Department for Automation, Biocybernetics and Robotics





Miha Dežman

Title: MSME (Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering)
Role: PhD Student
E-mail: miha.dezman [at] ijs.si

CV

Education:


2015 -  ...       PhD studies at Jožef Stefan International Postgraduate School

2013 - 2015   Master's degree, Mechatronics and Laser Technologies, Faculty of Mechanical

                       Engineering, University of Ljubljana

2010 - 2013   Bachelor's degree, Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering,

                      University of Ljubljana

 

Master's Thesis: A device for direct write lithography based on a system of digital micro mirrors

 

PhD research      Design and control of compliant wearable robot mechanisms

synopsis              Our research focuses on the design of a mechanically compliant exoskeleton
                             device. The lack of commercially available compliant actuator solutions
                             to drive an exoskeleton motivated us to first design our own version.
                             We developed an actuator prototype with a novel principle of operation
                             and implemented it into a 1-DoF exoskeleton system. Currently, we are
                             designing the experiments to test the performance of the actuator and
                             the effects on the human user. The results will help us find a suitable
                             control strategy to exploit the exoskeletons mechanical compliance.

Hobbies:

I am a volunteer fireman with the firefighter rank in PGD Višnja Gora.

 

Research Interests:

Design and control of mechanically compliant actuators (SEA, VSA),
and their implementation into robots and exoskeleton systems.

 

Projects:

1. Passive ankle exoskeleton prototype

2. Quasi-passive ankle exoskeleton prototype

3. Novel variable stiffness actuator PLVL-VSA

4. Compliant elbow exoskeleton

Multimedia

Ankle Exoskeleton, First Prototype (Exoskeleton_prototype_1.jpg, 215 kb)
A device for direct write lithography based on a system of digital micro-mirrors (Device_lithography.jpg, 209 kb)

Selected publications

Inproceedings

  • Dežman M., Debevec T., Babič J., Gams A., Effects of passive ankle exoskeleton on human energy expenditure, Advances in robot design and intelligent control : proceedings of the 25th International Conference on Robotics in Alpe-Adria-Danube Region, (RAAD), June 30 to July 2nd, 2016, Belgrade, Serbia, 2017, str. 491-498. [More]
  • Dežman M., Babič J., Gams A., Qualitative assessment of a clutch-actuated ankle exoskeleton, 25th International Workshop on Robotics in Alpe-Adria-Danube Region RAAD 2016, June 30th - July 2nd 2016, Belgrade, Advances in service and industrial robotics : proceedings of the 26th International Conference on Robotics in Alpe-Adria-Danube Region, RAAD 2017, [21-23 June 2017, Torino, Italy], 2017, str. 720-737. [More]
  • Dežman M., Gams A., Pseudo-linear variable lever variable stiffness actuator : design and evaluation, AIM 2017, IEEE International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics, July 3-7, 2017, Munich, Germany, Conference digest, 2017, str. 785-790. [More]
  • Dežman M., Debevec T., Babič J., Gams A., Passive ankle exoskeleton : design and practical evaluation, Zbornik : 1. del : part 1, 2016, str. 140-148. [More]
  • Dežman M., Debevec T., Babič J., Gams A., Effects of passive ankle exoskeleton on human energy expenditure : pilot evaluation, 25th International Workshop on Robotics in Alpe-Adria-Danube Region RAAD 2016, June 30th - July 2nd 2016, Belgrade, Papers, 2016, 8 str.. [More]

Inbook

  • Dežman M., Debevec T., Babič J., Gams A., SI robotika, Vpliv pasivnega gleženjskega eksoskeleta na energijsko porabo človeka pri hoji, 2017, str. 307-316. [More]