Progetto Europeo STEPbySTEP EUROBENCH

EUropean ROBotic framework for bipedal locomotion bENCHmarking (2019-2021)

Abstract

The STEPbySTEP is part of the EUROBENCH project that aims at creating the first benchmarking framework for robotic systems in Europe. The framework will allow companies and researchers to test the performance of robots (bipedal machines, i.e. exoskeletons, prosthetics and humanoids) at any stage of development and for several robotic domains.

In particular, STEPbySTEP will develop a modular and sensorized reconfigurable staircase testbed for lower-limb exoskeletons benchmarking. The inclination of the staircase will be easily adjustable as well as, consequently, the height of the steps. Furthermore, the staircase will be provided at the upper end with a platform adjustable in height allowing for turning and with sensorized handrails at both sides for safety reasons. With regard to measurements, load cells for the handrails, two force platforms embedded in the stairs, a motion capture system, and a physiological signals measurement system (e.g., breath and heartbeat measurements) will be integrated into the testbed.

The STEPbySTEP approach will integrate measurements from the human factors’ perspective (i.e., trust, cognitive workload and usability) by introducing a new standard index. The goal is to outline a benchmarking scheme in order to compare systems and define which one is most usable for the final user.


Durata del progetto/Project duration

2019 - 2021


Responsabile scientifico

Dott. Loris Roveda

SUPSI - Dalle Molle Institute for Artificial Intelligence (Switzerland)

Responsabile scientifico per il Dipartimento

Prof. Luca Pietrantoni
ALMA MATER STUDIORUM - Università di Bologna (Italy)

Coordinator

AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DEINVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS (Spain)

Partnership

SUPSI - Dalle Molle Institute for Artificial Intelligence (Switzerland)

ALMA MATER STUDIORUM - Università di Bologna (Italy)

CNR STIIMA - Istituto di Sistemi e Tecnologie Industriali per il Manifatturiero Avanzato (Italy)

Ceit-IK4 (Spain)


Finanziamento

€ 40.000

 

 

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