Humanoid robots & human-robot interaction:

  • Dynamic whole-body motion generation and control for humanoids;
  • Endowing humanoid robots with motion intelligence
  • Manipulation of objects with complex dynamics
  • Benchmarking humanoid robot motions
  • Close physical-social human-humanoid interaction
  • Humanoid-humanoid collaboration
  • Overimitation of robots by children
  • Robots for COVID testing and suppor

Wearable robots, rehabilitation robots and intelligent assistive devices

  • Lower limb exoskeletons for motion assistance and rehabilitation
  • Spinal exoskeletons for prevention and reintegration
  • Mobility assistance robots for older adults
  • Prostheses in sports
  • Everyday lower limb prostheses
  • Robot-assisted gait rehabilitation
  • Functional electrical stimulation for upper and lower limbs
  • Wearable sensors for medical applications
  • Exoskeletons in surgery  

Analysis and improvement of human movement

  • Experimental and computational studies of human movement
  • Everyday motions Motions in sports
  • Change of motions and motor capabilities over the human life cycle
  • Stability and robustness of movement
  • Human push recovery
  • Effects of pathologies on motions
  • Motions of persons with mental diseases
  • Emotional body language in humans
  • Motor control

Efficient models and algorithms

  • Realistic modeling of humans and robots and their interactions (MBS models, hybrid MBS-FES models)
  • Optimal control-based motion generation and control
  • Inverse optimal control
  • Real time control
  • Combination of model-based and model-free / data driven methods for control
  • AI-based motion classification

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