Philipp Beckerle presents Human-centered robotics: Interaction and Embodiment

On 2023-03-30 11:00:00 at G205, Karlovo náměstí 13, Praha 2
Autonomuous robots have a huge potential in serving humanity. Robots could take
over tedious tasks like cleaning the house but also support humans in daily
living, for which a human-centered approach is required. In this talk, I will
discuss limitations of current autonomous robots, particularly focusing on their
interaction with users. Considering results from our human-centered research, I
will present mechatronic solutions for physical interaction and assistance,
e.g., in lower limb proshtetics, and for enriching user feedback to achieve
embodiment and mutual adaptation. While human-in-the-loop experiments can guide
design, cognitive models turn out to be a promising approach for a fruitfull and
individualized interaction of humans and robots.

Philipp Beckerle received his Dr.-Ing. in mechatronics from TU Darmstadt,
Germany, in 2014 and his habilitation from TU Dortmund, Germany, in 2021. He is
full professor and chair of Autonomous Systems and Mechatronics at FAU
Erlangen-Nürnberg ( and was visiting researcher at Vrije
Universiteit Brussel, Arizona State University, and University of Siena. His
research interest is in human-centered mechatronics and robotics and his work
was honored with various awards.
Responsible person: Petr Pošík