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Jožef Stefan
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Postgraduate School

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Slovenia

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Course Description

Sensors in Robotics and Biocybernetics

Program

Sensor Technologies

Lecturers:

prof. dr. Jan Babič

Goals:

The objective of the course is to present an overview of the sensor technology in modern robotics, automation of manufacturing and biocybernetics.

The acquired knowledge will enable the students to understand the principles of sensor operation and practical application of sensors in engineering and research.

Content:

• Sensorics as a technological realization and upgrade of the human senses; sight, smell, taste, touch and hearing.
• Utilization of sensor technology in modern robotics, automation of manufacturing and biocybernetics.
• Integration of sensors and actuators into processes of robotic control.
• Practical implementation of kinematical and physiological human measurements.
• Transducers that convert signals from the sensors to the analogue and digital form, that can be used for further processing.

Course literature:

Books:
• P.P.L. Regtien: Sensors for Mechatronics, Elsevier, 2012. ISBN 9780123914972.
• A.M. Pawlak: Sensors and Actuators in Mechatronics: Design and Applications, CRC Press, 2006. ISBN 0849390133
• B. Siciliano, L. Sciavicco, L. Villani, G. Oriolo: Robotics: Modelling, Planning and Control, Springer, 2010. ISBN 9781846286414

Periodicals:
• IEEE Transactions on Robotics, ISSN 1552-3098
• IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, ISSN 0018-9294

Significant publications and references:

Representative papers:
• Babič, J., Lenarčič, J. :In vivo determination of triceps surae muscle-tendon complex viscoelastic properties. Eur. j. appl. Physiol, 92, 477-484, 2004.
• Babič, J., Hale, J. G., Oztop, E.: Human Sensorimotor Learning For Humanoid Robot Skill Synthesis. Adapt. Behav., 19(4), 250-263, 2011.
• Gams, A., Petric, T., Debevec, T., Babič, J., Effects of robotic knee exoskeleton on human energy expenditure. IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, 60(6), 1636-1644, 2013.
• Peternel, L., Petrič, T., Oztop, E., Babič, J., Teaching robots to cooperate with humans in dynamic manipulation tasks based on multi-modal human-in-the-loop approach. Autonomous robots, 36(1-2), 123-136, 2013.

Examination:

Oral exam (50%)
Seminar work with presentation and oral defense of solving the chosen research problem (50%)

Students obligations:

Oral exam.
Seminar work with presentation and oral defense of solving the chosen research problem.

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