[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] Half day workshop at ICORR 2015 invitation

carlos david rodriguez guerrero sagan61 at gmail.com
Fri Jul 3 06:20:05 PDT 2015


Dear Roboticist and clinicians with interest in rehabilitation robotics.


We are pleased to invite you to our ICORR 2015 half-day workshop entitled:

***ROBOTIC SYSTEMS FOR TRAINING AND ASSISTANCE OF WALKING***

which is going to be held at ICORR 2015 in Singapore, on the 11th of August from 9:00 to 12:30, classroom 2

Workshop website: http://www.corbys.eu/index.php/icorr-2015-workshop.html <http://www.corbys.eu/index.php/icorr-2015-workshop.html>
ICORR website: http://www.icorr2015.enabling-technology-festival.org <http://www.icorr2015.enabling-technology-festival.org/>
 

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About The Workshop
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The development of robotic devices for training and assistance of walking has been gaining intensity in recent years. This development has been driven by the expectation that robot-assisted gait rehabilitation may reduce the physical load to the therapist during the training, may increase the training intensity, may allow a quantitative assessment of the patient’s performance and may improve a patient’s walking ability. Also, there are expected advantages outside of the rehabilitation field, such as the support of the elderly in performing daily living activities independently in their own homes, and the support of workers in specific working conditions. This increased research and development has led to new challenges in the design and control of robotic systems for walking assistance and rehabilitation. These robotic systems are no longer simply devices to support basic movements, but rather advanced robotic systems that enable, for example, training of natural walking through the appropriate degrees of freedom, postural balance control and adaptation to the abilities and physical and psychological state of the human user. In this workshop, different aspects of current research and development, the challenges of the field, and limiting factors in innovative robotic solutions for walking rehabilitation and assistance will be discussed. The results from four projects, beside other work of the selected invited speakers, will be used for illustration: CORBYS (www.corbys.eu <file:///D:/Users/104148/AppData/Local/Microsoft/Windows/Temporary%20Internet%20Files/Content.Outlook/L2QXXAQM/www.corbys.eu>), ALTACRO (altacro.vub.ac.be <file:///D:/Users/104148/AppData/Local/Microsoft/Windows/Temporary%20Internet%20Files/Content.Outlook/L2QXXAQM/altacro.vub.ac.be>), SYMBITRON (www.symbitron.eu <http://www.symbitron.eu/>) and BALANCE (www.balance-fp7.eu <http://www.balance-fp7.eu/>). The presentations will highlight the issues related to the design and control of innovative robotic systems around the following topics:

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Workshop Format
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The workshop will solely consist of the presentations of selected keynote speakers to cover the important aspects and developments in the topic. The organizers will take care there will be sufficient opportunity to discuss the content of the presentations with the speakers and among the audience.



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 Topics of interest 

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      Overview of new developments in robotic systems for training and assistance of walking

      Systems engineering of advanced robotic systems for training and assistance of walking

      Actuator designs for human cooperative behavior in robotic systems for training and assistance of walking

      Balance control support in robotic systems for training and assistance of walking

      Human cooperative control strategies in robotic systems for training and assistance of walking

The intended audience of this workshop consists of researchers as well as students working in the field of robotics for walking rehabilitation and assistance, experts in clinical movement analysis and rehabilitation, biomechanics and human motor control.



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Speakers
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Nicola Vitiello, Assistant Professor, Head Wearable Robotics Laboratory, The BioRobotics Institute, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Italy. 
Conor Walsh, Assistant Professor of Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering, Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering, Harvard University. USA.   
Adrian Leu, Postdoctoral research fellow, Institute of Automation, University of Bremen, Germany. 
Carlos Rodriguez Guerrero. Robotics and Multibody Mechanics group, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium.  
Yu Haoyong, Assistant Professor of Department of Bioengineering at Sinapse, Singapore Intitute for Neurotechnology. 
Jan F. Veneman, Health-Rehabilitation Robotics, Tecnalia Research and Innovation, Spain.
Imre Cikajlo, Associate Professor, University Rehabilitation Institute, Ljubljana, Slovenia.   
Dirk Lefeber, Professor, Head of the Robotics and Multybody Mechanics Group, Vrije Universiteit Brussel.
Edwin van Asseldonk, MIRA, University of Twente, The Nederlands.
Etienne Burdet, Professor of Human Robotics, Department of Bioengineering, Imperial College London.
   
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Organizers
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Jan F. Veneman, Health-Rehabilitation Robotics, Tecnalia Research and Innovation, Spain.
Danijela Ristić-Durrant, Institute of Automation, University of Bremen, Germany.
Carlos Rodriguez Guerrero. Robotics and Multibody Mechanics group, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium.  
Edwin van Asseldonk, MIRA, University of Twente, The Nederlands.
 
We are looking forward to your participation!

Hope to see you in Singapore!!!

Carlos Rodriguez Guerrero
- on behalf of all organizers

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Dr.Ir. Carlos Rodriguez Guerrero
PostDoc Researcher at the Robotics and Multi-body Mechanics group at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB)
carodrig at vub.ac.be <mailto:carodrig at vub.ac.be>


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