About us

DRAFT PoliTo is a student team at Politecnico di Torino that researches and develops innovative solutions infused with Artificial Intelligence with the goal of increasing the autonomy of current drone technology. The Team was founded in 2019 to promote the technical and social growth of students by engaging in challenging projects and competitions. The Team is a wide multicultural and multidisciplinary community whose members come from several education levels and fields of study. The Team is organized into the following groups, managed by Group Leaders (GLs) and conducting R&TD (Research and Technology Development) activities under the supervision of Squad Leaders (SLs).

Groups

Robotic Systems
Engineering

Handles the analysis, design, fabrication, assembly, integration, and test of aeromechanic and avionic systems. Performs software DevOps and develops virtual environments for the integrated simulation of robotic systems.

Deep Learning
and Computer Vision

Focuses on proximity obstacle avoidance, decision making processes and strategy policy identification.
Performs environment perception and mission target localization by exploiting stereovision.

Obstacle Avoidance
and Motion Planning

Oversees path optimization, including computational mapping, motion planning, optimal control and path tracking.
Performs behavioral prediction by exploiting real time data elaboration, data skimming and selective attention.

Simultaneous Localization and Mapping

Addresses architecture design and integration of sensors suite for detection, localization and mapping. Performs sensor data acquisition, analysis and fusion to perform state estimation.

Business & Outreach

Supports the Team through administration activities such as business development, finances and outreach.

Members


Academic Advisors

Prof. Giorgio Guglieri
Prof. Fabio Dovis

Robotic Systems
Engineering

Dario Riccobono – GL
Alessandro Peiretti – SL
Martina Pippa – SL

Maradon Hasanaj
Vincenzo Ruotolo
Marko Zotaj
Desirée Colasanti
Pasquale Viola
Gabriele Pelissero

Domenico Lezzoche
Davide Di Santis
Nicholas Filippini
Carlotta Manca
Ivan Airola Sciot
Federico Calabrese
Matteo Gasparini
Mirko Giordano
Francesco Piccionello
Giovanni Rubino
Alessandro Ainardi

Deep Learning
and Computer Vision

Francesco Marino – GL
Matteo Bevione – SL
Alberto Gullino – SL
Carlo Cena – SL

Stefano Gioda
Jean Carlos Quito Casas
Francesco Dibitonto
Oscar Bruno

Davide Buoso
Christian Cancedda
Alberto Cavallo
Eduardo Eiras de Carvalho 

Davide Fassio
Miriam Grasso
Paolo Rizzo
Afshin Zeinaddini Meymand

Obstacle Avoidance
and Motion Planning

Luigi Mascolo – GL
Alessandro Burzio – SL
Antonino Gandolfo – SL

Lorenzo Petrozzino
Giuseppe Petti
Simone Cerrato
Gabriele Vittori  

Giuliana Carmela Del Vecchio
Francesco Rosati
Davide Costigliola
Andrea Fasano 

Luigi Graziosi
Consiglia Greco
Paolo Martire
Francesco Pibi 

Simultaneous Localization
and Mapping

Giovanni Pizzolante – SL
Nicola Rutigliano – SL
Simone Godio – SL

Cesare Caputi
Giacomo Cavallero
Antonio Ettore Epifani
Edoardo Fioriti

Francesco Vultaggio
Giacomo Cavallero
Francesco Gallareto 
Giovanni De Lucia

Michele Paravano

Business & Outreach

Alessandra Caporale – SL
Maria Benedetta Di Lena –SL

Giulia Maniscalco
Nadim Aride
Andrea Lai
Filippo Rampolla

Virginia Mencarelli
Alberto Lamura
Chiara Campanale
Leila Maboudi

Luca Ghiotto
Francesca Sacco
Manuel Guidi

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