Associate Professor of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering Department
Prescott College of Engineering
Prescott campus

Office Hours

MWF 12:30pm - 2pm (KETC 106) and Th 2pm - 7pm (KETC 106 / STEM 108)


  • Ph.D. - Doctor of Philosophy in Mechanical Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University
  • M.S. - Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University

  • EGR 115: Intro Computing for Engineers
  • ME 407: Prlmnry Dsgn Robotic Sys W/Lab

UNIV 101:  College Success

EGR 115: Introduction to Computing for Engineers

EGR 200: Computer Aided Conceptual Design of Aerospace Systems

EGR 395a: Advanced Computing for Engineers

ES 207: Fundamentals of Mechanics

AE 430: Control Systems Analysis and Design

ME 302: Introduction to Robotics I

ME 302L: Introduction to Robotics Laboratory

ME 400:  Vibration and Acoustics

ME 406: Robotics II

ME 406L: Robotics 2 Laboratory

ME 407: Preliminary Design of Robotics Systems

ME 420: Detailed Design of Robotics Systems

ME 615: Pattern Recognition and Machine Learning

ME 700: Graduate Thesis



Journal Publications

  • I. Gentilini, K. Shimada, Energy Based Multi-goal Path Optimization for a Quadrotor UAV, Robotics and Autonomous Systems, under review, 2015.
  • I. Gentilini, F. Margot, K. Shimada, The Traveling Salesman Problem with Neighborhoods: MINLP Solution, Optimization Methods and Software, Volume 28, Issue 2, pp. 364 – 378, 2013.
  • I. Gentilini, M. Kim, W. Messner, Compensator Design for Extrapolated Lateral Tape Motion Control with Performance Evaluation Based on RBode Plot, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, Volume 59, Issue 10, pp. 3971 – 3978, 2012.
  • I. Gentilini, K. Shimada, Predicting and Evaluating the Post-Assembly Shape of Thin-Walled Components via 3D Laser Digitization and FEA Simulation of the Assembly Process, Computer-Aided Design Journal, Volume 43, Issue 3, pp. 316 – 328, 2011.
  • S. Yamakawa, I. Gentilini, K. Shimada, Subdivision Templates for Converting a Non-Conformal Hex-Dominant Mesh to a Conformal Hex-Dominant Mesh without Pyramid Elements, Engineering with Computers, Volume 27, Number 1, pp. 51 – 65, 2011.

Conferences

  • K. Vicencio, T. Korras, K. Bordignon, I. Gentilini, Energy-Optimal Path Planning for Six-Rotors on Multi-Target Missions, IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS 2015), Hamburg, Germany, September 28 – October 2, 2015.
  • K. Vicencio, B. T. Davis, I. Gentilini, Multi-Goal Path Planning based on the Generalized Traveling Salesman Problem with Neighborhoods, Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS 2014), Chicago, Illinois, USA, September 14 – 18, 2014.
  • I. Gentilini, K. Vicencio, K. Shimada, Effective Cycle-Time and Energy Consumption Minimization for Redundant Robotic Systems in Multi-Task Operations, Proceedings of the 3rd OIT International Workshop on Human Friendly Robotics, Osaka, Japan, November 9, 2013.
  • I. Gentilini, K. Nagamatsu, K. Shimada, Multi-goal path planning for Redundant Robotic System based on the Travelling Salesman Problem with Neighborhood, Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS 2013), pp. 1786 – 1792, Tokyo, Japan, November 3 – 8, 2013.
  • F. Margot, I. Gentilini, K. Shimada, The Traveling Salesman Problem with Neighborhoods: MINLP Solution, 21st International Symposium on Mathematical Programming, Berlin, Germany, August 19 – 24, 2012.
  • J.D. Taylor, I. Gentilini, W. Messner, Loop-Shaping Controller Design for Nonlinear Systems Using the Contoured Robust Controller Bode (CRCBode) Plot, Proceedings of American Control Conference (ACC 2012), pp. 5980 – 5985, Montreal, Canada, June 27 – 29, 2012.
  • I. Gentilini, M. Kim, W. Messner, Control of Lateral Tape Motion Using Extrapolated Position Estimation, Proceedings of the IEEE International Symposium on Industrial Electronics (ISIE 2010), pp. 3239 – 3244, Bari, Italy, July 4 – 7, 2010.
  • M. Kim, I. Gentilini, W. Messner, Active Tape Edge Position Control System, Proceedings of American Control Conference (ACC 2010), pp. 2653 – 2658, Baltimore, MD, June 30 – July 2, 2010.
  • S. Yamakawa, I. Gentilini, K. Shimada, Subdivision Templates for Converting a Non-Conformal Hex-Dominant Mesh to a Conformal Hex-Dominant Mesh without Pyramid Elements, Proceedings of 17th International Meshing Roundtable (IMR 2008), pp. 497 – 512, Pittsburgh, PA, October 12 – 15, 2008.

Invited Speaker

  • More motors, less energy: a paradox or reality in redundant manipulation, Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, Prescott, AZ, December 3, 2013
  • Effective Cycle-Time and Energy Consumption Minimization for Redundant Robotic Systems in Multi-Task Operations, Osaka Institute of Technology, Osaka, Japan, November 9, 2013