Assistive Robotics

Assistive robots are now very present in both daily and clinical environments in order to improve the quality of life of the elderly and physically and/or cognitively disabled people. Our research aims at addressing the needs of these users by developing intelligent robotic systems in assistive and rehabilitation setups. Collaborative human-robot manipulation and physiological evaluation of task performance are two of the key factors in these developments. Our approach provides a broad view of the rehabilitation process by combining both the clinical and the engineering perspective.

Myoelectric Control

Myoelectric control enables human individuals with amputations to control external devices such as prosthetic hands or robots. Our research is mainly focused on establishing robust myocontrol schemes to control affordable devices. In this sense, several issues should be addressed, from the design and implementation of low-cost 3D-printed prosthetics to the inclusion of complementary enhancements such as vibrotactile feedback or virtual and augmented reality environments.

Motor Control Assessment

Neuromuscular pathways in motor control are yet to be fully explored. The application of novel non-invasive measurement techniques such as high-density surface electromyography (HD-EMG) can shed light of how the neuromuscular transmission behaves in task-dependant muscle contractions in the motor learning process, i.e., during rehabilitation of the loss motor function in patients with neurological injuries. Our main goal is to evaluate new metrics for the assessment of motor function based on HD-EMG and classical bipolar EMG measurements to serve as base for the enhancement of future neurorehabilitation procedures using robotic exoskeletons and orthoses.

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

Humanoid

Robots

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

Medical Robotics

Medical

Robotics

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

Design and Control of Robots

Space

Robotics

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.

Contact us

  • Human Robotics
    UA Polythecnic 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.

  • (+34) 965 903 400 Ext. 1094

  • huro@ua.es

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