Prattichizzo eletto presidente della Società EuroHaptics 

Un grande risultato di tutto il #sirslab. #haptics. _DP

Source: Prattichizzo eletto presidente della Società EuroHaptics – unisinforma magazine università di siena

Drone and Arm Cooperative Manipulation demo is running at the #hannovermesse2017 #kuka Innovation Award

This is the video of the running demo at the Hannover Messe 2017. We are competing to win the 2017 Kuka Innovation Award. This is a wonderful example of cooperative manipulation between a robotic arm and a drone.

See this post  https://prattichizzoblog.wordpress.com/2017/04/25/kuka-innovation-award-competition-is-running-hannovermesse-sirslab/

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Kuka Innovation Award Competition is running #hannovermesse #sirslab

Mostafa Mohammadi from our #sirslab is defending with the whole international team coordinated by CNRS the project #telemagmas to the 2017 Kuka Innovation Award at the Hannover Messe. Today and tomorrow are the most important days. Stay tuned.

The Tele-MAGMaS Team: The international research team led by LAAS-CNRS in Toulouse (Antonio Franchi and Nicolas Staub, Davide Bicego, Victor Arellano, Quentin Sablé, Subodh Mishra), with members from the University of Siena (Domenico Prattichizzo and Mostafa Mohammadi), Seoul National University (Dongjun Lee and  H. Yang, C. Ha, M. Kim) and CNRS at the research center IRISA in Rennes (Paolo Robuffo Giordano and Quentin Delamare), is addressing search and rescue operations in regions which are difficult to access or dangerous following disasters.

Tele-MAGMaS stays for Human-in-the-loop multi-robot aerial-grounded manipulation system.

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University of Siena among the finalists for the 2017 Innovation Award | KUKA AG

University of Siena among the finalists for the 2017 Innovation Award.

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https://www.kuka.com/en-de/press/events/kuka-innovation-award

 

Cinque sensi più uno, il sesto: a Siena la protesi per le mani – Siena News

Una innovativa protesi per il paziente che presenta la paralisi di un arto superiore in seguito a ictus é stata creata presso il Laboratorio di Robotica e Sistemi SIRSLab del Dipartimento di Ingegneria dell’Informazione e Scienze Matematiche dell’Università di Siena.

Source: Cinque sensi più uno, il sesto: a Siena la protesi per le mani – Siena News

Wearable haptics (hRing) and wearable robotics (the robotic sixth finger) demo got the Best Demo Award at the Haptics Symposium in Philadelphia #haptics 2016

It is a honor for me to announce that we, the #sirslab won the pretigious Best Demonstration Award of the 2016 IEEE Haptic Symposium in Philadelphia. The demonstration has the title “The hRing as a Wearable Haptic Interface for Extra Robotic Fingers” by Giovanni Spagnoletti, Irfani Hussein, Claudio Pacchierotti, Gionata Salvietti and Domenico Prattichizzo. Congratulation folks !!!! Keep growing !!!

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Silicon Valley 2016 – Intuitive Surgical Technology Research Grant Symposium

Silicon Valley 2016, Intuitive Surgical Technology Research Grant Symposium http://www.intuitivesurgical.com/

12507134_10208629291997965_7814823607378336411_nHave a look to the photo album of the event.
– The idea we had in our lab #sirslab about using the cutaneous-only (no kinesthetic) haptic feedback in robot-assisted surgery, like the da Vinci system, was a great idea and it got the prestigious Intuitive Surgical Research Grant in 2015 (the only Italians) with a collaborative project with University of Pennsylvania (K.J. Kuchenbecker). Claudio Pacchierotti and I have been in California to present the results of the research based on our idea. We gave talks to surgeons and engineers of Intuitive Surgical in Santa Clara in the Silicon Vally and it was amazing. A lot of great conversations, ideas, and comments. We are coming back to Italy with more energy :-).

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If you want to know more about the idea of cutaneous feedback in surgical robotics have a look to this paper

– L. Meli, C. Pacchierotti, D. Prattichizzo. Sensory subtraction in robot-assisted surgery: fingertip skin deformation feedback to ensure safety and improve transparency in bimanual haptic interaction. IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, 61(4):1318-1327, 2014

and to the paper where the idea has been implemented in the da Vinci System in

– C. Pacchierotti, D. Prattichizzo, K. J. Kuchenbecker. Cutaneous feedback of fingertip deformation and vibration for palpation in robotic surgery. IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering. In Press, 2015

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