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Neuroprosthetic technology and robotic exoskeletons are being developed to facilitate stepping, reduce muscle efforts, and promote motor recovery. Nevertheless, the guidance forces of an exoskeleton may influence the sensory inputs, sensorimotor interactions and resulting muscle activity patterns during stepping. The aim of this study was to report the(More)
— In a variety of emergency settings robot assistance has been identified as highly valuable, providing remote, and thus safe, access and operation. There are many different forms of human-robot interactions, allowing a team of humans and robots to take advantage of skills of each team member. A relatively new area of research considers interactions between(More)
— This paper presents a decisional architecture and the associated algorithms for multi-UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) systems. The architecture enables different schemes of decision distribution in the system, depending on the available decision making capabilities of the UAVs and on the operational constraints related to the tasks to achieve. The paper(More)
— This paper presents a new hybrid path planning approach for autonomous robots navigating in natural unknown environments. The main purpose is to consider perception planning and path planning in a single unified process, so that the most relevant perception can be performed considering the current goal of the robot. We consider this approach as a way to(More)
Powered exoskeletons can empower paraplegics to stand and walk. Actively controlled hip ab/adduction (HAA) is needed for weight shift and for lateral foot placement to support dynamic balance control and to counteract disturbances in the frontal plane. Here, we describe the design, control, and preliminary evaluation of a novel exoskeleton, MINDWALKER.(More)