ARQ - Advanced Robotics at Queen Mary


Seminar: Human Robotics

by Professor Etienne Burdet, Imperial College London


When: Tue, Jan 29, 16:00-17:00

Where: Engineering building, Eng 3.24 (Mile End campus) 

Abstract: In this talk I will present how we use robotics to investigate human sensorimotor control, and create robots to help humans. In particular, I will describe how we translated human-like adaptation to to let robot interact skilfully with the environment in industrial tasks and for robot-assisted neurorehabilitation. I will also describe our recent results on how humans communicate during physical interaction, and how this can lead to versatile and reactive robotic behaviours. 

Bio: Dr. Etienne Burdet is Chair of Human Robotics at the Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine in UK. He is also a visiting Professor at Nanyang Technology in Singapore and at University College London. He holds an MSc in Mathematics (1990), an MSc in Physics (1991), and a PhD in Robotics (1996), all from ETH-Zürich. He was a postdoctoral fellow with TE Milner from McGill University, Canada, JE Colgate from Northwestern University, USA and Mitsuo Kawato of ATR in Japan. Professor Burdet’s group uses an integrative approach of neuroscience and robotics to: i) investigate human motor control, and ii) design efficient systems for training and rehabilitation, which are tested in clinical trials.

The 20th TAROS conference will be hosted by the Centre for Advanced Robotics at Queen Mary University of London from the 3rd to the 5th of July 2019.

Submission deadline for both short and full-length papers is the 28th of February, 2019 (extended). The submission of manuscripts is via Springer conference submission system (Springer OCS).

TAROS is the longest running UK-hosted international conference on Robotics and Autonomous Systems (RAS), which is aimed at the presentation and discussion of the latest results and methods in autonomous robotics research and applications.

TAROS offers a friendly environment for robotics researchers and industry to take stock and plan future progress. It welcomes senior researchers and research students alike, and specifically provides opportunities for research students and young research scientists to present their work to the scientific community.