An ageing workforce, an ever increasing demand for higher productivity, a relentless war for talents, a need for better but also more efficient care,...our industry and society is faced with an ever increasing pressure to innovate and find ways to allow people to reach their full potential.
We believe robotics can be part of the solution, and BruBotics has the tools and expertise to guide you.
At BruBotics we aim for a stronger collaboration with partners outside the academic world. We want our research to benefit society. As such, we are always looking for "real-world" challenges where revolutionary technologies such as robotics and A.I. could prove valuable.
Human Robotic technology has the potential to make an enormous impact on our society and industry. As is always the case with newly emerging and disruptive technologies, both enormous opportunities as big question marks remain open. Only an interdisciplinary approach can generate innovative solutions.
BruBotics strives for a closer collaboration with the non-academic world, to make sure that the know-how and technologies developed at the Vrije Unversiteit Brussel on this exciting topic are put to good use. In order to do so, a wide range of collaboration possibilities exist:
Dedicated research on your challenges
Joint Research & Development
Steering our research through user group participation
Application driven research
Strategic and fundamental research
Services and trainings
It is also worth noting that BruBotics also has a clear goal to increase the number of spin-offs to market high potential technologies and make sure they are indeed put to good use.
We invite you to contact us, to discuss how we can help tackle your challenges. Together we can discuss the appropriate paths to take action and find the right financial support through national or international bodies such as the Flemish FWO or VLAIO, the Brussels INNOVIRIS programmes, the European Commission, …
Are you as a company interested to learn more about robotics and the answers human robotics can provide, without having a specific project in mind? We are always looking for companies to help guide our research in a direction that can lead to solid valorization towards society.
Horizon 2020 FET Open: Developing fully-autonomous self-healing soft robotic devices
INTERREG EXSKALLERATE: Boosting SME adoption of exoskeletons in construction and manufacturing industries
The EU H2020 Spexor project: Preventing low-back pain with a novel and effective spinal exoskeleton
The ERC Starting Grant of prof. Bram Vanderborght
Flanders Make project Operator Info: turn operators in knowledge workers
The EU FP7 Dream project aims to deliver the next generation of Robot-Enhanced Therapy (RET) for children with autism.
iMinds ICON Project ClaXon: Towards a Smoother Human-Robot Collaboration in the Manufacturing Industry
iMinds ICON project WONDER: Interactive, Automated Support for Personalized Care Services using humanoid robots
Self-Healing Actuators Make Breaking Your Robot No Big Deal
ALTACRO rehabiliation exoskeleton: Automated Locomotion Training using an Actuated Compliant Robotic Orthosis
The EU FP7 project H2R aims to demonstrate human-like gait and posture in a controlled compliant biped robot
EU FP7 project SCANERGY: A Smart Grid using A.I.
EU FP7 project Cyberlegs: Cybernetic Lower-Limb cognitive Ortho-Prosthesis. Image: (c) Massimo Brega
IWT SBO MIRAD: an integrated Methodology to bring Intelligent Robotic Assistive Devices to the user, with a lower-limb exoskeleton as demonstrator.