Francesco Leofante

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I moved to Imperial College London.

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(Old) Publications

2019
DownloadLinkFrancesco Leofante, Nina Narodytska, Luca Pulina, Armando Tacchella. Automated Verification of Neural Networks: Advances, Challenges and Perspectives. Verification of Neural Networks (VNN19), AAAI Spring Symposia, , 2019.
DOIDario Guidotti, Francesco Leofante, Armando Tacchella, Claudio Castellini. Improving Reliability of Myocontrol Using Formal Verification. IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering, 2019.
DOIDario Guidotti, Francesco Leofante, Armando Tacchella, Claudio Castellini. Repairing Learned Controllers with Convex Optimization: a Case Study. Proceedings of Integration of Constraint Programming, Artificial Intelligence, and Operations Research (CPAIOR), , 2019.
DOIArthur Bit-Monnot, Francesco Leofante, Luca Pulina, Armando Tacchella. SMT-based Planning for Robots in Smart Factories. International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Other Applications of Applied Intelligent Systems (IEA/AIE), , 2019.
Stefan Schupp, Francesco Leofante, Erika Abraham, Armando Tacchella. Engineeering Controllers for Swarm Robotics via Reachability Analysis in Hybrid Systems. European Conference on Modelling and Simulation (ECMS), , 2019.
DOIFrancesco Leofante, Erika Abraham, Tim Niemueller, Gerhard Lakemeyer, Armando Tacchella. Integrated Synthesis and Execution of Optimal Plans for Multi-Robot Systems in Logistics. Information Systems Frontiers 21(1), pages 87–107, 2019.
2018
Stefan Schupp, Francesco Leofante, Erika Abraham, Armando Tacchella. Robot Swarms as Hybrid Systems. Proceedings 4th International Workshop on Symbolic and Numerical Methods for Reachability Analysis, SNR@ETAPS 2018, , 2018.
LinkFrancesco Leofante. Guaranteed Plans for Multi-Robot Systems via Optimization Modulo Theories. Proceedings of the Thirty-Second AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, February 2-7, 2018, , 2018.
DOIFrancesco Leofante. Optimal Multi-robot Task Planning: from Synthesis to Execution (and Back). Proceedings of the Twenty-Seventh International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence, IJCAI 2018, July 13-19, 2018, Stockholm, Sweden., pages 5771–5772, , 2018.
DOIFrancesco Leofante, Erika Abraham, Armando Tacchella. Task Planning with OMT: An Application to Production Logistics. Integrated Formal Methods - 14th International Conference, IFM 2018, Maynooth, Ireland, September 5-7, 2018, Proceedings, pages 316–325, , 2018.
LinkFrancesco Leofante, Erika Abraham, Armando Tacchella. Task Planning with OMT: an Application to Production Logistics. Proceedings of the PhD Symposium at iFM’18 on Formal Methods: Algorithms, Tools and Applications (PhD-iFM’18), Volume 483 of Research report, pages 7, University of Oslo, 2018.
2017
DOILinkFrancesco Leofante, Erika Abraham, Tim Niemueller, Gerhard Lakemeyer, Armando Tacchella. On the Synthesis of Guaranteed-Quality Plans for Robot Fleets in Logistics Scenarios via Optimization Modulo Theories. 2017 IEEE International Conference on Information Reuse and Integration, IRI 2017, San Diego, CA, USA, August 4-6, 2017, pages 403–410, IEEE Computer Society, 2017.
DownloadLinkTim Niemueller, Gerhard Lakemeyer, Francesco Leofante, Erika Abraham. Towards CLIPS-based Task Execution and Monitoring with SMT-based Planning and Optimization. Proceedings of the 5th Workshop on Planning and Robotics at ICAPS (PLANROB 2017), , 2017.
2016
DOIFrancesco Leofante, Simone Vuotto, Erika Abraham, Armando Tacchella, Nils Jansen. Combining Static and Runtime Methods to Achieve Safe Standing-Up for Humanoid Robots. Leveraging Applications of Formal Methods, Verification and Validation: Foundational Techniques, Part I, Volume 9952 of LNCS, pages 496-514, Springer International Publishing, 2016.
DOIFrancesco Leofante, Armando Tacchella. Learning in Physical Domains: Mating Safety Requirements and Costly Sampling. AI*IA 2016: Advances in Artificial Intelligence - XVth International Conference of the Italian Association for Artificial Intelligence, Genova, Italy, November 29 - December 1, 2016, Proceedings, Volume 10037 of LNCS, pages 539–552, Springer, 2016.
LinkFrancesco Leofante, Luca Pulina, Armando Tacchella. Learning with Safety Requirements: State of the Art and Open Questions. Proceedings of the 23rd RCRA International Workshop on Experimental Evaluation of Algorithms for Solving Problems with Combinatorial Explosion 2016 (RCRA 2016) A workshop of the XV International Conference of the Italian Association for Artificial, Volume 1745 of CEUR Workshop Proceedings, pages 11–25, CEUR-WS.org, 2016.
LinkNicolò Arnaldi, Chiara Barone, Franco Fusco, Francesco Leofante, Armando Tacchella. Autonomous Driving and Undergraduates: an Affordable Setup for Teaching Robotics. Proceedings of the 3rd Italian Workshop on Artificial Intelligence and Robotics - A workshop of the XV International Conference of the Italian Association for Artificial Intelligence, AIRO@AI*IA 2016, Genova, Italy, November 28, 2016., Volume 1834 of CEUR Workshop Proceedings, pages 5–9, CEUR-WS.org, 2016.

