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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Domenico Prattichizzo, named 2016 IEEE Fellow

Piscataway, New Jersey, USA, January 2016: Domenico Prattichizzo, Professor of Robotics, from University of Siena, Italy, has been named an IEEE Fellow. He is being recognized for contributions to haptics and multi-fingered robotic hands. His research deals with human centered robotics with the main aim of helping the visually impaired and the stroke persons in navigation and grasping tasks through wearable haptic technologies.
The IEEE Grade of Fellow is conferred by the IEEE Board of Directors upon a person with an outstanding record of accomplishments in any of the IEEE fields of interest. The total number selected in any one year cannot exceed one-tenth of one- percent of the total voting membership. IEEE Fellow is the highest grade of membership and is recognized by the technical community as a prestigious honor and an important career achievement.

Domenico Prattichizzo is currently Full Professor at the Department of Information Engineering and Mathematics of University of Siena, Italy. Since 2009 he is a Scientific Consultant at Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Genova, Italy. Since 2014, he is Associate Editor of Frontiers of Biomedical Robotics. From 2007 to 2013 he has been Associate Editor in Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Haptics. From 2003 to 2007 he has been Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Robotics and IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technologies. He has been Chair of the Italian Chapter of the IEEE RAS (2006-2010), awarded with the IEEE 2009 Chapter of the Year Award. He has been the coordinator of “RemoTouch” selected as one of the project to represent Innovation Italy at Shanghai 2010 Expo within the program “Italia degli innovatori” promoted by italian government representatives. He is currently the Coordinator of the IP collaborative project “WEARable HAPtics for Humans and Robots” (WEARHAP) funded by the European Union Seventh Framework Programme FP7/2007-2013. He is author of more than 250 papers on robotics and haptics.

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Piscataway, New Jersey, USA, Gennaio 2016: Domenico Prattichizzo, Professore di Robotica dell’Università degli Studi di Siena, é stato nominato IEEE Fellow a partire dall’anno 2016.

La IEEE, acronimo di Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (www.ieee.org), é un’associazione mondiale di scienziati professionisti con l’obiettivo della promozione della tecnologia al servizio dell’umanità.
Attraverso i suoi quattrocentomila membri in centosessanta nazioni, la IEEE é leader in una vasta moltitudine di settori, che spaziano dall’ingegneria aerospaziale, informatica, dell’automazione e delle telecomunicazioni all’ingegneria biomedica ed elettronica.
La sua principale missione é il progresso della tecnologia.
Pubblica il trenta per cento della letteratura mondiale nei campi dell’ingegneria informatica, elettrica ed elettronica e ha sviluppato più di novecento standard industriali. Sponsorizza, inoltre, circa quattrocento conferenze tecniche di livello internazionale ogni anno.

Il grado di IEEE Fellow é conferito dal Comitato dei Direttori IEEE a persone a cui vengono riconosciuti contributi di eccezionale rilevanza nei settori di interesse dell’Associazione.
Il numero totale dei ricercatori selezionati ogni anno non può eccedere un decimo dell’uno percento del totale dei membri votanti.
IEEE Fellow é il più alto grado, che può essere attribuito ad un membro, ed é riconosciuto dalla Comunità Tecnico Scientifica come un prestigioso onore e un importante traguardo nella carriera.
Domenico Prattichizzo ha ottenuto il titolo per i suoi contributi nei settori dell’aptica e delle mani robotiche multidita.
Le sue ricerche sono rivolte alla robotica al servizio dell’uomo e i suoi principali attuali obiettivi sono quelli di aiutare, tramite tecnologie indossabili, le persone che hanno subito un ictus, con conseguente limitazione nell’uso delle mani, nell’afferrare e manipolare oggetti e le persone con difficoltà visive a muoversi in ambienti esterni.

Domenico Prattichizzo é Professore Ordinario presso il Dipartimento di Ingegneria dell’Informazione e Scienze Matematiche dell’Università degli Studi di Siena.
Dal 2009 riveste anche il ruolo di Consulente Scientifico presso l’Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia di Genova.
Dal 2014 é, poi, Associate Editor della rivista Frontiers of Biomedical Robotics.
Dal 2007 al 2013 é stato Associate Editor in Chief della rivista IEEE Transactions on Haptics e Associate Editor delle riviste IEEE Transactions on Robotics e IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technologies.
Ha ricoperto, poi, il ruolo di Chair dell’ IEEE Robotics and Automation Society Italian Chapter dal 2006 al 2010 ed é stato premiato con il IEEE 2009 Chapter of the Year Award.
É, inoltre, stato coordinatore di RemoTouch, selezionato tra i progetti per rappresentare Innovation Italy all’ Expo 2010 di Shanghai nell’ambito del programma “Italia degli innovatori”, promosso dal Ministro per la Pubblica Amministrazione e l’Innovazione e dal Commissario Generale del Governo per l’Expo.
Sta poi coordinando il progetto WEARHAP “WEARable HAPtics for Humans and Robots”, finanziato dall’Unione Europea nell’ambito del settimo programma quadro.
É autore di più di 250 articoli nei settori della robotica e dell’aptica.