Human Centric Robotics

developing robots that understand the neuroscience and control underlying human behaviours

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Awards/Events

 

Recent Awards

· Best Poster/presentation award, Motor Control Symposium M2013

· Best Poster/presentation award, Motor Control Symposium M2012

· Best Robot Video award at IROS 2012

· King Sun Fu memorial IEEE Trans. on Robotics Best paper award 2011.

· Best Cognitive Robotics Paper nominee at ICRA 2010.

· Research Scholarship in National University of Singapore.

· Received undergraduate degree in First Class with Distinction from Delhi University.

· Academics excellence Scholarship award in Mechanical Engineering by Delhi University.

· Scholarship for undergraduate study from Union Bankers Association.

 

Patent

· G. Ganesh, E. Yoshida, H. Ando, Y. Koike (2016). A new motor neuroscience based method for intention decoding from neural signals from the human brain. International  patent  PCT/FR2016/051813: 2016001348

· G. Ganesh, E. Naito (2015), A matrix design for  and analysis for a electromyography (EMG) recording. Japanese patent (applied)

·   G. Ganesh, R. Osu, E. Burdet (2011), 動作練習支援装置及び動作練習支援方法. '(Interactive)  

         Device and training paradigm to benefit motor practice and training'. Japanese patent 特願2011-   

         027711

 

 

Recent/ Upcoming Symposiums and Invited Talks

· Functionality as the key determinant of limb/body ownership: a discussion. Talk at the Symposium of the Special Interests Group on Tele-existence, 12the December 2017.

· Human Centric robotics. Talk in the ATR  mini-symposium on  Robots, Brain and AI . Kyoto, 8th November 2017.

· Developing machines that understand humans. Talk at the  Japan Association of Chemical Innovation (JACI)  working group meeting , Tokyo, 11th July 2017

· Hitting the sweet spot: Investigating the neuroscience behind impact control by humans. Talk in the Workshop for novel approaches of system neuroscience for sports and rehabilitation. at International conference on Neural information processing (ICONIP 2016),  Kyoto, 20th October 2016

· Incorporation of tools in the body schema : a dual time scale process. Talk at the ATR mini symposium on motor control and robotics, Kyoto, 8th August 2016.

· Embodiment illusions with a humanoid robot. Talk (with Dr. Laura Aymerich-Franch)Workshop on Advances in touch enabled robotics. At Eurohaptics, London, 4rth July 2016 .

· Neuroscience for improving robotics. Talk in Tokyo University of Electro-communications. Tokyo, 25th August  2015.

· Interacting brains: sensory mechanism of physical interactions between humans. Talk at the Haptics for Neuroscience and Neuroimaging, ICRA workshop for. May 2015.

· Human Centric robotics. Talk in Institut des Systèmes Intelligents et de Robotique, CNRS - Université Pierre et Marie Curie, 18th December  2014.

· From watching to understanding: how humans predict consequences of observed movement kinematics. Talk at the , First Workshop of the Anthropomorphic Motion Factory “Dance Notations and Robot Motion”, LAAS-CNRS, Toulouse, France, 14th November 2014.

·  Incorporation of tools in the body schema : a dual time scale process. Talk at the Somatosensory; Fundamental sensory system for bodily alert, motor control, development, and self-consciousness, Japanese Society for Neuroscience meeting, September 2014.

· Human Centric robotics. Talk in Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, May 2014.

· From watching to understanding: how humans predict consequences of observed movement kinematics. Talk at the First Symposium on Biomechanics of Human Movements, Tokyo University, Tokyo, Japan, April 2014.

· Symbiosis of motor interaction: physical interaction enables brains to learn from each other.APCTP –KAIST Young Computational Neuroscience Workshop, KAIST, Daejeon, South Korea, Nov. 2012.

· Motor control in tasks with multiple solutions: A challenge for traditional motor control. Symposium at Neural Control of Movement, NCM2012, Venice, Italy, April 2012.

· Motor execution affects subsequent motor plan. Talk at the Biorobotics lab, University of California Irvine, May 2011

· Mechanisms of Motor learning: in humans, for robots. Talk at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, Chicago, May 2010.

