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CODE 98454
ACADEMIC YEAR 2023/2024
CREDITS
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR ING-INF/06
LANGUAGE English
TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
SEMESTER 1° Semester
TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

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 robotics. 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

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 offer a background on biological signals and their applications in human-machine interfaces. The second part is devoted to in-depth analysis of specific applications. These include basic research in sensory-motor systems, advanced surgical and diagnostic techniques, body and brain machine interfaces, robots for assistance and rehabilitation, prosthetics, biomimetic robotics

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 following specific applications:

  • Body (including brain) machine interfaces 
  • Surgery robotics, teleoperation, cooperative manipulation
  • Robots for biomedical research
  • Prosthetics
  • Neuro-Rehabilitation Robotics
  • Assistive robotics
  • Biomimetic robotics  
  • Supplemental sensory feedback to enhance or substitute human perception

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

> Lessons on the topics mentied above (see teaching methods), including also discussions with invited speakers, experts in the field of those topics.

> Example/practice  - Students are requested to engage in a number of activities, including lecturing and develop software/ research projects on the topic of the course,  individually or as team

 

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

This is an introductory course in the application of robotics technologies to a variety of biomedical activities and research areas. Topics:

  • Biological movement control 
  • Robots for biomedical research
  • Surgery robotics, teleoperation, cooperative manipulation, robots for endoscopy
  • Brain and Body machine interfaces
  • Prosthetics
  • Neuro-Rehabilitation Robotics
  • Assistive robotics
  • Biomimetic robotics
  • Supplemental sensory feedback to enhance or substitute human perception

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Readings (and software material) will be distributed via the course website. 

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Exam Board

MAURA CASADIO (President)

CAMILLA PIERELLA

SERENA RICCI

ANDREA CANESSA (President Substitute)

LESSONS

Class schedule

L'orario di tutti gli insegnamenti è consultabile all'indirizzo EasyAcademy.

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

Students will be evaluated based on

a) Assignments 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).

c) final exam 

 

 

ASSESSMENT METHODS

The assessment consist of two parts:

>  continuous assessment; 

>  Final exam

Students will be evaluated based on

a) Assigments  related to the robotics topics presented in the the course

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

 

 

Exam schedule

Data Ora Luogo Degree type Note
15/02/2024 09:00 GENOVA Esame su appuntamento
13/09/2024 09:00 GENOVA Esame su appuntamento

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