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 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. CYBERLEGs will allow the amputee to walk back and forward, go up and down stairs, and move from sit-to-stand and stand-to-sit with a minimum cognitive and energetic effort. The control system of CYBERLEGs will be based on motor primitives as fundamental buildings block, thus endowing CYBERLEGs with semiautonomous behaviour for planning the motion of the prosthesis joints and the assistive action of the orthosis module. CYBERLEGs will be capable of high-level cognitive skills, interfaced to the amputee through a bi-directional interaction.

CYBERLEGs will be able ‘to understand’ user-motor intentions smoothly and effectively and to prevent the risk of fall for the amputee, by means of a multi-sensory fusion algorithm based on:

01 The observation of the motion of the amputee body;
02 The interaction force between CYBERLEGs and the amputee;
03 Their force interaction with ground.

Finally, CYBERLEGs will be capable of closing the loop with the amputee: the amputee will receive an efferent feedback from CYBERLEGs which will enhance the perception of CYBERLEGs as a part of his/her own body.

Call (part) Identifier

Grant no


1 February 2012

36 months

3,5 M€ (2, 5 M€ EU contribution)

Five from three EU countries

Scuola Superiore di Studi Universitari e di Perfezionamento Sant’Anna, Pisa, Italy

Université catholique de Louvain, Louvain, Belgium
Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussel, Belgium
Univerza V Ljubljani, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Fondazione Don Carlo Gnocchi Onlus, Milan, Italy