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:

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:

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

Dyadic Human-Human Interactions in Reaching Tasks: Fitts' Law for Two

Leskovar, Rebeka Koprivšek; Čamernik, Jernej; Petrič, Tadej

Dyadic Human-Human Interactions in Reaching Tasks: Fitts' Law for Two Incollection

In: Mechanisms and Machine Science, vol. 84, pp. 199–207, 2020, ISSN: 22110992.

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

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:

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

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

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:

 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

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:

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

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

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

Utilizing speed-accuracy trade-off models for human-robot coadaptation during cooperative groove fitting task

Petrič, Tadej; Cevzar, Mišel; Babič, Jan

Utilizing speed-accuracy trade-off models for human-robot coadaptation during cooperative groove fitting task Inproceedings

In: 2017 IEEE-RAS 17th International Conference on Humanoid Robotics (Humanoids), pp. 107–112, IEEE, Birmingham, 2017, ISBN: 978-1-5386-4678-6.

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

Unifying Speed-Accuracy Trade-Off and Cost-Benefit Trade-Off in Human Reaching Movements

Peternel, Luka; Sigaud, Olivier; Babič, Jan

Unifying Speed-Accuracy Trade-Off and Cost-Benefit Trade-Off in Human Reaching Movements Journal Article

In: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, vol. 11, pp. 615, 2017, ISSN: 1662-5161.

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

Hammering Does Not Fit Fitts' Law

Petrič, Tadej; Simpson, Cole S; Ude, Aleš; Ijspeert, Auke J

Hammering Does Not Fit Fitts' Law Journal Article

In: Frontiers in Computational Neuroscience, vol. 11, no. May, pp. 1–12, 2017, ISSN: 1662-5188.

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

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:

Autonomous Learning of Internal Dynamic Models for Reaching Tasks

Petrič, Tadej; Ude, Aleš; Ijspeert, Auke J

Autonomous Learning of Internal Dynamic Models for Reaching Tasks Incollection

In: Borangiu, Theodor (Ed.): Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing, vol. 371, pp. 439–447, Springer, 2016, ISSN: 21945357.

Abstract | BibTeX | Tags: Compliance and Impedance Control, Human Motor Control, Machine 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

The Waist Width of Skis Influences the Kinematics of the Knee Joint in Alpine Skiing.

Zorko, Martin; Nemec, Bojan; Babič, Jan; Lešnik, Blaž; Supej, Matej

The Waist Width of Skis Influences the Kinematics of the Knee Joint in Alpine Skiing. Journal Article

In: Journal of sports science & medicine, vol. 14, no. 3, pp. 606–19, 2015, ISSN: 1303-2968.

Abstract | BibTeX | Tags: Human Motor Control, Sport | Links:

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:

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: