Giovanni Passetti

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The vestibular system plays a crucial role in the sense of balance and spatial orientation in mammals. It is a sensory system that detects both rotational and translational motion of the head, via its semicircular canals and otoliths respectively. In this work, we propose a real-time hardware model of an artificial vestibular system, implemented using a(More)
This work aims at implementing an event driven neuromorphic vestibular sensor using a commercial Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) and a custom analog VLSI neuromorphic chip. We investigate a model of the vestibular sensor that emulates the spiking responses of hair cells in the semicircular canals. We calibrate the neuromorphic chip to match the parameters(More)
Preterm infants, i.e. babies born after a gestation period shorter than 37 weeks, spend less time exploring objects. The quantitative measurement of grasping actions and forces in infants can give insights on their typical or atypical motor development. The aim of this work was to test a new tool, a kit of sensorized toys, to longitudinally measure, monitor(More)
The development of robotic devices able to perform manipulation tasks mimicking the human hand has been assessed on large scale. This work stands in the challenging scenario where soft materials are combined with bio-inspired design in order to develop soft grippers with improved grasping and holding capabilities. We are going to show a low-cost,(More)
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