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Welcome to the Personal Page of

Riccardo Rocca

Email: riccardo.rocca@hotmail.com

This page presents the results of my work with mobile microrobots.


I was always fascinated by models and remote controls.
For some time I satisfied this interest by building remote controlled aeroplanes, but my enthusiasm dropped after a number of crush landings.
After having developed some experience in electronics and microprocessors (Z80 to begin with), I found it very challanging to build small, mobile, autonomous microrobots.
With this devices you can experience the interaction between the "intelligence" of a computer and the real world, thus creating something that seems to live on its own and this, I feel, is the most fascinating thing in this kind of activity.
So far I have built four microrobots. In the following pages you will find a presentation of them.

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From June 2000 to May 2008 I worked abroad, in Nigeria and Angola.
Because of the remoteness of these countries, I was not able to develop new robots in this period.

Nevertheless, I found ways to do other kinds of scientific investigations. Here is one example: