Past research programs

Research program:
Self-Actualization and Well-Being: Wearable Hybrid Robotic Suits

We take many daily activities for granted – walking with a spouse or friend, playing with children, shopping in a store, using a bathroom on time and independently – until we have reduced mobility. Most importantly, reduced mobility leads to degenerative fitness and health problems. This program focuses on the challenges of improving mobility due to its potential for high societal impact. This program seeks to generate a novel design and development workflow for the creation of hybrid human/robot systems in which wearable systems can be designed quickly and deployed in such a way that the wearable device learns through a process of continual, mutual learning between human and machine, rather than through more traditional approaches involving extensive controls programming.

Research project 1:
Motion Studies, Benchmarking, and Evaluation

Research project 2:
Development of Wearable, Adaptive Support Mechanisms

Research project 3:
Machine learning and Artificial Intelligence towards mutual learning and control of Human/Robot Teams

Featured Publications

View full list of publications here.

Self-Actualization and Well-Being: Wearable Hybrid Robotic Suits

Geoffrey Clark, Joseph Campbell, Heni Ben Amor: “Learning Predictive Models for Ergonomic Control of Prosthetic Devices.”, International Conference on Robot Learning (CoRL), 2020.


Participate in research projects

All members of the ASU community are encouraged to participate in various research and educational activities of The Global KAITEKI Center. To explore existing or potential opportunities, contact Professor George Basile, the Associate Director of the Center, or the corresponding principal investigator of the six research programs.