• Force/Torque sensing technologies
  • Force/Torque sensor design – integration, comparisons and best practices
  • Hydraulic, pneumatic or electrical motor technology advancements
  • Applications of force/torque enabled actuators to rehabilitation and assistance
    systems, whole body control of legged and humanoid robots, robots for
    manipulation and surgery
  • Application specific design criteria and specification
    guidelines for Force/Torque enabled drives (assistive and rehabilitation robots,
    whole body manipulation as well as locomotion of humanoid and legged robots)
  • Force/Torque enabled drives, including variable stiffness, transmission and
    damping actuators
  • Robust joint level force/torque control towards ideal force/torque sources
  • Impedance, force/torque and physical interaction control exploiting force/torque
    enabled actuation for centralized control algorithms considering the whole robot
    body along with the environment
  • SiL and HiL testing and tuning of Force/Torque enabled actuators, robots and
    robotic devices
  • In-system calibration and identification of force/torque enabled actuators
  • Performance measures and benchmarks