What you’ll learn
- Definition and Types of Wearable Robotics
- Human-Robot Interaction
- Biomechatronic Systems in WR
- Bio-inspiration and Biomimetism in WR
- Mechanics of Wearable robot
- Cognitive Human-Robot Interaction(cHRI)
- Physical Human-Robot Interaction(pHRI)
- Wearable Robot Technologies
- Human bio-mechanics
- Engineering Mechanics
- Robotics Basics
- Control theory
The aim of this Course is to learn you how to design a Robotic Exoskeleton that can assists the walking of Disabled Persons and Old People ,and completes the function of the lower limbs.
Robotic Exoskeleton are defined as a Wearable Robot (WR) and a Mechatronic system that maps on the human limb anatomy and can be worn by a human operator to complete or enhance or empower the human capabilities.
In order to reach the goal of this course we need to learn how to design an EMG-based Exoskeleton that operate in a closed loop to maintain the Human-Robot Interface.This leads us to start first with the Mechanical Design of the exoskeleton that follow the main aspects of the Kinematics and kinetics of the WR with reference to the human biomechanics and Robot mechanics.The next step is the selection of the suitable actuating systems that can be used to drive the mechanical structure.
moreover ,We are interested in selecting the suitable sensors that can be used to measure the biomechanical (Force,Torque ,Position …etc ) and bioelectrical(from nervous system such as using EMG signals ) variables to collect information about Human-Robot interaction.
The last step is making the integration between pervious steps and the suitable controller that will be used to control the flow of information and power through the Human-Robot interaction.that leads us to think about the suitable electrical source to supply the robot and the suitable networking and connecting methods between all parts.The Controller will receive the EMG Signals from some electrodes found on the skin.Then it will drive the actuators depending on that signals,and get the feedback from the biomechanical and bioelectrical sensors during walking modes.
Who this course is for:
- Mechatronics Engineering
- Biomedical Engineering