Robotics Research Group
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.
By application domain
- Aerial robotics
- Robot-assisted rehabilitation devices
- Industrial robotics
- Service robotics
- Robot-assisted Surgery
- Intelligent mobile platforms
- Industrial automation
By underlying technology
- Task specification and control of sensor-based robots
- Software engineering for robotic systems
- Embedded control
- Invariant signature-based modeling, classification and estimation
- Human motion modeling and estimation
- Identification of robot dynamic parameters
- Multitarget tracking and detection
- Programming by human demonstration
The video channel of our group can be found here.
A specific playlist on PMA vintage robotics research is available here.
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)
- The Robotics Research Group is an associated lab of Flanders Make.
- The Robotics Research Group is a founding member of euRobotics and one of the founding members of its predecessor EURON.
- We have a strategic partnership with the KU Leuven Human Movement Biomechanics Research Group (prof. dr. Ilse Jonkers) and the UZ Leuven (campus Pellenberg) Research Group for Neuromotor Rehabilitation (prof. dr. Kaat Desloovere).
- We are a member of the KU Leuven Optimization in Engineering Center of Excellence OPTEC.