OCTOBER 23th-24th, 2014

The 7th International Workshop on Human-Friendly Robotics will be held on 23-24 October 2014, at the BioRobotics Institute, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Pontedera (Pisa, Italy). The objective of the workshop is to bring together researchers so to share knowledge on design, control, safety and ethical issues, concerning the introduction of robots into everyday life. Call for papers and detailed information can be found at: . More information here


SEPTEMBER 22-25, 2014
Cyberlegs prosthesis and the pelvis exoskeleton were presented by Nicola Vitiello, scientific coordinator of the project, at the XXXIII Annual School in Biomedical Engineering, held in Bressanone, Italy.


SEPTEMBER 14-19, 2014
Nicola Vitiello, scientific coordinator of the CYBERLEGs project, was invited to present the mid-term results from the project and to co-chair a session about the "International consensus on Advanced Control Methods for Wearable robots" at WEROB 2014, the International Workshop in Wearable Robotics, held in Baiona, Spain.


Call for papers for a special issue dedicated to Wearable Robotics for Motion Assistance and Rehabilitation. The objective is to address and disseminate state-of-the-art research and development in Wearable Robotics for Motion Assistance and Rehabilitation. Guest Editors: Dr. Nicola Vitiello (, Dr. Samer Mohammed ( and Dr. Juan C. Moreno ( Papers are due December 31, 2014. More information here



From 7th to 8th APRIL 2014

The year 2 Review Meeting of the CYBERLEGs project was held in Florence, at Fondazione Don Carlo Gnocchi, with the participation of Dr. Mariusz Baldyga (European Commission Project Officer), Prof. Brian Davies and Prof. Owen Holland (Project reviewers), and all the project partners.


MARCH 12th-14th, 2014
euRobotics Forum 2014, Rovereto, Italy Cyberlegs took part in the fifth edition of European Robotics Forum...
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MARCH 5th 2014
ANSA agency. The Cyberlegs road prototype...
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The CYBERLEGs brochure is now downloadable from here... Download (.PDF)


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Official video of first year project results:


RAI SPORT "Galeno", 28th april 2014 Watch the video

NEUROEXOS is an elbow exoskeleton developed by Scuola Supereriore Sant'Anna (Pisa, Italy) which implements a 4-DOF passive mechanism to allign the rotation axes of human and robot joints. It has been recently presented to Ability Channel, a web TV that is especially dedicated to sport events for people with disabilities. Watch the video

HANDEXOS is an exoskeletal device for hand rehabilitation and/or functional assistance. It has been designed for ensure high comfort and address full kinematics compatibility with human hand. Watch the video to see how it works


CYBERLEGs, acronym for “The CYBERnetic Lower-Limb Cognitive Ortho-prosthesis”, is a Collaborative Research project funded by the European Commission under the 7th Framework Programme. The Consortium, which is composed of five partners from three different EU Countries, is coordinated by NICOLA VITIELLO, from The BioRobotics Institute of Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa, Italy. The CYBERLEGs project started on February 1, 2012.


The scientific and technological global goal of the CYBERLEGs project is the development of an artificial cognitive system for dysvascular trans-femoral amputees’ lower-limb functional replacement and assistance in activities of daily living. CYBERLEGs will be a robotic system constituted of an active cognitive artificial leg for the functional replacement of the amputated limb and a wearable active orthosis for assisting the contralateral sound limb...


The aim of the CYBERLEGs project is to develop an artificial cognitive system for trans-femoral amputees’ lower-limb functional replacement and assistance. CYBERLEGs wants to research ways of cognitive control, motivated and validated trough the ortho-prosthesis scenario, of a multi-degree-of-freedom system with both lower-limb replacing and assistive capacities. The project will develop know-how on how human can interface a semi-autonomous robotic device which supports the amputee in executing locomotion-related tasks (e.g. walking, stairs climbing), including transients (e.g. start, stop, sit-to-stand, etc. …), in a real life unstructured environment. Research activities within CYBERLEGs aim at pursuing metabolic, cognitive and energy efficiency...