Exhibitors 2015



The PARLOMA project aims at designing a system for remote communication between deafblind users.
The system is able to transfer messages acting as a telephone, so that a deafblind recipient is able to understand the message conveyed by the signer communicating using the Sign Language (SL). Our system captures and transmits gestures via the web. Data are received and provided to the final recipient via a haptic interface based on 3D-printed anthropomorphic robotic hands and arms.
This project paves the way for the first ever trial of a "telephone for deafblind people" resorting on a tSL.


Giuseppe Airò Farulla, Andrea Bulgarelli, Laura Cappelletti, Marco Indaco, Ludovico O. Russo

Giuseppe Airò Farulla (M) obtained the BsC degree in Computer Engineering (cum laude) from Università degli Studi di Palermo in 2011. He obtained the MsC degree in Computer Engineering from Politecnico di Torino in 2013 (cum laude) and from Politecnico di Milano in 2014. He is currently a PhD student at Politecnico di Torino. His main research fields include Assistive Technologies, Computer Vision and Human-Machine Interaction. His role in the team concerns Hand Gesture Recognition.

Andrea Bulgarelli: He was born in 1989 in Turin, Italy. He has taken a master deagree in mechatronics engineering. His role in the team concerns mechanics design and rapid prototyping.

Marco Indaco PhD (M) is a Post Doctoral research assistant at Politecnico di Torino. He received M.Sc. in Computer Engineering from Univeristà degli Studi di Napoli Federico II (Italy) and PhD in Computer and Control Engineering from Politecnico di Torino, Politecnico di Milano and Politecnico di Bari in 2014 as he was part of an excellence italian program called “Scuola Interpolitecnica di Dottorato”. He is in charge to manage all the research activities of CINI AsTech Lab in Turin. His research activities are mainly focused on "Assistive technologies", i.e., the development of tools for enhancing accessibility of people with disabilities. In this context he is the coordinator of PARLOMA project financed by Ministry of Italian University and Research.

Ludovico O. Russo: He was born in 1989 in Tricase (Lecce), Italy. He gain a M.Sc. degree in Mechatronics Engineering at Politecnico di Torino and a M.Sc. degree in Automation Engineering at Politecnico di Milano, and he participated to the Alta Scuola Politecnica (ASP) Excellence School Program when he start working on the PALOMA project at the very beginning. Presently he is enrolled in the Ph.D. of Computer and Control Engineering at Politecnico di Torino, working on Service and Assistive Robotics in Collaboration with Telecom Italia S.p.A. His role in the team concerns Cloud Integration and Managing.

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