Team, Visitors, External Collaborators
Overall Objectives
Research Program
Application Domains
Highlights of the Year
New Software and Platforms
New Results
Bilateral Contracts and Grants with Industry
Partnerships and Cooperations
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Section: New Results

Mover project

The Mover project is an experiment-based project to evaluate and study the links between human motor-variability, expertise, and fatigue associated with repetitive tasks. A wireloop game serves as the experimental task where a human subject is tasked with moving a metal ring along a fixed conductive wire while trying to maximize a score which is a function of the task time and the number of ring-wire contacts. To more easily study motor-variabilities, the wireloop ring is actively constrained by a collaborative robot (the Frank Emika Panda), allowing to isolate desired task variabilities and easily modify the task (e.g., through applied disturbances, changes in robot stiffness, task guidance). A preliminary version of the experiment is currently being developed to test all aspects of the project (i.e., experimental protocol, robot control, motion capture, human modelling, and redundancy tube evaluation). All experimental aspects of the project will be finalized before March 2020.