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

Effects of Local Gravity Compensation on Motor Control During Altered Environmental Gravity

Kunavar, Tjaša; Jamšek, Marko; Barbiero, Marie; Blohm, Gunnar; Nozaki, Daichi; Papaxanthis, Charalambos; White, Olivier; Babič, Jan

Effects of Local Gravity Compensation on Motor Control During Altered Environmental Gravity Journal Article

In: Frontiers in Neural Circuits, vol. 15, 2021, ISSN: 1662-5110.

Abstract | BibTeX | Tags: Exoskeleton Design and Control, Human Motor Control, Human Performance Augmentation, Sensorimotor Learning | Links:

Inferring Cost Functions Using Reward Parameter Search and Policy Gradient Reinforcement Learning

Arditi, Emir; Kunavar, Tjaša; Ugur, Emre; Babič, Jan; Oztop, Erhan

Inferring Cost Functions Using Reward Parameter Search and Policy Gradient Reinforcement Learning Inproceedings

In: IECON 2021 – 47th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society, pp. 1–6, IEEE, 2021, ISBN: 978-1-6654-3554-3.

Abstract | BibTeX | Tags: Human Motor Control, Optimal Control, Sensorimotor Learning | Links:

Effects of Simulated Microgravity and Hypergravity Conditions on Arm Movements in Normogravity

Jamšek, Marko; Kunavar, Tjaša; Blohm, Gunnar; Nozaki, Daichi; Papaxanthis, Charalambos; White, Olivier; Babič, Jan

Effects of Simulated Microgravity and Hypergravity Conditions on Arm Movements in Normogravity Journal Article

In: Frontiers in Neural Circuits, vol. 15, pp. 150, 2021, ISSN: 1662-5110.

Abstract | BibTeX | Tags: Exoskeleton Design and Control, Human Motor Control, Human Performance Augmentation, Sensorimotor Learning | Links:

2020

 Failure as a reinforcement in motor learning

Kunavar, Tjaša; Čamernik, Jernej; Kawato, Mitsuo; Oztop, Erhan; Babič, Jan

Failure as a reinforcement in motor learning Inproceedings

In: Workshop on Mechanism of Brain and Mind 2020, Rusutsu, Japan, 2020.

Abstract | BibTeX | Tags: Human Motor Control, Sensorimotor Learning

Editorial: Embodying Tool Use: From Cognition to Neurorehabilitation

Galli, G.; Cakmak, Y. O.; Babič, Jan; Pazzaglia, M.

Editorial: Embodying Tool Use: From Cognition to Neurorehabilitation Journal Article

In: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, vol. 14, 2020, ISSN: 16625161.

Abstract | BibTeX | Tags: Human Motor Control, Neuromusculoskeletal Modelling, Sensorimotor Learning | Links:

Impact of the virtual-height exposure on human psychophysical parameters

Čamernik, Jernej; Kezić, Sanja; Babič, Jan

Impact of the virtual-height exposure on human psychophysical parameters Journal Article

In: Elektrotehniski Vestnik/Electrotechnical Review, vol. 87, no. 5, pp. 267–274, 2020.

Abstract | BibTeX | Tags: Human Motor Control, Neuromusculoskeletal Modelling, Sensorimotor Learning | Links:

2019

Target of initial sub-movement in multi-component arm-reaching strategy

Peternel, Luka; Babič, Jan

Target of initial sub-movement in multi-component arm-reaching strategy Journal Article

In: Scientific Reports, vol. 9, no. 1, pp. 20101, 2019, ISSN: 2045-2322.

Abstract | BibTeX | Tags: Human Motor Control, Optimal Control, Sensorimotor Learning | Links:

 Characteristics of human whole body motor learning

Kunavar, Tjaša; Čamernik, Jernej; Oztop, Erhan; Babič, Jan

Characteristics of human whole body motor learning Inproceedings

In: Turkey Robotics Conference, TORK 2019, Özyegin University, Istanbul, 2019.

