Workshop @ ICORR 2017 | Human-Oriented Approaches for Assistive and Rehabilitation Robotics

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

https://humorarr.wordpress.com/workshop-icorr-2017/
http://www.icorr2017.org/

Pepper alla Casa di Riposo ASP Campansi in Siena

Una collaborazione tra Università di Siena e ASP di Siena

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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

SIRSLab – Siena Robotics and System Lab – Main Lab Video Presentation – 2017 – #sirslab

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 prattichizzo@ing.unisi.it.

Domenico Prattichizzo

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Professor of Robotics, University of Siena
Senior Scientist, IIT Genova
IEEE Fellow
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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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Francesco presenting his work at the Haptics Symposium in Philadelphia #haptics2016

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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3D laser printer

Folks what do you think about ? Will it be useful for a robotic lab ? https://glowforge.com

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