Entries by Jan

Robots tailored for humans

Work at JSI related to SPEXOR was presented in a newspaper blog Robots tailored for humans published in Slovenian national daily newspaper Delo.

Conceptual design of the monitoring system

In December 2016 we formalized the conceptual design based on the specifications from the requirements workshop. Over the last months, OBG and VUA had an intensive exchange about the used biomechanical models to consider the latest scientific approaches for the monitoring system. We now started with the implementation of the monitoring system.

Making virtual models requires real-world data

The team at UHEI developed a dynamic model of the human body. Together with the team at VUA we collected the movement and ground reaction forces of a human subject performing a series of everyday activities. We later used this data to build a multi-body dynamic model of the subject that included detailed models of […]

High-level exoskeleton control formulated

Based on the meeting between JSI, UHEI and VUA in Amsterdam in October 2016 we formulated a high-level control architecture of the spinal exoskeleton. The architecture will be implemented as a multi-layered system with reactive and model based controllers to meet the necessary ergonomic requirements for LBP prevention and treatment.

Exoskeleton Technology Brokerage and Pitching Event

Spexor and five other European research projects (AXO-SUIT, BALANCE, MovAiD, Robo-Mate, Symbitron) met in Amsterdam on November 28 to discuss advancements in exoskeleton technology in order to create synergies and generate new ideas for further developments and common implementation of results. The event was organized by Common Exploitation Booster, a support service for facilitating exploitation […]

Two Workshops at IROS 2016

We co-organized two workshops at the 2016 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS 2016) that were held in Daejeon, Korea during October 9-14, 2016: Joint Workshop on Wearable Robotics and Assistive Devices Human-Robot Collaboration: Towards Co-Adaptive Learning Through Semi-Autonomy and Shared Control

Core requirements specified

Based on the Requirements Workshop in Duderstadt, six core requirements of the SPEXOR technology were specified to accommodate considerations regarding the etiology of low-back pain and the biomechanics of the human spine during manual materials handling tasks.