First row



iCub is a one metre tall humanoid with 53 degrees-of-freedom. It has stereo camera vision and tendon-driven actuators as well as touch sensors in its hands and arms. Our iCub sits on top of an omnidirectional mobile base, iKart; thus allowing iCub to explore its surroundings. Research with the iCub in our group is focused on studying the human-interaction possibilities with iCub and the reactable musical table.



YuMi was a game-changer and heralded a new era where people and robots safely and productively work side-by-side, without barriers. Collaborative robots are adept at adding flexibility to assembly processes that need to make small lots of highly individualized products, in short cycles. By combining people’s unique ability to adapt to change with robot’s tireless endurance for precise, repetitive tasks, it is possible to automate the assembly of many types of products on the same line.

Second row



This small 25 degrees-of-freedom humanoid is being used to teach children with diabetes in a hospital how to lead a healthy lifestyle (ALIZ-e and PAL projects). NAO is unique amongst our robots in that it is the only one that can actually walk. The lab owns two NAOs: zelos and gigio.



Baxter has two 7 degree-of-freedom arms. It is by far the biggest member in our lab and equipped with the Clearpath Ridgeback mobile base.

Third row



The Assistive Robotic Transport for Adults (ARTA) is our original smart wheelchair. It was used by Carlson et al. to develop shared control mechanisms for users with disabilities. More recently it has been used by Sarabia et al. to investigate how to develop a wheelchair driving tutor.

Fourth row


P3-AT & Peoplebot

The P3-ATs and PeopleBots are the oldest members of ours lab. They are two differential-drive mobile platforms. Past research with them includes actitivty recognition, motor babbling and multi-robot learning by demonstration. The lab owns 8 P3-ATs and 2 PeopleBots. Currently our Human-Centred Robotics students use them to learn about robotics and to propose novel Human-Robot Interaction experiments.


Double Robot

This is a remote telepresence robot used in our research into companion robots for people with dementia.

Fifth row


Vision Racer

Vision Racer is used to simulate a safe car-racing environment. It is also equipped with three monitors so that to immerse the driver in the whole experience. A number of sensors are engaged to capture the user's reaction to the virtual environment. The on-going research in our group concentrates on implementing a personal user model for the driver that will be used to enhance his skills (train) and help him in on future predicted dangerous situations.

Hololense, HTC Vive, Fove, Pupil

HoloLens, HTC Vive, Fove, Pupil

Head-mounted augmented reality and virtual reality for explainable human-robot interaction.