GRANTS

Source: TUBITAK 1003 Primary R&D Funding Program
Title: Flexible Wearable Lower Exoskeleton System
Role: Co-Principle Investigator
Duration: November 2019-November 2022
Partners:
Ozyegin University, Bogazici University, Istanbul University, Istanbul Technical University

In this project, a novel wearable exoskeleton with flexible clothing will be developed for the use of paraplegic persons who have lost their lower extremity motor functions due to low back pain, paralysis and similar disturbances. This prototype will be designed as a rigid-link exoskeleton that is actuated via series-elastic actuators. The user’s physical state will be observed using soft elements attached to a wearable sensorized clothing, which will be used in conjunction with the exoskeleton. Trajectory planning will be explored by a human-to-robot skill transfer problem to minimize the metabolic cost. Stability and balance analyses will run, and environmental factors will be estimated to provide safe walking support to the human using a hierarchical control structure.


Source: Erasmus Plus
Title: EMBOA: Affective loop in Socially Assistive Robotics as an intervention tool for children with autism
Role: Co-Principle Investigator
Duration: September 2019-September 2022
Partners:
Politechnika Gdanska (Poland), The University of Hertfordshire (United Kingdom), Macedonian Association for Applied Psychology (The Republic of North Macedonia),  Istanbul Technical University (Turkey), Universitaet Augsburg (Germany)

EMBOA project (Affective loop in Socially Assistive Robotics as an intervention tool for children with autism) aims at the development of guidelines and practical evaluation of applying emotion recognition technologies in robot-supported intervention in children with autism. https://emboa.eu/

Source: TUBITAK 1001 Scientific and Technological Research Projects Funding Program
Title: RoboRehab: Assistive Audiology Rehabilitation Robot
Role: Co-Principle Investigator
Duration: November 2018-November 2020

The aim of this project is to develop a social assistive robot platform for the education and rehabilitation of deaf children, which will detect their emotional state, and improve their performance and motivation in the tests.

Source: TUBITAK 1001 Scientific and Technological Research Projects Funding Program
Title: Task Difficulty Level Adaptation of Physical Therapy based on Individuals Emotional State for a Robot-Assisted Rehabilitation System 
Role: Principle Investigator
Duration: May 2015-November 2017

The aim of this project is to develop a system that can change the difficulty of the rehabilitation task adaptively by looking at the emotional state of a participant, and improve the satisfaction of the participant by providing proper rehabilitation exercise with a robot-assisted rehabilitation system called RehabRoby.

Source: TUBITAK 3001 Starting R&D Funding Program 
Title: Design and Analysis of Learning Based Controllers for Linear Systems with Stochastic, Unstable, Time Varying Control Signal Delays and Uncertain Parameters Variations  
Role: Co-Principle Investigator
Duration: November 2015-November 2017

This project is about design and analysis of a learning based controller for the stochastic, unstable, time varying delays in control signal and unknown parameters of linear systems.

Source: TUBITAK 1002 Short Term R&D Funding Program 
Title: Feature extraction from physiological data for emotion recognition 
Role: Co-Principle Investigator
Duration: October 2014- July 2015

The aim of this project is to use the physiological data (heart rate, skin response, respiration, temperature) of DEAP database to determine the appropriate signal features to recognize and distinguish emotions such as boredom, stress.

Source: 7th Framework Programme-ICT-2009-Call 6
Title: Intelligent Surgical Robotics (I-SUR)  
Role: Principle Investigator
Duration: March 2011-December 2014

The aim of I-SUR project is to develop general methods for cognitive surgical robots capable of combining sensing, dexterity and cognitive capabilities to carry out autonomously simple surgical actions, such as puncturing, cutting and suturing. A surgical interface to be used for cryoablation of a kidney with a robotic system is designed. The developed surgical interface is evaluated using an eye-tracking system with medical doctors of those are urologists or radiologists.

Source: TUBITAK 3501 Career Development Program
Title: Robotic System for Rehabilitation 
Role: Principle Investigator
Duration: February 2009-February 2012

The aim of this project is to develop a robot assisted rehabilitation system (called RehabRoby), that provides assistance to the motions of stroke patients during upper-extremity rehabilitation therapies.  Additionally, control architecture of the robot assisted rehabilitation system is developed.

Source: TUBITAK 1001 Scientific and Technological Research Projects Funding Program
Title: Orthopedic Surgery Robotic System
Role: Principle Investigator
Duration: September 2008-April 2011

The aim of this project is to design and develop a robotic system (called OrthoRoby) for use in orthopedic operations. Real-time experiments are performed on a bone model to evaluate the proposed robotic system.