1 October 2020
Minimum 3 months
Full-time (part-time possible)
At the Institute of Robotics and Mechatronics of the DLR, namely within the Adaptive Biointerfaces Group, our research topics include the detection of human motion intention from diverse biosignals from the muscles.
Our group works mainly in the field of prosthetics in order to help transradial amputees regain a maximum of their abilities: we use biosignals to identify different muscle patterns in the forearm and control a dexterous prosthetic hand. In addition to that, we also apply our knowledge to teleoperation of robots for future space exploration or for dangerous environments where precise bimanipulation can be needed.
In prosthetics, and more particularly in myocontrol, amputees are facing the problem of the limb position effect, e.g. the patterns associated to a certain hand action are modified when their arm is moving, therefore inducing an instability in the prosthesis grasp.
In order to study the influence of gravity compensation on the limb position effect, we are conducting a parabolic flight experiment during the second and third weeks of November and are searching for a student available starting as soon as possible to help with the preparation.
Your tasks will be:
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Institute of Robotics und Mechatronics
Phone: +49 8153 28-1115