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日 時:6月8日(火) 9:00-10:00
場 所:オンライン開催(参加方法は後日公開します)
講演題目:SuperLimbs
講演者:H. Harry Asada(Department of Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
講演概要

Supernumerary Robotic Limbs, or SuperLimbs for short, are wearable extra arms and legs for augmenting the physical abilities of the wearer. SuperLimbs can be attached to various locations on the human body, providing the wearer with a broad spectrum of functionalities. While still a new field, SuperLimbs show promise both as an assistive technology for people with disabilities, including stroke survivors and elderly people, and as an augmentation technology for various industrial applications, ranging from manufacturing, construction, and infrastructure maintenance to rescue and emergency transponder support. Unlike powered exoskeletons, SuperLimbs do not have to move together with the individual joints of a wearer but can move independently of the human limbs. While this allows SuperLimbs to create various functionalities, communication and control are more challenging for SuperLimbs, compared to conventional wearable robots. This talk will introduce various SuperLimb designs for diverse applications, and address the communication and control challenge. In particular, a new framework of human-robot communication, called voluntary and reactive control, will be discussed and its application to hemiplegic patient support will be described. The talk will be concluded by addressing challenges for the future.


講演者略歴

H. Harry Asada is Ford Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Director of the Brit and Alex d’Arbeloff Laboratory for Information Systems and Technology in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA. He received the B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in precision engineering in 1973, 1975, and 1979, respectively, all from Kyoto University, Japan. He specializes in robotics, biological engineering, and system dynamics and control. His current robotics research includes neuro-motor control associated with wearable extra limbs and their applications to aircraft manufacturing, heavy industries, and prosthetics. His research in the bio area focuses on bio-integrated robots, where live cells and tissues are used as components. He received Best Paper Awards at the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA) in 1993, 1997, 1999, and 2010, the Best Application Paper Award at the 2017 IROS, the O. Hugo Schuck Best Paper Award from the American Control Council in 1985, and Best Journal Paper Awards from the Society of Instrument and Control Engineers in 1979, 1984, and 1990. He was the recipient of the 2011 Rufus Oldenburger Medal from ASME, the Henry Paynter Outstanding Researcher Award from ASME Dynamic Systems and Control in 1998, and the Ruth and Joel Spira Award for Distinguished Teaching from the School of Engineering, MIT. Dr. Asada is a Fellow of ASME.

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