Visiting Masters degree students
Paul Baksic is a French master student in Biomedical Engineering at Telecom Physique Strasbourg. He is currently doing a 3 months internship for his first year of master. His job is divided in two parts. First his work consist in programming an entire acquisition software using multilthreading programming in order to synchronise the sampling of three devices, an haptic interface, an EMG and a NDI Polaris Vicra. Then his application to modeling the human operator during human-robot interaction.
Tom Rousseau is working with a Ph.D. student and other interns on co-operative robotics. He is exploring different models of the human-machine interaction and to analyse the passivity of the human operator within the scope of co-operative tasks with a compliant torque-controlled robot. He is exploring the state of the art, collecting data from a KUKA robot to identify a sufficiently relevant model of the human interaction. He is also implementing a passive controller to see if the users are passive or not. He hopes to contribute to the identification of a more complex model of the human interaction based on real-time EMG signals measurements, processing and impedence arm model. Such models will be integrated with a real-time passitivity controller.
Laurence Willemet is a french student from the engineering school Telecom Physique Strasbourg where she studies biomedical engineering. She is doing her 3rd-year internship at Neuroengineering and Medical Robotics laboratory at Politecnico di Milano from March to August 2017. She is working on man-robot interaction during manipulation tasks without force-feedback with the tutorial of Elena de Momi and Bernard Bayle. Her subject of study is to investigate if the user stiffness can be obtained in real time with a simplified model of the user arm, typically inspired from redundant robotics and quasistatic modelling.
Roberto Barbosa was born in 1994. He is a Portuguese student from University of Minho where he studies Medical Electronics, a track of Biomedical Engineering masters programme. He is doing his 2nd year master’s degree internship at Neuroengineering and Medical Robotics Laboratory at Politecnico di Milano from September 2016 to February 2017. His subject of study is to perform a procedure to guide the surgeon during a robot-assisted trachaeoplasty based on the pre-operative plan under tutorship of Elena De Momi.
Luís Serrador is a Portuguese student from University of Minho where he studies Medical Electronics, a track of the Biomedical Engineering Masters programme. On his 2nd year of master’s degree he is doing an internship at Neuroengineering and Medical Robotics Laboratory at Politecnico di Milano from September 2016 to February 2017. His subject of study is perform a procedure to guide the surgeon during a robot-assisted trochleoplasty based on a pre-operative plan with the tutorage of Elena de Momi.
Alexandra Stefanescová comes from Czech Republic where she obtained her bachelor’s degree as Biomedical Technician at Czech Technical University in 2014. During her bachelor’s degree, she spent one year at TU Ilmenau in Germany with Erasmus program. She studies her master degree in Biomedical Engineering at Ghent University in Belgium and currently visits Politecnico di Milano with Erasmus+ program. She works on her master thesis at Neuroengineering and Medical Robotics Laboratory in the autumn semester 2016/2017. The goal of her thesis is new design of haptic interfaces in minimally invasive surgery in order to improve human efficacy gesture during tele-operated surgical tasks. Her thesis promoter is Elena de Momi and she is supervised by Jacopo
Joost Jansma is a Dutch student from the Delft University of Technology where he studies BioMechanical Design, a track of the Mechanical Engineering Masters programme. He is doing his 2nd-year internship at Neuroengineering and Medical Robotics Laboratory at Politecnico di Milano from September to December 2016. He is working on the subject of “Surgical gesture analysis in robotic teleoperation”. In this project he is tasked with designing a virtual environment for several reaching tasks for the purpose of conducting experiments in which the kinematics and musco-skeletal strategies adopted by the user are analysed. His representatives are Elena de Momi and Jacopo Buzzi.
Cynthia Gouigah was born in 1994. She is a French student from the engineering school ESIR ( Ecole Supérieure d’Ingénieurs de Rennes) where she studies biomedical engineering. She is doing her 2nd-year internship at Neuroengineering and Medical Robotics laboratory at Politecnico di Milano from June to August 2016. She is working on the subject ” Redundancy optimization of a 7 DoF robotic arm”. Her representants are Elena De Momi and Hang Su. She is also working on this project with three bachelor’s student from Politecnico. Mainly, she tries with them to simulate a human-like movement on a Kuka 4p robot thanks to MatLab, R-Viz, V-rep and the Kinect.
Tayfun Tatar was born in 1995. He is a Turkish student studying Electrical and Electronics Engineering in Middle East Technical University, Turkey. He is doing her 2nd-year internship at Neuroengineering and Medical Robotics laboratory at Politecnico di Milano from June to September 2016. His subject of study is design of a novel magnetic stimulator for cortical brain mapping during open skull neurosurgery with the tutorage of Elena de Momi. He is also working on a project to build a device that monitors human respiration at his home university, with Prof. Dr. Murat Eyuboglu.