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

A new perspective paper published on Frontiers on Neurorobotics

A human-robot interaction perspective on assistive and rehabilitation robotics

Philipp Beckerle, Gionata Salvietti, Ramazan Unal, Domenico Prattichizzo, Simone Rossi, Claudio Castellini, Sandra Hirche, Satoshi Endo, Heni Ben Amor, Matei Ciocarlie, Fulvio Mastrogiovanni, Brenna D. Argall and Matteo Bianchi

Abstract Assistive and rehabilitation devices are a promising and challenging field of recent robotics research. Motivated by societal needs such as aging populations, such devices can support motor functionality and subject training. The design, control, sensing and assessment of the devices become more sophisticated due to a human in the loop. This paper gives a human-robot interaction perspective on current issues and opportunities in the field. On the topic of control and machine learning, approaches that support but do not distract subjects are reviewed.  Options to provide sensory user-feedback that are currently missing from robotic devices are outlined. Parallels between device acceptance and affective computing are made. Furthermore, requirements for functional assessment protocols that relate to real-world tasks are discussed. In all topic areas, the design of human-oriented frameworks and methods is dominated by challenges related to the close interaction between the human and robotic device. This paper discusses the aforementioned aspects in order to open up new perspectives for future robotic solutions.
A human-robot interaction perspective on assistive and rehabilitation robotics. Available from:

The website of the project the Robotic Sixth Finger is on line

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The website of the project the Robotic Sixth Finger is on line. _DP

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 ( I have been interviewed by Audrow Nash for his podcast in Stockholm during #ICRA2016. Thanks Audrow for the interview. _DP

Una notte al museo con il sesto dito robotico

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“Una Notte al Museo” è il titolo della puntata del programma di Imbarco di Rai Radio 1 di oggi 6 Dicembre condotta da Raffaele Rosselli.

Al minuto 11:50 racconto del sesto dito robotico per chi ha avuto un ictus e della notte dei ricercatori all Università di Siena. Ecco il link del podcast:




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