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

2. Quasi-passive ankle exoskeleton

3. Variable stiffness actuator

 

Other:

In July 2016 I attended the RAAD Conference 2016 in Belgrade with a paper titled "Effects of Passive Ankle Exoskeleton on Human Energy Expenditure: Pilot Evaluation".

In June 2017 I attended the RAAD Conference 2017 in Turin.

In July 2017 I attended the AIM Conference 2017 in Munich.

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., 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]