· Motor Control: from human, to robots. Symposium at the Motor Control Workshop, Okazaki Japan, May 2010.

· Learning multi-coordinate planning from humans. Talk at the New Variable Impedance Actuators for the Next Generation Robots, ICRA workshop for. May 2010.

· Motor learning: by humans, for robots. Talk at the Softening Rehabilitation Robotics, ICRA workshop for. May 2010.

· Motor execution effects subsequent motor plan: a consideration for rehabilitation paradigms. Talk at the Neuro rehabilitation workshop, Tokyo Institute of Technology. Feb 2010.

· Motor learning and applications in robotics. Talk at the Neural Computation Unit, Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology, Naha, Japan. June 2009.

 

Professional  Associations

Membership to: IEEE, Neural Control of Movement, Japanese society for Neuroscience

 

 

Press Events  (updated Aug 2017)’

 

· March 2017: CNRS News on our new paper on human –robot interaction in Nature Human Behavior

 

· Aug 2016 : Look out for the poster on our work in the Paris subway during the Olympics

 

· July 2015: A report of our work in Scientific American magazine

 

· Jan 2015: Dr. Tsuyoshi Ikegami’s interview on Japan’s TBS radio about our work.

· Jan 2015: “PKの失敗、なぜ伝染する? 他人の動き無意識に予測、失敗も伝染” (why penalty kick failure can be contagious? People implicitly predict movements and failures they observe”)  Yahoo Japans’ take on our experiment.

· Jan 2015 : “下手な人のプレー見ると自分に伝染する? ダーツで実験” (Is bad performance contagious? Darts experiment) Article in Asahi Shinbun Tokyo Edition.

· Jan 2015: “下手な人のプレー見ると自分に伝染する? ダーツで実験” (Is bad performance contagious? Darts experiment) Asahi Shinbun web news.

 

· Dec 2014: “Sport : être mauvais est-il contagieux?  Article in the CNRS magazine.

 

· 17th  Nov 2014: tv report on TBS television ‘Asachan’ on our darts study.

 

· 12th Nov 2014: ‘hebo no darts miru na-’‘Mainichi Shinbun’ article on our darts study.

 

· 11th Nov 2014: Press release by NICT Japan on the article ‘Watching novice degrades expert motor performance: causation between action production and outcome prediction of observed actions by humans’ published in Nature Scientific Reports.

 

· 27th Dec. 2013 :Two is better than one: Press release in Japan on the mutual benefits observed during human-human physical interactions (Ganesh et al. 2014)-

http://release.nikkei.co.jp/detail.cfm?relID=353937
http://www.47news.jp/topics/prwire/2014/01/249746.html
http://corp.kyodo-d.jp/btob/prwire?rid=201401247779 http://media.yucasee.jp/r/detail/240694
http://japan.zdnet.com/release/30062561/
http://www.excite.co.jp/News/release/20140127/Kyodo_prw_201401247779.html
http://www.upiasia.com/Health/2014/01/27/Performance-improved-if-practicing-
http://www.menafn.com/f69c9682-8cac-47ff-8ac5-f2e8c14e4fec/Performance-impro

 

· 24th Dec 2013: Practise makes perfect if you have a partner’s touch: Press release in London on the mutual benefits observed during human-human physical interactions (Ganesh et al. 2014)-

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/271726.php 

http://medicalxpress.com/news/2014-01-partner.html 

http://www.sciencecodex.com/practice_makes_perfect_if_you_have_a_partners_touch_according_to_new_study-126648

http://post.jagran.com/human-touch-key-to-rehabilitate-patients-better-1390548605

http://www.upi.com/Science_News/Technology/2014/01/27/Performance-improved-if-practicing-with-a-partner/UPI-72121390799810/?spt=rln&or=1

 

 

Dr. Gowrishankar Ganesh,

Senior Researcher (CR1),

CNRS-AIST Joint Robotics Laboratory,

UMI3218/RL,
Central 2, 1-1-1 Umezono,

Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-8568 JAPAN
e-mail:
g.ganesh AT aist . go . jp

            gans_gs AT hotmail . com