Abstract | BibTeX | Tags: Dynamic Motion, Human Motor Control, Sensorimotor Learning

 Does danger of injury influence human motor adaptation?

Kunavar, Tjaša; Čamernik, Jernej; Babič, Jan; Oztop, Erhan; Kawato, Mitsuo

Does danger of injury influence human motor adaptation? Inproceedings

In: Workshop on Mechanism of Brain and Mind 2019, Rusutsu, Japan, 2019.

Abstract | BibTeX | Tags: Human Motor Control, Sensorimotor Learning

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:

Study of Patients Self-Training Influence on Peripheral Neuropathies Diseases Diagnosis through D.I.T.A Device

Avila-Mireles, Edwin Johnatan; Abidi, Haider; D'Imperio, Mariapaola; Scaccia, Massimiliano; Liberini, Paolo; Caldwell, Darwin G.; Cannella, Ferdinando

Study of Patients Self-Training Influence on Peripheral Neuropathies Diseases Diagnosis through D.I.T.A Device Journal Article

In: Proceedings of the Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS, pp. 5435-5438, 2019, ISSN: 1557170X.

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

Explorations on inverse reinforcement learning for the analysis of sensorimotor data

Arditi, Emir; Čamernik, Jernej; Babič, Jan; Ugur, Emre; Nagai, Yukie; Oztop, Erhan

Explorations on inverse reinforcement learning for the analysis of sensorimotor data Inproceedings

In: Winter Workshop on Mechanism of Brain and Mind 2019, Rusutsu, 9.-11.1. 2019, Rusutsu, 2019.

Abstract | BibTeX | Tags: Human Motor Control, Machine Learning, Sensorimotor Learning

2018

Human-In-The-Loop Control and Task Learning for Pneumatically Actuated Muscle Based Robots

Teramae, Tatsuya; Ishihara, Koji; Babič, Jan; Morimoto, Jun; Oztop, Erhan

Human-In-The-Loop Control and Task Learning for Pneumatically Actuated Muscle Based Robots Journal Article

In: Frontiers in Neurorobotics, vol. 12, pp. 71, 2018, ISSN: 1662-5218.

Abstract | BibTeX | Tags: Compliance and Impedance Control, Human-in-the-Loop Control, Sensorimotor Learning | Links:

Shared Control for Human-Robot Cooperative Manipulation Tasks

Petrič, Tadej; Cevzar, Mišel; Babič, Jan

Shared Control for Human-Robot Cooperative Manipulation Tasks Incollection

In: Ferraresi, Carlo; Quaglia, Giuseppe (Ed.): Advances in Service and Industrial Robotics: Proceedings of the 26th International Conference on Robotics in Alpe-Adria-Danube Region, RAAD 2017, pp. 787–796, Springer International Publishing, Cham, 2018, ISBN: 978-3-319-61276-8.

Abstract | BibTeX | Tags: Human Performance Augmentation, Physical Human Robot Interaction, Sensorimotor Learning | 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

Configurable dynamical environment simulation platform for studies of whole- body motor control and learning

Čamernik, Jernej; Rueckert, Elmar; Oztop, Erhan; Babič, Jan

Configurable dynamical environment simulation platform for studies of whole- body motor control and learning Inproceedings

In: Congress programme, 8th World Congress of Biomechanics, 8-12 July 2018, Dublin, Ireland, Dublin, 2018.

Abstract | BibTeX | Tags: Human Motor Control, Optimal Control, Sensorimotor Learning

2017

Skill learning and skill transfer mediated by cooperative haptic interaction

Avila-Mireles, Edwin Johnatan; Zenzeri, Jacopo; Squeri, Valentina; Morasso, Pietro; Santis, Dalia De

Skill learning and skill transfer mediated by cooperative haptic interaction Journal Article

In: IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering, no. 7, pp. 832-843, 2017, ISSN: 15344320.

