Robotic Assistance to Human Movements

The aim of the O2R (Organic Robotics) programme is to develop robotics that are socially adapted in terms of their principles, behaviour, performance and uses, and that are open to the complexity of society’s challenges. This exploratory research programme is based on a multidisciplinary approach integrating social and human sciences, digital sciences and engineering sciences.
The integrated project (PI3) focuses more specifically on the use of robotics to assist human movement, particularly in situations of disability, through the development of a new range of exoskeletons. This integrated project will follow the philosophy proposed in this PEPR, the aim of which is to rethink the design of robots, from hardware to software, in order to promote social adaptation.
In this context, the ASSITMOV project proposes to develop
-an upper limb (UL) replacement exoskeleton to enable users with little or no mobility in their UL to regain their independence
-an exoskeleton to assist the lower limb (IL) for people with disabilities, and for carrying loads (user able to initiate or generate the trajectory on the IL(s))


  • WP2 Development of generic technological building blocks (Phase 2)
  • Eco-design of instrumented composite leaf springs

Examples of lower limb blade prosthesis designs (source: DOI: 10.1177/0731684420949662)

Start: 01/2024 – Stop: 02/2031


Gemtex contribution: 165.7 K€ (1 thesis) 

Contacts at Ensait / Gemtex:

  • Damien SOULAT
  • Vladan KONCAR
  • Cédric COCHRANE


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