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This two day challenge event will demonstrate cutting-edge robots and autonomous systems to create, inspect, repair and maintain our critical infrastructure. Alongside showcasing technical advances, the event will create a space to discuss the benefits and impacts of adopting such technology, and what we need to do to prepare for the future. The event will…
Abstract: In this talk, first, we consider the problem of designing behavioural rules for groups of robots of extreme simplicity. We show how so-called “computation-free” robots, with only one or a few bits of sensory information, can accomplish a range of tasks, and demonstrate this with systems of up to 40 real robots, which are…
Abstract: Breast cancer is known to be the biggest killer for the female population worldwide. Diagnostics and Treatment of breast tumors are therefore very relevant. In the seminar, after an introduction of different activities taking place at the University of Twente, Robotics and Mechatronics lab, two solutions will be presented which are under investigation to…
Abstract: The successful transition of robots from laboratories to human-centric and safety-critical environments is predicated on guarantees on their safe and correct operation. Recently, approaches from formal methods and model checking have been applied to robotics to automate the synthesis of controllers from formal specifications. The specifications are commonly expressed as Temporal Logic formulae, an…
Abstract: One of the next technological frontiers in medicine is the realization of personalized robots that integrate seamlessly with the human to perform repair or augmentation of various biological functions over extended period of time. In this talk I will introduce three types of in-the-body robots, emphasizing on their specific biology-imposed challenges and on technological…
Abstract: Medical microrobots have various possibilities for biomedical applications by transporting cells or drugs to restore damaged tissues or organs. In this presentation, various magnetically actuated microrobots are introduced for precise control by external magnetic fields to achieve their specific goals. First, three-dimensional (3D) laser lithography was used to create complete 3D microrobot structures using…
Abstract: Over the last 20 years, cochlear implants (CIs) have become what is arguably the most successful neural prostheses. Despite this success, a significant number of CI recipients experience marginal hearing restoration, and, even among the best performers, restoration to normal fidelity is rare. In current practice surgical insertion of the implant and its programming…
Abstract: Robots out in the world today work for people but not with people. Before robots can work closely with ordinary people as part of a human-robot team in a home or office setting, robots need the ability to acquire a new mix of functional and social skills. Working with people requires a shared understanding…