Scientific publications

We publish results of our work in scientific journals and make presentations at research conferences with topics ranging from neurophysiology, robotics, and machine learning.

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2021

Postural responses to sudden horizontal perturbations in tai chi practitioners

Sever, Jernej; Babič, Jan; Kozinc, Žiga; Šarabon, Nejc

Postural responses to sudden horizontal perturbations in tai chi practitioners Journal Article

In: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, vol. 18, no. 5, pp. 1–12, 2021, ISSN: 16604601.

Abstract | BibTeX | Tags: Kinematics, Neuromusculoskeletal Modelling, Postural Balance, Sport | Links:

Induced stabilization of center of mass decreases variability of center of pressure regardless of visual or tactile information

Gorjan, Daša; Bellicha, Angelina; Čamernik, Jernej; Bachta, Wael; Babič, Jan

Induced stabilization of center of mass decreases variability of center of pressure regardless of visual or tactile information Journal Article

In: Journal of Biomechanics, vol. 117, 2021, ISSN: 18732380.

Abstract | BibTeX | Tags: Human Motor Control, Neuromusculoskeletal Modelling, Postural Balance | Links:

2020

Active Compliance Control Reduces Upper Body Effort in Exoskeleton-Supported Walking

Ugurlu, Barkan; Oshima, Hironori; Sariyildiz, Emre; Narikiyo, Tatsuo; Babič, Jan

Active Compliance Control Reduces Upper Body Effort in Exoskeleton-Supported Walking Journal Article

In: IEEE Transactions on Human-Machine Systems, vol. 50, no. 2, pp. 144–153, 2020, ISSN: 2168-2291.

Abstract | BibTeX | Tags: Compliance and Impedance Control, Exoskeleton Design and Control, Physical Human Robot Interaction, Postural Balance | Links:

Objective and Subjective Effects of a Passive Exoskeleton on Overhead Work

Maurice, Pauline; Čamernik, Jernej; Gorjan, Daša; Schirrmeister, Benjamin; Bornmann, Jonas; Tagliapietra, Luca; Latella, Claudia; Pucci, Daniele; Fritzsche, Lars; Ivaldi, Serena; Babič, Jan

Objective and Subjective Effects of a Passive Exoskeleton on Overhead Work Journal Article

In: IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering, vol. 28, no. 1, pp. 152–164, 2020, ISSN: 1534-4320.

Abstract | BibTeX | Tags: Ergonomy, Exoskeleton Design and Control, Kinematics, Physical Human Robot Interaction, Postural Balance | Links:

Learning Hierarchical Acquisition Functions for Bayesian Optimization

Rottmann, Nils; Kunavar, Tjaša; Babič, Jan; Peters, Jan; Rueckert, Elmar

Learning Hierarchical Acquisition Functions for Bayesian Optimization Inproceedings

In: 2020 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), pp. 5490–5496, 2020.

Abstract | BibTeX | Tags: Human Motor Control, Neuromusculoskeletal Modelling, Optimal Control, Postural Balance | Links:

2019

Human Trunk Stabilization with Hip Exoskeleton for Enhanced Postural Control

Jamšek, Marko; Babič, Jan

Human Trunk Stabilization with Hip Exoskeleton for Enhanced Postural Control Incollection

In: Wearable Robotics: Challenges and Trends, pp. 450–454, Springer, Cham, 2019.

Abstract | BibTeX | Tags: Exoskeleton Design and Control, Postural Balance | Links:

Effects of the weighting matrix on dynamic manipulability of robots

Azad, Morteza; Babič, Jan; Mistry, Michael

Effects of the weighting matrix on dynamic manipulability of robots Journal Article

In: Autonomous Robots, vol. 43, no. 7, pp. 1867–1879, 2019.

Abstract | BibTeX | Tags: Human Motor Control, Optimal Control, Postural Balance | Links:

The Promise of Stochastic Resonance in Falls Prevention

White, Olivier; Babič, Jan; Trenado, Carlos; Johannsen, Leif; Goswami, Nandu

The Promise of Stochastic Resonance in Falls Prevention Journal Article

In: Frontiers in Physiology, vol. 9, no. January, pp. 1–12, 2019, ISSN: 1664-042X.

Abstract | BibTeX | Tags: Neuromusculoskeletal Modelling, Postural Balance, Sensorimotor Learning | Links:

Small, movement dependent perturbations substantially alter postural control strategy in healthy young adults

Gorjan, Daša; Babič, Jan; Šarabon, Nejc; Potocanac, Zrinka

Small, movement dependent perturbations substantially alter postural control strategy in healthy young adults Journal Article

In: Journal of Biomechanics, vol. 91, pp. 1–6, 2019, ISSN: 18732380.

