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Etienne Burdet (Imperial College London)

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"Interaction control with unknown environments and humans" / Monday, February 24, 2014, 17:15 h

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  • Bernstein Seminar
When Feb 24, 2014
from 05:15 PM to 06:45 PM
Where Lecture Hall, Hansastr. 9a
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The Bernstein Center Freiburg



Bernstein Seminar
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Etienne Burdet
Imperial College London
 
Interaction control with
unknown environments and humans

Monday, February 24, 2014

17:15 h

Lecture Hall (ground floor)
Bernstein Center Freiburg
Hansastraße 9A
79104 Freiburg

Abstract:
By investigating how humans deal with unstable dynamics, we could elucidate how humans adapt to the environment in order to carry unstable tasks typical of tool use, and how they learn to coordinate muscle appropriately through practice. The first part of this talk will review these results and show how this lead to a model motor adaptation, which can also be used as a new robot behaviour bringing flexibility to the control of interactive tasks. Recently we investigated interactive motor tasks between humans, using dual robotic interface that enable us to modulate the interaction between the partners. The second part of the presentation will describe some of the surprising results elucidating involuntary coordination patterns between humans and analyse the underlying control mechanism.

The talk is open to the public. Guests are cordially invited!
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