Einladung zum Vortrag im Kolloquium
Towards a New Generation of Multisensory Human-Machine Interfaces for VR and Real-World Applications
Dr. Paolo Robuffo Giordano
MPI for Biological Cybernetics
Dept. Bülthoff · Tübingen
Zeit: Dienstag, 26.01.2010 · 16:00 Uhr
Ort: IST-Seminarraum 3.243 · Pfaffenwaldring 9 · Campus Stuttgart-Vaihingen
In this talk, we will present an overview of the current and future challenges in designing effective human-machine interfaces for VR applications and real-world scenarios. We will consider two main areas: interactive simulation of vehicle motion, and remote control of individual or swarms of semi-autonomous agents. The underlying theme is the full exploitation of different sensory inputs (e.g., visual, acoustic, haptic, vestibular) to reproduce a perfect illusion of realism, and to improve the situational awareness of remote environments. We will in particular focus on the role of vestibular feedback, i.e., the perception of self motion. This is a crucial component in designing realistic motion simulators for, e.g., training purposes, and in providing fast information on the surrounding environment. We will then present some preliminary results obtained on our MPS motion simulator, an anthropomorphic robot manipulator exploited as a versatile motion platform for providing vestibular feedback.
Paolo Robuffo Giordano received the M.S. degree in Computer Science Engineering and the Ph.D. degree in Systems Engineering from the Dipartimento di Informatica e Sistemistica, Università di Roma "La Sapienza", in 2001 and 2008. He was a PostDoc at the Robotics Institute of the German Aerospace Center (DLR) in from 2007 to 2008. He is currently Project Leader at the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics, Department Bülthoff, and is in charge of the robotics and control-related activities. His interests are in the general areas of robotics and nonlinear control. In particular, he has been working on kinematic and dynamical modeling of physical systems, motion control of fixed and mobile manipulators, visual servoing, nonlinear state estimation, nonholonomic systems, control design for VR applications, and motion simulation technologies.
Paolo was awarded with the "Best Italian 2008 PhD Thesis on Robotics and Control" and with the "Best Video Award" at the 2009 International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA).