Workshop Mobile Robots
Mobile Robotics and Human Gait Assistance
Mobility is one of the most important human faculties. Neurological and other age-related diseases affect human mobility at different levels that cause partial or total loss of that ability. In this context, new technologies have emerged to improve the living conditions of people with motor deficiencies. Currently, a new category of walking assistance walkers has emerged, integrating robotic, electronic and mechanical technology. These devices are known as robotic walkers. However, the new robotic walkers must address the new problem of social acceptability, along with an intuitive human-robot interaction that considers the environment, which guarantees safety and assistance in locomotion within dynamic environments, this topic is currently a subject of research Within the biomedical engineering program, and in this workshop will be approached from a theoretical and practical point of view.
This workshop will present and introduce recent advances that have been developed at the Center for Biomechatronics, in collaboration with PhD. Mario Garzón (Polytechnic University of Madrid - Spain), who is an expert in robotics applied to security and surveillance.
2:30 pm - INTRODUCTORY TALK ON EKSOWALKER PROJECT AND RECENT DEVELOPMENTS
- Prof. Dr. Carlos A. Cifuentes
- Prof. Wilson A. Sierra
3:00 pm - MOBILE ROBOTICS APPLIED TO SECURITY AND SURVEILLANCE
- Dr. Mario Garzón, Researcher at Polytechnic University of Madrid - Spain
4:00 pm - NAVIGATION AND HUMAN DETECTION ON MOBILE ROBOTS
- Biomedical Engineer Sergio Sierra, Researcher at Center for Biomechatronics
Dr. Mario Garzón and the biomechatronics member Sergio Sierra with the biomechatronics team at the end of the workshop.
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