Imperial College London


Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Bioengineering

Professor of Human Robotics



e.burdet CV




4.05Royal School of MinesSouth Kensington Campus





A better description of my activity is at

My main interest is in human-machine interaction. With my group, we use an approach integrating neuroscience and robotics to: i) investigate human motor control and ii) design efficient assistive devices and virtual reality based training for rehabilitation and surgery. A complementary goal is to use current robotics to create novel bioengineering techniques. This approach has generated promising projects and significant results in various areas from computational neuroscience to medical robotics, neural engineering and tissue engineering, some of which are described at

Please contact me if you have any query, are interested to collaborate or to co-develop an idea or a product. It always is possible to find a solution for exceptional students and ideas.

Etienne's research publications can be found at the tab above, or on Google Scholar

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Yang C, Ganesh G, Haddadin S, et al., 2011, Human-Like Adaptation of Force and Impedance in Stable and Unstable Interactions, IEEE Transactions on Robotics, Vol:27, ISSN:1552-3098, Pages:918-930

Rebsamen B, Guan C, Zhang H, et al., 2010, A Brain Controlled Wheelchair to Navigate in Familiar Environments, IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering, Vol:18, ISSN:1534-4320, Pages:590-598

O'Sullivan I, Burdet E, Diedrichsen J, 2009, Dissociating Variability and Effort as Determinants of Coordination, PLOS Computational Biology, Vol:5, ISSN:1553-734X

Dovat L, Lambercy O, Gassert R, et al., 2008, HandCARE: A Cable-Actuated Rehabilitation System to Train Hand Function After Stroke, IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering, Vol:16, ISSN:1534-4320, Pages:582-591

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