Harvesting”, Robotics, 2013, Vol. 2, pp.  217-230, doi:10.3390/robotics2040217.

[R-58] A. Catena, D. Melita, G. Muscato, “Automatic Tuning Architecture for the Navigation Control Loops of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles”, Journal of Intelligent and Robotic Systems, Vol. 73, N.1-4,pp.413-427, Springer, 2014, DOI 10.1007/s10846-013-9919-2.

[R-59] L. Cantelli, G. Muscato, M. Nunnari, D. Spina, “A Joint-Angle Estimation Method for Industrial Manipulators using Inertial Sensors”, IEEE Transactions on Mechatronics, vol. 20, No. 5, oct. 2015, published on-line 23 January 2015, DOI: 10.1109/TMECH.2014.2385940.

[R-60] S. Baglio, L. Cantelli, F. Giusa, G. Muscato, “Intelligent Prodder: implementation of measurement methodologies for material recognition and classification with humanitarian demining applications” IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation & Measurement, Vol. 64, N.8, pp. 2217-2226, Aug. 2015, published on-line 19 January 2015, DOI 10.1109/TIM.2014.2386917


[R-61] M.Mangiameli, G. Muscato, G. Mussumeci, “A WebGIS platform for mobile robot navigation developed with free and open source software”, International Journal of Advances in Computer Science & Its Applications– IJCSIA, Volume 5 : Issue 2, 2015, ISSN : 2250-3765.

[R-62] P. Mazzone, P. Arena, L. Cantelli, G. Spampinato, S. Sposato, S. Cozzolino, P. Demarinis, G. Muscato, “Experimental new automatic tools for robotic stereotactic neurosurgery: towards “no hands” procedure of leads implantation into a brain target”, Journal of Neural Transmission, pp 1-14, DOI 10.1007/s00702-016-1575-9, Springer Vienna, First online: 19 May 2016

[R-63] L. Cantelli, S. Ligama, G. Muscato and D. Spina, “Auto-Calibration Methods of Kinematic Parameters and Magnetometer Offset for the Localization of a Tracked Mobile Robot”, Robotics 2016, Vol. 5, N.4, pp.1-18; doi:10.3390/robotics5040023; http://www.mdpi.com/2218-6581/5/4/23

[R-64] D. Chrysostomou, K. Goher, G. Muscato, M. O. Tokhi, and G. S. Virk, “Real-world mobile robot systems”, Editorial, Industrial Robot: An International Journal 44/4 (2017) 393–394, Emerald Publishing Limited, ISSN 0143-991X, DOI 10.1108/IR-04-2017-0074.


BOOK CHAPTERS

[CL-1] L. Fortuna, G. Muscato, R. Caponetto, M.G. Xibilia ,"Fuzzy Control of a CD Player Focusing System", In "Fuzzy Learning and Applications", M. Russo and  Jain Lakhmi C. Editors, (CRC Press USA), Chapter 9, pp. 279-304, July 2000

[CL-2] D. Caltabiano, G. Muscato, “A Robotic System for Volcano Exploration”, pp.
 499-519, in “Cutting Edge Robotics”, Advanced Robotic Systems Scientific Book  July 2005, ISBN:3-86611-038-3

[CL-3] G. Astuti, D. Caltabiano, G. Giudice, D. Longo, D. Melita, G. Muscato, A. Orlando, “Hardware in the Loop Tuning for a Volcanic Gas Sampling UAV”, Chapter 16 in Advances in Unmanned Aerial Vehicles ,State of the Art and the Road to Autonomy. Series: Intelligent Systems, Control and Automation: Science and Engineering , Vol. 33, pp.473-493, Valavanis, Kimon P. (Ed.), 2007, XXIV, ISBN: 978-1-4020-6113-4

[CL-4] S. Livatino, G. Muscato, C. Koeffel, “Testing Stereoscopic Vision in Robot Teleguide”, in “Robot Vision”,  edited by: Ales Ude, ISBN: 978-953-307-077-3, INTECH,  March 2010, pp.535-556.

[CL-5] D. Longo, G. Muscato, “A Multi-axis Control Board Implemented via an FPGA”, in Research and Education in Robotics – EUROBOT 2009, by A. Gottscheber, D. Obdrzalek, C. Schmidt, Communications in computer and Information Science, Vol 82, 2010, DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-16370-8, p.88-95, 2010.

[CL-6] G. Muscato, “Robotica e Società”, in “Robot. La macchina, il corpo, la società”, a cura di Guido Nicolosi, edizioni ed.It Firenze , ISBN 978-88-89726-70-9, pp. 17,80, 2011

[CL-7] D. Longo, C.D. Melita, G. Muscato, G. Giudice, “Measurement and Exploration in Volcanic Environments”, in Handbook of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, K.P. Valavanis and G.J. Vachtsevanos Editors, Springer Netherlands ISBN 978-90-481-9707-1, pp.2667-2692, 2014. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-90-481-9707-1_76

[CL-8] F. Bonaccorso, C.D. Melita, G. Muscato, M. Prestifilippo, “Mobile Robots for Earth exploration: applications, technologies and image processing techniques for navigation”, in Mobile Robots for Dynamic Environments edited by E.F. Kececi and M. Ceccarelli, ASME Press Robotics Engineering Book Series,ISBN: 978-0-7918-6052-6, pp.127-165, 2015.



BOOKS
[L-1] P. Dorato, L. Fortuna, G. Muscato, "Robust Control for Unstructured  Perturbations - An Introduction", Lecture Notes in Control and Information Sciences, vol. 168, Springer-Verlag, Berlin (Germany), 1992. 

[L-2] P. Arena, L. Fortuna, G. Muscato , M. G. Xibilia, "Neural Networks in Multidimensional Domains: fundamentals and new trends in modelling and control", Lecture Notes in Control and Information Sciences Vol. 234, Springer-Verlag, Berlin (Germany), 1998.

[L-3] G. Muscato, D. Longo (Editors), Proceedings of the Sixth International conference on Climbing and Walking robots and their Supporting Technologies CLAWAR2003, Professional Engineering Publishing, Bury St Edmunds and London, UK, September 2003 (ISBN 1 86058 409 8).

[L-4] G.Muscato, R. Caponetto, M. Frasca (Editors), “Proceedings of the Workshop on Educational Robotics”, Acireale (Catania), 1 June 2006.


ITALIAN JOURNALS

[RI-1] L. Fortuna, G. Muscato, G. Nunnari, L. Occhipinti, "Tecnologie Neuronali e Fuzzy: Termoregolazione di un Forno",Automazione e Strumentazione, pp. 85-93, Aprile 1993.

[RI-2] A. Gallo, G. Muscato, G. Nunnari, L. Occhipinti, "Diagnostica a bordo di rotabili ferroviari - Approccio basato sulle reti neurali", Automazione e Strumentazione, pp. 125-130, Maggio 1995.

[RI-3] L. Fortuna, A. Gallo, G. Muscato, M.G. Xibilia, “Controllo Neurale in Algebra Quaternionica dell’Assetto di un Corpo Rigido nello Spazio”, AEI Automazione Energia Informazione, (UTET Periodici) Vol.84, N.5, Maggio 1997, pp72/480-79/487.

[RI-4] P.Arena, S.Baglio, C. Bonomo, L.Fortuna, M. Frasca, S. Graziani, D. Longo, G. Muscato, “Robot Cognitivi”, Tecnica e Ricostruzione, Anno LIX, Dic 2004, pp.53-60.

[RI-5] D. Caltabiano, D. Longo, G. Muscato, M. Prestifilippo, S. Sessa, G. Spampinato, “Robot mobili e UAV per misure in ambienti vulcanici”, Automazione e Strumentazione, pp. 114-125, Aprile 2006.

[RI-6] D. Longo, L. Caruso, D. Camillieri, A. Conti, G. Muscato, G. Schillaci (2013). “Serre sicure”. Intersezioni, Organo di informazione e cultura professionale dell’Ordine dei dottori agronomi e dei dottori forestali di Milano, vol. 33, pp. 1-4, Luglio 2013. ISSN 2280-689X

INTERNATIONAL CONGRESSES

[C-1] L. Fortuna, A. Gallo, G. Muscato, G. Nunnari, "Implementation of a Self-Tuning Regulator by using a  Transputer network", Proceedings IFAC Symposium on  "Low  Cost  Automation", Milano Italy 8-10 Nov. 1989,pp. 33-38, (Pergamon Press, U.K.) . 

[C-2] L. Fortuna, A. Gallo, G. Nunnari, G. Muscato, "Reduced order models of unstable systems  for  robust  control", Proceedings  of  the  7th  International  Conference  on  Systems Engineering, Las Vegas USA, 18-20 Lug. 1990.

[C-3] G. D'Angelo, L. Fortuna, G. Muscato, G. Nunnari, "Parallelized 2D-Discrete Hartley Transform by  Using  IMS  A100 Devices", Proceedings of the Second International  Conference  on Applications of Transputer, Southampton UK, 11-13 Lug. 1990, pp. 386-391.

[C-4]  L. Fortuna, G. Muscato, G. Nunnari, "A New Strategy Based on Balanced Gains for Optimal Linear System Reduction", Proceedings  of  IEEE  International  Conference  on Systems Engineering, Pittsburgh USA ,9-11 Ago. 1990, pp. 272-275.

[C-5] L. Fortuna, P. Arena, S. Graziani, G. Muscato, "Simulation of a multilayer Percepton  with  Automatic  Tuning  of Learning Parameter",Proceedings of the European Simulation Conference ESM, Copenaghen (Denmark), 17-19 Giu. 1991, pp.274-278.

[C-6] L. Fortuna, A. Gallo, G. Muscato, G. Nunnari, Reduced  Order  Models  of  High  Order  Systems  with   Bounded Parameters", Proceedings of the  13th  IEEE  IMACS  World Congress  on Computation and Applied Mathematics, Dublin (Ireland), 22-26 Lug. 1991, pp. 1310-1315.

