Congratulations to the Robotic Human Augmentation VIP Team at Georgia Tech for winning the 2020 VIP Consortium Innovation Competition! Click here to view the team’s presentation.
For the competition, teams submitted video presentations describing their work using a PechaKucha format (20 slides/20 seconds per slide). Preliminary rounds were held at participating institutions beginning in late 2019. Winners from each institution advanced to regional competitions in Asia, Europe, Northeastern US, Southeastern US, and the Southern Hemisphere in 2020, and winners from each of these regions then advanced to the finals.
The Robotic Human Augmentation VIP Team works within the EPIC (Exoskeleton and Prosthesis Intelligent Controls) Lab at Georgia Tech. Its primary goal is to use robotic augmentation technology to restore human movement to individuals with mobility disability. Dr. Aaron Young in Georgia Tech’s School of Mechanical Engineering is the team’s advisor. Research areas include automation & mechatronics and bioengineering with a focus on the control of powered robotic prostheses and exoskeletons to assist human movement. The group implements biological signal processing, intent recognition, and control systems based on EMG and mechanical sensors to improve human-machine capabilities.