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Soft Robotics for Human Cooperation and Rehabilitation

Soft Robotics for Human Cooperation and Rehabilitation

Perhaps nobody knows exactly how robots of the future will look like. However, we are sure that they will not resemble the heavy, bulky, rigid machines dangerously moving around in old-fashioned industrial automation. There is a growing consensus, in the research community as well as in expectations from the public, that robots of the next generation will be physically compliant and adaptable machines, closely interacting with humans and moving safely, naturally and efficiently, and capable to assist weak people with a gentle force – in other terms, future robots will be soft and strong.

Our group, the Soft Robotics for Human Cooperation and Rehabilitation Lab, deals with the design and control of the next generation of robots.


Fondazione Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia

The SoftRobotics for Human Cooperation and Rehabilitation research line is a dynamic environment where the most advanced understandings of natural motor control and the most innovative technologies of robotics proceed in parallel. The lab counts on outstanding equipment and facilities, including most modern commercial robotic systems, motion and electromyography capture. We design, develop and fabricate our own experimental apparatuses with state-of-the-art CNC, laser cutting, and 3D printing technologies.
The group has a keen interest in technology transfer and transformation of IP into economic value. We adopt the EU Open Source/Open Data strategy, and share most of our experimental data, code, and design on collaborative research platforms such as the Hand Corpus and the Natural Machine Motion Initiative.
The SoftRobotics for Human Cooperation and Rehabilitation is located in Genoa at IIT Central Research Labs, but also has research facilities in Pisa (in collaboration with the Reserarch Center "E. Piaggio" of the University of Pisa), and in KmRosso area in Bergamo (in collaboration with the Intellimech Mechatronic Consortium). We also closely collaborate with researchers in IIT, in Pisa, at the German Aerospace Agency, the Arizona State University, the Universities of Rome and Siena, among many others.

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