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Institute for Anthropomatics and Robotics; High Performance Humanoid Technologies, Chair Prof. Asfour
Adenauerring 2, Building 50.20
76131 Karlsruhe

Phone: +49 721 608-48277

Email: sekretariat asfourUku4∂anthropomatik kit edu

Wearable Robotic Technologies

Wearable Robotic Technologies
type: Vorlesung (V) links:
chair: Institute for Anthropomatics and Robotics, H2T
semester: SS 2017

Building 50.34, Room -102

time: 24.04.2017
11:30 - 13:00 weekly

start: 24.04.2017

Prof.Dr.Ing. Tamim Asfour
Prof.Dr.Ing. Michael Beigl
Julia Borras Sol

sws: 2
ects: 4
lv-no.: 2400062

Exam 22.2.2018

The exam will be in Bldg. 50.20, R.148 (10:00-11:00).


Recommendation: Lecture Mechano Informatics

Slides and topical references will be announced during the lecture and are available on http://www.humanoids.kit.edu.

Content of teaching
Individually personalized robots are aimed at augmentation and/or compensation of human physical abilities and needs. In addition to making a significant contribution to supporting independent living of elder people, they will be an essential part of modern rehabilitation methods for injuries of the neuromusculoskeletal system (e.g. after stroke or surgery of the musculoskeletal system), and will be used in future to protect the wearer e.g. against dangerous radioactive radiation or fire.

The lecture first gives an overview of wearable robot technologies and its potentials, followed by the basics of the wearable robotics, which are presented and illustrated by examples. In addition to different approaches to the design of wearable robots and their associated actuator and sensor technology, the lecture focuses on modeling the neuromusculoskeletal system of the human body and the physical and cognitive human-robot interaction for tightly coupled human-robot systems. Examples of current research and various applications are presented.

Modul für Master Maschinenbau, Mechatronik und Informationstechnik, Elektrotechnik und Informationstechnik


The students have received fundamental knowledge about wearable robotic technologies and understand the requirements for the design, the interface to the human body and the control of wearable robots. They are able to describe methods for modelling the neuromusculoskeletal system of the human body, the mechatronic design, fabrication and composition of interfaces to the human body. The students understand the symbiotic human – machine interaction as a core topic of Anthropomatics. The lecture presents and discusses highly state of the art examples of exoskeletons, orthosis and prostheses.

Exam description
Written exam (§ 4 Abs. 2 Nr. 1 SPO) or oral (§ 4 Abs. 2 Nr. 2 SPO).