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  • IEEE ICORR 2017 Workshop: Human-Robot Synchronization for Assistive Technologies

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    IEEE-RAS-EMB ICORR 2017 Workshop on human-robot synchronization for assistive technologies
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    Date: July 17, 2017
    Venue: QEII Centre, Broad Sanctuary, Westminster, London SW1P 3EE, UK
    Hall: Hall B

    July 17 – 21, 2017
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    Synchronization is a central feature in human-robot interaction, especially when both entities need to perform movements in synergy. This is particularly relevant for assistive robots connected in parallel (exoskeletons) or in series (artificial limbs) to human biological limbs. In such cases, robots have to support or augment the human user without hindering the intended movement. This requires to timely detect the user’s motor intention and continuously adapt to rhythmic motor features that vary with time (step/stride length, phase, frequency, etc.). Achieving this is central to enable the robotic system to be perceived as a natural extension of the body. Synchronization is also a fundamental mechanism in the human and animal nervous system. Cortical regions communicate with each other by synchronizing their firing patterns, while spinal Central Pattern Generators and synergies are thought to play a prominent role for coordinating – and thus synchronizing – large sets of muscles involved in a large repertoire of motor tasks. This workshop is organized in 2 sessions providing theoretical and experimental insights into aspects including: biological synchronization mechanisms, computational approaches for synthetizing bio-inspired mechanisms, and translational approaches to neurorehabilitation and assistive robotics.

    Room: Hall B

    Session 1: 13:45 – 15:15
    - 13:45 - 13:50: Workshop introduction
    - 13:50 - 14:10: C. Miall (University of Birmingham)
    - 14:10 – 14:30: M. Capogrosso (Université de Fribourg)
    - 14:30 – 14:50: V. Cheung (The Chinese University of Hong Kong)
    - 14:50 – 15:10: M. Sartori (University of Twente)

    Coffee Break: 15:10 - 16:00.

    Session 2: 16:00 – 17:30
    - 16:00 – 16:20: E. Rocon (Spanish National Research Council)
    - 16:20 – 16:40: R Ronsse (Université Catholique de Louvain)
    - 16:40 – 17:00: H. Vallery (Delft University of Technology)
    - 17:00 – 17:20: D. Reinkensmeyer (University of California, Irvine)
    - 17:20 – 17:25: Closing Remarks

    Workshop Organizers:
    - Dr. Renaud Ronsse (Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium)
    - Dr. Massimo Sartori (University of Twente, The Netherlands)
    Last edited by Massimo Sartori; July 13th, 2017, 04:11 PM. Reason: Update Speaker List