A Workshop on

Program (WTh5) - June 5, 2014


Introduction by RoboAssist 2014 organizers

Nicola Vitiello, Samer Mohammed and Juan C. Moreno

Session 1


Invited talk #1:
Concept of a Novel Soft Wearable Robot for Gait Rehabilitation

Robert Riener, ETH, Zurich, Switzerland


Invited talk #2:
On the use of adaptable compliant actuators in prosthetics, rehabilitation and assistive robotics

Dirk Lefeber, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium


Invited talk #3:
Wearable exoskeletons to reduce human effort in walking

Herman van der Kooij, University of Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands


Coffee Break

Session 2


Invited talk #4:
LENAR: a non-anthropomorphic powered orthosis for gait rehabilitation and assistance

Dino Accoto, Università Campus Biomedico di Roma, Italy


Invited talk #5:
Sensor and Control Concepts for Neuro-Interface Prosthetic Devices

Thomas Schauer, Technische Universtät Berlin, Germany


Invited talk #6:
BALANCE: Supporting postural balance through an exoskeleton

Jan Veneman, Tecnalia, Spain


Invited talk #7:
Wearable LL robots for functional compensation and gait training: application scenarios

José L. Pons, CSIC, Spain

12:30 - 14:00

Lunch Break

Session 3

14:00 - 14:25

Invited talk #8:
Transcutaneous neuroprostheses for hybrid robotic applications

Thierry Keller, Tecnalia, Spain


Invited talk #9:
Realization of desired impedance in robotic applications through position feedback control

Sehoon Oh, Sogang University, Seoul, Korea


Invited talk #10:
Control Methods and Controller Structures for Assisting Humans by Robots

Kyoungchul Kong, Sogang University, Seoul, Korea


Poster Session I: M. Moltedo et al. - T. Boaventura et al. - F. Burget et al.


Coffee Break

Session 4


Invited talk #11:
Next generation soft wearable robots

Conor Walsh, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Harvard University, USA


Poster Session II: H. In et al. - M. Mallwitz et al. - A. Calanca et al.


Conclusions, future activities

Nicola Vitiello, Samer Mohammed and Juan C. Moreno


Poster #1:
Marta Moltedo, Karen Junius, Tomislav Baček, Bram Vanderborght, Dirk Lefeber
Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Title: On the use of compliant actuators with parallel springs for wearable exoskeletons

Poster #2:
Thiago Boaventura, Jonas Buchli
ETH, Zurich, Switzerland

Title: A new method for mimicking human behavior with exoskeletons

Poster #3:
Felix Burget2, Massimo Cenciarini1, Benjamin Meier2, Hannah Bast2, Maren Bennewitz2, Wolfram Burgard2, Christoph Maurer1
1University Medical Center, Freiburg, Germany
2University of Freiburg, Germany

Title: Closed-Loop System for Real-Time Calibration of Neural Stimulation Parameters using Motion Data

Poster #4:
Hyunki In, Byungchul Kim, Brian Byunghyun Kang and Kyu-Jin Cho
Seoul National University, Korea

Title:Clinical trials of soft wearable robot for the hand (Exo-Glove): The case of tetraplegia (C4)

Poster #5:
Martin Mallwitz, Luis Vaca Benitez, Bertold Bongardt, Niels Will
DFKI Robotics Innovation Center, Germany

Title: The CAPIO Active Upper Body Exoskeleton

Poster #6:
Andrea Calanca, Nicola Piccinelli, Paolo Fiorini
University of Verona, Italy

Title: Human-Adaptive Force Control of Compliant Actuators