Kids University 2019

Kids University 2019

We are happy to take part to the annual edition of Kidsuniversity Verona 2019 with tho open labs dedicated to school classes and to families named “Past Present and Future of Robotics”.

Tuesday 17 September: Kidslab During the morning we had the pleasure to host two classes from the Verona area that have experienced how to build and program a toy robot.

Saturday 21 September: FamilyLab During the morning we had the pleasure to host kids and families and dive together into the world of robotics.

 

Official website: http://kidsuniversityverona.it/

Here’s the news on the local TV Telearena – minute 18:26 🎬

CARS 2019

CARS 2019

Computer Assisted Radioloy and Surgery Conference

Edition 2018 – Rennes

It was a pleasure for us to participate in one of the most important forums for innovation in healthcare technology.

Paper presentation: Tagliabue, E., Dall’Alba, D., Magnabosco, E., Tenga, C., Peterlik, I., & Fiorini, P. (2019). Position-based modeling of lesion displacement in ultrasound-guided breast biopsy. International journal of computer assisted radiology and surgery, 1-11.

Official website: https://www.cars-int.org/

In the picture: Hirenkumar Chandarant Nakawala, Eleonora Tagliabue, Bogdan Maris.

Mutamenti Epocali

Mutamenti Epocali

25/02/2019 H21:00 Aula Morgagni del Policlinico Universitario, Via Giustiniani, 2, Padova

Nuove frontiere della robotica: implicazioni umane e sociali.

 

A speech by Prof. Paolo Fiorini in the context of the “Mutamenti Epocali” corso di Cultura 2019 by Fondazione Ex-Antonianum, Padova.

Ex-Antonianum is an association that unites the alumni of the Antoniamun University College of Padua, in Prato della Valle, founded in 1905 by the Society of Jesus.

Full programme here

Forecast Project

Forecast Project

The first six months of the Forecast Project have been completed

 

The FORECAST project focuses on benchmarking force control algorithms for robotic locomotion applications such as exoskeletons and humanoids.

Force control algorithms allow robots to adapt their movements to the surrounding environment and to delicately (softly) interact with humans. This characteristic is fundamental in the increasingly frequent scenarios of collaboration between human and robot (eg rehabilitative or assistive robotics) or in the case of uncertain environments (eg disaster recovery).

As a result, tools will be developed to help robot designers choose the best force control algorithms and to define standardized metrics for their evaluation.

The FORECAST project is funded by the European Union, Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme, through an Open Call issued by the EUROBENCH Project.
The project is in collaboration with the following partners: the Spanish Council for Scientific Research Consejo Superior de Investigaciones CientĂ­ficas (CSIC) and the Italian Institute of Technology Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT) in Genoa.

Details:

Starting date: 22 March 2019
Duration: 20 months
Official link: http://eurobench2020.eu/forecast
ALTAIR Team: Andrea Calanca, Enrico sartori, Guglielmo Zanni, Noè Murr, Rudy Vicario

Submitted paper: “Actuation selection for assistive exoskeletons: matching capabilities to task requirements” by Andrea Calanca, Stefano Toxiri, Davide Costanzi, Enrico Sartori, Tommaso Poliero, Christian Di Natali, Darwin G. Caldwell, Paolo Fiorini, Jesús Ortiz as a regular paper to the IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering.

Actuator and Environment modelling
Physical testbench

Workshop at the Hamlyn Symposium on Medical Robotics

Workshop at the Hamlyn Symposium on Medical Robotics

Workshop: Towards Robotic Autonomy in Surgery

On June 23rd 2019 we had the pleasure to participate to the annual Hamlyn Symposium on Robotics 2019, at the Royal Geographical Society, London and organizing the workshop “Towards Robotic Autonomy in Surgery” sponsored by the University of Verona.
Workshop co-Chairs and Organisers:  Paolo Fiorini, Riccardo Muradore, Francesco Setti.

The Hamlyn Symposium was also the occasion to show the audience our research with paper and poster presentations.

 

Picture: Riccardo Muradore, Giacomo de Rossi, Martina Doppio, Andrea Roberti, Francesco Setti, Diego Dall’Alba, Hiren Nakawala, Prof. Paolo Fiorini, Eleonora Tagliabue

Gallery

ISMR and SSMR 2019

ISMR and SSMR 2019

Prof. Paolo Fiorini will be invited speaker at the yearly Spring School on Medical Robotics (SSMR) and at the International Symposium on Medical Robotics (ISMR) 2019. hosted on the campus of Georgia Tech from April 1–3, 2019.

The IEEE Robotics & Automation Society International Symposium on Medical Robotics 2018 has the goal to bring together engineers, clinicians and industry in various fields of medical robotics to create a common forum for exchanging ideas and foster future developments in the field.

Official website: http://www.ismr.gatech.edu/