Our research activities focus on the mechanical design and analysis of robots and other mechatronic systems. Our main applications are low-cost service robots, ranging from rehabilitation exoskeletons and motion sensing systems to humanoid robots and manipulators.

We are also interested in the history of machines and mechanisms, and we analyze and reproduce historical mechanisms, varying from civil and automotive to musical applications.


LARMbot, a low-cost service humanoid robot.
A tripod parallel mechanism designed at LARM for robotic legs.
A conceptual sketch of TORVEASTRO, a robot for orbital service tasks.
A tendon-driven continuum robot prototype.