The Robotics and Multibody Mechanics Research Group
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The Robotics and Multibody Mechanics Research Group of the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) started its research activities on computer-aided analysis of rigid and flexible
mechanical systems in 1990. Its main research is focused on kinematical and dynamical simulations and on the development of new actuators as well as on the control of these mechanical systems.
This site focuses on the development of a biped named "LUCY".
click to enlarge picture of Lucy
click to see a movie of Lucy walking on a treadmill (12/4/2006)
Click here for all the research activities of the The Robotics and Multibody Mechanics Research Group of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB).
Robotboek "Robots Binnenstebuiten"
Cover robotbook "Robots Binnenstebuiten" (pdf)
Public PhD Bram Vanderborght
His Majesty King Albert II visits Robotics lab of Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Click here for all the pictures
Compilation movie ROBOTS
These movies contain fragments of the most important robots we have seen so far.
Compilation movie high resolution - edition 2007 (162 MB)
Compilation movie - edition 2007 (You Tube)
Compilation movie - edition 2006 (75 MB)
Compilation movie small - edition 2006 (11 MB)
Compilation movie - edition 2005 (210 MB)
Compilation movie small - edition 2005 (31 MB)
Altran Foundation for Innovation Award 2005
The jury has short-listed our project "ALTACRO" amongst the 6 finalists from the 110 projects submitted. more info
Diary ROBOTWEEK World Expo Aichi, Japan
National and international collaborations
The members of the group are member of IEEE.
The group is a member of EURON - EUropean RObotics research Network, It is a community of people with a common interest in working to make better robots.
The group is a member of CLAWAR, a European Thematic
network on Climbing and Walking Robots.
Lucy has been built with the financial support of the Research Council
(OZR) of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel.
Bram Vanderborght is Phd student with a grant from the Fund for Scientific Research-Flanders (Belgium) (FWO).