[C-7] L. Fortuna, G. Muscato, G. Nunnari, G. Sicurella, "A Transputer-Based  Multilayer  Perceptron  Network  Simulator", Proceedings of the  1991 Summer Computer Simulation Conference, Baltimore (U.S.A.), 22-24 Lug. 1991, pp. 340-345.

[C-8] L. Fortuna, A. Gallo, G. Muscato, G. Nunnari , "Multivariable Adaptive Control by a Transputer Based Architecture", Proceedings of the 9th  IFAC/IFORS  Symposium  on  Identification  and System Estimation, Budapest (Hungary), 8-12 Lug. 1991, pp. 516-520.

[C-9] L. Fortuna, G. Muscato, "Model Reduction by  using  the  Balanced  Gains  and  an  Optimal Weighted L2 Norm Criterion", Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Systems Engineering, Dayton (U.S.A.), 1-3 Ago. 1991, pp. 284-287.

[C-10] L.Fortuna, S.Baglio, M. Marino, G. Muscato, "A Transputer Based Software Tool for Large Scale  System  Balancing", Proceedings of Transputer Application 91, Glasgow, (Scotland U.K.), 28-30 Ago. 1991.

[C-11] P. Arena, L. Fortuna, S.  Graziani,  G.  Muscato, "A  Real  Time Implementation of a Multi-Layer Perceptron with  Automatic  Tuning  of Learning Parameters", Proceedings of the IFAC Workshop on  Algorithms  and  Architectures for Real-Time Control, Bangor (North-Wales U.K.), 11-13 Sett. 1991, pp. 21-25.

[C-12] L. Fortuna, G. Muscato, G. Nunnari, G. Xibilia, "Closed-Loop Realization Towards Singular Perturbation A New Strategy for Deriving Low order compensators", Proceedings of  COMCON 3,  The Third International Conference on Advances  in  Communication  and Control Systems, Victoria (CANADA), 16-18 Ott. 1991, pp. 393-401.

[C-13] L.Fortuna, S.Baglio, G. Muscato, S.Graziani, "The Cell-to-cell Mapping Design Approach  Improves  the  Behavior  of Fuzzy Controllers", Proceedings of the IEEE-IECON '91, Kobe (Japan), Ott. 28-Nov.1 1991.

[C-14] S. Graziani, G.Muscato, G. Nunnari, G. Sicurella, "A Parallel Architecture to Implement Neural Networks for Seismic Event Classification", International Workshop on Parallel Architectures for Seismic Data Processing, Glasgow (U.K.), 2-3 Sett 1991.

[C-15] L. Fortuna, A. Gallo, G. Muscato, G. Nunnari, "On  the Normalized Coprime Factorization", XI International Conference on Systems Science, Wroclaw, Poland, 22-25 Sett.1992.

[C-16] L. Fortuna, S. Graziani, G. Muscato, G. Nunnari, "Auto-Associative Multi-layer Neural Networks for  the  Classification of Seismic Signals", International Joint Conference on Neural Network, Baltimore (MD U.S.A.), 7-11 Giu. 1992,  pp. 769-774.

[C-17] R. Carrara, L. Fortuna, G. Muscato, M.G. Xibilia, "Approximated Models for the Analysis of Interconnected Circuits with Transmission Lines", Proceedings of the 35th Midwest Symposium on Circuits and Systems, Washington D.C.( U.S.A.), 9-12 Ago. 1992, pp. 336-339.

[C-18] L. Fortuna, A.Gallo, G. Muscato, G. Nunnari, "Guaranteed Robust Control of Unstable Systems by  using  Approximated Models", IEEE  International  Conference  on  Systems Engineering, Kobe (Japan), 17-19 Sett. 1992, pp. 424-427.

[C-19] L. Fortuna, M. Lo Presti, G. Muscato, C. Vinci, "A Parallel Scheme for the Cell-to-Cell Based Analysis of Dynamic Systems", Proc. of the 30th annual Allerton Conference, Monticello (U.S.A.), Sett. 1992.

[C-20] L. Fortuna, G. Muscato, G. Nunnari, "On  -control for Symmetric Systems", 31st IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, Tucson (Arizona, U.S.A.), 16-18 Dic. 1992, pp. 3723-3725.

[C-21] L. Fortuna, G. Muscato, G. Nunnari, L. Occhipinti, "Neural Modelling and Fuzzy Control: an Application to Control the Temperature in a Thermal Process", Second IEEE International Conference on Fuzzy Systems, San Francisco, U.S.A., 28 Mar-1 Apr. 1993, pp. 1327-1333.

[C-22] R. Caponetto, L. Fortuna, G. Muscato, G. Nunnari, "Search of Optimal Realization Matrix for Filter Implementation by Using a Genetic Algorithm", Proceedings of the IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems, Chicago (U.S.A.), 3-6 Mag. 1993, pp.471-474.

[C-23] L. Fortuna, G. Muscato, S. Chillè, S. Baglio, "Modelling, Identification and Adaptive Control of an Automatic Roll Reduction System for a Monohull Ship", 1993 American Control Conference, San Francisco, (U.S.A.), 2-4 Giu. 1993, pp.2463-2465.

[C-24] P. Arena. L. Fortuna, G. Muscato, M.G. Xibilia, "HFMLP: A New Structure for Dynamical System Modelling", 1993 World Congress on Neural Networks, Portland (U.S.A.), 11-15 Lug. 1993, pp.III 203-III 207.

[C-25] L. Fortuna, G. Muscato, G. Nunnari, "The Role of Bilinear Transformation in Closed-Loop Balanced Realizations of LTI Systems", 12th IFAC World Congress, Sydney (Australia), Lug. 1993, V. 3, pp. 341-346.

[C-26] L. Fortuna, G. Muscato, M.G. Xibilia, S. Baglio, "Analysis of Circuits with Lossy Transmission Lines via Approximated State-Space Models", Proceedings of the 36th Midwest Symposium on Circuits and Systems, Detroit (U.S.A.), 16-18 Ago. 1993, pp.72-76.

[C-27] P. Arena, L. Fortuna, G. Muscato, M.G. Xibilia, "A Dynamical Neural Network with Internal Dynamical Loops", Proceedings of the 6th Workshop Italiano su Reti Neurali WIRN-93, Vietri, (World Scientific Publishing), 1993.

[C-28] S. Baglio, L. Fortuna, S. Graziani, G. Muscato, "Membership Function Shape and the Dynamical Behavior of a Fuzzy System", First European Congress on Fuzzy and Intelligent Technologies EUFIT 93, Aachen (Germany), 7-10 Sett. 1993, pp. 645-650.

[C-29] L. Fortuna, G. Muscato, G. Nunnari, "Parameterization of Discrete-Time Models in Open-Loop Balanced Form", Proceedings of the 32nd IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, San Antonio (U.S.A.), 15-17 Dic. 1993, pp. 1799-1801.

[C-30] P. Arena, L. Fortuna, S. Graziani, G. Muscato, "Identification of Flexible Structures with Piezo-electric Sensors and Actuators", Proceedings of the 1994 IEEE International Conference on Neural Networks, Orlando (U.S.A.), 27-29 Giu. 1994, pp.227-232.

[C-31] R. Caponetto, L. Fortuna, G. Muscato, M.G. Xibilia, "Genetic Algorithms for Controller Order Reduction", Proceedings of the first IEEE Conference on Evolutionary Computation, Orlando (U.S.A.), 27-29 Giu. 1994, pp.724-729.

[C-32] G. Muscato, G. Nunnari, L. Fortuna, "Singular Perturbation Approximation of Bounded Real and of Positive Real Transfer Matrices", Proceedings of the 1994 American Control Conference, Baltimora (U.S.A.),  29 Giu.-1 Lug. 1994, pp. 3416-3420.

[C-33] G. Cammarata, A. Fichera, F. Forgia, L. Marletta, G. Muscato, "Thermal Load of Buildings: General Models and Reduced Models", Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference "Healthy Buildings", Budapest (Hungary), 22-25 Ago. 1994, pp. 621-626.

[C-34] G. Nunnari, L. Fortuna, G.Muscato, "LQG-Controller Reduction: A Structured Perturbation Approach Based on Closed Loop Balanced Realizations", Proceedings of the 1994 IFAC Symposium on Robust Control Design,Rio de Janeiro (Brasil), Sett.. 1994, pp.186-191.

[C-35] L. Fortuna, G. Manganaro, G. Muscato, G. Nunnari, "PSIMCNN: An Innovative Simulator for Cellular Neural Networks", Proceedings of the 1994 World Transputer Congress, Cernobbio (Como, Italia), 5-7 Sett. 1994, (A. De Gloria et al editors, IOS PRESS U.K.), pp.302-317.

[C-36] G. Muscato, G. Nunnari, "On the *-reciprocal System for Model Order Reduction", Proceedings of the 33rd IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, Orlando (U.S.A.) , 14-16 Dic. 1994, pp.3743-3745.

[C-37] P. Arena, L. Fortuna, G. Muscato, M.G. Xibilia, "Fast Learning bt Weight Estimation in Complex Valued MLPs", Proceedings of the 1995 International Conference on Circuits and Systems, Seattle (U.S.A.), Maggio 1995.

[C-38] S. Baglio, L. Fortuna, M. Lo Presti, G. Muscato, " Cube Collect': A New Strategy to Make Efficient the Classical Cell-to-Cell Algorithm", 1995 American Control Conference, Seattle (U.S.A.), 21-23 Giu. 1995, pp.3043-3045.

[C-39] G. Muscato, G. Nunnari and L. Occhipinti, "Intelligent Control of a Robot Manipulator", IFAC Symposium on Large Scale Systems 95, London (U.K.), 11-13 Lug. 1995, pp.785-790.

[C-40] L. Fortuna and G. Muscato, "Model Reduction via Singular Perturbation Approximation of Normalized Coprime Factorizations", Proceedings of the 1995 European Control Conference, Roma, Sett. 5-8 1995, (Isidori et al. editors), pp.2197-2201.

[C-41]S. Baglio, L. Fortuna and G. Muscato, "An approach for the cell-to-cell mapping with improved efficiency", Proceedings of the 1995 European Control Conference, Roma, Sett. 5-8 1995, (Isidori et al. editors), pp.2310-2314.

