Human-Robot Rendez Vous
Thesis in external company
keywords HAPTIC DEVICES, HUMAN-ROBOT INTERACTION, MECHATRONICS, ROBOTICS
Reference persons ALESSANDRO RIZZO
External reference persons Prof. Domenico Prattichizzo, University of Siena and Italian Institute of Technology
Thesis type EXPERIMENTAL RESEARCH
Description The thesis is in collaboration with the SIRSLab of the University of Siena (http://sirslab.diism.unisi.it/) directed by Prof. Domenico Prattichizzo, and the Italian Institute of Technology.
The aim of the thesis is to create a system to synchronize humans and robots to reach a rendezvous. Humans receive gait suggestions using haptic anklets that will vibrate at the desired rhythm. The system has to estimate the subject's gait using sensors (piezo, accelerometers, est. ) that will be integrated into the haptic device.
The student will deal with the problem related to the localization of mobile robots and humans in unstructured or partially structured environments. Furthermore, the student will learn to integrate heterogeneous systems with each other.
The student will learn to choose the suitable components to build wearable devices, looking for a compromise between the desired performance and the size and weight of the final interface. He/she will also be able to better understand the potential of wearable haptic interfaces and will learn how to set up user studies to evaluate new devices.
Notes A visiting period at the University of Siena or the Italian Institute of Technology in Genova may be required, depending on the thesis activities and on the pandemic situation.
Deadline 31/08/2021 PROPONI LA TUA CANDIDATURA