Research Thrusts


    The research activities of the laboratory are mainly focussed on the study of parallel mechanisms and articulated robot hands, two areas in which the laboratory has acquired an international reputation. Our research also includes projects on walking robots, deployable mechanisms, the use of rapid prototyping in robotics and other areas.

    A more complete description of our main research activities is available through the links provided below.

    Parallel Mechanisms

    Cable-Driven Parallel Mechanisms

    Robot Hands

    Human-Robot Cooperation

    Mobile Robots

    Haptic mechanisms

    Other Research Areas