Cross Cutting Challenge at Haptic Symposium 2017 – Expanding sensory interactions through wearables and smart clothes – #sirslab

Our Cross-Cutting Challenge (CCC) proposal for the 2018 Haptics Symposium has been accepted. In San Francisco on March 25, 2018 we will present at the Haptic Symposium the CCC on “Expanding sensory interactions: The path to intelligent clothes and objects able to change the way we communicate with the world.”

*From now through December 22nd,* individual keynote and interactive discussion proposals can be submitted – see the details below. _DP

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Domenico Prattichizzo invited speaker at Rotary Club Montaperti – Castelnuovo Berardenga

This evening Domenico Prattichizzo will be invited speaker on “The sixth finger. The robot that helps impaired people” at Rotary Club Montaperti – Castelnuovo Berardenga.

Seminario “La protezione delle Idee nella Ricerca in Robotica e ICT per l’Healthcare”-July 6, 2016

The Department of Information Engineering and Mathematics of University of Siena organizes, in collaboration with the Liaison Office, the Seminar “La protezione delle idee nella ricerca in robotica e ICT per l’healthcare” on Wednesday July 6, 2016.

IPR and patents

Edison Innovation Week – Milano – 8 Giugno ore 17 Palazzo Edison

Screen Shot 2016-06-05 at 10.01.34Cari Amici (di Milano e non), ho il piacere di invitarvi al Edison Innovation Week che si terrà a Milano la prossima settimana. Il giorno 8 alle ore 17 terrò un talk su “Making a new health: un robot da indossare”. Ci sono tanti talk interessanti ecco il programma

Per partecipare è sufficiente REGISTRARSI A

Ci vediamo a Milano

tags: #EdisonInnovationWeek #startupitalia #sirslab

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

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