The HIRO lab was well-represented at the 2018 IROS (International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems) Conference in Madrid, Spain! Kenechukwu Mbanisi, the senior HIRO PhD student, wrote about modeling physical human-vehicle interaction as part of his work with Toyota Research, and presented his work at the conference.
Kene has been hard at work for the past two years studying how to model human drivers in the cockpit of a car. Using data gathered from hours of human motion studies, he was able to generate a library of dynamic motion primitives that can be used in automotive design simulations. (My favorite intro to dynamic motion primitives is . You can also take Professor Li’s Motion Planning course at WPI that explores the many applications of DMPs.)
Heramb also sent a poster to the conference (which Kene presented- teamwork!) and had a paper accepted to a workshop on human-robot cooperation, collaboration, and manipulation. We hope to see more of Heramb’s work in human-robot handover’s published soon!
Congratulations to these HIRO members for putting in the hard work to publish their research!