Cobotics, Bio-Engineering & Robotics for Assistance – CoBRA

Team Members

PhD students:

(2018 ->) Ferdaws Ennaiem, « Approche optimale pour la synthèse des robots à câbles dédiés à la rééducation fonctionnelle ». Advisors: M. A. Laribi, A. Mlika, L. Romdhane
(2017->) Inès Ben Hamida, « Synthèse typologique et dimensionnelle des mécanismes à chaînes cinématiques fermées : application aux robots parallèles ».  Advisors: M. A. Laribi, S. Zeghloul, L. Romdhane

Past PhD students:

(2016 - 2019) Célestin Préault, « Contribution à la conception et la mise en œuvre d’un robot d’assistance aux gestes chirurgicaux », defended on 13/12/2019. Advisors: M. Arsicault, M. A. Laribi
(2016 - 2019) Camille Mizera, « Développement d’un préhenseur multi-digital marinisé dans un contexte de télémanipulation à retour d’efforts », defended on 18/12/2019. Advisors: J.P. Gazeau, S. Zeghloul, M. A. Laribi
(2015 - 2018) Younsse Ayoubi, « Contribution au développement d’un dispositif de sécurité intelligente pour la cobotique », defended on 10/07/2018. Advisors: S. Zeghloul, M. A. Laribi
(2012 - 2015) Houssem Saafi, « Contribution à la conception mécatronique et à l'optimisation des systèmes haptiques : application à la télémanipulation », defended on 01/12/2015. Advisors: S. Zeghloul, M. A. Laribi

Post-doc members:

 

    • 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

Research activities

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.