On Friday 8th February 2019, the University of Melbourne and Fourier Intelligence Robotics Laboratory was officially opened. The Opening Ceremony was conducted within the Space Lab facilities at the University of Melbourne. Introductions were given by A/Prof. Denny Oetomo and Fourier Intelligence CEO Alex Gu before the Laboratory was officially opened by Dean of the Melbourne School of Engineering, Professor Mark Cassidy.
Visitors were then treated to tours of the laboratory space proper, with demonstrations of the rehabilitation robots and facilities were conducted.
We were thrilled to have almost 50 guests in attendance, and would like to thank everyone for their support and contribution to progressing the laboratory to this point. We look forward to seeing you all in the future as we continue our scientific progress in the field of assistive and rehabilitative robotics!
The Exoskeleton and Robotics Open Platform System (EXOPS) was official launched in Shanghai, China this week. Laboratory co-directors Zen Koh, Alex Jie and A/Prof Denny Oetomo were all present for the launch.
EXOPS will be available to labs around the world, providing a ready-to-go hardware platform for research purposes.
Congratulations to Vincent, who led the paper entitled “Direct versus Indirect Visual Feedback: the Effect of Technology in Neurorehabilitation” to NER 2019.
Dr Marlena Klaic will be travelling to San Francisco in March 2019 to present on behalf of the team.
Demy – our intern from Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) who was with us at the Human-Robotics laboratory earlier this year – presented his paper titled “Sensorless Force Estimator in Rehabilitation Robotics”.
Demy presenting on Wednesday
Well done Demy!