Email: [email protected]
Department of Mechanical and Marine Engineering
Bergen University College
Dr. Impelluso's current interests include redeveloping dynamics, using: SO(3)/SE(3)
from the Lie Group Theory; Cartan’s theory of moving frames; and a new compact notation
from the discipline of geometrical physics. This method makes 3D dynamics more accessible
than 2D dynamics using the Special Orthogonal Group SO(3).. The Special Euclidean
Group, SE(3) is used in Hamilton’s Principle, with a constrained variation of the
rotation to produce the Lagrangian. This enables a rapid deployment of the kinetics
of linked systems—the new method simplifies the kinetics of robotics. A textbook,
to be released by Pearson in 2017, will be a 3D e-text using WebGL/HTML5 canvases
folded into the e-version of the text using Habitat/Inkling: every figure in the book
will be 3D interactive.
In addition, Dr. Impelluso does consulting work in the area of gyroscopic control
of the orientation of floating windmills (Statoil) and heave control for cranes on
ships (DOF Subsea, Norway).