BIOMEDICAL ROBOTICS

BIOMEDICAL ROBOTICS

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Code
98454
ACADEMIC YEAR
2018/2019
CREDITS
4 credits during the 2nd year of 10635 ROBOTICS ENGINEERING (LM-32) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
ING-INF/06
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (ROBOTICS ENGINEERING )
semester
1° Semester
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

This course provides a perspective on robotics technologies applied to (and inspired by) themes of biomedical research and practice. These include 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 lecturing and develop research projects, both individually and as teams

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

After completing this course the students will be able to:

  • Identify and describe different types of medical robots and their potential applications
  • Know basic concepts in kinematics, dynamics, and control relevant to medical robotics
  • Understanding and analyzing biological signals (motion, muscle and brain activity)
  • Control robots with with biosignals
  • Develop the analytical and experimental skills necessary to design and implement robotic assistance for different biomedical applications
  • Be familiar with the state of the art in applied medical robotics and medical robotics research
  • Understand the various roles that robotics can play in healthcare

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

This is an introductory course in the application of robotics technologies to a variety of biomedical activities and research areas. 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
  • Robots for biomedical research
  • Surgery robotics, teleoperation, cooperative manipulation
  • Brain and Body machine interfaces
  • Prosthetics
  • Neuro-Rehabilitation Robotics
  • Assistive robotics
  • Biomimetic robotics

After completing this course the students will be able to:

  • Identify and describe different types of medical robots and their potential applications
  • Know basic concepts in kinematics, dynamics, and control relevant to medical robotics
  • Understanding and analyzing biological signals (motion, muscle and brain activity)
  • Control robots with with biosignals
  • Develop the analytical and experimental skills necessary to design and implement robotic assistance for different biomedical applications
  • Be familiar with the state of the art in applied medical robotics and medical robotics research
  • Understand the various roles that robotics can play in healthcare

PREREQUISITES

Modeling and control of robot architectures

Teaching methods

Mandatory attendance.

> Lessons: 20 Hours (see topics above)

> Example/practice 12 hours - Students are requested to engage in a number of activities, including lecturing and develop research projects, both individually and as teams

 

Students will be evaluated based on

a) A project related to the robotics topics presented in the the course

b) Their active participation to the second part of the courses, where students are request to present research articles on specific robotic applications and/or discuss with invited speakers (experts in the field).

 

 

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

Topics:

  • Biological movement control
  • 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

Readings will be distributed via the course website.

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Ricevimento: 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

RENATO UGO RAFFAELE ZACCARIA (President)

MAURA CASADIO (President)

LESSONS

Teaching methods

Mandatory attendance.

> Lessons: 20 Hours (see topics above)

> Example/practice 12 hours - Students are requested to engage in a number of activities, including lecturing and develop research projects, both individually and as teams

 

Students will be evaluated based on

a) A project related to the robotics topics presented in the the course

b) Their active participation to the second part of the courses, where students are request to present research articles on specific robotic applications and/or discuss with invited speakers (experts in the field).

 

 

LESSONS START

Lessons start:  September 25, 2018

EXAMS

Exam description

Students will be evaluated based on

a) A project related to the robotics topics presented in the the course

b) Their active participation to the second part of the courses, where students are request to present research articles on specific robotic applications and/or discuss with invited speakers (experts in the field).

 

 

Assessment methods

> 50 % continuous assessment; 

> 50% Final exam

Students will be evaluated based on

a) A project related to the robotics topics presented in the the course

b) Their active participation to the second part of the courses, where students are request to present research articles on specific robotic applications and/or discuss with invited speakers (experts in the field).