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Persoonlijk profiel


“My research focus is on bringing robots to a new level of dexterity, so that many human beings can be relieved from performing repetitive and non-ergonomic tasks.”

Research profile

Alessandro Saccon is an Assistant Professor in nonlinear control and robotics at the Mechanical Engineering Department, Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e). His areas of expertise include nonlinear control and estimation, robotics, numerical optimal control and optimization, multi-body mechanics, and geometric mechanics.

Alessandro’s research interests are focused on modeling, analysis, and control of complex and highly dynamical robotic and mechatronic systems. His current research efforts are directed toward the development and validation of innovative control strategies for robotic systems with multiple intermittent contacts, with application in the field of dynamic robot manipulation and locomotion.

Academic background

Alessandro Saccon received a PhD in control system theory from the University of Padova, Italy, in 2006. He also holds a degree with honors in computer engineering from the same University. Following his PhD, he held a research and development position at the University of Padova in collaboration with racing motorcycle company Ducati Corse. From 2009 to early 2013, he held a post-doctoral research position at the Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisbon, Portugal working on geometric numerical methods for solving trajectory optimization problems.

Alessandro has held visiting positions at the University of Colorado, Boulder (2003 and 2005), at the California Institute of Technology (2006), and at the Australian National University (2011). He is the author and co-author of more than 50 peer-reviewed scientific publications across his various research areas.

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Direct force-reflecting two-layer approach for passive bilateral teleoperation with time delays

Heck, D., Saccon, A., Beerens, R. & Nijmeijer, H., 1 feb 2018, In : IEEE Transactions on Robotics. 34, 1, blz. 194-206 13 blz., 8268547.

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  • 5 Citaten (Scopus)
    171 Downloads (Pure)

    On centroidal dynamics and integrability of average angular velocity

    Saccon, A., Traversaro, S., Nori, F. & Nijmeijer, H., apr 2017, In : IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters. 2, 2, blz. 943-950 8 blz., 7827045.

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  • 2 Citaten (Scopus)
    69 Downloads (Pure)

    Control of humanoid robot motions with impacts: numerical experiments with reference spreading control

    Rijnen, M. W. L. M., de Mooij, E. B. C., Traversaro, S., Nori, F., van de Wouw, N., Saccon, A. & Nijmeijer, H., 21 jul 2017, ICRA 2017 - IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, 29 May - 3 June 2017, Singapore. Piscataway: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, blz. 4102-4107 6 blz. 7989472

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  • 6 Citaten (Scopus)
    8 Downloads (Pure)

    Energy-optimal motion planning for multiple robotic vehicles with collision avoidance

    Häusler, A. J., Saccon, A., Aguiar, A. P., Hauser, J. & Pascoal, A. M., 1 mei 2016, In : IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology. 24, 3, blz. 867-883 17 blz., 7308015.

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  • 35 Citaten (Scopus)
    8 Downloads (Pure)

    Optimal control on lie groups : the projection operator approach

    Saccon, A., Hauser, J. & Aguiar, A. P., 2013, In : IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control. 58, 9, blz. 2230-2245 16 blz.

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  • 30 Citaten (Scopus)
    3 Downloads (Pure)


    Claudio Maffezzoni best PhD thesis award

    Alessandro Saccon (Ontvanger), 2006

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    The logistics packing robot of the future no longer fears collisions

    Alessandro Saccon


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    Design of a vehicle dynamics simulator for Formula 1

    Auteur: Op het Veld, R., 2 jul 2019

    Begeleider: Steinbuch, M. (Afstudeerdocent 1), Rosielle, P. (. (Afstudeerdocent 2), Saccon, A. (Afstudeerdocent 2) & Jacobs, L. (Externe persoon) (Externe coach)

    Scriptie/masterproef: Master

    Efficient geometric sensitivity analysis of moving-base multibody dynamics

    Auteur: Bos, M., 17 jun 2019

    Begeleider: Saccon, A. (Afstudeerdocent 1), Traversaro, S. (Externe coach) & Nijmeijer, H. (Afstudeerdocent 2)

    Scriptie/masterproef: Master


    Flexible ILC with non-causal rational basis functions: application on an industrial printer

    Auteur: Isil, G., 28 sep 2017

    Begeleider: Blanken, L. (Afstudeerdocent 1), Oomen, T. (Afstudeerdocent 2), Boeren, F. (Afstudeerdocent 2), Saccon, A. (Afstudeerdocent 2) & Steinbuch, M. (Afstudeerdocent 2)

    Scriptie/masterproef: Master

    GPS aided adaptive complementary filter for yaw estimation under magnetic field distortion with application to quadcopters

    Auteur: Ilisu, H., 22 okt 2019

    Begeleider: Guerreiro Tomé Antunes, D. J. (Afstudeerdocent 1) & Saccon, A. (Afstudeerdocent 2)

    Scriptie/masterproef: Master


    Hybrid trajectory tracking for hopping robots

    Auteur: van Rijn, A., 27 okt 2016

    Begeleider: Saccon, A. (Afstudeerdocent 1), van de Molengraft, M. (Afstudeerdocent 2), Rijnen, M. (Afstudeerdocent 2) & Nijmeijer, H. (Afstudeerdocent 2)

    Scriptie/masterproef: Master