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Telerobotics, Haptics & Human-Robot Interfaces

Closing gaps between academia and industry to improve European competitiveness!

The ESA Telerobotics & Haptics Laboratory is an engineering research laboratory that performs fundamental research in the domains of telerobotics, mechatronics, haptics and human-robot interaction. The Laboratory output is targeted at supporting novel spaceflight projects by pre-development and demonstration of critical technologies. 

The research areas of the laboratory are in (1) the design of human-centric mechatronic haptic devices, in (2) control for distributed telerobotic systems, in (3) the optimization of perceptive feedback for humans, and in (4) the design and development of advanced computational frameworks, tools and API’s to support general telerobotics and mechatronics research.