Abstract | BibTeX | Tags: Kinematics, Muscle Mechanics, Postural Balance | Links:

Threat-related changes in postural control in virtual environments

Čamernik, Jernej; Kezić, Sanja; Babič, Jan

Threat-related changes in postural control in virtual environments Inproceedings

In: 2019 ISPRG World Congress, June 30 to July 4, Edinburgh, Scotland : abstract book, pp. 393, Edinburgh, 2019.

Abstract | BibTeX | Tags: Human Motor Control, Kinematics, Postural Balance

Staying on your feet: the effectiveness of posture and handles in counteracting balance perturbation

Čamernik, Jernej; Azad, Morteza; Peternel, Luka; Potočanac, Zrinka; Babič, Jan

Staying on your feet: the effectiveness of posture and handles in counteracting balance perturbation Journal Article

In: Ergonomics, vol. 62, no. 5, pp. 657–667, 2019, ISSN: 0014-0139.

Abstract | BibTeX | Tags: Human Motor Control, Kinematics, Postural Balance | Links:

Postural control during induced stabilization of the center of mass and light touch

Gorjan, Daša; Bellicha, Angelina; Čamernik, Jernej; Bachta, Wael; Babič, Jan

Postural control during induced stabilization of the center of mass and light touch Inproceedings

In: 2019 ISPRG World Congress, June 30 to July 4, Edinburgh, Scotland : abstract book, pp. 572–573, Edinburgh, 2019.

Abstract | BibTeX | Tags: Human Motor Control, Postural Balance

2018

The Effect of Bed Rest and Hypoxic Environment on Postural Balance and Trunk Automatic (Re)Actions in Young Healthy Males

Šarabon, Nejc; Mekjavić, Igor B; Eiken, Ola; Babič, Jan

The Effect of Bed Rest and Hypoxic Environment on Postural Balance and Trunk Automatic (Re)Actions in Young Healthy Males Journal Article

In: Frontiers in Physiology, vol. 9, pp. 27, 2018, ISSN: 1664-042X.

Abstract | BibTeX | Tags: Muscle Mechanics, Postural Balance | Links:

Understanding Human Adaptation in Squat-to-Stand movements

Čamernik, Jernej; Oztop, Erhan; Babič, Jan

Understanding Human Adaptation in Squat-to-Stand movements Inproceedings

In: 2018 Türkiye Robotbilim Konferansi, TORK 2018, pp. 245–247, Istanbul, 2018.

Abstract | BibTeX | Tags: Neuromusculoskeletal Modelling, Postural Balance, Sensorimotor Learning

2017

Dynamic manipulability of the center of mass: A tool to study, analyse and measure physical ability of robots

Azad, Morteza; Babič, Jan; Mistry, Michael

Dynamic manipulability of the center of mass: A tool to study, analyse and measure physical ability of robots Inproceedings

In: 2017 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), pp. 3484–3490, IEEE, 2017, ISBN: 978-1-5090-4633-1.

Abstract | BibTeX | Tags: Neuromusculoskeletal Modelling, Postural Balance | Links:

Evaluation of psychological effects on human postural stability

Frelih, Nina Gržinič; Podlesek, Anja; Babič, Jan; Geršak, Gregor

Evaluation of psychological effects on human postural stability Journal Article

In: Measurement, vol. 98, pp. 186–191, 2017, ISSN: 02632241.

Abstract | BibTeX | Tags: Postural Balance | Links:

A robotic system for delivering novel real-time, movement dependent perturbations

Potočanac, Zrinka; Goljat, Rok; Babič, Jan

A robotic system for delivering novel real-time, movement dependent perturbations Journal Article

In: Gait & Posture, vol. 58, pp. 386–389, 2017, ISSN: 09666362.

Abstract | BibTeX | Tags: Human Motor Control, Postural Balance, Robot Design | Links:

2016

Holding a Handle for Balance during Continuous Postural Perturbations—Immediate and Transitionary Effects on Whole Body Posture

Čamernik, Jernej; Potočanac, Zrinka; Peternel, Luka; Babič, Jan

Holding a Handle for Balance during Continuous Postural Perturbations—Immediate and Transitionary Effects on Whole Body Posture Journal Article

In: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, vol. 10, pp. 486, 2016, ISSN: 1662-5161.