[C-42] P. Arena, R. Caponetto, L. Fortuna and G. Muscato, "Non-linear observability as an optimization problem: Solution via evolutionary computing", Proceedings of the 1995 European Control Conference, Roma, Sett. 5-8 1995, (Isidori et al. editors), pp.3412-3416.

[C-43] L. Fortuna, A. Gallo, G. Muscato, G. Nunnari, "Closed-Loop Balanced Realizations of Co-inner Transfer Function Matrices: New Results", 1995 International Conference on Systems Science, Wroclaw (Poland), 12-15 Settembre 1995, pp.88-97.

[C-44] L. Fortuna, G. Giudice, S. Licitra, G. Muscato, G.Nunnari, "Smart Control by Smart Sensors and Actuators for a Thin Flexible Structure", 4th IEEE Conference on Control Applications, Albany (NY U.S.A.), 28-29 Sett. 1995, pp.1114-1119.

[C-45] L. Fortuna, S. Graziani, G. Manganaro, G. Muscato, "The CNN's as Innovative Computing Paradigm for Modeling", IDA World Congress on Desalination and Water Reuse, Abu Dhabi, (U.A.E.), 18-25 Nov. 1995, pp.399-409.

[C-46] R. Caponetto, L. Fortuna, G. Muscato, D.Porto, “A New Approach for Response Approximation of Multifractal Systems”, 1995 International Symposium on Nonlinear Theory and its Applications (NOLTA 95), Las Vegas USA, pp. 731-734, Dec. 1995.

[C-47] L. Fortuna, A. Gallo, G. Giudice, G. Muscato, "Sensor Fusion to Improve the Control of a Mobile Walking Robot for Automatic Inspection: The ROBINSPEC System", Proceedings of the 6th IMEKO International Symposium on Measurement and Control in Robotics ISMCR96,  Brussels (Belgium), 9-11 Maggio 1996, pp.376-380.

[C-48] G. Muscato, G. Nunnari, N. Abbate, "Knowledge Based Control of a Fruit Picking Robot", ISIAC 96 The First International Symposium on Intelligent Automation and Control, Montpellier (France), 27-30 Maggio 1996.

[C-49] L. Fortuna, G. Muscato, G. Nunnari, R. Papaleo, "A Neural Networks Approach to Control the Temperature on Rapid Thermal Processing", MELECON 96 IEEE Conference on Industrial Applications in Power Systems, Computer Science and Telecommunications, Bari (Italy), 13-16 Maggio 1996, pp.649-652.

[C-50] L. Fortuna, G. Muscato, M.G. Xibilia, "An Hypercomplex Neural Network Platform for Robot Positioning", Proceedings of the IEEE International Symposium on Circuit and Systems ISCAS 96, Atlanta (U.S.A.), 12-15 Maggio 1996, pp.609-612.

[C-51] L. Fortuna, G. Muscato, M.G. Xibilia, "Attitude Feedforward Neural Controller in Quaternion Algebra", in Soft Computing with Industrial Applications: Recent trends in research and development, VOL. 5, TSI PRESS Albuquerque (USA), pp. 223-228,  Maggio 1996.

[C-52] L. Fortuna, A. Gallo, G. Giudice, G. Muscato, "ROBINSPEC: A Mobile Walking Robot for the Semi-Autonomous Inspection of Industrial Plants", in Robotics and Manifacturing: recent trends in research and applications,  Vol. 6, ASME PRESS New York (USA), pp. 223-228,  Maggio 1996.

[C-53] L. Fortuna, G. Muscato, M.G. Xibilia, “Neural Attitude Control in Quaternion Algebra”, Proceedings of the Symposium on Analytical and Numerical Methods in Quaternionic and Clifford Analysis, Seiffen (Germania) 5-7 Giugno 1996, pp. 207-216. 

[C-54] R. Caponetto, L. Fortuna, G. Muscato, “Soft Computing Techniques for the Control of Walking Robots”, IEE Colloquium on Information Technology for Climbing and Walking Robots, Portsmouth (U.K.), Ott. 1996, pp.7/1-7/3.

[C-55] F. De Ambroggi, L. Fortuna, G. Muscato, “PLIF: Piezo Light Intelligent Flea. New Micro-Robots Controlled by Self-Learning Techniques”, Proceedings of the IEEE 1997 International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA97), Albuquerque (U.S.A.), 20-25 Apr. 1997, pp.1767-1772.

[C-56] L. Fortuna, G. Muscato, G. Nunnari, “Stable All-Pass Mixed Systems in LQR Frame: New Results”, Proceedings of the 1997 American Control Conference, Albuquerque (U.S.A.), 4-6 Giugno 1997, pp. 2585-2586.


[C-57] L.Fortuna, G. Muscato, G. Nunnari, R. Papaleo, “Control of the Temperature on Rapid Thermal Processing by AI based Techniques”, Proceedings of the 1997 European Control Conference, Brussels (Belgio) ,1-4 Luglio 1997

[C-58] S. Fichera, G. Muscato, “Modelling continuous processes for statistical process control”, Atti III convegno AITEM, Fisciano (SA), 17-19 Settembre 1997

[C-59] G. Muscato, “Model order reduction using parametric generalised singular perturbation approximation”, Proceedings of the 6th IEEE Mediterranean Conference on Control and Automation, Alghero (SS), 9-11, June, 1998.

[C-60] P. Arena, G. Muscato, M. Lavorgna, R. Caponetto, “New-trends in the control of walking robots”, 1998 IEEE International Conference on control Applications, Trieste, 1-4 Sep. 1998.

[C-61] L. Fortuna, G. Muscato, P. Renda, M.G. Xibilia,  “A Comparison between HMLP and HRBF for Attitude Control”,  1998 IEEE International Conference on control Applications, Trieste, 1-4 Sep. 1998.

[C-62] G. Muscato, G. Trovato, “Motion control of a pneumatic climbing robot by means of a fuzzy processor”, First international symposium CLAWAR ’98 Climbing and Walking Robots, Brussels, 26-28 Novembre 1998.

[C-63] P. Arena, L. Fortuna, G. Muscato and A. Rizzo, “Coping with Vibrational Control”, 1998 International Symposium on Nonlinear Theory and its Applications (NOLTA'98) Le Regent, Crans-Montana, Switzerland, September 14 - 17, 1998

[C-64] L.Fortuna, A. Gallo, G. Muscato and M. G. Xibilia, “On the Inverse Separation Problem”, 1998 International Symposium on Nonlinear Theory and its Applications (NOLTA'98) Le Regent, Crans-Montana, Switzerland, September 14 - 17, 1998

[C-65] G. Muscato, “Soft-Computing control of piezo walking microrobots”, SPIE 5th Annual International Symposium on Smart Structures and Materials, San Diego, USA, March 1998.

[C-66] R. Caponetto, L.Fortuna, O.Diamante, G. Muscato, M.G. Xibilia, “A Genetic algorithms Approach to Solve Non-convex LMI Problems”, Proceedings of the MTNS –98 (Mathematical Theory of Networks and Systems), Padova, Italy, July 1998.

[C-67] S.Baglio, G. Muscato, G. Nunnari, N. Savalli, “Robots and sensors for HUDEM at the University of Catania”, Proceedings of the Symposium Hudem (Humanitarian demining), Brussels, Belgium, 29-30 April 1999.

[C-68] L. Fortuna, G. Muscato, G. Nunnari, D. Porto, “Fractal systems as a Tool for Model Order Reduction”, Proceedings of INRIA Symposium on Fractals in Engineering, DELFT, The Netherlands, pp. 107-114, 14-16 June 1999.

[C-69] L. Fortuna, S. Graziani, G. Muscato, G. Nunnari, D. Porto, “Approximation of High-Order Lumped Systems by Using Non-Integer Order Transfer Functions”, Proceedings of the 7th IEEE Mediterranean conference on control and automation, pp.2222-2230, Haifa, Israel, 28-30 June, 1999.

[C-70] G. Muscato and G. Nunnari, “Leg or Wheels ? WHEELEG a hybrid solution”, CLAWAR 99 International conference on climbing and Walking Robots, Portsmouth, U.K. , 14-15 September 1999.
 
[C-71] G. Muscato, G. Scalia, “MORDUC: An INTERNET connected mobile robot”, CLAWAR 99 International conference on climbing and Walking Robots, Portsmouth, U.K. , 14-15 September 1999.

[C-72] G. La Rosa, M. Messina, G. Muscato, “SURFY: A low weight surface climbing robot”, 16th IAARC/IFAC/IEEE International Symposium on automation and Robotics in Constructions, Madrid, Spain, 22-24 September 1999.

[C-73] G. Muscato, " PLIF- Piezoelectric Mobile Walking Micro-Robots: Design and Control", Workshop on Mobile Micro Robots, International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA 2000), San Francisco, April 2000.

[C-74] G. Muscato, G. Nunnari, S. Guccione, "Robots for Volcano Exploration: A New Perspective", World Automation Congress (WAC2000), Eight International Symposium on Robotics with Applications, Maui (Hawaii, USA), 11-16 June 2000.

[C-75] A.Fichera, G. Muscato, M.G. Xibilia, A. Pagano, "Modelling Unstable Behavior of a Natural Circulation Loop with a Neural Network",  Proceedings of the IEEE-INNS-ENNS International Joint Conference on -Neural Networks (IJCNN 2000), pp.I-75-I-80, Como, Italy, 24-27 July 2000.

[C-76] E. Chibaro, S. Fichera, G. Muscato, "Octane Number prediction in a reforming plant", Proceedings of the IEEE-INNS-ENNS International Joint Conference on -Neural Networks (IJCNN 2000), pp. IV-403-IV-407, Como, Italy, 24-27 July 2000.

[C-77] S. Baglio, G. Muscato, N. Savalli, “A smart tactile piezo sensor for material recognition”, The 14th European Conference on Solid-State Transducers, 27 EUROSENSORS XIV, Copenaghen, 27-30 August 2000.
 
