Discover the ground-breaking Human Robotics research performed by the BruBotics consortium.

Engineering, social studies, human physiology, artificial intelligence, ageing studies,...each of our 8 research groups have a unique point of view on Human Robotics. Discover who they are, what they do and some of their most exciting projects in these tabs.

We believe cooperation and knowledge sharing through partnerships with both industry and the academic world will boost progress in the field of Human Robotics. Therefore we always welcome new partnerships and research opportunities. With our 8 research groups from different disciplines and a strong portfolio of succesful European and national research projects, BruBotics can indeed form an inspiring partner.

A unique combination of expertise

Robots & Multibody Mechanics (R&MM)

Social & Physical Human-Robot Interaction and safe & energy efficient compliant actuation, with applications in health and manufacturing.

Electronics & Informatics (ETRO)

Crossing boundaries with visionary electronics & ICT in e-Health and other domains.

Belgian Ageing Studies (BAS)

How can robots increase quality of life of older people?

Artificial Intelligence lab (AI Lab)

Nature inspired Machine Learning for complex problem solving.

Human Physiology (MFYS)

Exercise and the brain in health and disease: the added-value of Human Robotics.

Industrial Engineers (INDI)

Mechatronic research on intelligent robots in non-traditional robot environments.

Studies on Media, Information and Telecommunication (SMIT)

Helping society and industry deal with new technologies such as human robot collaboration, from a social and economical point of view. 

Neurological Rehabilitation (RERE)

The effectiveness of robotic assistance for neurological rehabilitation and rehabilitation psychology

Leading to unique results

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A back support exoskeleton

The EU H2020 Spexor project: Preventing low-back pain with a novel and effective spinal exoskeleton

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SPEAR: Series-Parallel Actuators for Robotics

The ERC Starting Grant of prof. Bram Vanderborght

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Operator Info

Flanders Make project Operator Info: turn operators in knowledge workers

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Dream: the next generation robot-enhanced therapy

The EU FP7 Dream project aims to deliver the next generation of Robot-Enhanced Therapy (RET) for children with autism.

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ClaXon: cobots in the industry

iMinds ICON Project ClaXon: Towards a Smoother Human-Robot Collaboration in the Manufacturing Industry

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WONDER: robots for care

iMinds ICON project WONDER: Interactive, Automated Support for Personalized Care Services using humanoid robots

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Self-Healing Actuators

Self-Healing Actuators Make Breaking Your Robot No Big Deal

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AltaCro: Rehabilitation exoskeleton

ALTACRO rehabiliation exoskeleton: Automated Locomotion Training using an Actuated Compliant Robotic Orthosis

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H2R: Human-like locomotion

The EU FP7 project H2R aims to demonstrate human-like gait and posture in a controlled compliant biped robot

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SCANERGY: Smart Grid

EU FP7 project SCANERGY: A Smart Grid using A.I.

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Cyberlegs: lower-limb prosthesis

EU FP7 project Cyberlegs: Cybernetic Lower-Limb cognitive Ortho-Prosthesis. Image: (c) Massimo Brega

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MIRAD: a lower limb assistive exoskeleton

IWT SBO MIRAD: an integrated Methodology to bring Intelligent Robotic Assistive Devices to the user, with a lower-limb exoskeleton as demonstrator.

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