Benchmarking Wearable Robots & Humanoids: A 3-minute SURVEY
The H2020 EUROBENCH project aims to create the first benchmarking framework for robotic testing in Europe. The project focuses on three main robotic areas: lower limb exoskeletons, prosthetics and humanoids.

We are now collecting opinions from academy, industry and end-users to identify the most important elements to consider.

YOUR OPINION IS REALLY IMPORTANT FOR US!

The project will also include two Cascade Funding actions that will offer up to 100k€ to external entities interested in collaborating in the creation of this benchmarking framework. If you are interested in the Open Calls, please go to www.eurobench2020.eu

1. Indicate your main activity area *
If you are involved in more than one activity areas, please fill again the survey
Academy
Industry
Other
Walking robots (e.g. humanoids, bipeds)
Exoskeletons (lower limb)
Prosthetics (lower limb)
2. What is your profile? *
3. What are your domains of application? *
Required
4. What motor tasks are you interested in? *
1 (not interested)
2
3 (neutral / no opinion)
4
5 (very interested)
Walking on flat terrain
Walking on a treadmill
Walking on rough terrain
Walking on a slope
Balancing on moving ground (e.g. in a bus/train)
Balancing while performing manipulation tasks (e.g. drinking, cooking)
Crouching / kneeling (e.g. to pick up something off the floor)
Sit-to-stand / Stand-to-sit
Slalom / turning
Stair ascending/stair descending
Obstacle avoidance
Backwards walking
Lateral stepping
Push perturbations
Running
Would you add any additional item to the previous list?
Your answer
5. What performance indicators do you consider important? *
1 (not important)
2
3 (neutral / no opinion)
4
5 (very important)
Speed
Symmetry of movement
Energy efficiency/Endurance
Stability (ability of the system to not fall or to not alter the stability of the user)
Perform human-like kinematics
Perform human-like kinetics
Versatility (adaptability to different tasks, e.g. transitions between different terrains)
Ergonomics (adaptability to user morphology)
Safety of interaction with human users
Ability to perceive the environment/user intention (specify if needed)
Physiological effects on the user(e.g. cognitive effort, comfort)
Ability to make autonomous decisions (specify if possible)
Coordination between limbs
Dependability: ability to minimize (impacts of) failures
Would you add any additional item to the previous list?
Your answer
6. The ideal benchmarking framework should:
1 (not important)
2
3 (neutral / no opinion)
4
5 (definitely yes)
Provide one physical site (e.g. a facility) to assess the robot under all applicable conditions
Automatically score the performance of the robot
Suggest how to improve the performance of the robot (e.g. by identifying its critical points)
Compare the robot with respect to the available systems in the market/literature
Compare the robot with human performance
Provide guidelines for robot purchasing (e.g. indicate the most suitable robot for a specific user)
Provide guidelines to replicate tests in any laboratory setting
Provide a "certification mark" on the robot performance according to accepted standards
Help to adapt/customize the robot to a specific user/usage
Would you add any additional item to the previous list?
Your answer
7. If you want to join the EUROBENCH mailing list, write your email address
You will be receiving information on the EUROBENCH activities (e.g. workshops, events) and future Open Calls.
Your answer
8. Please, add any further inputs
Questions, comments, & suggestions (e.g. any relevant published work, from your team or not).
Your answer
9. Your personal information
Your name and affiliation
Your answer
10. Are you interested in participating in the future Cascade Funding Open calls? *
Fill the "Declaration of interest": http://bit.ly/EUROBENCH_eu-DoI
Submit
Never submit passwords through Google Forms.
This content is neither created nor endorsed by Google.