On Monday 17 in London there will be a very interesting workshop on Assistive and Rehabilitation Robotics. It is a workshop of the IEEE ICORR Conference. Gionata Salvietti from our #sirslab is one of the organizers of the workshop. I am anxious to participate to the WS. DP
Che dire ? È stata un’esperienza fantastica che ha arricchito prima di tutto noi del #sirslab. Una robotica che tiene al centro l’uomo è quello per cui noi al Dipartimento di Ingegneria dell’Informazione e Scienze Matematiche, Università di Siena ci stiamo impegnando ogni giorno. Un particolare grazie ai folks del Laboratorio di Robotica tra cui Leonardo Meli, Chiara Gaudeni, Tommaso Lisini, Niccolò Ciavarella e tutti quelli che nel tempo ci hanno aiutato a programmare Pepper. Un grazie particolare a Monica Ulivelli, motore dell’iniziativa all’interno del CDA e a Carlo Rossi, Biancamaria Rossi e a tutta la dirigenza di ASP Viviana Turchi e al consiglio scientifico di cui ho l’onore di fare parte insieme a Luigia Tauro. Grazie ad Alice e al suo team per tutto quanto ha creato e realizzato per questa iniziativa ed infine un immenso grazie agli ospiti del Campansi di Siena che sono la vera anima di tutto quanto è stato realizzato in questi giorni di duro lavoro. Ora rimaniamo in attesa del Documentario. Stay tuned. ps. Grazie anche alla mia amata Elena che è stata con noi. _DP
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The SIRSLab focuses on human centred robotics research and is established at the Department of Information Engineering and Mathematics of University of Siena and is coordinated by Prof. Domenico Prattichizzo (https://prattichizzoblog.wordpress.com). The SIRSLab is very active in the field of Robotics in Italy, and its main focus is on haptics, wearables, virtual reality, and robotic grasping and manipulation. Main research subjects are:
– control of robotic manipulation and grasping
– bilateral human-robot tele manipulation
– wearable haptic interfaces and wearable robots
– applications of AR and VR
– rehabilitation robotics with application to stroke and parkinson
– telepresence and remote tactile interaction
Our vision is to design highly wearable robotic/haptic interfaces to propose novel paradigms of integration between humans and robots.
The SIRSLab closely cooperates with the Advanced Robotics Lab of the Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia in Genova.
For any additional information about our research and opportunities to work with us send an email to email@example.com.
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 M. Pozzi, A. M. Sundaram, M. Malvezzi, D. Prattichizzo, and M. A. Roa, “Grasp quality evaluation in underactuated robotic hands,” in Proceedings, IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, 2016. [PDF]
 M. Pozzi, M. Malvezzi, and D. Prattichizzo, “On grasp quality measures: Grasp robustness and contact force distribution in underactuated and compliant robotic hands,” IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters, vol. 2, 2017. [Link]
Thimbles, rings, armbands: a challenging road towards wearability in haptics is the ‘new’ title of my talk at the Workshop on Wearable Haptics in Munich on next Tuesday at the World Haptic Conference in Munich #WHC17 http://sirslab.diism.unisi.it/whc17-wearable-haptics/ _DP #sirslab.
A human-robot interaction perspective on assistive and rehabilitation robotics
Philipp Beckerle, Gionata Salvietti, Ramazan Unal, Domenico Prattichizzo, Simone Rossi, Claudio Castellini, Sandra Hirche, Satoshi Endo, Heni Ben Amor, Matei Ciocarlie, Fulvio Mastrogiovanni, Brenna D. Argall and Matteo Bianchi
Abstract Assistive and rehabilitation devices are a promising and challenging field of recent robotics research. Motivated by societal needs such as aging populations, such devices can support motor functionality and subject training. The design, control, sensing and assessment of the devices become more sophisticated due to a human in the loop. This paper gives a human-robot interaction perspective on current issues and opportunities in the field. On the topic of control and machine learning, approaches that support but do not distract subjects are reviewed. Options to provide sensory user-feedback that are currently missing from robotic devices are outlined. Parallels between device acceptance and affective computing are made. Furthermore, requirements for functional assessment protocols that relate to real-world tasks are discussed. In all topic areas, the design of human-oriented frameworks and methods is dominated by challenges related to the close interaction between the human and robotic device. This paper discusses the aforementioned aspects in order to open up new perspectives for future robotic solutions.
A human-robot interaction perspective on assistive and rehabilitation robotics. Available from: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/316735448_A_human-robot_interaction_perspective_on_assistive_and_rehabilitation_robotics