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/

Thimbles, rings, armbands: a challenging road towards wearability in haptics at #WH2017

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.

Keynote at the IEEE ICRA 2016 on Wearable Robotics

 

Summarizing the #sirslab research in a keynote. Finally I learned how to ‘assemble’ the slides and the recorded video of the talk at ICRA 2016 in Stockholm #icra2016. It’s a 22 minutes video: the first part is on wearable haptics and the second part on the supernumerary robotic sixth finger for stroke patients. _DP

RobotsPodcast – Robohub – Interview on Wearable Robotics and Haptics research at #sirslab

An audio-interview about wearable haptics and robotics technologies at #sirslab on the RobotsPodcast (robohub.org). I have been interviewed by Audrow Nash for his podcast in Stockholm during #ICRA2016. Thanks Audrow for the interview. _DP

http://robohub.org/a-wearable-robotic-extra-finger-for-grasp-compensation/

Talk (screencast of IROS2016) on Cooperative aerial tele-manipulation with haptic feedback

This is the screencast of the talk that Domenico Prattichizzo gave in IEEE IROS 2016 in Korea to present the IROS paper:

M. Mohammadi, A. Franchi, Davide Barcelli, and D. Prattichizzo,
“Cooperative aerial tele-manipulation with haptic feedback”,
2016 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems(IROS), Daejeon, Korea, 2016, pp. 5092-5098.

Summary of the paper: In this paper, we propose a bilateral tele-operation scheme for cooperative aerial manipulation in which a human operator drives a team of Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) aerial vehicles, that grasped an object beforehand, and receives a force feedback depending on the states of the system.

Abstract:
In this paper, we propose a bilateral tele-operation scheme for cooperative aerial manipulation in which a human operator drives a team of Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) aerial vehicles, that grasped an object beforehand, and receives a force feedback depending on the states of the system. For application scenarios in which dexterous manipulation by each robot is not necessary, we propose using a rigid tool at- tached to the vehicle through a passive spherical joint, equipped with a simple adhesive mechanism at the tool-tip that can stick to the grasped object. Having more than two robots, we use the extra degrees of freedom to find the optimal force allocation in term of minimum power and forces smoothness. The human operator commands a desired trajectory for the robot team through a haptic interface to a pose controller, and the output of the pose controller along with system constraints, e.g., VTOL limited forces and contact maintenance, defines the feasible set of forces. Then, an on-line optimization allocates forces by minimizing a cost function of forces and their variation. Finally, propeller thrusts are computed by a dedicated attitude and thrust controller in a decentralized fashion. Human/Hardware in the loop simulation study shows efficiency of the proposed scheme, and the importance of haptic feedback to achieve a better performance.

VIDEO ON YOUTUBE

Check out the video on youtube:

The paper is here linked