Robot rehabilitation inspired by the mechanisms of physical interpersonal interaction

Employer
Università di Genova
Location
Italy
Posted
September 21 2017
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Academia

During a rehabilitation exercise, therapist and patient establish a form of collaboration based on physical (sensorimotor) interaction. Collaboration aims at maximising recovery while keeping therapist's contribution to a minimum. This situation can be modelled in terms of shared control and game theory. To model such interaction would allow to build a physical replica (a robot capable of establishing optimal forms of collaboration). The objective of this research is to model the process through which two individuals develop optimal forms of collaboration, and to translate it into a control scheme aimed at developing a robot with comparable ‘collaborative' capabilities



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