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CNR Position: Research Director

Selected Keywords: Artificial Intelligence; Ambient Assisted Living; Automated and Interactive Problem Solving; Cognitive Systems; Constraint Reasoning; Mixed-Initiative Planning and Scheduling;

Short profile: [MSc Electronic Engineering, 1983, Ph.D. in Computer Science, 1992: University of Rome 'La Sapienza'] Amedeo is a research scientist in Artificial Intelligence at CNR and Group Leader at ISTC. He has founded and currently coordinates activities of the Laboratory on Planning and Scheduling Technologies (PST Lab). He has conducted research in several AI areas like Multi-Agent Systems, Intelligent Human-Computer Interaction, Planning & Scheduling and always pursued the synthesis of innovative Decision Support Systems. His work focuses on the integration of planning and scheduling in software architectures, the use of constraint programming for specialized tasks such as temporal and resource reasoning, the synthesis of planning and scheduling heuristics, the interactive solution of complex planning problems. His work in Artificial Intelligence also emphasizes the real-world aspects of automated reasoning, in particular focusing in research research are like planning for space domain, technology-based support to older people, integration of AI techniques in Robotics. More recently he has been exploring the integration of planning and scheduling techniques in new applicative areas (like for example the crisis managers training) and the synthesis of new cognitive aids for older people by integrating ICTs and robotics. Since December 2013 Amedeo is President of AI*IA, the Italian Association for Artificial Intelligence. Since June 2014 he is member of the Board of Directors of ForItAAL (the Italian Association for Ambient Assisted Living). He is currently serving his second term as member of the Scientific Council of ISTC-CNR.

Interest areas:

Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence, Planning & Scheduling, Constraint-Programming, Deployment of Intelligent Systems, AI Applications for Space, Multi-Agent Systems, Human-Computer Interaction, Human-Robot Interaction, Robotics, Ambient Assisted Living, Innovative ICT Technologies for the Fragile Population.


Phone: +39-06-44595-320
Fax: +39-06-44595-243
Address: ISTC-CNR Via S.Martino della Battaglia 44 - 00185 Roma

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Scopus Author ID: 6701779736
Google Scholar: faxOIJt9XZIC&hl=it

Research products

Cesta, Amedeo; Cortellessa, Gabriella; Fracasso, Francesca; Orlandini, Andrea; Turno, Marcello

+ User needs and preferences on AAL systems that support older adults and their carers

(2018) in Journal of ambient intelligence and smart environments (Print)
Cortellessa, Gabriella; Fracasso, Francesca; Sorrentino, Alessandra; Orlandini, Andrea; Bernardi, Giulio; Coraci, Luca; De Benedictis, Riccardo; Cesta, Amedeo

+ ROBIN, a Telepresence Robot to Support Older Users Monitoring and Social Inclusion: Development and Evaluation

(2018) in Telemedicine journal and e-health
Cesta, Amedeo; Molinari Tosatti, Lorenzo; Orlandini, Andrea; Pedrocchi, Nicola; Pellegrinelli, Stefania; Tolio, Tullio; Umbrico, Alessandro

+ Planning and execution with robot trajectory generation in industrial human-robot collaboration

(2018) Italian Workshop on Artificial Intelligence and Robotics (AIRO), Bari, Italia, 14/11/2017
Amedeo Cesta, Lorenzo Molinari Tosatti, Andrea Orlandini, Nicola Pedrocchi, Stefania Pellegrinelli, Tullio Tolio, Alessandro Umbrico

+ Planning and Execution with Robot Trajectory Generation in Industrial Human-Robot Collaboration

(2017) 4th Italian Workshop on Artificial Intelligence and Robotics, Bari, Italia, 15/11/2017
Alessandro Umbrico, Amedeo Cesta, Marta Cialdea Mayer, Andrea Orlandini

+ PLATINUm: A New Framework for Planning and Acting

(2017) 16th International Conference of the Italian Association for Artificial Intelligence, Bari, Italia, 14/11/2017-17/11/2017
Cesta, Amedeo; Bernardi, Giulio; Orlandini, Andrea; Umbrico, Alessandro

+ A timeline-based planning system for human-robot collaboration in manufacturing domains

(2017) Italian Workshop on Artificial Intelligence and Robotics (AIRO), Genova, Italia, 28/11/2016
Cortellessa, Gabriella; Fracasso, Francesca; Sorrentino, Alessandra; Orlandini, Andrea; Bernardi, Giulio; Coraci, Luca; De Benedictis, Riccardo; Cesta, Amedeo

+ Enhancing the interactive services of a telepresence robot for AAL: Developments and a psycho-physiological assessment

(2017) in , 2017
Nicola Pedrocchi; Manuel Beschi; Enrico Villagrossi; Stefania Pellegrinelli; Amedeo Cesta; Andrea Orlandini

+ FOurByThree - Deliverable 7.3 Periodical reports on experiments (III)

Orlandini, A., Kristoffersson, A., Almquist, L., Bjorkman, P., Cesta, A., Cortellessa, G., Galindo, C., Gonzalez-Jimenez, J., Gustafsson, K., Kiselev, A., Loutfi, A., Melendez, F., Nilsson, M., Odens Hedman, L., Odontidou, E., Ruiz-Sarmiento, J-R., Scherlund, M., Tiberio, L., von Rump, S., and Coradeschi, S.

+ ExCITE Project: A Review of Forty-two Months of Robotic Telepresence Technology Evolution

(2016) in Presence (Camb. Mass.)
De Benedictis, Riccardo; Cesta, Amedeo

+ Investigating domain independent heuristics in a timeline-based planner

(2016) in Intelligenza artificiale (Online)
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