Research interests

My interest is in mechatronic systems with remarkable behavior and their applications. In particular I am interested in those mechanisms that effect or are affected in a special way by interaction with their environment, called Interactive Mechanisms. A long term goal is to establish Distributed Mechatronics, where motion, actuation and sensing are distributed along a compliant structure, with a high level of function integration, trending towards small length scales. To reach this goal, we focus on the development of new technology, methods and techniques, such as static balancing, dynamic balancing, compliant mechanisms, parallel kinematics, self-adaptability, distributed actuation and sensing. Applications fields include precision engineering and mechatronics, robotics, rehabilitation engineering, high-tech industry, MEMS. 

Research output

  1. A general method for the creation of dilational surfaces

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  2. Spatial pseudo-rigid body model for the analysis of a tubular mechanical metamaterial

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

  3. A 7-DOF redundantly actuated parallel haptic device combining 6-DOF manipulation and 1-DOF grasping

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Activities

  1. End-Effector Stiffness Analysis of Parallel Manipulators

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  2. Approach and mechanical design of assistive devices: less is more

    Activity: Talk or presentationTalk or presentation at a workshop, seminar, course or other meeting

  3. Exoskeletons for enchancement of patients with neuromuscular deficiencies

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Prizes

  1. Best Paper Award

    Prize: National/international honour

  2. Best Student Paper Award

    Prize: National/international honour

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