BIOMEDICAL ROBOTICS

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Code
86744
ACADEMIC YEAR
2017/2018
CREDITS
6 credits during the 2nd year of 8725 Bioengineering (LM-21) GENOVA

4 credits during the 2nd year of 8774 ROBOTICS ENGINEERING (LM-32) GENOVA

4 credits during the 2nd year of 8774 ROBOTICS ENGINEERING (LM-25) GENOVA

SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
ING-INF/06
LANGUAGE
English
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (Bioengineering)
semester
1° Semester
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

The purpose of this course is to provide a perspective on robotic technologies applied to (and inspired by) themes of biomedical research and practice. Robotics is a multidisciplinary technology, with elements from computer, electrical and mechanical engineering and with an increasing spectrum of biomedical applications. These include basic research in sensory-motor systems, advanced surgical and diagnostic techniques, Brain and body machine interfaces, prosthetics and rehabilitation.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The purpose of this course is to provide a perspective on robotic technologies applied to (and inspired by) themes of biomedical research and practice.

TEACHING METHODS

The purpose of this course is to provide a perspective on robotics technologies applied to (and inspired by) themes of biomedical research and practice. Robotics is a multidisciplinary technology, with elements from computer, electrical and mechanical engineering and with an increasing spectrum of biomedical applications. These include basic research in sensory-motor systems, advanced surgical and diagnostic techniques, Brain and body machine interfaces, prosthetics and rehabilitation. The course aims at reaching an appropriate balance between basic notions and applications. Students are requested to engage in a number of activities, including software development, lecturing and develop research projects, both individually and as teams.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

The purpose of this course is to provide a perspective on robotic technologies applied to (and inspired by) themes of biomedical research and practice. The first part of the course is intended to provide a background of formal instruments for understanding control of biomedical robotic devices, biological movement control and their possible relations. The second part is devoted to in-depth analysis of the specific applications.
•    Biological movement control: hardware and software
•    Robots for biomedical research
•    Surgery robotics, teleoperation, cooperative manipulation
•    Brain and Body machine interfaces
•    Prosthetics
•    Neuro-Rehabilitation Robotics
•    Assistive robotics
•    Biomimetic robotics

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Siciliano,Khatib, Springer Handbook of Robotics, Springer or Spong, M. W., Hutchison, S., and M. Vidyasagar. (2005) Robot Modeling and Control, Wiley & Sons. In addition, the class will review several specialized articles, readings will be distributed via the course website

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Office hours: on demand, by e-mail contact at: maura.casadio@unige.it or mobile phone at: 3474419095. Teacher office: via All’Opera Pia 13, building E, second floor. Office direct phone number: 010-3532749

Exam Board

MAURA CASADIO (President)

VITTORIO SANGUINETI

VALENTINA SQUERI

LESSONS

TEACHING METHODS

The purpose of this course is to provide a perspective on robotics technologies applied to (and inspired by) themes of biomedical research and practice. Robotics is a multidisciplinary technology, with elements from computer, electrical and mechanical engineering and with an increasing spectrum of biomedical applications. These include basic research in sensory-motor systems, advanced surgical and diagnostic techniques, Brain and body machine interfaces, prosthetics and rehabilitation. The course aims at reaching an appropriate balance between basic notions and applications. Students are requested to engage in a number of activities, including software development, lecturing and develop research projects, both individually and as teams.

Class schedule

BIOMEDICAL ROBOTICS

EXAMS

ASSESSMENT METHODS

Students will be evaluated based on a) A midterm project in which the students will analyze data from people affected by a disability (30% of final grade) b) Their active participation to the second part of the course, where students are request to present research articles on specific applications and/or discuss with invited speakers (experts in the field). 30% of final grade) c) Final exam (40% of final grade)

Exam schedule

Date Time Location Type Notes
09/02/2018 10:00 GENOVA Scritto + Orale
15/02/2018 09:00 GENOVA Orale aula VB
16/02/2018 09:00 GENOVA Esame su appuntamento contattare il docente per concordare data esame
01/06/2018 09:00 GENOVA Esame su appuntamento contattare il docente per concordare data esame
24/07/2018 09:00 GENOVA Esame su appuntamento contattare il docente per concordare data esame
14/09/2018 09:00 GENOVA Esame su appuntamento