Welcome to our page on research in the area of “Human-Oriented Approaches for Assistive and Rehabilitation Robotics”.

Recently, assistive and rehabilitation robotics receive an increasing research interest due to their capabilities in evaluation, augmentation, and their high repeatability. Even though designs have the functionality for desired tasks, many robotic interventions suffer from being effective not only due to the limitation in technology but also the insufficient knowledge about the human. Thus, assistive and rehabilitation robotics research and application require human-oriented approaches since the devices incorporate with humans. Therefore, the consideration of technical and human aspects is crucial and techniques from neural and human sciences should be considered besides engineering methods. The consideration of aspects such as safety, functionality, effectiveness, and acceptance requires the collaboration of disciplines like design, mechatronics, computer science, biomechanics, neuroscience, and psychology.

This year, we joined efforts with other workshop proposers at IEEE ICORR 2017 due to a high number of submissions (workshop @ ICORR 2017).

Further, we organize a special issue in the Elsevier journal “Robotics and Autonomous Systems” (RAS VSI 2016/17).