We organized two special sessions at Werob 2018:
Exoskeleton Research in Europe where we brought together researchers from ongoing and recently finished European projects and initiatives on exoskeletons and other wearable orthotic devices. We discussed on how to increase and intensify collaboration and information exchange between the projects and how to make sure that new projects benefit from the results of previous ones.
Wearable Robotic Solutions for Factories of the Future where we gathered specialists in the field of Industrial exoskeletons and discussed the state of the art, challenges and novel results in the very promising rising field for wearable robots.
Katja Mombaur from UHEI gave a keynote lecture at IROS 2018 in Madrid titled “Realistic models of human motions for better wearable robots” and a plenary lecture at ICNR 2018 in Pisa titled “Optimization-based analysis and design of exoskeletons, prostheses and assistive devices”. In both she extensively discussed modeling and optimization work on spinal exoskeletons performed in SPEXOR project.