Ryden lets me take the controls and I move the "scalpel" over a real image of a pig's heart. I can feel it beating as I push down on the control - it's unnerving.


    Alex Hannaford
    The Telegraph







About Fredrik

   Dr. Fredrik Rydén is a Commercialization Fellow and Research Associate with the University of Washington Department of Electrical Engineering. He is also a founder and the VP Engineering of BluHaptics; a university spinout that commercializes haptic navigation technology for submersible remotely operated vehicles in the oil and gas industry. He earned his B.S. (2010) in Automation and Mechtronics from Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden. He then earned his M.S. (2012) and Ph.D. (2013) degrees in Electrical Engineering at the University of Washington. Fredrik is an inventor on one international patent application and five US provisional patent applications related to rendering of haptic feedback and semi-autonomous teleoperation. In 2012, he was awarded with the Outstanding Research Award by the UW Department of Electrical Engineering.
   
    His early research on haptic rendering from Kinect data received great attention in both national as well as international press. In January 2011, the Chief Research and Strategy Officer for Microsoft, Craig Mundie, held a talk at the Cleveland Clinic where he discussed the work done by Fredrik and the BioRobotics Lab as an example of innovative uses of Kinect. The same project later appeared in the Microsoft Official Blog when the Kinect SDK was announced. His work has been presented at some of the top robotics and haptics conferenses around the world.
   
   His work on haptic rendering of a beating pig heart (later accepted for IROS 2012) was featured in The Telegraph.
    
    In his spare time, Fredrik enjoys backcountry skiing and producing music.
    
    A set of videos demonstrating Fredrik's work can be found HERE


Journal publications

A Proxy Method for Real-Time 3-DOF Haptic Rendering of Streaming Point Cloud Data [pdf]
F. Rydén and H.J. Chizeck.
IEEE Transaction on Haptics

Tech to the future: Making a "Kinection" with haptic interaction [pdf]
F. Rydén
IEEE Potentials Magazine May/June 2012 issue.


Conference papers/Other publications

Advanced Telerobotic Underwater Manipulation Using Virtual Fixtures and Haptic Rendering. [pdf coming soon]
F. Rydén, A. Stewart and H.J. Chizeck.
IEEE/MTS OCEANS 2013 in September 2013, San Diego, CA.

A Method for Constraint-Based Six Degree-of-Freedom Haptic Interaction with Streaming Point Clouds [pdf]
F. Rydén and H.J. Chizeck.
IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA) in May 2013, Karlsruhe, Germany. (39% acceptance rate).

Forbidden-Region Virtual Fixtures from Streaming Point Clouds: Remotely Touching and Protecting a Beating Heart [pdf]
F. Rydén and H.J. Chizeck.
IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and System (IROS) in October 2012, Vilamoura, Portugal. (45% acceptance rate).

Proxy Method for Fast Haptic Rendering from Time Varying Point Clouds.
[pdf]
F. Rydén, S.N. Kosari and H.J. Chizeck.
IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and System (IROS) in September 2011, San Francisco, CA. (32% acceptance rate).
   
Using Kinect and a Haptic Interface for Implementation of Real-time Virtual Fixtures. [pdf]
F. Rydén
, H.J. Chizeck, S.N. Kosari, H. King, and B. Hannaford.
Robotics, Science and Systems (RSS) Workshop on RGB-D Cameras in June 2011, Los Angeles, CA.


Patents

CHIZECK, Howard, Fredrik RYDéN, Sina NIA KOSARI, Blake HANNAFORD, Nicklas GUSTAFSSON, and Hawkeye KING. "METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR HAPTIC RENDERING AND CREATING VIRTUAL FIXTURES FROM POINT CLOUDS." WIPO Patent 2012174406, issued December 21, 2012.

Fredrik is currently listed as an inventor/co-inventor on five US provisional patent applications.

Demonstrations

Demonstration of "remote touch" at TEDxRainier 2012.
F. Rydén
, H.J. Chizeck.
Demonstration during Akhtar Badshah's talk at TEDxRainier, November 2012 in Seattle, WA.

Proxy Method for Fast Haptic Rendering from Time Varying Point Clouds.
F. Rydén
, S.N. Kosari and H.J. Chizeck.
Demonstration at IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and System (IROS) in September 2011, San Francisco, CA.

Using Kinect and a Haptic Interface for Implementation of Real-time Virtual Fixtures.
F. Rydén
, H.J. Chizeck, S.N. Kosari, H. King, and B. Hannaford.
Demonstrated at the RSS Workshop on RGB-D Cameras in June 2011, Los Angeles, CA.
   
Using Kinect and a Haptic Interface for Implementation of Real-time Virtual Fixtures.

F. Rydén
, H.J. Chizeck, S.N. Kosari, H. King, and B. Hannaford.
Demonstrated at IEEE - World Haptics Conference (WHC) in June 2011, Istanbul, Turkey.

Links

My public profile on Linkedin
The BioRobotics Lab