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Pablo Alvarez Romeo

Pablo Alvarez Romeo obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechatronic’s Engineering in 2016 at the university of Zaragoza, Spain, and a Master’s Degree in Electronic Engineering at the same place in 2017. He also attended as an Erasmus student at the VIA University College, in Horsens, Denmark, for a semester in 2016, where he did his Bachelor’s final project. While finishing his bachelor’s Degree, he was part of a student team, Eupla Racing Team, that participated in Motostudent 2016, where the main goal was to design an electric motorbike. Such experience offered various useful insights, in terms of technical and soft skills.
In both his bachelor and master’s final project he worked on exoskeletons design and control, due to his interest in mechatronic systems, bringing such interest to CeTI, where he is focused on designing a haptic glove.
Besides his studies, he did an internship in the robotics group of the Aragon Institute of Technology (ITAINNOVA), and another one in BSH Spain, within the sensor research group.
Now he’s doing his PhD within CeTI in the Chair of Acoustics and haptics at the TU Dresden, under the supervision of Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Ercan Altinsoy, working on the development of haptic wearable devices, aiming to bring further progress in their capabilities and implement haptics in multimodal interfaces and applications.

Projects/Cooperation within CeTI you are involved in:

• Haptic glove design. Cooperation to use it for teleoperation with TP4, more specifically with Ariel Podlubne and Gökhan Akgün.

CeTI rooms within CeTI you are involved in:

TP2, U3, K3

Further Questions:

What do you value most about your work at CeTI?

Having the chance to develop new devices and technologies, seeking innovative breakthroughs in terms of haptic interface design and human perception.

What was your best moment at CeTI so far?

I would say a social gathering that was organized within CeTI in January 2020, before the pandemic. It was about collaborative cooking, where the “restaurant” cooks instructed and guided us through the meal preparation. That collaborative environment, where you get to know more about your colleagues, alongside the tasty dishes, were an excellent combination.

What else would you like to research?

Besides haptic hardware design, I’m also interested in working towards applying it in wireless applications, and haptic integration into virtual/augmented reality.

How do you spend your spare time?

As I have diverse interests and hobbies, I’m going to remark a specific one: learning from various fields, often through youtube. The amount of original learning content that is available there is staggering. Sometimes you can find some really interesting concepts that are fascinating and even some are useful in your personal life, or even in your job, when you are experiencing designer’s block, for example.

Publications:
1.

U Alican Alma; Pablo Alvarez Romeo; M Ercan Altinsoy

Preliminary study of upper-body haptic feedback perception on cinematic experience (Inproceedings)

In: Proceedings of the IEEE International Workshop on Multimedia Signal Processing (MMSP), 2021.

(BibTeX)

2.

Kai Dehmelt; Pablo Alvarez Romeo; M Ercan Altinsoy

Groovuator -- A haptic feedback system to improve musical interaction between a drummer and a bass guitar player (Inproceedings)

In: Proceedings of the German Annual Conference on Acoustics (DAGA), 2021.

(BibTeX)

3.

Pablo Alvarez Romeo; M Ercan Altinsoy

Passively actuated clutch for enhanced backdrivability in bidirectional kinesthetic feedback applications (Inproceedings)

In: Proceedings of the World Haptics Conference (WHC), 2021.

(Links | BibTeX)

4.

Pablo Alvarez Romeo; M Ercan Altinsoy

Design of a bidirectional tendon-based actuation module for kinaesthetic finger feedback with a tendon length adjustment mechanism (Miscellaneous)

WIP poster at the Eurohaptics Conference (EuroHaptics), 2020.

(BibTeX)

5.

Pablo Alvarez Romeo; M Ercan Altinsoy

Design and development of an actuation module with a tendon-based transmission for bidirectional force feedback on one finger joint (Inproceedings)

In: Proceedings of the German Annual Conference on Acoustics (DAGA), 2020.

(BibTeX)