Past PhD students:
- Hanén El Golli (2020), PHC Utique
- Houssem Saafi (2015 - 2017), ANR SISCob
Visiting research members:
- Carl Nelson, Professor at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (USA), invited in 2016 and 2020
- Elena De Momi, Professor at the Politecnico di Milano (Italy), invited in 2019
- Terence Essomba, Professor at the National Central University (Taiwan), invited in 2018 and 2019
- Giuseppe Carbone, Professor at the University of Calabria (Italy), invited in 2017 and 2018
- Lotfi Romdhane, Professor at the American University of Sharjah (UAE), invited in 2015
The team's research activities revolve around the following 2 themes:
Optimal design of complex mechatronic systems
This theme concerns the development of optimal mechanisms synthesis approaches in order to bring out new kinematic models for haptic devices and innovative multi-robot systems, namely collaborative ones. This research is based on the expertise of hospital practitioners and an environment made up of cutting-edge equipment such as SimLife technology, developed within the ABS Lab (the Anatomy and Biomechanical Simulation Laboratory) of the University of Poitiers.
Study, evaluation and control for collaborative and physical human-robot interaction (pHRI)
This theme aims to respond to a number of societal and scientific issues specific to collaborative robotics and personal assistance. This research is part of an international research project supported by the CNRS (IRP-RACes) and several national and international collaborations.