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Workshop on Assistive Robotics & Technologies

Date: 21 March 2018   Time: 14:00 - 19:00

Workshop on Assistive Robotics & Technologies

When: March 21, 14:00-19:00
Where: GO Jones building, ground floor Lecture theatre, Queen Mary Univerisity of London, Mile End Campus (Stepney green or Mile End road stations)

QMUL campus map (building 25)

Robotics and assistive technologies can improve mobility for persons with a disability. Such technologies are diverse: powered wheelchairs, prosthetic limbs, wearable exoskeletons, etc. Safe and efficient design of robotic assistance remains a challenging issue. In this workshop, the invited speakers will address such issues by demonstrating recent research progress and successful application cases. This workshop is a part of the QMUL Cybathlon 2020 team activity. The QMUL Cybathlon 2020 student team will present their progress during the workshop.

Registration is required (FREE): Eventbrite link

Tentative programme:

Presentations (15:00-18:00)

15:00-15:30 Shared control: improving access to mobility control, Dr Tom Carlston, University College London
15:30-16:00 Fundamental control policies for locomotion, Dr Aleksandra V. Birn-Jeffery, Queen Mary Univerisity
16:00-16:30 H-CARD: human centred design of assistive and rehabilitation devices, Professor Etienne Burdet, Imperial College London
coffee break
16:45-17:15 Using Inertial measurements to quantify and classify movements for health care analysis, Professor William Harwin, Univerisity of Reading
17:15-17:45 A case from Rio 2016 Paralympic games, Dr Dylan Morrissey, Queen Mary Univerisity of London
17:45-18:00 Assistive robotics at Queen Mary, Cybathlon 2020 student team presentation

Drinks and networking reception (18:00-19:00)

Contact: Dr Ildar Farkhatdinov, i.farkhatdinov@qmul.ac.uk

The workshop is supported by Westfield fund of Queen Mary Univerisity of London.

Location:  GO Jones building, ground floor Lecture theatre