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Dana Kulić develops autonomous systems that can operate in concert with humans, using natural and intuitive interaction strategies while learning from user feedback to improve and individualize operation over long-term use. In collaboration with Prof. Elizabeth Croft, she pioneered systems to quantify and control safety during HRI based on both robot and human perception. Working with Prof. Yoshihiko Nakamura at the University of Tokyo, she developed one of the first systems to implement continuous learning from demonstration. The system was a first step towards robots that can learn from non-experts, as it did not require the demonstrator to segment or scaffold their demonstration. Her research in rehabilitation technology enables highly accurate, non-invasive, measurement of human movement, which can be deployed in industrial settings for accurate measurement of operator movement. She serves as the Global Innovation Research Visiting Professor at the Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, and the August-Wilhelm Scheer Visiting Professor at the Technical University of Munich. Before coming to Monash, Dr. Kulić established the Adaptive Systems Lab at the University of Waterloo, and collaborated with colleagues to establish Waterloo as one of Canada’s leading research centres in robotics. She is aco-Investigator of the Waterloo Robohub, the largest robotics experimental facility in Canada, and a co-Principal Investigator of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) Canadian Robotics Network, Canada’s only federally funded network in robotics. She has led a number of large research projects and collaborations with industry and user groups, including a strategic project grant in collaborative assembly and multiple grants developing automation for rehabilitation.

Research area keywords

  • human-robot interaction
  • robot learning
  • human motion analysis
  • Robotic

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Research Output

Adversarial autoencoder for visualization and classification of human activity: application to a low-cost commercial force plate

Hernandez, V., Kulić, D. & Venture, G., 16 Apr 2020, In : Journal of Biomechanics. 103, 10 p., 109684.

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Estimation and observability analysis of human motion on Lie groups

Joukov, V., Cesic, J., Westermann, K., Markovic, I. & Kulic, D., Mar 2020, In : IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics. 50, 3, p. 1321-1332 12 p.

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High-resolution motor state detection in Parkinson's disease using convolutional neural networks

Pfister, F. M. J., Um, T. T., Pichler, D. C., Goschenhofer, J., Abedinpour, K., Lang, M., Endo, S., Ceballos-Baumann, A. O., Hirche, S., Bischl, B., Kulić, D. & Fietzek, U. M., 3 Apr 2020, In : Scientific Reports. 10, 1, 11 p., 5860.

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Open Access

Improving user specifications for robot behavior through active preference learning: framework and evaluation

Wilde, N., Blidaru, A., Smith, S. L. & Kulić, D., May 2020, In : International Journal of Robotics Research. 39, 6, p. 651-667 17 p.

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A multi-layer Gaussian process for motor symptom estimation in people with Parkinson's Disease

Lang, M., Pfister, F. M. J., Frohner, J., Abedinpour, K., Pichler, D., Fietzek, U., Um, T. T., Kulic, D., Endo, S. & Hirche, S., 1 Nov 2019, In : IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering. 66, 11, p. 3038-3049 12 p.

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