Over the years, robots have become increasingly present in industrial and social contexts. The collaboration and interaction between humans and robots is fundamental in several fields, such as assistive robotics. The complementary capabilities of humans and robots can be used to improve the quality of the interaction and the reliability and naturalness of the robot behaviour: the main strengths of each partner are combined to achieve a task performance superior to that achieved by the individual partners. Introducing the human user in the control loop of the robot will facilitate the co-existence of the two agents, guaranteeing an interactive learning and promoting bidirectional communication between humans and robots in the so-called human-in-the-loop control and learning.
The workshop aims at bringing together roboticists and computer scientists to present a variety of current approaches aiming at including humans in the interaction with robotic systems endowing robots with cognition abilities, guaranteeing user satisfaction and improving technology acceptability. Real-world applications in assistive robotics will be also discussed with special reference to the advancements in the framework of the H2020-FETOPEN-2018-2019-2020-01Project “SOMA – Ultrasound peripheral interface and in-vitro model of human somatosensory system and muscles for motor decoding and restoration of somatic sensations in amputees”.
Decision Making and Planning;
Closed loop prosthesis
Human-in-the-loop control strategies;
Activity and Intention Recognition;
Acceptability and Personalization;
Trustworthy in Human-Robot Interaction.
Rehabilitation and Assistive Robotics.
This workshop has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program under grant agreement N. 899822 (SOMA – Ultrasound peripheral interface and in-vitro model of human somatosensory system and muscles for motor decoding and restoration of somatic sensations in amputees).
Francesca Cordella, Dario Farina, Loredana Zollo.
Prof. Dario Farina (Imperial College London, London, UK)
Mr. Freygardur Thorsteinsson (Össur hf., Reykjavik, Iceland)
Prof. Christian Cipriani (Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Italy)
Prof. Nicolas Garcia Aracil (University Miguel Hernandez de Elche, Spain)
Prof. Hermano Igo Krebs (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA)
Prof. Michelle Jillian Johnson (University of Pennsylvania, USA)