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Abstract: Neuromorphic processors comprise hybrid analog/digital circuits that implement hardware models of biological systems, using computational principles analogous to the ones used by the nervous systems. The neuromorphic devices exhibit very slow, biologically plausible, time constants to well match the signals they are designed to process, such that they are inherently synchronized with the real-world…

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Speaker: Ted Varley, CEO & Founder of Covvi Title: How to design Hands When: Wednesday 10th February, 1600-1700 Where: Zoom (free but please register) https://universityofleeds.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAtdu6srzMpGdPBzFzqGpoBG9cZuxf-LNd_ Abstract: Discussion about the various challenges when designing prosthetic hands, and how the application of technology can improve user outcomes. Short Bio: Ted Varley founded COVVI in 2017, with a goal…
Speaker: Thendral Govindaraj, Georgia Institute of Technology Title: The role of force-dependent feedback in the regulation of limb impedance and inter-joint coordination When: Wednesday 03/02/2021, 1700-1800 Where: Zoom (free but please register) Abstract: Neural feedback pathways from Golgi tendon organs, which measure active contractile force, are widely distributed in the limb. Force feedback is modulated…
Speaker: Francesco Del Duchetto, University of Lincoln & Saga Robotics Title: In-situ learning from human interactions in public spaces When: Wednesday 27th January, 1700-1800 Where: Zoom (free but registration required) https://universityofleeds.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAkce6tqTwuGtLrw3EckaI_KAxVmUnZandw Abstract: In a future where robots will ubiquitously be among us, in public spaces and our homes, we want them to be able to…
Summary: Robotics is a mature technology in orthopaedic joint replacement, but their widespread adoption is still in doubt. This lecture will review the past and present landmark technologies in robotic surgery, and shed light on the successes and limitations of robotic-assisted joint arthroplasty, with a view to identify potential avenues for wider adoption. Bio: Ferdinando…
Abstract In this talk, I will walk you through my experiences from single- to multi-drone systems. I will start with a short introduction to the work carried out at ETHZ and Disney Research Zurich. Then, I will describe how I managed to let a group of drones localize and control themselves in an unknown environment…
Abstract Assistive robotic manipulators have the potential to support the lives of people suffering from severe motor impairments. They can support individuals with disabilities to independently perform activities of daily living, such as drinking, feeding, manipulation tasks, and opening doors, and to (re)integrate into the working life. An attractive solution is to enable motor-impaired users…
Abstract: Patient safety and quality of care remain the focus of the smart operating room of the future. Some of the most influential factors with a detrimental effect are related to suboptimal communication among the staff, poor flow of information, staff workload and fatigue, ergonomics and sterility in the operating room. While technological developments constantly…
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…