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ARQ: Advanced Robotics at Queen Mary



Seminar: Human Robotics

Date: 29 January 2019   Time: 16:00 - 17:00

Seminar: Human Robotics

by Professor Etienne Burdet, Imperial College London


When: Tue, Jan 29, 16:00-17:00

Where: Engineering building, Eng 3.24 (Mile End campus) 

Abstract: In this talk I will present how we use robotics to investigate human sensorimotor control, and create robots to help humans. In particular, I will describe how we translated human-like adaptation to to let robot interact skilfully with the environment in industrial tasks and for robot-assisted neurorehabilitation. I will also describe our recent results on how humans communicate during physical interaction, and how this can lead to versatile and reactive robotic behaviours. 

Bio: Dr. Etienne Burdet is Chair of Human Robotics at the Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine in UK. He is also a visiting Professor at Nanyang Technology in Singapore and at University College London. He holds an MSc in Mathematics (1990), an MSc in Physics (1991), and a PhD in Robotics (1996), all from ETH-Zürich. He was a postdoctoral fellow with TE Milner from McGill University, Canada, JE Colgate from Northwestern University, USA and Mitsuo Kawato of ATR in Japan. Professor Burdet’s group uses an integrative approach of neuroscience and robotics to: i) investigate human motor control, and ii) design efficient systems for training and rehabilitation, which are tested in clinical trials.

Location:  Engineering building, Eng 3.24