An exoskeleton research team led by Brokoslaw Laschowski has been featured in a Waterloo Engineering article for their work on developing intelligent controllers for robotic exoskeletons using wearable cameras and AI (see the RoboHub project description for details).
“We’re giving robotic exoskeletons vision so they can control themselves,” said Brokoslaw Laschowski, a PhD candidate in systems design engineering who leads a University of Waterloo research project called ExoNet.
“Our control approach wouldn’t necessarily require human thought,” said Laschowski, who is supervised by Professor John McPhee, the Canada Research Chair in Biomechatronic System Dynamics. “Similar to autonomous cars that drive themselves, we’re designing autonomous exoskeletons that walk for themselves.”
For more details and additional links to their research, see the Engineering article.