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Taking the next step in Human Robotics by breaking boundaries

BruBotics is the Brussels Human Robotics Research Center of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. 8 research groups strive together to improve the quality of life and working conditions of people through Human Robotics. BruBotics uniquely combines expertise on robotics, AI, rehabilitation sciences, movement sciences, social sciences, retail marketing, ageing and eHealth and is as such one of the only truly interdiscip‚Äčlinary robotics research centers in Europe. Together with industrial and societal partners we strive to take the next step in Human Robotics by breaking boundaries.

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With over 100 researchers coming from almost all fields of science, BruBotics offers a unique multidisciplinary approach much needed in such a complex and challenging domain. Working in close collaboration with large-scale companies, research institutes from around the globe, SME's and nonprofit organizations, BruBotics is a trusted partner in the field of Human Robotics. Contact us to discuss how we can help each other.

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RevalExo: lower-limb rehabilitation exoskeleton with multimodal sensors

RevalExo: lower-limb rehabilitation exoskeleton with multimodal sensors

A wearable lower-limb exoskeleton that assists activities of daily living and enables data-driven remote rehabilitation.

AidWear: AI-driven wearable robots

AidWear: AI-driven wearable robots

The AidWear project aims to develop the artificial intelligence frameworks that are necessary to enable Robotic Assistive Devices (active prosthetics and lower-limb exoskeletons) that give Parkinson’s patients and individuals with an amputation a better quality of life. Building on the results of the AI4exo project and taking advantage of existing hardware, AidWear will advance three areas of interest: intention detection, mid-level optimization, and dynamic simulation.

The project will generate international exposure for Belgian AI and robotics through participation in the 2024 CYBATHLON competition. Furthermore, there are concrete paths to provide a return to society, such as technology transfer to existing Belgian start-ups, reduced healthcare costs for two large patient groups, and dissemination activities to showcase the potential of AI and robotics in healthcare.

This project is made possible by the Federal Public Service for Policy and Support.

SAFER: Rehabilitation Robot

SAFER: Rehabilitation Robot

A robot that can feel what a therapist feels when treating a patient, that can adjust the intensity of rehabilitation exercises at any time according to the patient's abilities and needs, and that can thus go on for hours without getting tired: it seems like fiction, and yet researchers from the Vrije Universiteit Brussel and imec have now finished a prototype that unites all these skills in one robot.

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