EMG Driven Human-Humanoid Robot Interaction

The electromyography (EMG) signals are biological signals, which are related to the electrical activity produced by skeletal muscles. To measure and analyze EMG signals, we will use noninvasive EMG surface electrodes. The EMG signals allow knowing the intention of the movement before that the movement happens; this is because of the electromechanical delay of the muscle. The proposed project would exploit this property to generate humanoid robot movements in order to interact properly with a human being. We are planning to develop a unified framework for EMG signals processing and controlling a humanoid robot. The developed system will help generating cooperative tasks between an experimental humanoid robot (Nao robot) and a human being.

Intern: 
Guillaume Durandau
Faculty Supervisor: 
Wael Suleiman
Project Year: 
2014
Province: 
Quebec
Partner University: 
Centro de Investigacion y de Estudios Avanzados del IPN, Ramos Arizpe, Mexico