Dr Fabio Caparrelli

Senior Research Fellow

Materials and Engineering Research Institute-MERI

Sheaf Building 4114,City Campus, Pond St
S1 1WB
United Kingdom
PH: +44 (0) 1142253277
Fax: +44 (0) 1142253501
Email: [email protected]


Research interests

My research expertise and interests include:

  • object recognition and tracking
  • real-time machine vision
  • microrobotic systems
  • wireless devices
  • embedded systems
  • cluster computing
  • open source software and systems

Major Qualifications

Postgraduate studies (Oct 1994 - Sep 1999) - Ph.D. degree with the Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, University of Sheffield (UK), thesis title: "View-Based Three-Dimensional Object Recognition Using Pairwise Geometric Histograms".

Undergraduate studies (Oct 1985 - May 1993) - "Laurea" degree in Electronic Engineering with the Universita` degli Studi di Roma "Tor Vergata" (Italy).

Higher education diploma (Oct 1980 - Jul 1985) - Technical Institute "Enrico Fermi", Frascati, Roma (Italy), specialisation in Computer Science.

Major Publications

M. Boissenin, J. Wedekind, A.N. Selvan, B.P. Amavasai, F. Caparrelli and J.R. Travis. Computer vision methods for optical microscopes. In Image and Vision Computing Journal, available online (doi:10.1016/j.imavis.2006.03.009), article in press.

S.P.McKibbin, F.Caparrelli, W.F.W.Othman, B.P.Amavasai, and J.R.Travis. Complexity in Evolving Neural Robot Controllers. Proceedings of the 2006 IEEE SMC UK-RI 5th Chapter Conference on Advances in Cybernetic Systems (AICS 2006), Sheffield Hallam University, UK, 7-8 Sept 2006.

J. Wedekind, M. Boissenin, B.P. Amavasai, F. Caparrelli, J. Travis. Object Recognition and Real-Time Tracking in Microscope Imaging. Proceedings of the 2006 Irish Machine Vision and Image Processing Conference (IMVIP 2006), Dublin city University, Ireland, 30 Aug - 1 Sept 2006.

Anna Eisinberg, Keith Houston, Paolo Dario, Fabio Caparrelli, Bala Amavasai, Manuel Boissenin. Marking techniques for vision recognition of microgrippers for micromanipulation. Proceedings of the 2006 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA 2006), Orlando, Florida, 15-19 May 2006.

Professional Institution Membership

Member of IEEE
Member of Programme Committee of IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics Society, UK&RI
Member of euspen (European Society for Precision Engineering and Nanotechnology)

Significant Employment History

I joined Sheffield Hallam University in October 2000 and was one of the founders of the Microsystems and Machine Vision Lab (MMVL) (formerly called Applied Vision Unit). Since then, I have been mainly working on EU sponsored research projects in the fields of applied machine vision and microrobotics.

2000-2002: MMVL local co-ordinator of the MINIMAN project (EU ESPRIT IV contract no. 33915)
2002-2005: MMVL local co-ordinator of the MiCRoN project (EU FP5-IST programme, contract no. IST-2001-33567)
2004-2007: MMVL local co-ordinator of the I-SWARM project (EU FP6-IST programme, Integrated Project, contract no. 507006)
2008-present: MMVL local co-ordinator of the REPLICATOR project (FP7-IST programme,Collaborative Project, contract no. 216240)

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