Abstract | BibTeX | Tags: Ergonomy, Postural Balance, Sensorimotor Learning | Links:

2014

Effects of hand contact on the stability of a planar humanoid with a momentum based controller

Azad, Morteza; Babič, Jan; Mistry, Michael

Effects of hand contact on the stability of a planar humanoid with a momentum based controller Inproceedings

In: 2014 IEEE-RAS International Conference on Humanoid Robots, pp. 348–353, IEEE, 2014, ISBN: 978-1-4799-7174-9.

Abstract | BibTeX | Tags: Kinematics, Neuromusculoskeletal Modelling, Postural Balance | Links:

Estimation of Alpine Skier Posture Using Machine Learning Techniques

Nemec, Bojan; Petrič, Tadej; Babič, Jan; Supej, Matej

Estimation of Alpine Skier Posture Using Machine Learning Techniques Journal Article

In: Sensors, vol. 14, no. 10, pp. 18898–18914, 2014, ISSN: 1424-8220.

Abstract | BibTeX | Tags: Machine Learning, Postural Balance, Sport | Links:

Effects of supportive hand contact on reactive postural control during support perturbations

Babič, Jan; Petrič, Tadej; Peternel, Luka; Šarabon, Nejc

Effects of supportive hand contact on reactive postural control during support perturbations Journal Article

In: Gait & Posture, vol. 40, no. 3, pp. 441–446, 2014, ISSN: 09666362.

Abstract | BibTeX | Tags: Neuromusculoskeletal Modelling, Postural Balance | Links:

2013

Reflexive stability control framework for humanoid robots

Petrič, Tadej; Gams, Andrej; Babič, Jan; Žlajpah, Leon

Reflexive stability control framework for humanoid robots Journal Article

In: Autonomous Robots, vol. 34, no. 4, pp. 347–361, 2013, ISSN: 0929-5593.

Abstract | BibTeX | Tags: Dynamic Motion, Human-in-the-Loop Control, Postural Balance | Links:

Humanoid robot posture-control learning in real-time based on human sensorimotor learning ability

Peternel, Luka; Babič, Jan

Humanoid robot posture-control learning in real-time based on human sensorimotor learning ability Inproceedings

In: 2013 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, pp. 5329–5334, IEEE, Karlsruhe, 2013, ISBN: 978-1-4673-5643-5.

Abstract | BibTeX | Tags: Human-in-the-Loop Control, Postural Balance, Sensorimotor Learning | Links:

2012

Analysis of musculoskeletal system responses to pertrubations during standing posture

Babič, Jan; Škorja, Goran

Analysis of musculoskeletal system responses to pertrubations during standing posture Journal Article

In: Elektrotehniski Vestnik/Electrotechnical Review, vol. 79, no. 1-2, pp. 7–12, 2012, ISSN: 00135852.

Abstract | BibTeX | Tags: Neuromusculoskeletal Modelling, Postural Balance | Links:

2011

Constraining movement imitation with reflexive behavior: Robot squatting

Gams, Andrej; Petrič, Tadej; Babič, Jan; Žlajpah, Leon; Ude, Aleš

Constraining movement imitation with reflexive behavior: Robot squatting Inproceedings

In: 2011 11th IEEE-RAS International Conference on Humanoid Robots, pp. 294–299, IEEE, Bled, 2011, ISBN: 978-1-61284-868-6.

Abstract | BibTeX | Tags: Dynamic Motion, Postural Balance | Links:

2010

Implementation of the three degrees-of-freedom parallel platform in human posture analysis

Škorja, Goran; Babič, Jan

Implementation of the three degrees-of-freedom parallel platform in human posture analysis Inproceedings

In: 19th International Workshop on Robotics in Alpe-Adria-Danube Region (RAAD 2010), pp. 321–326, IEEE, Budapest, 2010, ISBN: 978-1-4244-6885-0.

Abstract | BibTeX | Tags: Postural Balance, Robot Design | Links:

Postural Control Analysis during Angular Perturbations of the Support Surface

Škorja, Goran; Babič, Jan

Postural Control Analysis during Angular Perturbations of the Support Surface Incollection

In: Lim, Chwee T; Goh, James C H (Ed.): IFMBE Proceedings, vol. 31 IFMBE, pp. 969–972, Springer, 2010, ISSN: 16800737.

Abstract | BibTeX | Tags: Muscle Mechanics, Postural Balance | Links:

2001

Stability analysis of four-point walking

Babič, Jan; Karčnik, Tomaž; Bajd, Tadej

Stability analysis of four-point walking Journal Article

In: Gait & Posture, vol. 14, no. 1, pp. 56–60, 2001, ISSN: 09666362.

Abstract | BibTeX | Tags: Neuromusculoskeletal Modelling, Postural Balance | Links: