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Research Bernoulli Institute Departments Robotics Research and projects


2018-2021: MyLeg – Smart and intuitive osseointegrated transfemoral prostheses embodying advanced dynamic behaviors

Horizon 2020 ICT-25-2016-2017 (Research and Innovation action) grant.
Details available at MyLeg project website.

The MyLeg project aims to develop a smart and intuitive osseointegrated transfemoral prosthesis embodying advanced dynamic behaviours. The MyLeg prosthetic system will be directly anchored to the amputee’s bone by means of osseointegrated implant to enhance the human-prosthesis interaction, perception, and motion capabilities.

Further, the system will include implantable myoelectric sensors on targeted reinnervated muscles to realize an intuitive EMG control and will provide a high-level of cognition abilities. Moreover, the system will implement variable stiffness actuators that guarantee high adaptability with respect to different tasks, dependability, and decisional autonomy. The MyLeg system will exploit light-weighted materials for sensing and energy harvesting. These capabilities will lead to a new generation of powered transfemoral prosthetic legs that can be intuitively operated, sensed, and trusted as the healthy and reliable counterpart for a variety of tasks.

2018-2021: Soft Robotics

This project aims to develop novel actuation systems, which are the key enabling components for motion generation of robots. More precisely, the focus is on: (i) the design and fabrication of actuation components for soft robots by using novel (soft) materials and design approaches; (ii) development of (analytical, numerical, predictive) models; (iii) develop of (non-linear) control techniques; (iv) experimental validation.   

2018-2022: MAGNIFY – From nano to MAcro: a GrouNdbreakIng actuation technology For robotic sYstems

Horizon 2020 FETOPEN-01-2016-2017 (Research and Innovation action) grant.
Details available at MAGNIFY project website .

The Magnify project aims to design and realize a new generation of artificial muscles for robotic systems, characterized by high force-to-weight ratio, high flexibility, fast reacting properties, and intrinsic rigidity tuning. The project will use billions of artificial molecular machines, organized in polymer electrospun nanofibers and controlled by electrical stimuli, to realize an artificial macroscopic muscle.

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