Connecting Humans and Robots through Wearable Haptics

Connecting Humans and Robots through Wearable Haptics

The main idea is to bring out from the lab some of the robotic experiments developed during the research activity of our academic department.
Our booth shows interactive demos related to the final outcome of the European project WEARHAP (www.wearhap.eu) about wearable haptic interfaces (devices able to provide tactile stimuli) used for interaction with highly immersive virtual environments and assistive applications.
Moreover, we will show the Robotic Sixth Finger, a novel solution to compensate hand grasping abilities for chronic stroke patients during everyday life activities. The Robotic Sixth Finger is a representative examples of the prostheses, exoskeletons, and assistive devices for upper limb rehabilitation developed within the SOFTPRO EU Project.


Italy


Connecting Humans and Robots through Wearable Haptics

SIRSLab - Dipartimento di Ingegneria dell'Informazione e Scienze Matematiche, Università di Siena

Since 2015 Full Professor at the University of Siena. From 2002 to 2015 Associate Professor of Robotics at the University of Siena. Since 2009 Scientific Consultant at Istituto Italiano di Tecnoloogia, Genova Italy. In 1994, Visiting Scientist at the MIT AI Lab. M.S. degree in Electronics Engineering and the Ph.D. degree in Robotics and Automation from the University of Pisa in 1991 and 1995, respectively.


Stand H24 (pav. 5) - Università di Siena - SIRSLab

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