The Neurobionics Lab seeks to advance human mobility through an improved understanding of how the nervous system controls the body during dynamic tasks, such as locomotion. The intent is to translate these discoveries into novel design and control principles for wearable robotic systems. We use the lens of system dynamics, identification and control to explain how biomechanical properties are regulated, and changed by neurological disease. Merging the worlds of robotics and neuroscience, we are able to develop technologies that we hope will have a profound impact in the lives of individuals with disabilities.
For information on the 2017 ICRA workshop on biomechanics and wearable robotics, click here.