Abstract | BibTeX | Tags: Human Motor Control, Physical Human Robot Interaction, Sensorimotor Learning | Links:

2016

Probabilistic Movement Models Show that Postural Control Precedes and Predicts Volitional Motor Control

Rueckert, Elmar; Čamernik, Jernej; Peters, Jan; Babič, Jan

Probabilistic Movement Models Show that Postural Control Precedes and Predicts Volitional Motor Control Journal Article

In: Scientific Reports, vol. 6, no. 1, pp. 28455, 2016, ISSN: 2045-2322.

Abstract | BibTeX | Tags: Human Motor Control, Neuromusculoskeletal Modelling, Optimal Control, Sensorimotor Learning | Links:

Human motor adaptation in whole body motion

Babič, Jan; Oztop, Erhan; Kawato, Mitsuo

Human motor adaptation in whole body motion Journal Article

In: Scientific Reports, vol. 6, no. 1, pp. 32868, 2016, ISSN: 2045-2322.

Abstract | BibTeX | Tags: Human Motor Control, Neuromusculoskeletal Modelling, Sensorimotor Learning | Links:

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:

Transferring knowledge during dyadic interaction: The role of the expert in the learning process

Avila-Mireles, Edwin Johnatan; Santis, Dalia De; Morasso, Pietro; Zenzeri, Jacopo

Transferring knowledge during dyadic interaction: The role of the expert in the learning process Journal Article

In: Proceedings of the Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS, vol. 2016-Octob, pp. 2149-2152, 2016, ISSN: 1557170X.

Abstract | BibTeX | Tags: Human Motor Control, Physical Human Robot Interaction, Sensorimotor Learning | Links:

Skill transfer and generalization after robot - mediated dyadic training

Avila-Mireles, Edwin Johnatan; Santis, Dalia De; Squeri, Valentina; Morasso, Pietro; Zenzeri, Jacopo

Skill transfer and generalization after robot - mediated dyadic training Journal Article

In: Human Friendly Robotics, no. Human - Robot Interaction, pp. 1-6, 2016.

Abstract | BibTeX | Tags: Human Motor Control, Physical Human Robot Interaction, Sensorimotor Learning

2015

Dealing with instability in bimanual and collaborative tasks

Santis, Dalia De; Avila-Mireles, Edwin Johnatan; Squeri, Valentina; Morasso, Pietro; Zenzeri, Jacopo

Dealing with instability in bimanual and collaborative tasks Journal Article

In: Proceedings of the Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS, vol. 2015-Novem, no. i, pp. 1417-1420, 2015, ISSN: 1557170X.

Abstract | BibTeX | Tags: Human Motor Control, Physical Human Robot Interaction, Sensorimotor Learning | Links:

Haptically Induced EMG Patterns for Upper Limb Neuromuscular Evaluation

Avila-Mireles, Edwin Johnatan; Ruiz-sánchez, Francisco J

Haptically Induced EMG Patterns for Upper Limb Neuromuscular Evaluation Journal Article

In: Proceedings of 17th International Conference of the Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, vol. 43, pp. 2012, 2015.

Abstract | BibTeX | Tags: Physical Human Robot Interaction, Sensorimotor Learning

Motor control strategies in the bimanual stabilization of an unstable virtual tool

Avila-Mireles, Edwin Johnatan; Santis, Dalia De; Squeri, Valentina; Morasso, Pietro; Zenzeri, Jacopo

Motor control strategies in the bimanual stabilization of an unstable virtual tool Journal Article

In: Proceedings of the Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS, vol. 2015-Novem, pp. 3472-3475, 2015, ISSN: 1557170X.

Abstract | BibTeX | Tags: Human Motor Control, Physical Human Robot Interaction, Sensorimotor Learning | Links:

EMG patterns induced in upper limb by haptic guidance for diagnosis and treatment evaluation

Avila-Mireles, Edwin Johnatan; Ruiz-Sánchez, Francisco J; García-Salazar, Octavio

EMG patterns induced in upper limb by haptic guidance for diagnosis and treatment evaluation Inproceedings

In: 2015 12th International Conference on Electrical Engineering, Computing Science and Automatic Control, CCE 2015, 2015.

