Prof. Ijspeert from Biorobotics Laboratory (BioRob)

Two COMAN robots during an experiment for the COGIMON project.

The Biorobotics Laboratory (BioRob in short) is part of the Institute of Bioengineering in the School of Engineering at the EPFL (also co-affiliated with the Institute of Mechanical Engineering). We work on the computational aspects of locomotion control, sensorimotor coordination, and learning in animals and in robots. We are interested in using robots and numerical simulation to study the neural mechanisms underlying movement control and learning in animals, and in return to take inspiration from animals to design new control methods for robotics as well as novel robots capable of agile locomotion in complex environments. We are also interested in rehabilitation robotics, e.g. exoskeletons, and in restoring locomotion.

Prof. Paik from the Reconfigurable Robotics Lab

Alain Herzog

At the Reconfigurable Robotics Lab we focus on design, actuation, fabrication, and control of unique robotic systems. The research in our lab is committed to inventing interactive robotic systems with novel fabrication techniques and integration processes that push the limits of mechanical properties. These efforts enable us to create soft, reconfigurable, and interactive robots that are highly conscious of the environment and have extensive applications in wearable technology, medical/rehabilitation robots, personal robots.