The first video is an extract of a Swissnex sponsored seminar. The full seminar has several speakers, in particular Ralph Pfeifer (University of Zurich from the start of the video until 0:40. The second speaker is Hod Lipson who starts at 0:56 and talks for the remainder of the video. The key extract is from 1:08 to 1.16

Class papers for presentation

Robot-human interactions for assistive applications

Robot exoskeletons

Morphology: Brachiation robots

Neural inspired robot intelligence


Wang and Hamner and Delp and Koltun


[arata2013new] Jumpei Arata, Keiichi Ohmoto, Roger Gassert, Olivier Lambercy, Hideo Fujimoto and Ikuo Wada, A new hand exoskeleton device for rehabilitation using a three-layered sliding spring mechanism 2013 doi=10.1109/ICRA.2013.6631126

[dollar2008lower] Aaron M Dollar and Hugh Herr, Lower extremity exoskeletons and active orthoses: challenges and state-of-the-art 2008 doi=10.1109/TRO.2008.915453

[herr2012bionic] Hugh M Herr and Alena M Grabowski, Bionic ankle--foot prosthesis normalizes walking gait for persons with leg amputation 2012 doi=10.1098/rspb.2011.1194 url=

[geyer2010muscle] Hartmut Geyer and Hugh Herr, A muscle-reflex model that encodes principles of legged mechanics produces human walking dynamics and muscle activities 2010 doi=10.1109/TNSRE.2010.2047592

[wang2012optimizing] Jack M Wang, Samuel R Hamner, Scott L Delp and Vladlen Koltun, Optimizing locomotion controllers using biologically-based actuators and objectives 2012 doi=10.1145/2185520.2185521

[geijtenbeek2013flexible] Thomas Geijtenbeek, Michiel van de Panne and A Frank van der Stappen, Flexible muscle-based locomotion for bipedal creatures 2013 doi=10.1145/2508363.2508399

[cempini2015powered] Marco Cempini, Mario Cortese and Nicola Vitiello, A powered finger--thumb wearable hand exoskeleton with self-aligning joint axes 2015 doi=10.1109/TMECH.2014.2315528

[miyashita2015untethered] Shuhei Miyashita, Steven Guitron, Marvin Ludersdorfer, Cynthia R Sung and Daniela Rus, An untethered miniature origami robot that self-folds, walks, swims, and degrades 2015 url=

[firouzeh2015robogami] Amir Firouzeh and Jamie Paik, Robogami: a fully integrated low-profile robotic origami 2015 url=

[panizzolo2016biologically] Fausto A Panizzolo, Ignacio Galiana, Alan T Asbeck, Christopher Siviy, Kai Schmidt, Kenneth G Holt and Conor J Walsh, A biologically-inspired multi-joint soft exosuit that can reduce the energy cost of loaded walking 2016 url=

[onal2013origami] Cagdas D Onal, Robert J Wood and Daniela Rus, An origami-inspired approach to worm robots 2013 url=

[zoss2006biomechanical] Adam B Zoss, Hami Kazerooni and Andrew Chu, Biomechanical design of the Berkeley lower extremity exoskeleton (BLEEX) 2006 doi=10.1109/TMECH.2006.871087

[burton2011development] TMW Burton, R Vaidyanathan, SC Burgess, AJ Turton and C Melhuish, Development of a parametric kinematic model of the human hand and a novel robotic exoskeleton 2011 doi=10.1109/ICORR.2011.5975344

[Nakanishi2000brachiating] Jun Nakanishi, Toshio Fukuda and Daniel E Koditschek, A brachiating robot controller 2000 doi=10.1109/70.843166

[Saito1994swing] Fuminori Saito, Toshio Fukuda and Fumihito Arai, Swing and locomotion control for a two-link brachiation robot 1994 doi=10.1109/37.257888

[Saito1993swing] F. Saito, T. Fukuda and F. Arai, Swing and locomotion control for two-link brachiation robot 1993 doi=10.1109/ROBOT.1993.291874

[steger2006control] Ryan Steger, Sung Hoon Kim and Hami Kazerooni, Control scheme and networked control architecture for the Berkeley lower extremity exoskeleton (BLEEX) 2006 doi=10.1109/ROBOT.2006.1642232

[Lipson2000golem] Hod Lipson and Jordan B Pollack, Automatic design and manufacture of robotic lifeforms 2000 doi=10.1038/35023115

[patton2006evaluation] James L Patton, Mary Ellen Stoykov, Mark Kovic and Ferdinando A Mussa-Ivaldi, Evaluation of robotic training forces that either enhance or reduce error in chronic hemiparetic stroke survivors 2006 doi=10.1007/s00221-005-0097-8

[rozario2009therapist] Sylvester Vijay Rozario, Sarah Housman, Mark Kovic, Robert V Kenyon and James L Patton, Therapist-mediated post-stroke rehabilitation using haptic/graphic error augmentation 2009 url=

[rahman2006passive] Tariq Rahman, Whitney Sample, Shanmuga Jayakumar, Marilyn Marnie King and others, Passive exoskeletons for assisting limb movement 2006 doi=10.1682/JRRD.2005.04.0070 url=

[Bongard05:_autom_synth_multip_inter_model] Josh Bongard and Hod Lipson, Automatic Synthesis of Multiple Internal Models Through Active Exploration 2005 url=

[Holland2003robots] Owen Holland and Rod Goodman, Robots with internal models: a route to machine consciousness? 2003 url=

[Thrun2007stanley] S. Thrun, M. Montemerlo, H. Dahlkamp, D. Stavens, A. Aron, J. Diebel, P. Fong, J. Gale, M. Halpenny, G. Hoffmann and others, Stanley: The robot that won the DARPA Grand Challenge 2007 url=

[Wyeth09:_spatial] G. Wyeth and M. Milford, Spatial cognition for robots 2009 doi=10.1109/MRA.2009.933620

[prescott09:_whisking] T.J. Prescott, M.J. Pearson, B. Mitchinson, J.C.W. Sullivan and A.G. Pipe, Whisking with robots 2009 doi=10.1109/MRA.2009.933624

[cox2009neuromodulation] B.R. Cox and J.L. Krichmar, Neuromodulation as a Robot Controller 2009 doi=10.1109/MRA.2009.933628

[Newman09:_navigating] P. Newman, G. Sibley, M. Smith, M. Cummins, A. Harrison, C. Mei, I. Posner, R. Shade, D. Schroeter, L. Murphy and others, Navigating, recognizing and describing urban spaces with vision and lasers 2009 doi=10.1177/0278364909341483