Last week we had the pleasure of participating in the workshop “Intelligent Control Methods and Machine Learning Algorithms for Human-Robot Interaction and Assistive Robotics” organized by the University of Alberta, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Imperial College London, University of Toronto and Delft University of Technology, as an event within the ICRA 2022 (IEEE International Conference)

At the workshop, the most innovative ideas from experts in the fields of human-machine interaction, collaborative robots and assistive robots were presented. The speakers, all leading researchers, reported on their advances in the use of artificial intelligence and machine learning techniques to make these machines more autonomous and safer.

We contributed our grain of sand with a presentation on security given by our colleague Diego Torricelli and a video of the Exo-H3 showing some of its new functions such as ROS control. The presentation dealt with the results of the SALOEXO project (sub-project of the COVR project), focused on defining the key safety indicators in the use of exoskeletons. For this purpose, several experiments were carried out taking into account the level of comfort and risk perception experienced by the users. You can watch the video below, as well as on our Youtube page and soon on the Home page of our website.

You can watch the complete workshop at the following Youtube link: Diego does not appear in the video because he was the first speaker and, due to technical problems, the recording could not start until late in the workshop. Even so, many interesting things were said in the workshop and, if you are interested in the state of the art of HRI and IA, we recommend you to take a look at it.

We hope you enjoy both!