Research

The Human-Robot Interaction Area is a leading research lab in the area of wearable robotics and human-machine interaction

The group of Human-Robot Interaction deals with developing theories, models and systems for new advanced human-machine interface systems, and in particular robotic systems that can physically cooperate (pHRI) with humans in a safe and intuitive manner and interact in Virtual Environments (haptic devices), within industrial and medical applications. The group has a consolidated experience in the areas of design of robots, with particular reference to exoskeletons and wearable robots, haptic devices and wearable haptics, theoretical kinematics and parallel manipulators, advanced control of electromechanical systems, robot assisted rehabilitation, FEM analysis, human-machine interfaces based on electro-biological signals (EEG, EMG), virtual reality immersive applications.

Wearable Robotics and exoskeletons

Advanced exoskeleton for rehabilitation and human power augmentation

Inspection robotics and predctive maintenance

Novel robotic solutions for predictive maintenance in railway industry and smart industrial 4.0 production.

Haptics and Werable Haptics

Wearable and portable haptic interfaces for immersive interaction

Advanced kinematics and machine design

Advanced kinematic solutions and mechanical and control design of complex electromechanical systems

Rehabilitation Robotics

Rehabilitation robotics solution for neurorehabilitation in virtual reality

Advanced EMG and BCI human-machine interfaces

Novel brain robot interfaces for biometric control of exoskeletons