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ICS Research Seminar on "Physical Human-Robot Interaction based Locomotion Assistance for Elderly People"

09.07.2018


ICS Research Seminar on "Physical Human-Robot Interaction based Locomotion Assistance for Elderly People" by Shunki Itadera, Chair for Cognitive Systems, TUM

Abstract: For elderly people, locomotion is important to keep their health as well as moving to another place. Recently, assistive robots are expected to provide aid in order to ensure the safety of the elderly and to reduce the burden of caregivers. In my talk, I will introduce several locomotion assistance projects which I have been involved in; 1) robotic rehabilitation with a walker-type robot, 2) robotic gait stabilization with a cane-type robot, and 3) physical support for locomotion, including walking and stand-to-sit/sit-to-stand transfer, with a mobile manipulator robot. In these project, I have focused on the relationship between the control methodologies of assistive robots and the physical/medical effects on the users. I describe and discuss the feasibility in a practical use of the proposed robots based on the results of the clinical experiments.

Biography: Shunki Itadera received his B.E. degree in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and M.E. degree in Micro-Nano System Engineering from Nagoya University, Japan, in 2015 and 2017, respectively. He is currently pursuing the Ph.D. degree in the Department of Micro-Nano Mechanical Science and Engineering at Nagoya University. From April 2018 to March 2019, he is staying at ICS, TUM with the Overseas Challenge Program for Young Researchers offered by Japan Society for the Promotion of Science. His research interests include physical Human-Robot Interaction, assistive robots and rehabilitation robotics.

11 July 2018, 16:30h, ICS Karlstraße 45, 2. Floor, seminar room 202

For more info please visit: http://web.ics.ei.tum.de/~ehrlich/ICS_seminar/index.htm