Research

LSRO Research Topics

  Lower limbs exoskeletons

Lower limbs exoskeletons are used to assist the gait of weak or disabled people. Several devices are being developed to address different pathologies, with specific requirements.

 Medical Robotics

Medical robots are the key enabling technology for revolutionizing surgery. With the help of surgeons, we develop innovative new telemanipulator devices for miniinvasive surgery, more precise and more versatile than anything possible in conventional surgery.

 

Haptics and Human-Machine Interfaces

To us, haptics (the sense of touch) is an integral part of a high performance telemanipulator. Haptic devices are a key technology for surgery manipulation, surgery training and advanced man-machine interfaces. We are also interested in the psycho-physiological and neuro-physiological aspects of multimodal (visual, haptic …) man-machine interfaces. In this context, we collaborate with cognitive neuro-science and neuro-prosthetic labs.

 

Parallel Robotics Design (PRD)
The PRD activities cover all steps from the first design to the calibration of a parallel-kinematic mechanism, and this, for any imaginable application. Actual research includes tasks in the domains of assembly, machine-tool and handling
Robots for Astrophysics Instrumentation (ASTROBOTS) Miniature Mobile Robots (MOBOTS)
This group is focused on system design for miniature autonomous mobile robots. The three main challenges are:

  • improving systems autonomy
  • improving mobility/size ratio
  • transferring the acquired technology to industry.