Human Modeling For Bio-inspired Robotics: Mechanical Engineering In Assistive Technologies

Paperback | September 1, 2016

byJun Ueda, Yuichi Kurita

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Human Modelling for Bio-inspired Robotics: Mechanical Engineering in Assistive Technologies presents the most cutting-edge research outcomes in the area of mechanical and control aspects of human functions for macro-scale human size applications. Intended to provide researchers both in academia and industry with key content on which to base their developments, this book is organized and written by senior experts in their fields. Human Modeling for Bio-Inspired Robotics: Mechanical Engineering in Assistive Technologies offers a system-level investigation into human mechanisms that inspire the development of assistive technologies and humanoid robotics, including topics in modelling of anatomical, musculoskeletal, neural and cognitive systems, as well as motor skills, adaptation and integration. Each chapter is written by a subject expert and discusses its background, research challenges, key outcomes, application, and future trends. This book will be especially useful for academic and industry researchers in this exciting field, as well as graduate-level students to bring them up to speed with the latest technology in mechanical design and control aspects of the area. Previous knowledge of the fundamentals of kinematics, dynamics, control, and signal processing is assumed. Presents the most recent research outcomes in the area of mechanical and control aspects of human functions for macro-scale human size applications Covers background information and fundamental concepts of human modelling Includes modelling of anatomical, musculoskeletal, neural and cognitive systems, as well as motor skills, adaptation, integration, and safety issues Assumes previous knowledge of the fundamentals of kinematics, dynamics, control, and signal processing

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Human Modelling for Bio-inspired Robotics: Mechanical Engineering in Assistive Technologies presents the most cutting-edge research outcomes in the area of mechanical and control aspects of human functions for macro-scale human size applications. Intended to provide researchers both in academia and industry with key content on which to...

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Presents the most recent research outcomes in the area of mechanical and control aspects of human functions for macro-scale (human size) applicationsCovers background information and fundamental concepts of Human ModellingIncludes modelling of anatomical, musculoskeletal, neural and cognitive systems, as well as motor skills, adaptatio...

Jun Ueda is an Associate Professor at G.W.W. School of Mechanical Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology. He has published over 100 peer reviewed academic papers and is an expert in system dynamics, robust control in robotics and the development of sensing and actuation devices for industry and healthcare applicationsYuichi...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:358 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:September 1, 2016Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Part I: Modeling of Human Musculoskeletal System/Computational Analysis of Human Movements and Their Applications

Chapter One: Implementation of Human-Like Joint Stiffness in Robotics Hands for Improved Manipulation

Chapter Two: A Review of Computational Musculoskeletal Analysis of Human Lower Extremities

Chapter Three: EMG-Controlled Human-Robot Interfaces: A Hybrid Motion and Task Modeling Approach

Chapter Four: Personalized Modeling for Home-Based Postural Balance Rehabilitation

Chapter Five: Modeling and Dynamic Optimization of a Hybrid Neuroprosthesis for Gait Restoration

Chapter Six: Soft Wearable Robotics Technologies for Body Motion Sensing

Part II: Modeling of Human Cognitive/Muscular Skills and Their Applications

Chapter Seven: Noninvasive Brain Machine Interfaces for Assistive and Rehabilitation Robotics: A Review

Chapter Eight: Intention Inference for Human-Robot Collaboration in Assistive Robotics

Chapter Nine: Biomechanical HRI Modeling and Mechatronic Design of Exoskeletons for Assistive Applications

Chapter Ten: Psychological Modeling of Humans by Assistive Robots

Chapter Eleven: Adaptive Human-Robot Physical Interaction for Robot Coworkers