Activities and Expertise

Robot Mechatronics

This activity targets to advance the robot design towards more performing robots, leveraging on mechanical optimization of lightweight structures, selection of kinematics, efficient placement of actuators and transmission systems, including efficient energy-storage concepts integrated with the robot actuation system.

Robot Software

The aim of this activity is to develop versatile and configurable software middleware tools that permits to abstract the robot specific hardware, providing a simple and easy-to-use middleware Application Programming Interface (API), while ensuring Real-Time (RT) performance even in complex Multi-Degree-Of-Freedom systems.

Robot Control

With this research activity our effort concentrates on the development of versatile real-time loco-manipulation control tools by exploring modern optimization techniques and impedance modulation control to realize whole body motion and interaction skills that demonstrate enhanced adaptability to real world interaction and uncertainties.

Robot Teleoperation

This activity focuses on the development of advanced teleoperation tools and interfaces that combine the research and development on dexterous Master devices for hand-arm motion tracking and proprioceptive feedback interfaces towards the realization truly effective tele-manipulation control of remote mobile robotic platforms.