Selected Talks

2018
DownloadLinkErika Abraham, Francesco Leofante. SMT Solving for AI Planning: Theory, Tools and Applications, Tutorial at the 28th International Conference on Automated Planning and Scheduling (ICAPS-18), Delft, the Netherlands, 25 Jun, 2018.
DownloadLinkFrancesco Leofante. Guaranteed Plans for Multi-Robot Systems via Optimization Modulo Theories, 32nd AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI-18) at New Orleans, USA, 2018.
DownloadLinkFrancesco Leofante. Optimal Multi-robot Task Planning with SMT, Invited Talk at Photogrammetry and Robotics Lab, University of Bonn, Germany, 2018.
DownloadLinkFrancesco Leofante. Optimal Multi-robot Task Planning: from Synthesis to Execution (and Back), 27th International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI-18) at Stockholm, Sweden, 2018.
DownloadLinkFrancesco Leofante. Task Planning with OMT: an Application to Production Logistics, International Conference on integrated Formal Methods (IFM-18) at Maynooth, Ireland, 2018.
2017
DownloadLinkFrancesco Leofante. Robust AI via Verification, Monitoring and Repair, Invited talk at PUMA research training group at Chair for Foundations of Software Reliability and Theoretical Computer Science, Technical University of Munich, Germany, 2017.
DownloadLinkFrancesco Leofante. Optimizing the Performance of Robot Fleets in Production Logistics Scenarios Using SMT Solving, ICT Foundations of Digitized Industry, Economy, and Society Workshop at RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, Germany, 2017.
DownloadLinkFrancesco Leofante. On the Synthesis of Guaranteed-Quality Plans for Robot Fleets in Logistics Scenarios via Optimization Modulo Theories, Talk at 18th IEEE International Conference on Information Reuse and Integration, San Diego, USA, 2017.
DownloadLinkFrancesco Leofante. Are You Doing What I Think You Are Doing? Optimal Controllers and Beyond, Talk at Israel Institute for Advanced Studies, Jerusalem, 2017.
2016
DownloadLinkErika Abraham, Francesco Leofante. Combining Static and Runtime Methods to Achieve Safe Standing-Up for Humanoid Robots, Invited talk at the 7th International Symposium on Leveraging Applications of Formal Methods (ISoLA'16), Verification and Validation, Corfu, Greece, 10-14 Oct, 2016.