Humanoid robots are designed to simulate the shape and movements of human beings, as well as its appearance and sensorization. Humanoid robots are currently robotic platforms in which artificial intelligence algorithms can be developed for different purposes, such as interaction in human environments and social behavior Additionally, this kind of platform can be employed for different research and experimental purposes such as bipedal locomotion control, movement of the joints and extremities, and precise handling of unknown objects. Therefore, humanoid robots suppose a platform of experimentation very adequate for the development and test of different algorithms of control and artificial intelligence. In addition, sensor information is necessary to obtain data from the environment (suchs as visual or range information) or more sophisticated as tactile or force. The components of the HUman RObotics research group are innovating within this kind or robots for the development of new controllers for both functional and experimental purposes. This research is currently in development more specifically in the following aspects:

  • Design and control of humanoid robots.
  • Simulation and control of ROS based components of humanoid robots
  • Humanoid robots in assistive and social environments.
  • Artificial intelligence in humanoid robots.
  • Deep-learning.

Human Robotics Group - University of Alicante

Design and Control of Robots

Design and Control

of Robots

Advanced mechanical design of robotic devices and kinematic - dynamic control performance

Design and Control of Robots



Control algorithms for humanoid robots to perform collaborative visual and manipulative tasks

Medical Robotics



Development of robotic solutions for assistance and rehabilitation to help physically impaired people

Design and Control of Robots



Visual servo control of satellites and robotic platforms located in the space

HURO research lines are focused in the benefit of humans and environmental impact, developing solutions for human-robot interaction and services, for helping disabled people and for spacecraft control applications.

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  • Human Robotics
    UA Polytechnic School 3
    Physics, Systems Engineering and Signal Theory Department
    University of Alicante
    Ctra San Vicente del Raspeig s/n
    San vicente del Raspeig
    03690 Alicante, Spain.

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