[C-78] G. Lami, S. Guccione, G. Muscato, "Control Strategies and Architectures for the Robot WHEELEG", Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Climbing and Walking Robots (CLAWAR 2000), pp.327-338, Madrid (Spain), 2-4 October 2000.

[C-79] N. Di Piazza, G. Muscato, "Collective Behavior of Piezoelectric Walking Microrobots", Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Climbing and Walking Robots (CLAWAR 2000), pp.643-650, Madrid (Spain), 2-4 October 2000.

[C-80] S. Guccione, G.Muscato, G.Nunnari, G.S. Virk, A.K.M. Azad, A. Semerano, M. Ghrissi, T.White, C. Glazebrook, "Robots for Volcanos: The State of the Art", Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Climbing and Walking Robots (CLAWAR 2000), pp.777-788, Madrid (Spain), 2-4 October 2000.

[C-81] A.K.M. Azad, G.S. Virk and M. Qi, G. Muscato, S. Guccione, G. Nunnari, T. White, C. Glazebrook, A. Semerano, M. Ghrissi, P. Briole, C. Faucher, M. Coltelli, G. Puglisi, R. Cioni and M. Pompilio, "ROBOVOLC: Remote Inspection for Volcanoes", Workshop on Autonomous artificial systems exploring hostile environments, International NAISO Congress on Information Science Innovations (ISI'2001), Dubai, March 18th  2001.

[C-82] S. Baglio, G. Muscato, N. Pitrone, N. Savalli, "Automatic measurement system for the estimation of surface resistivity distribution", IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference IMTC 2001 , Budapest, Hungary, May 2001.

[C-83] S. Guccione, G. Muscato, "Experimental outdoor and laboratory tests with the hybrid robot WHEELEG", Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Field and Service Robotics, Helsinki (Finland) June 11-13, 2001

[C-84] A. Fichera, G. Muscato, A. Pagano, M.G. Xibilia, "A neural model for natural convection control", Proceedings of the 9th IEEE Mediterranean Control Conference on Control and Automation, Dubrovnik (Croatia) June 27-29 2001.

[C-85] S. Marchese, G. Muscato, G.S. Virk, "Dynamically stable trajectory synthesis for a biped robot during the single support phase", Proceedings of the 2001 IEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics, pp. 953-958,Como, Italy July 2001.

[C-86] D. Longo, G. Muscato, "SCID: A non actuated robot for walls exploration", Proceedings of the 2001 IEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics, pp.874-879, Como, Italy July 2001.

[C-87] A. Fichera, G. Muscato, A. Pagano, M.G. Xibilia, "A Neural Controller for a Natural Circulation Loop", Proceedings of the 2001 European Control Conference, pp. 408-413, Porto (Portugal), 4-7 September 2001.

[C-88] S. Guccione, G. Muscato, "A neuro fuzzy control for servo-pneumatic actuators", 4th International Conference on Climbing and Walking Robots CLAWAR 2001, pp. 355-362, Karlsruhe (Germany), 24-26 September 2001.

[C-89] G. Muscato, S. Guccione, N. Savalli, M. Coltelli, G. Puglisi, P. Briole, C. Faucher, G.S. Virk, A. Azad, A. Semerano, V. Duporque, T. White, G.S. Rees, "Further progress in the development of the ROBOVOLC system",  4th International Conference on Climbing and Walking Robots CLAWAR 2001, pp. 997-1004 Karlsruhe (Germany), 24-26 September 2001.

[C-90] G. Muscato, N. Savalli, "Computing requirements for CLAWAR machines", 4th International Conference on Climbing and Walking Robots CLAWAR 2001, 283-290,Karlsruhe (Germany), 24-26 September 2001.

[C-91] S. Chillari, S. Guccione and G. Muscato, "An Experimental Comparison Between Several Pneumatic Position Control Methods", 40th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, Orlando, USA, Dec. 2001.

[C-92] M. Lacagnina, G. Muscato, R. Sinatra, "Kinematics of a hybrid robot Wheeleg", 5th IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Engineering Systems 2001, Helsinki (Finland), 16-18 Sep 2001.

[C-93] M. Lacagnina, G. Muscato, R. Sinatra, "Dynamic Model of a Hybrid Robot Wheeleg", International Colloquium on autonomous and Mobile Systems, Magdeburg, Germany, June 25-26, 2002.

[C-94] S. Baglio, G. Muscato, N. Savalli, "Fuzzy Logic and Piezoelectric Sensors for Materials Elastic Properties Analysis", First European Workshop on Structural Health Monitoring, Ecole Normale supérieure, Cachan (Paris), July 10-12, 2002.

[C-95] L. Fortuna, G. Muscato, M.G. Xibilia, "Some New Results on Linear Quadratic Regulator Design for Lossless Systems", Proceedings of the Fifteenth International symposium on Mathematical Theory of Networks and Systems MTNS2002, South Bend, Indiana (USA), August 12-16, 2002.

[C-96] D. Caltabiano, G. Muscato, "A Comparison between different traction methods for a field robot", IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, IROS 2002, Lausanne Switzerland, Sep.30-Oct.4 2002.

[C-97] M. Lacagnina, S. Guccione,G. Muscato, R. Sinatra, "Modelling and Simulation of Multibody Mobile Robot for Volcanic Environment Explorations", IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, IROS 2002, Lausanne Switzerland, Sep.30-Oct.4 2002.

[C-98] D. Longo, G. Muscato, "Design and Control Methodologies for the Climbing Robot Alicia II", 5th International conference on Climbing and Walking Robots, CLAWAR 2002, Paris France, September 25-27, 2002.

[C-99] D. Longo, G. Muscato, V. Sacco, "Localization Using Fuzzy and Kalman Filtering Data Fusion", 5th International conference on Climbing and Walking Robots, CLAWAR 2002, Paris France, September 25-27, 2002.

[C-100] S. Baglio, G. Muscato, N. Savalli, "Hybrid tactile probe for damage detection and material recognition", Smart Nondestructive Evaluation and Health Monitoring of Structural and Biological Systems conference at SPIE’s Smart Structures and Materials and NDE for Health Monitoring and Diagnostics 2003 co-located meetings, March 2003.

[C-101] G. Muscato, S. Guccione, "A New Walking Piezoelectric Microrobot Autonomous in Power and Control", IARP International Workshop on MicroRobots, MicroMachines  and  Systems, Moscow, Russia, April 24-25, 2003.

[C-102] G. Muscato, M. Prestifilippo, N. Abbate, I. Rizzuto, “A new prototype of robot for automatic fruit picking “,1st International IEEE/EURON Workshop on Advances in Service Robotics ASER 2003 , Bardolino (Verona), March 2003.

[C-103] D. Longo, G. Muscato, “Neural control of the climbing robot Alicia“,1st International IEEE/EURON Workshop on Advances in Service Robotics ASER 2003 , Bardolino (Verona), March 2003.

[C-104] G. Muscato, G. Spampinato, M.G. Xibilia, “Fuzzy linear matrix inequalities (LMI) control of a rectangular thermal convection loop”, 11th Mediterranean Conference on Control and Automation, Rhodes, Greece, June 18-20, 2003.

[C-105] S. Guccione, G. Muscato, G. Spampinato, “Design and Control of an Anthropometric Robotic Leg”, 11th Mediterranean Conference on Control and Automation, Rhodes, Greece, June 18-20, 2003.

[C-106] D. Longo, G. Nunnari, G. Muscato,“Neural network system identification for a low pressure non-linear dynamical subsystem onboard the Alicia 2 climbing robot“, 13th IFAC Symposium on system Identification, Rotterdam (The Netherland), 27-29 August 2003.

[C-107] G. Muscato, G. Nunnari, M.G. Xibilia,“Attitude control of an underwater robot by using hypercomples neural networks“, 6th International Conference on Climbing and Walking Robot, Catania (Italy), pp. 225-232, 17-19 September 2003.
 
[C-108] S. Guccione, G.Muscato, G. Spampinato, “Modelling and control strategies for bipedal locomotion – experiments with an anthropometric robot leg“, 6th International Conference on Climbing and Walking Robot, Catania (Italy), pp. 517-526, 17-19 September 2003.

[C-109] S. Guccione, G.Muscato, L. Sarica, “Video-feedback control system for micro-movement and micro-manipulation of the APLIF microrobot„ , 6th International Conference on Climbing and Walking Robot, Catania (Italy), pp. 659-666, 17-19 September 2003.

[C-110] G. Cacopardo, D. Longo, G. Muscato, “Design of the Alicia3 robot – A modular approach“, 6th International Conference on Climbing and Walking Robot, Catania (Italy), pp. 801-808, 17-19 September 2003.

[C-111] D. Caltabiano, G. Muscato, “A new localisation algorithm for mobile robots in outdoor environments“, 6th International Conference on Climbing and Walking Robot, Catania (Italy), pp. 925-932, 17-19 September 2003.

[C-112] G. Muscato, D. Longo, “CLAWAR WP3 Applications – Edutainment and Service robots„ , 6th International Conference on Climbing and Walking Robot, Catania (Italy), pp. 1033-1042, 17-19 September 2003.

[C-113] S. Guccione, G. Muscato, G. Spampinato, “A Human inspired robotic leg: Design, control and mechanical realisation“, Humanoids 2003, Third IEEE International Conference on Humanoid Robots, TU Munchen and U Karlsruhe (Germany), 1-3 October 2003.

[C-114] G. Muscato,” Beware (or be happy...): The robots are coming !”, Proceedings of the IMEKO ISMCR'03, 13th International Symposium on Measurement & Control in Robotics, 11-12th DECEMBER 2003, Madrid Spain.

[C-115] D. Longo, G. Muscato, “Design of a Single Sliding Suction Cup Robot for Inspection of non Porous Vertical Wall”, Proceedings of the 35th International symposium on Robotics ISR 2004, Paris France, March 23-26, 2004.

[C-116] G. Muscato, M. Prestifilippo, N. Abbate, I. Rizzuto, “First Experimental Results of a New Prototype of Robot for Automatic Fruit Picking”, Proceedings of the 35th International symposium on Robotics ISR 2004, Paris France, March 23-26, 2004.

