Section: Application Domains
Personal and service robotics
The personal and service robotics are considered as an important source of economic expansion in the coming years. The potential applications are numerous and particularly include the challenge of finding robotic solutions for active and healthy aging at home. We plan to develop functional orthosis for which it is better not to have a rigid exoskeleton that is particularly not comfortable. These orthosis will be ideally personalised for each patient and built using rapid prototyping. On this topic, the place of our team will be to provide algorithms for controlling the robots. We will find some partners to build these robots that would fall in the category of « wearable robots ». With this thematic we also connect with a strong pole of excellence of the region on intelligent textile (see http://www.up-tex.fr/Up-Tex) and with the strategic plan of Inria (Improving Rehabilitation and Autonomy).