Abstract | BibTeX | Tags: Human Motor Control, Physical Human Robot Interaction, Sensorimotor Learning | Links:

2014

Switchable task-priority framework for combining human-demonstrated and inverse kinematics tasks

Peternel, Luka; Babič, Jan

Switchable task-priority framework for combining human-demonstrated and inverse kinematics tasks Inproceedings

In: 2014 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics (ROBIO 2014), pp. 542–547, IEEE, Bali, 2014, ISBN: 978-1-4799-7397-2.

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

Teaching robots to cooperate with humans in dynamic manipulation tasks based on multi-modal human-in-the-loop approach

Peternel, Luka; Petrič, Tadej; Oztop, Erhan; Babič, Jan

Teaching robots to cooperate with humans in dynamic manipulation tasks based on multi-modal human-in-the-loop approach Journal Article

In: Autonomous Robots, vol. 36, no. 1-2, pp. 123–136, 2014, ISSN: 0929-5593.

Abstract | BibTeX | Tags: Compliance and Impedance Control, Human-in-the-Loop Control, Machine Learning, Sensorimotor Learning | Links:

2013

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:

2011

Utilization of human sensorimotor learning capacity for obtaining novel robot behaviours: 2-DOF ball balancing on a parallel platform

Babič, Jan

Utilization of human sensorimotor learning capacity for obtaining novel robot behaviours: 2-DOF ball balancing on a parallel platform Inproceedings

In: 2011 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics, pp. 1778–1782, IEEE, Karon Beach, 2011, ISBN: 978-1-4577-2138-0.

Abstract | BibTeX | Tags: Ergonomy, Machine Learning, Sensorimotor Learning | Links:

Human sensorimotor learning for humanoid robot skill synthesis

Babič, Jan; Hale, Joshua; Oztop, Erhan

Human sensorimotor learning for humanoid robot skill synthesis Journal Article

In: Adaptive Behavior, vol. 19, no. 4, pp. 250–263, 2011, ISSN: 1059-7123.

Abstract | BibTeX | Tags: Dynamic Motion, Human-in-the-Loop Control, Sensorimotor Learning | Links:

2010

Robot Skill Synthesis Through Human Visuo-Motor Learning - Humanoid Robot Statically-stable Reaching and In-place Stepping

Babič, Jan; Hajdinjak, Blaž; Oztop, Erhan

Robot Skill Synthesis Through Human Visuo-Motor Learning - Humanoid Robot Statically-stable Reaching and In-place Stepping Inproceedings

In: Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics, pp. 212–215, SciTePress - Science and and Technology Publications, Funchal, 2010, ISBN: 978-989-8425-00-3.

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

2009

Improving balance regulation in visuo-motor control for humanoid robots

Hajdinjak, Blaž; Babič, Jan; Oztop, Erhan

Improving balance regulation in visuo-motor control for humanoid robots Inproceedings

In: 2009 24th International Symposium on Computer and Information Sciences, pp. 405–408, IEEE, Guzelyut, 2009, ISBN: 978-1-4244-5021-3.

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

2008

From Biologically Realistic Imitation to Robot Teaching Via Human Motor Learning

Oztop, Erhan; Babič, Jan; Hale, Joshua; Cheng, Gordon; Kawato, Mitsuo

From Biologically Realistic Imitation to Robot Teaching Via Human Motor Learning Incollection

In: Ishikawa, Masumi; Doya, Kenji; Miyamoto, Hiroyuki; Yamakawa, Takeshi (Ed.): Neural Information Processing, vol. 4985, pp. 214–221, Springer, Berlin, 2008, ISSN: 0302-9743.

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