[C-117] D. Caltabiano, G. Muscato, F. Russo, “Localization and Self Calibration of a Robot for Volcano Exploration”, Proceedings of the 2004 IEEE International Conference on Robotics & Automation, New Orleans, LA, April 2004, pp. 586-591.

[C-118] D. Caltabiano, D. Ciancitto, G. Muscato, “Experimental Results on a Traction Control Algorithm for Mobile Robots in Volcano Environment”, Proceedings of the 2004 IEEE International Conference on Robotics & Automation, New Orleans, LA, April 2004, pp. 4375-4380.

[C-119] D. Longo, G. Muscato, “Control Architecture for the Alicia^3 Climbing Robot”, Proceedings of the World Automation Congress 2004, Seville Spain, June 2004.

[C-120] D. Caltabiano, D. Longo, G. Muscato, M. Prestifilippo, G. Spampinato, "The Outdoor Robotics: challenges and requirements, promising tools and dual-use applications", Proceedings of the IARP-EURON-CLAWAR International Workshop on robotics and Mechanical assistance in Humanitarian Demining and similar risky interventions, Brussels-Leuven, Belgium, 16-18 June 2004.

[C-121] D. Longo, G. Muscato, “CLAWAR WP3 Applications: Natural/Outdoor and Underwater robots”, 7th International Conference on Climbing and Walking Robot, Madrid (Spain), September 2004.

[C-122] D. Longo, G. Muscato, “Adhesion control for the Alicia3 climbing robot”, 7th International Conference on Climbing and Walking Robot, Madrid (Spain), September 2004.

[C-123] G. Muscato, G. Spampinato, ”Kinematical behavior analysis and walking pattern generation of a five degrees of freedom pneumatic robotic leg”, 7th International Conference on Climbing and Walking Robot, Madrid (Spain), September 2004.

[C-124] D.Longo, G. Muscato, “A climbing robot for risk reduction in petrochemical industrial inspection”, CISAP-1. 1st Italian Convention on Safety & Environment in Process Industry, Palermo, Italy, November 28-30, pp.261-266, 2004.

[C-125] D. Caltabiano, D. Longo, G. Muscato, M. Prestifilippo, G. Spampinato “Learn to Build Robots via Robotic Competitions: the Experience of the University of Catania”, CLAWAR/EURON Workshop on Robots in Entertainment, Leisure and Hobby December 2 – 4, 2004, Vienna, Austria

[C-126] D. Caltabiano, G. Muscato, “A New Modular Architecture for the Mobile Robot MORDUC: from the Hardware to the SLAM Algorithm”, First International Conference on Dextrous and Autonomous Robots and Humanoids, Yverdon-les-Bains, Switzerland,  19-22 May 2005.

[C-127] D. Longo, G. Muscato, “Climbing Robot Competition experience at University of Catania”, First International Conference on Dextrous and Autonomous Robots and Humanoids, Yverdon-les-Bains, Switzerland,  19-22 May 2005.

[C-128] G. Muscato, G. Spampinato, “Control Architecture and Walking Strategy for a Pneumatic Biped Robot”, Proceedings of the Eight International Conference on Climbing and Walking Robots and the support Technologies for Mobile Machines CLAWAR 2005, London U.K., 13-15 September 2005.

[C-129] D. Longo, G. Muscato, S. Sessa, “Simulator for locomotion control of the Alicia3 climbing robot”, Proceedings of the Eight International Conference on Climbing and Walking Robots and the support Technologies for Mobile Machines CLAWAR 2005,pp.1061-1068, London U.K., 13-15 September 2005.

[C-130] D. Caltabiano, D. Longo and G. Muscato, “A new traction control architecture for planetary exploration robot”, Proceedings of the Eight International Conference on Climbing and Walking Robots and the support Technologies for Mobile Machines CLAWAR 2005, London U.K., 13-15 September 2005.

[C-131] D. Longo, G. Muscato, S. Sessa, “Simulation and locomotion control for the Alicia3 climbing robot”, 22nd International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction ISARC 2005 - September 11-14, 2005, Ferrara (Italy)

 [C-132] G. Muscato, M. Prestifilippo, “A Fuzzy-PD for the Position and Attitude Control of an Underwater Robot”, ETFA2005 10th IEEE International Conference on Emerging Technologies and Factory Automation , Catania, Italy, 19-22 September 2005

[C-133] G. Muscato, G. Spampinato, “A Multi Level Control Architecture for a Pneumatic Robotic Leg”, ETFA2005 10th IEEE International Conference on Emerging Technologies and Factory Automation , Catania, Italy, 19-22 September 2005

[C-134] D. Caltabiano, G.Muscato, A.Orlando, C. Federico, G. Giudice, S. Guerrieri, “Architecture of a UAV for volcanic gas sampling”, ETFA2005 10th IEEE International Conference on Emerging Technologies and Factory Automation , Catania, Italy, 19-22 September 2005

[C-135] G. Muscato, M. Prestifilippo, “Fuzzy Control for the position and attitude of an Underwater robot”, Proceedings of the IARP International Workshop on Underwater Robotics IWUR 2005, pp. 249-256, Genova  Italy 9-11 November 2005. 

[C-136] D. Caltabiano, D. Longo, C.D. Melita, G. Muscato, S.Sessa, “CLAWAR Competitions”, EUROBOT Workshop on Educational Robotics, Acireale, Italy, 1 June 2006.

[C-137] S. De Francisci, D. Longo, G. Muscato, “A Direction Dependent Parametric Model for the Vacuum Adhesion System of the Alicia II Robot”, Proceedings of the IEEE 14th Mediterranean Conference on Control and Automation, Ancona, Italy, June 28-30 2006.

[C-138] D. Caltabiano, G. Muscato, S. Sessa, “A New Global Localization Algorithm Based on Feature Extraction and Particle Filter”, Proceedings of the IEEE 14th Mediterranean Conference on Control and Automation, Ancona, Italy, June 28-30 2006.

[C-139] D. Caltabiano, G. Muscato, “A New Traction Control Architecture for Planetary Exploration Robots”, Proceedings of the 8th International IFAC Symposium on Robot Control SYROCO ’06, Bologna, Italy, September 6-8, 2006.

[C-140] G. Muscato, G. Spampinato, M. Costa, “Virtual Forces Based Locomotion Strategy and Energy Balance Analysis”, Proceedings of the 8th International IFAC Symposium on Robot Control SYROCO ’06, Bologna, Italy, September 6-8, 2006.

[C-141] G.Spampinato, G. Muscato, “DIEES Biped Robot: A bio-inspired Pneumatic Platform for Human Locomotion Analysis and Stiffness Control”, Proceedings of the 2006 6th IEEE-RAS International Conference on Humanoids Robots, Genova, Italy, December 4-6, 2006.

[C-142]  D. Longo, G. Muscato, S. De Francisci, “A State-Space Direction Dependent Parametric Model for the Suction Cup of the Alicia II Robot”, European Control conference 2007, Kos, Greece, 2-5 July 2007.

[C-143] G. Muscato, S. Sessa, “An Approach To Global Localization Problem Using Mean Shift Algorithm”, 10th International conference on Climbing and Walking Robots CLAWAR 2007, pp,565-574,Singapore, 16-18 July 2007.

[C-144] G. Muscato, G. Spampinato, “A Step Towards Pneumatically Actuated Biped Locomotion : A Bio Inspired Platform For Stiffness Control”, 10th International conference on Climbing and Walking Robots CLAWAR 2007, Singapore, 16-18 July 2007.

[C-145] D. Longo, D. Melita, G. Muscato and S. Sessa, “A Mixed Terrestrial Aerial Robotic Platform for Volcanic and Industrial Surveillance”, IEEE International Conference on Safety, Security and Rescue Robotics 2007, Rome (Italy), 27-29 September 2007.

[C-146] C.Bruno, D. Longo, D. Melita, G. Muscato, S. Sessa, G. Spampinato, “ Heterogeneous robot cooperation for intervention in risky environments”, Proceedings of the 7th IARP Workshop Robotics and Mechanical assistance in humanitarian demining and similar risky interventions HUDEM 2008, Cairo, Egypt, 28-30 March 2008.

[C-147] G. Astuti, D. Longo, D. Melita, G. Muscato, A. Orlando, “HIL tuning of UAV for exploration of risky environments”, Proceedings of the 7th IARP Workshop Robotics and Mechanical assistance in humanitarian demining and similar risky interventions HUDEM 2008, Cairo, Egypt, 28-30 March 2008.

[C-148] G. Astuti, G. Giudice, D. Longo, C. D. Melita, G. Muscato, A. Orlando, “An overview of the “Volcan Project”: an UAS for exploration of volcanic environments”, UAV'08 - 2008 Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Symposium June 23-27, Orlando, FL (USA), also in Valavanis,K, Oh, P., Piegl L.A., (Eds) Unmanned Aircraft Systems, Springer 2009.

[C-149] F. Bonaccorso, C. Bruno, D. Longo, G. Muscato, “Structure and Model Identification of a vortex based suction cup”, 11th International Conference on Climbing and Walking Robots and the Support Technologies for Mobile Machines, 08-10 September 2008, Coimbra, Portugal.

[C-150] D. Longo, G. Muscato, “Adhesion techniques for climbing robots: State of the art and experimental considerations”, 11th International Conference on Climbing and Walking Robots and the Support Technologies for Mobile Machines, 08-10 September 2008, Coimbra, Portugal.

[C-151] G. Muscato, G. Spampinato, L. Cantelli, “A Closed Loop Welding Controller for a Rapid Manufacturing Process”, Proceedings of the ETFA 2008 - 13th IEEE Conference on Emerging Technologies & Factory Automation Hamburg, September 15-18, 2008.

[C-152] S. Balloni, L. Caruso, A. Conti, G. Schillaci, D. Longo, G. Muscato, “Preliminary study for the development o fan electric autonomous vehicle for safe agricultural chemical distribution inside greenhouses”, International Conference “Innovation Technology to empower Safety, Health and Welfare in Agriculture and Agro-food Systems”, September 15-17 2008, Ragusa, Italy.

[C-153] G. Muscato, G. Spampinato, L. Cantelli, , “Welding Process Control for Rapid Manufacturing : Two Different Approaches Using Tin and Stainless Steel”, ISR09 - 40 International Symposium on Robotics, March 10 – 13, 2009, Barcelona, Spain.

[C-154] F. Bonaccorso, C. Bruno, L. Cantelli, D. Longo, G. Muscato, "A Modular Software Interface for the Control System of an Arc Welding Robot", Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Human System Interaction HSI'09, pp 450-455, May 21-23 2009, Catania, Italy. ISBN 978-1-4244-3960-7

[C-155] D. Longo, G. Muscato, “A multi-axis control board implemented via an FPGA”, EUROBOT 2009 International Conference on Research and Education in Robotics, La Fertè Bernard, France, May 21-23, 2009.

[C-156] S. Balloni, L. Caruso, A. Conti, G. Schillaci, D. Longo, G. Muscato, "Development of an electrical multifunctional autonomous vehicle able to cultivate covered crops and to safe distribute agricultural chemicals inside greenhouses", Proceedings of the XXXIII CIOSTA - CIGR V Conference 2009, pp 355-359, Vol 1, June 17-19 2009, Reggio Calabria, Italy. ISBN 978-88-7583-031-2

[C-157] D. Longo, G. Muscato, "A new robot for automatic artichoke harvesting", Proceedings of the XXXIII CIOSTA - CIGR V Conference 2009, pp 731-735, Vol 1, June 17-19 2009, Reggio Calabria, Italy. ISBN 978-88-7583-031

 [C-158] F. Bonaccorso, C. Bruno, L. Cantelli, D. Longo, G. Muscato, “Control of a Shaped Metal Deposition Process”, 4th International Scientific Conference on Physics and Control, PHYSCON 09, Catania, Italy, 1-4 September 2009.

[C-159] F. Bonaccorso, D. Longo, G. Muscato, “Modelling of an innovative actuator for climbing robot adhesion”, Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Climbing and Walking Robots and the Support Technologies for Mobile Machines CLAWAR ‘09,Istanbul, Turkey, 09-11 September 2009, pp.891-900

[C-160] F. Bonaccorso, C. Bruno, L. Cantelli, D. Longo, G. Muscato, S. Rapisarda, “A Closed Loop Welding Controller for a Rapid Manufacturing Process”, Proceedings of the 2009 International Conference on Trends in Aerospace Manufacturing TRAM 2009, 9-10 September 2009, Sheffield U.K, doi:10.1088/1757-899X/26/1/012003.

[C-161] G. Schillaci, R. Bonsignore, A. Pennisi, D. Longo, G. Muscato,“A multifunctional remote controlled and/or autonomous electrical vehicle able to operate in slope vineyard”, Proceedings of the Third International Congress on Mountain Steep Slopeviticulture, Castiglione di Sicilia (CT, Italy, 12-14 May 2010.

[C-162] D. Melita, G. Muscato, M. Poncelet, “Performances evaluation of Global Navigation Satellite Systems and Satellite/Ground Based Augmentation Systems in mobile robotics”, Proceedings of the International Symposium on Robotics ISR 2010, pp.346-353, Munich (Germany) ISBN 978-3-8007-3273-9, 7-9 June 2010.


[C-163] F. Bonaccorso, C. Bruno,L. Cantelli, D. Longo, G. Muscato, S. Rapisarda, “A feedback control system for a rapid production process based on robotic welding deposition”, Proceedings of the International Symposium on Robotics ISR 2010, pp.422-427, Munich (Germany) ISBN 978-3-8007-3273-9, 7-9 June 2010.

[C-164] S. Livatino, G. Muscato, D De Tommaso, M. Macaluso, “Augmented Reality Stereoscopic Visualization for Intuitive Robot Teleguide”, Proceedings of the IEEE Int. Conference on Industrial Electronics (ISIE 2010), Bari, 4-7 Luglio 2010.

[C-165] D.Longo, G. Muscato, G. Tarantello, “Performance evaluation of electrostatic adhesion for climbing robots”, 13th International Conference on Climbing and Walking Robots and the Support Technologies for Mobile Machines, Nagoya, Japan, 31 August - 03 September 2010; p. 1029, 1036; ISBN-10: 9814327972; ISBN-13:978-9814327978; World Scientific Publishing Co Pte Ltd.

[C-166] P. Aranzulla, F. Bonaccorso, C. Bruno, L. Cantelli, G. Lanteri, D. Longo, G. Muscato, A. Pennisi, M. Prestifilippo, “An innovative autonomous outdoor vehicle based on Microsoft Robotic Studio”,  Proceedings of CLAWAR'2010: 13th International Conference on Climbing and Walking Robots and the Support Technologies for Mobile Machines, Nagoya, Japan, 31 August - 03 September 2010; p. 97, 104; ISBN-10: 9814327972; ISBN-13:978-9814327978; World Scientific Publishing Co Pte Ltd.


[C-167] F. Bonaccorso, G. Muscato, “Evaluation of Algorithms for indoor mobile robot  self-localization through laser range finders data”, 7th IFAC Symposium on Intelligent Autonomous Vehicles (IAV 2010),  Lecce (Italy), 6-8 September 2010.

[C-168] Longo D., Pennisi A., Caruso L., Muscato G., Schillaci G.; "An Autonomous Electrical Vehicle Based on Low-cost Ultrasound Sensors for Safer Operations Inside Greenhouses"; Proceedings of International Conference Ragusa SHWA2010, "Work Safety and Risk Prevention in Agro-food and Forest Systems", Ragusa Ibla Campus - Italy, September 16-18, 2010; p. 437, 443; ISBN: 978-88-903151-6-9; ElleDue s.r.l. Ragusa - Italy

[C-169] Longo D., Pennisi A., Bonsignore R., Muscato G., Schillaci G.; "A Multifunctional Tracked Vehicle Able to Operate in Vineyards Using GPS and Laser Range-finder Technology"; Proceedings of International Conference Ragusa SHWA2010, "Work Safety and Risk Prevention in Agro-food and Forest Systems", Ragusa Ibla Campus - Italy, September 16-18, 2010; p. 487, 492; ISBN: 978-88-903151-6-9; ElleDue s.r.l. Ragusa – Italy

[C-170] S. Livatino, G. Muscato, F. Bannò, D. De Tommaso, M. Macaluso, “Video and Laser Based Augmented Reality Stereoscopic Viewing for Mobile Robot Teleoperation”, Proceedings of the Second IFAC Symposium on Telematics Applications, October 5-8, 2010, Timisoara, Romania.

[C-171] F. Bonaccorso,L. Cantelli, D. Longo, D. Melita, G. Muscato, M. Prestifilippo, “The U-Go Robot, a multifunction rough terrain outdoor tracked vehicle for R&D on autonomous navigation algorithms”, Proceedings of the 5th IARP Workshop on Robots for Risky Interventions and Environmental Surveillance-Maintenance, Leuven (B), 20-22 June 2011.

[C-172] D. Longo, A.  Pennisi, G. Muscato, G. Schillaci, L. Caruso, S. Balloni, “An autonomous multifunctional electrical vehicle able to move inside greenhouses using artificial vision methodologies and low cost sensors”, Proceedings on CD-Rom of XXXIV CIOSTA CIGR V Conference 2011; June, 29th - July, 1st 2011, Vienna, Austria; ISBN 978-3-200-02204-1, Quendler E. Kössler K. Editors.

[C-173] F. Bonaccorso, L. Cantelli, G. Muscato, ”Arc Welding Control for Shaped Metal Deposition Process”, Proceedings of the 18th IFAC World Congress, Milano (Italy), August 28, September 2, 2011,  pp. 11636-11641.

[C-174] F. Bonaccorso, L. Cantelli, D. Longo, C.D. Melita, G. Muscato,”On-field test of a low cost, high precision augmented global navigation satellite system for agriculture applications”, Proceedings of CLAWAR 2011: the 14th International Conference on Climbing and Walking Robots and the Support Technologies for Mobile Machines, Paris, France, 6 – 8 september 2011, pp 317 - 324, ISBN-10: 1439831610, ISBN-13: 978-1439831618.

[C-175] F. Bonaccorso, G. Scelba, A. Consoli, G. Muscato, “EKF - Based MPPT control for vertical axis wind turbines”, 37th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society, IECON 2011; Melbourne, 7-10 November 2011, pp. 3614-3619.

[C-176] F. Bonaccorso, A. D’Arrigo, G. Muscato, A. Napoli  and G. Vassallo, “Minirobot - An original international robotic competition for high school students of Etna Valley: considerations after seven editions”, 3rd International Workshop Teaching Robotics Teaching with Robotics, Integrating Robotics in School Curriculum, Riva del Garda(TN), Italy, April 20th 2012. 

[C-177] L. Marques, G. Muscato, Y. Yvinec, S. Baglio, “Sensors for close-in detection of explosive devices – current status and future prospects”, 10th IARP Workshop Robotics and Mechanical assistance in Humanitarian De-mining and similar risky interventions HUDEM 2012, 24-26 April 2012, Sibenik, Croatia, pp. 147-152, ISBN 978-953-99879-9-0

[C-178] F. Bonaccorso, G. Muscato, S. Baglio, “Laser Range Data Scan-Matching algorithm for Mobile Robot Indoor Self-Localization”, ISORA 2012 14th International Symposium on  Robotics and Applications, Puerto Vallarta Mexico, June 24-28 2012, ISBN 978-1-889335-47-9.

[C-179] F. Bonaccorso, D. Longo, G. Muscato, “The U-Go Robot A multifunction rough terrain outdoor tracked vehicle”, ISORA 2012 14th International Symposium on  Robotics and Applications, Puerto Vallarta Mexico, June 24-28 2012, ISBN 978-1-889335-47-9.

[C-180] S. Livatino, G. Muscato,” Robot 3D Vision in Teleoperation”, ISORA 2012 14th International Symposium on  Robotics and Applications, Puerto Vallarta Mexico, June 24-28 2012, ISBN 978-1-889335-47-9.

[C-181] F. Bonaccorso, G. Muscato, A. Pagano, A. Fichera, “A new approach to the modelling of vortex-based suction cups for climbing robot adhesion”, CLAWAR 2012, Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Climbing and Walking Robots and the support technologies for mobile machines, July 23-26,2012, Baltimore USA, in “Adaptive Mobile Robotics”, World Scientific Publishing, ISBN 978-981-4415-94-12012, pp.265-272.


[C-182] Longo D., Muscato G., Caruso L., Schillaci G. "Different risk sources in Mediterranean greenhouses". 2012. Proceedings of the Nordic Meeting on Agricultural Occupational Health & Safety 2012 August 27-29, 2012 Ystad, Sweden.

[C-183] D. Longo, L. Caruso, A. Conti, G. Muscato, G. Schillaci, «Design of a remotely operable sprayer for precision farming application», Proceedings of International Conference Ragusa SHWA2012, "Safety Health and Welfare in Agriculture and in  Agro-food Systems", Ragusa - Italy, September 3-6, 2012; p. 238-242; ISBN: 978-88-905473-4-8; ElleDue s.r.l. Ragusa – Italy

[C-184] D. Longo, A. Pennisi, R. Bonsignore, G. Schillaci, G. Muscato. "Preliminary Test Results of a Multifunctional Electrical Vehicle for Heroic Viticulture". 2012. Proceedings of the 4th International Congress on Mountain Steep Slope Viticulture. November 7-9 2012, Lyon, France.

[C-185] M. Branciforte, F. La Rosa, G. Muscato, A. Fonti, “Experimental setup to analyze the relation between Resistance and Length on SMA wires”, First International Conference on Innovative Engineering systems (ICIES 2012), 6-9 December 2012, Alexandria (Egypt), ISBN: 978-1-4673-4438-8, pp.81-85.

[C-186] L. Cantelli, M. Lo Presti, M. Mangiameli, C.D. Melita, G. Muscato, “Autonomous Cooperation between UAV and UGV to improve navigation and environmental monitoring in rough environments”, 10th International Symposium on Humanitarian Demining coupled with the 11th IARP WS HUDEM’2013, 23 April 2013, Šibenik ,Croatia.

[C-187] S. Baglio, L. Cantelli, C. Costantino, F. Giusa, G. Muscato, “A survey on instrumented prodding techniques for landmine recognition”, 10th International Symposium on Humanitarian Demining coupled with the 11th IARP WS HUDEM’2013, 23 April 2013, Šibenik ,Croatia.

[C-188] A. Catena, C.D. Melita, G. Muscato, “An Architecture for Automatic Tuning of the Navigation System of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles”, 2013 International Conference on Unmanned Aircraft Systems, May 28-31, 2013, Grand Hyatt Atlanta, Atlanta, GA.

[C-189] F. Bonaccorso, S. D'Urso, D. Longo and G. Muscato, “Finite element modelling of the adhesion system of a vortex based climbing robot”, CLAWAR 2013, Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Climbing and Walking Robots and the support technologies for mobile machines, July 14-17,2013, Sydney, Australia published by World Scientific, Singapore, pp.701-708, ISBN 978-981-4525-52-7.

[C-190] M. Mangiameli, G. Muscato and G. Mussumeci, “Road Network Modelling in Open Source GIS to Manage the Navigation of Autonomous Robots”, International Conference of Numerical Analysis and Applied Mathematics 2013, ICNAAM 2013, 21-27 September 2013, Rodos Palace Hotel, Rhodes, Greece.

[C-191] L. Cantelli, M. Mangiameli, C.D. Melita, G. Muscato, “UAV/UGV cooperation for surveying operations in humanitarian demining”, 11th IEEE International Symposium on Safety Security and Rescue Robotics, Oct 21-26, 2013 Linkoping, Sweden.

[C-192] G. Muscato, M.G. Xibilia, “Evolutionary Computation for Model Order Reduction with Parametric Generalised SPA”, 52nd Conference on Decision and Control, Florence, Italy, December 10-13, 2013.

[C-193] S Baglio, L Cantelli, F Giusa, G Muscato, A Noto , “The development of an intelligent manual prodder for material recognition“,11th International Symposium on Humanitarian Demining coupled with the 12th IARP WS HUDEM, Zadar (Croatia), 23-25 April 2014.

[C-194] L. Russo, L. Cosentino, A. Pappalardo, M. Piscopo, C. Scirè, S. Scirè,  G. Vecchio, G. Muscato, P. Finocchiaro, “A Robotic arm for optical and gamma radwaste inspection” In EPJ Web of Conferences (Vol. 79, p. 02007). EDP Sciences, 2014 http://dx.doi.org/10.1051/epjconf/20137902007 .

[C-195] S. Baglio, L. Cantelli, F. Giusa, G. Muscato and A. Noto, “Outdoor validation of an intelligent prodder for humanitarian demining with a mobile manipulator”, in Mobile Service Robotics, Proceeding of the 17th CLAWAR 2014 conference, Poznan (Poland) pp.297-304, World Scientific Publishing, 2014.

[C-196] S. Baglio, L. Cantelli, F. Giusa, G. Muscato, A. Noto, "A novel smart prodder with sensor feedback for material recognition in Humanitarian Demining applications," IEEE SENSORS 2014, Valencia, Spain, pp.779,782, 2-5 Nov. 2014, doi: 10.1109/ICSENS.2014.6985115

[C-197] M. Mangiameli, G. Muscato, G. Mussumeci, “A WebGIS platform for mobile robot navigation developed with free and open source software”, Proc. of the Second Intl. Conf. on Advances in Information Processing and Communication Technology - IPCT 2015 Rome, Italy, 18-19 April, 2015, Institute of Research Engineers and Doctors, USA ,pp. 30-34, ISBN: 978-1-63248-044-6 doi: 10.15224/ 978-1-63248-044-6-1.

[C-198] L. Cantelli, G. Muscato, “Software Modularity for Robotic by Using Labview Programming”, Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Assistive Robotics, CLAWAR 2015, P. 291, World Scientific, 2015.

[C-199] G. Patti, G. Muscato, N. Abbate, L. Lo Bello, “Towards Low-datarate Communications for Cooperative Mobile Robots”, 11th IEEE World Conference on Factory Communication Systems, May 27-29, 2015, Palma del Mallorca, Spain. DOI: 10.1109/WFCS.2015.7160582, ISBN: 978-147998244-8

[C-200] O. Elshazly, Z. Zyada, A. Mohamed, G. Muscato, “Optimized control of skid steering mobile robot with slip conditions”, Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics (AIM), 2015 pp 959-964, Busan 7-11 July 2015, IEEE, ISSN :2159-6247, DOI: 10.1109/AIM.2015.7222663

[C-201] G. Patti, G. Muscato, N. Abbate, N.,L. Lo Bello, (2016, April), “A real-time low datarate protocol for cooperative mobile robot teams” In 2016 IEEE Real-Time and Embedded Technology and Applications Symposium (RTAS) Vienna, Austria April 11-14, 2016 (p. 71).

[C-202] R. Barbagallo, L. Cantelli, O. Mirabella, G. Muscato, “Human-Robot Interaction Through Kinect and Graphics Tablet Sensing Devices”, 24th IEEE Mediterranean Conference on Control and Automation (MED), June 21-24, 2016, Athens, Greece.2016, pp.551-556.

[C-203] L. Cantelli, D. Longo and G. Muscato, “A Cheap and Effective Climbing Robot for Automatic Cleaning of Arrays of Photovoltaic Solar Panels”, Proceedings of  CLAWAR 2016, London, September 2016 in In: Advances in Cooperative Robotics, 2017. p. 716-724. ISBN: 978-981-3149-12-0, https://doi.org/10.1142/9789813149137_0082

[C-204] L. Cantelli, P. Laudani, C.D. Melita, G. Muscato, “ UAV/UGV Cooperation to Improve Navigation Capabilities of a Mobile Robot in Unstructured Environments”, Proceedings of  CLAWAR 2016, London, September 2016. In: Advances in Cooperative Robotics. 2017. p. 217-224. ISBN: 978-981-3149-12-0, https://doi.org/10.1142/9789813149137_0027

[C-205] D.C. Guastella, L. Cantelli, C.D. Melita, G. Muscato, “A Global Path Planning Strategy for a UGV from Aerial Elevation Maps for Disaster Response”, In Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence, pp. 335-342, February 24-26, 2017, Porto, Portugal. ISBN: 978-989-758-219-6, DOI: 10.5220/0006298303350342

[C-206] S. Battiato, L. Cantelli, F. D’Urso, G. M. Farinella, L. Guarnera, D.C. Guastella, C.D. Melita, G. Muscato, C. Santoro, “A System for Autonomous Landing of a UAV on a Moving Vehicle”, In International Conference on Image Analysis and Processing, pp. 129-139, September, 2017. Springer, Cham,  ISBN
    978-3-319-68560-1,  https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-68560-1_12

 [C-207] L. Cantelli, D.C. Guastella, C.D. Melita, G. Muscato, “UGV Navigation in Unstructured Environments through UAV Survey”, In Human-centric Robotics-Proceedings of the 20th International Conference CLAWAR 2017, pp. 327-334, August, 2017. World Scientific. ISBN: 978-981-3231-03-0, https://doi.org/10.1142/9789813231047_0041

[C-208] L. Cantelli, D.C. Guastella, C.D. Melita, G. Muscato, S. Battiato, F. D’Urso,  C. Santoro, “Autonomous Landing of a UAV on a Moving Vehicle for the MBZIRC”, In Human-centric Robotics-Proceedings of the 20th International Conference CLAWAR 2017, pp. 197-204. World Scientific. ISBN: 978-981-3231-03-0, https://doi.org/10.1142/9789813231047_0026

[C-209] D.C. Guastella, N.D. Cavallaro, C.D. Melita, M. Savasta, G. Muscato, “3D path planning for UAV swarm missions”, ICMSCE 2018, 2nd International Conference on Mechatronics Systems and Control Engineering February 21–23, 2018, Amsterdam, Netherlands ACM ISBN 978-1-4503-6379-2/18/02,DOI: https://doi.org/10.1145/3185066.3185069


ITALIAN CONGRESSES

[CI-1] L. Fortuna, G. Muscato, G. Nunnari, L. Occhipinti, "Modellistica Neuronale e Controllo Fuzzy: Regolazione della Temperatura di un Forno", Atti della Giornata di studio Sistemi Fuzzy Nell'Automazione e nei Controlli Industriali ANIPLA, MILANO, 11 Nov. 1992, pp. G2-G25.

[CI-2] L.Fortuna, A.Gallo, G. Muscato, G. Nunnari, "Una Rete Neurale come Osservatore Robusto del Flusso in un Motore Asincrono Monofase", Convegno ANIPLA AUTOMAZIONE 1993, Milano, 23-25 Nov. 1993, pp. 307-317.

[CI-3] G. Cammarata, A. Fichera, F. Forgia, L. Marletta, G. Muscato, "Riduzione di un Modello Matematico per la Simulazione del Carico Termico in un Edificio Multi-Room", Atti del 49° Congresso Nazionale ATI, Perugia (Italia), 26-30 Settembre 1994, pp. 747-758.

[CI-4] G. Muscato, G. Nunnari, A. Pandolfo, A. Plebe, "Controllo del Braccio di un Robot per la Raccolta degli Agrumi Mediante Reti Neurali", 38° Convegno ANIPLA AUTOMAZIONE 94, Perugia (Italia), 26-28 Ottobre 1994, pp. V52-V60.

[CI-5] A. Gallo, G. Muscato, G. Nunnari, L. Occhipinti, "Un Approccio Basato sulle Reti Neurali per la Diagnostica a Bordo di Rotabili Ferroviari", 38° Convegno ANIPLA AUTOMAZIONE 94, Perugia (Italia), 26-28 Ottobre 1994, pp.1173-1176.


[CI-6] A. Gallo, G. Muscato, G. Nunnari, L. Occhipinti, "Un approccio basato sulle reti neurali di tipo RBF per la diagnostica a bordo di rotabili ferroviari", Secondo Convegno Nazionale del Progetto Finalizzato Trasporti 2, Genova,29-31 Maggio 1995, pp. 1241-1247.

[CI-7] S. Fichera, G. Muscato, “Controllo statistico di processo utilizzando un modello in serie temporale”, Atti XIX convegno Nazionale Associazione Italiana per la Qualità, Assago (MI), 10-15 Novembre 1997.

[CI-8] A. Gallo, G. Muscato, G. Trovato,  “Controllo di posizione di un climbing robot pneumatico mediante processore fuzzy WARP 3”, Convegno Internazionale BIAS AUTOMAZIONE 1998, Milano 24-25 Novembre 1998.

[CI-9] G. Muscato et al., “TLIFUC: Esperienza didattica di controllo Fuzzy di un robot sottoattuato”, Convegno Internazionale BIAS AUTOMAZIONE 1998, Milano 24-25 Novembre 1998.

[CI-10] S. Guccione, G. Muscato, "ROBOVOLC: un robot per l'esplorazione dei vulcani", 45° Convegno Nazionale ANIPLA Automazione 2001, Ancona, 22-23 Novembre 2001.

[CI-11] S. Guccione, D. Longo, G. Muscato, M. Prestifilippo, "Progetti su Robotica Mobile in atto presso il DEES dell'Università degli Studi di Catania", 1a Conferenza Nazionale ed Exhibition su "Sistemi Autonomi Intelligenti e Robotica Avanzata", Frascati (Roma), 29-31 Ottobre 2002.

[CI-12] N. Abbate, G. Muscato, M. Prestifilippo, "Sviluppo di un Robot per la raccolta automatica della frutta", 1a Conferenza Nazionale ed Exhibition su "Sistemi Autonomi Intelligenti e Robotica Avanzata", Frascati (Roma), 29-31 Ottobre 2002.

[CI-13] G.Muscato, G.Spampinato,”Progetto e realizzazione di un arto robotica antropometrico”, Atti della VI giornata di Studio su Materiali innovativi in biomeccanica, Catania, 12 Dicembre 2003, pp.219-228.

[CI-14] D. Caltabiano, D. Longo, G. Muscato, M. Prestifilippo, S. Sessa, G. Spampinato, “Robot Mobili e UAV per misure in ambienti vulcanici”, 49° Convegno Nazionale ANIPLA 2005, 23-24 Novembre 2005, Napoli.

[CI-15] G. Spampinato, G. Muscato, "DIEES Biped Robot: Un robot bipede biologicamente ispirato per l’analisi della locomozione", VIII Giornata di Studio su BIOMATERIALI  e BIOMECCANICA, Catania, 13 luglio 2007.

[CI-16] G.Muscato, D.Longo,C.D.Melita,L.Cantelli, “Esperienze di Robotica per Esplorazione Vulcanica e Trasferimento Tecnologico per l’Esplorazione Lunare”, Workshop ASI Robotica per esplorazione lunare unmanned, 1-2 Luglio 2009, Roma, Italia.

[CI-17] Schillaci G., Balloni S., Caruso L., Conti A., Pennisi A., Longo D., Muscato G. "Prove di funzionamento telecomandato e autonomo di un veicolo elettrico multifunzionale destinato alle colture in serra", Proceedings of the IX Convegno Nazionale dell’Associazione Italiana di Ingegneria Agraria AIIA 2009, Memoria n. 7-37, 12-16 September 2009, Ischia Porto, Italy.

[CI-18] M.Mangiameli, G. Muscato, G. Mussumeci, “Creazione e gestione dinamica di un geo-data base da piattaforma Web-GIS open source”, In: Geomatica le radici del futuro tributo a Sergio Dequal & Riccardo Galetto. PAVIA, 10-11 febbraio 2011, p. 45-48, ISBN/ISSN: 88-901939-6-4.ù

[CI-19] D. Longo, A. Pennisi, G. Muscato, G. Schillaci, L. Caruso, S. Balloni, “Veicolo elettrico multifunzione a guida autonoma basata su visione artificiale per lavorazioni in serra”, Atti del Convegno di Medio Termine dell’Associazione Italiana di Ingegneria Agraria,Belgirate, 22-24 settembre 2011


VARIOUS

[V-1] G. Muscato, "Controllo e Modellistica dei Processi", nel CD-ROM Fuzzy Logic & Soft Computing, ARS Edizioni Informatiche, 1996.

[V-2] G. Muscato, “PLIFs”, CLAWAR News: The Newsletter of the EC Brite Euram Thematic Network for Climbing and Walking Robots, p. 11, Issue 2, Feb. 1999.

[V-3] G. Muscato, "CLAWAR at Conferences: IEEE Control Applications Conference", CLAWAR News: The Newsletter of the EC Brite Euram Thematic Network for Climbing and Walking Robots, p. 14, Issue 2, Feb. 1999.

[V-4] G. Muscato, "Studiare divertendosi", Bollettino d'Ateneo dell'Università degli Studi di Catania, pp.3-4, Anno 5, N.3, Settembre 1999.

[V-5] G. Muscato, "ROBOVOLC: A robot for volcano exploration, a new european project arising from the CLAWAR network", CLAWAR News: The Newsletter of the EC Brite Euram Thematic Network for Climbing and Walking Robots, p. 9, Issue 5, Aug. 2000.

[V-6] G.Muscato Editor, "CLAWAR News: The Newsletter of of the EC Brite Euram Thematic Network for Climbing and Walking Robots", ISSN 1446-8491, Issue 7, Sep. 2001.

[V-7] G.Muscato ,"Workshop report: Climbing Robots for Maintenance and Inspections - Barriers to Exploitation", CLAWAR News: The Newsletter of of the EC Brite Euram Thematic Network for Climbing and Walking Robots, p.13, Issue 7, Sep. 2001.

[V-8] G.Muscato ,"Conference report: CLAWAR 03 The sixth international conference on climbing and walking robots and the supporting technologies for mobile machines”, CLAWAR News: The Newsletter of of the EC Brite Euram Thematic Network for Climbing and Walking Robots, p.9-10, Issue 11, Nov. 2003.

[V-9] G.Muscato, “Don's diary: A hot bot keeps scientists safe”, The Times Higher Education Supplement, 7 November 2003.

[V-10] G.Muscato, “The future is now ?”, Industrial Robot, Vol.31,N.2, pp. 109-110, 2004, Emerald Group Publishing Limites.

[V-11] G. Muscato, “WP3 Workshop on Underwater CLAWAR”, CLAWAR News: The Newsletter of of the EC Brite Euram Thematic Network for Climbing and Walking Robots, p.6-9, Issue 12, May 2004.


[V-12] G. Muscato, “Workshop on Space Applications of CLAWAR machines”, CLAWAR News: The Newsletter of of the EC Brite Euram Thematic Network for Climbing and Walking Robots, p.5-15, Issue 15, Oct. 2005.

[V-13] G. Muscato, “Enjoy robotics”, Industrial robot, Vol.37, N.3, 2010, ISSN:0143-991X, Emerald Group Publishing Limited


VIDEOS
[VID-1] S. Guccione, G. Muscato, "Test of the hybrid robot WHEELEG on a Volcanic Environment", Proceedings of the 2001 IEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics, Como, Italy July 2001, p.3.

PATENTS
[B-1] R. Caponetto, M. Di Guardo, M. Lo Presti, L. Fortuna, G. Muscato, "Control device for a focus system of a CD driver using the Fuzzy Logic", Patent N. EP 1017044, US 6526008, Priority Date 29.12.1998.

[B-2] G.Muscato, L. Cantelli, G. Spampinato, “Device and method for controlling a welding machine, in particular for manufacturing by means of material deposition”, “Dispositivo e metodo di controllo di una saldatrice, in particolare per una fabbricazione a mezzo di apporto di materiale”, Patent N. WO/2011/027238,  Int. App.N, PCT/IB2010/053141, 10/03/2011, Priority Data RM2009A000448, 02/09/2009 IT.

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