[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] Call for posters - Workshop at ICORR17 - Towards a next generation of wearable robotic devices for human-oriented assistance and therapy

gionata salvietti salviettigio at dii.unisi.it
Tue May 16 01:47:13 PDT 2017

Call For Posters

RehabWeek 2017, Workshop on:
"Towards a next generation of wearable robotic devices for human-oriented
assistance and therapy"

July 17, 2017 – London UK

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*Call for Posters *

The workshop is soliciting a poster session where we will show ongoing
works. The poster session is thought as an occasion for young researchers
and scientists to show their ongoing research activities and to discuss the
results and possible developments. During a flash talk presentations, just
before the posters session, presenters will have one minute to introduce
their works.

To participate, please submit a *poster title* and *one page abstract* (in
PDF format, ICORR regular paper format) via email to: Gionata Salvietti (
salviettigio at dii.unisi.it) by 9 June, 2017 (AoE). All contributions will
undergo a review by the organizers, and the authors will be notified of
acceptance by 15 June, 2017.


*Important Dates*
Poster abstract submission: *09 June, 2017 (AoE).*
Notification of acceptance:  15 June, 2016 (AoE).
Workshop:                        17 July 2017


This workshop is the result of the merging of three workshop proposals that
shared common topics for assistive and rehabilitation robotics. The
workshop will gather knowledge from robotic engineering, clinical studies,
humanrobot interaction and psychology. The invited speakers and the
intended audience are intentionally meant to be multidisciplinary in
nature, to discuss the topics from these different perspectives.
Assistive and rehabilitation robotics are receiving increasing research
interest, due to their capabilities in evaluation, augmentation, and their
high repeatability. Even though designs have the functionality for desired
tasks, many robotic interventions suffer `from being effective not only due
to the limitation in technology but also the insufficient knowledge about
the human-machine interaction. Traditional actuators are mostly developed
for accurate position control, but in human robot-interaction other control
targets prevail, posing different demands on actuators. Developing
intuitive control strategies that are effective for controlling wearable
robots in scenarios of daily life or functional rehabilitation is still a
big challenge.
To tackle this issues, both assistive and therapeutic rehabilitation
robotics research and application require human-oriented approaches, since
the devices routinely incorporate interfaces with humans. Moreover, current
objectives for the use of therapeutic rehabilitation robots derive
primarily from established physical and occupational clinical protocols.
However these protocols provide limited guidance about precise details of
imposed motion, such as speed of desired motion, applied forces, or
resulting movement kinetic and kinematic profiles. Ultimately, the choices
made for robot training are inherently arbitrary, and not based on any
rigorous theory of how best to relearn impaired voluntary movements.

Salvietti Gionata, University of Siena, Italy
Rymer W Zev, RIC, US
van Asseldonk Edwin, University of Twente, Holland
Beckerle Philipp, Technical University Darmstadt, Germany
Unal Ramazan, AGU, Turkey
Mastrogiovanni Fulvio, University of Genoa, Italy
Veneman Jan, Tecnalia
Crea Simona,  Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna Pisa, Italy


*Invited Speakers*
The sessions will cover: clinical studies (CLI), Biomechatronic design of
rehabilitation robotics (BDRR) and Human-machine interaction (HMI).

- Arun Jayaraman
- Jim Patton
- Giulio Rognini
- Jaap Burke

- Connor Walsh
- Elliott Rouse
- Cor Meijneke
- Lorenzo Masia

- Marcia O'Malley
- Domenico Prattichizzo
- Pierre Barralon
- Emily Cross
Gionata Salvietti, PhD

Assistant Professor (RTD-A) in Robotics and Automation
Department of Information Engineering and Mathematics
University of Siena
Via Roma 56, 53100 Siena, Italy
Research affiliate
Department of Advanced Robotics
Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia - IIT
Via Morego 30, 16163 Genova, Italy

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