MARCH 16th-17th 2015
The final Review Meeting of the CYBERLEGs project will be 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.


DECEMBER 16th 2014
Queste Cyberlegs sono fatte per camminare. An interview from Motherboard (Vice Magazine) Watch and Read


DECEMBER 16th 2014
An article from Italian newspaper "LA NAZIONE"
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Call for papers for a special issue on Bioinspired Motor Control for Articulated Robots issued by IEEE Robotics and Automation Magazine. 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 ( Papers are due March 15, 2015. More information here


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


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. CYBERLEGs will be built with the aim of decreasing the cardiovascular and muscular load on the amputee, to allow the user to use the robotic aid on a whole-day basis (metabolic efficiency).

More specifically the scientific and technological challenges of the CYBERLEGs project are:
• To design and develop a powered, wearable,   energy- efficient lower-limb orthoprosthesis with   tuneable passive compliant joints allowing passive   energy transfer from knee to ankle joint.
• To develop a model based on motor primitives capturing   human behaviour while executing locomotion-related   tasks.
• To transpose the primitive-based model into a controller   for CYBERLEGs, expected to work in symbiosis with the   human used and make the control simple and intuitive.
• To develop a multi-sensory fusion algorithm for   extracting the amputee motor intention from a multi-modal   sensory system.
• To investigate a strategy for recognizing and preventing   the incipient fall of the amputee.
• To develop a feedback strategy to augment the   perception of CYBERLEGs as a part of the amputee’s   body.
• To perform a comparative study in a real-life scenario in   which CYBERLEGs performance is evaluated against   other state-of-art solutions.

• Infer the amputee motor intention – and, then, to use it   to   control both prosthesis and orthosis – by   processing the information coming from the
   human-robot interface;
• Detect when the amputee is stumbling and provide   assistance for preventing the incipient fall;
• Evaluate possible amputee psychophysiological stress   condition and on-line adapt the assistance strategy, as   well as the gait pattern
• Provide the user with an augmented efferent feedback   on the amputee-CYBERLEGs status, thus promoting the   emergence of a sense of body-ownership (cognitive   efficiency).
Finally, the hardware will employ state-of-the-art and beyond solutions to reach extreme energy efficiency with the ultimate goal of allowing the user to recharge only once a day (energy efficiency).