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Robotics Research Group

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About the Robotics Research group

The Robotics Research Group belongs to the Mechanical Engineering department, where it can profit from interactive research cooperations with groups in control, optimization, mechatronics, and production.

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Research topics

By application domain

By underlying technology

Software

Media

The video channel of our group can be found here.

A specific playlist on PMA vintage robotics research is available here.

Research projects

Selected current projects

  • EU FP7: RoboHow (2012–2016), Pick-n-Pack (2012–2016), Sherpa (2013–2017), Factory-in-a-day (2013-2017)
  • IWT: MIRAD (2013-2016), OPTIMUS (2013-2015)
  • Flanders Make/IWT: ICON Amprodchain (2015-2017), SBO Yves (2016-2019)
  • FWO: G0B6613, "Motion recognition of rigid bodies using an invariant description of the full three-dimensional body motion" (2013-2016)
  • Internal funds: C32/15/023, "Optimized design and control of an unmanned aerial vehicle capapble of vertical take-off and landing", CargoCopter Project (2015-2017)
  • IWT: "Drones in de logistiek" in collaboration with VIL (2015-2016)

Selected past projects

Staff

Strategic partnerships

About

General information

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People


Professors

Herman Bruyninckx
full professor

tel: +32 16 32 80 56
Joris De Schutter
full professor

tel: +32 16 32 24 79
Jan Swevers
full professor

tel: +32 16 32 25 40
Hendrik Van Brussel
emeritus professor with formal duties, founder of the research group

tel: +32 16 32 26 47
Eric Demeester
assistant professor, campus Diepenbeek

tel: +32 11 27 88 17
Emmanuel Vander Poorten
assistant professor, campus Group T Leuven

tel: +32 16 32 25 28
Peter Slaets
OP-assistant professor, campus Group T Leuven

tel: +32 16 32 27 73

Senior staff

Erwin Aertbeliën
research expert

tel: +32 16 32 25 51

Postdoc researchers

Wilm Decré

tel: +32 16 37 26 86
Johan Philips

tel: +32 16 32 24 83
Enea Scioni
Gianni Borghesan

tel: +32 16 32 92 67
Gil Serrancolí

tel: +32 16 32 06 45

PhD researchers

Lin Zhang

tel: +32 16 32 92 63
Sergio Portoles Diez

tel: +32 16 32 92 65
Maxim Vochten

tel: +32 16 37 75 77
Jonas Vantilt

tel: +32 16 37 72 75
Bart Theys

tel: +32 16 32 80 58
Nico Huebel Huebel

tel: +32 16 32 68 80
Kevin Tanghe

tel: +32 16 37 98 95
Jon Verbeke
campus Oostende
Sebastian Blumenthal

tel: +32 16 37 28 70
Stefan Lambrecht
Yudha Pane
Cristian Vergara
Gerben Peeters
campus Group T Leuven

tel: +32 16 32 97 68
Robin Amsters
campus Group T Leuven

tel: +32 16 37 65 44

Project collaborators

Wim Lemkens

tel: +32 16 30 10 32
Stijn Debecker

tel: +32 16 32 13 17

Alumni and former co-workers

Research

Research
Overview of the research topics covered by the Robotics Research Group
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Applications
Technology
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Pictures

People
pictures of MECO members
Test Setups
pictures of test setups used for MECO research
general
ROB pictures

Media

Videos and photos of MECO in action
Media
Videos and photos of robotics in action

Selected projects

Current projects

  • EU FP7: RoboHow (2012–2016), Pick-n-Pack (2012–2016), Sherpa (2013–2017), Factory-in-a-day (2013-2017)
  • IWT: MIRAD (2013-2016), OPTIMUS (2013-2015)
  • FWO: G0B6613, "Motion recognition of rigid bodies using an invariant description of the full three-dimensional body motion" (2013-2016)
  • Internal funds: C32/15/023, "Optimized design and control of an unmanned aerial vehicle capapble of vertical take-off and landing", CargoCopter Project (2015-2017)
  • IWT: "Drones in de logistiek" in collaboration with VIL (2015-2016)

Past projects

  • EU FP7: RADHAR (Robotic Adaptation to Humans Adapting to Robots), (2010-2013)
  • FWO: G04041N, "Autonomous manipulation using a flying robot" (2010-2013)
  • EU FP7: euRobotics (2010-2012)
  • KU Leuven's GOA (“Concerted Research Action”) project on Global real-time optimal control of autonomous robots and mechatronic systems (2009–2013)
  • EU FP7: BRICS (Best Practice in Robotics), (2009–2013)
  • EU FP7: Rosetta (Robot control for skilled execution of tasks in natural interaction with humans; based on autonomy, cumulative knowledge and learning), (2009–2013)
  • FWO: "Van generische naar subject-specifieke musculoskeletale en spier-pees modellen voor simulatie van de menselijke beweging" (2009-2014)
  • EU FP5: OCEAN (Open Controller Enabled by an Advanced real-time Network), (2002-2005)
  • IWT-TBM Spasticity (IPSA), (2008-2010)
  • EU FP5: Orocos (Open Robot Control Software), (2001-2003)
  • EU: MAIA (Non-Invasive Brain Interaction with Robots --Mental Augmentation through Determination of Intented Action), (2001-2004)
  • EU: Movement

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