The Laboratoired'Informatique, de Robotique et de Microélectronique de Montpellier (LIRMM), established in 1992, is a cross-faculty research entity of Université Montpellier 2 (UM2) and Centre National de la RechercheScientifique (CNRS – UMR 5506). Its research activities position the LIRMM at the heart of information, communications and systems sciences and technologies. LIRMM consists in three research departments: Robotics, Microelectronics and Computer Science which together represent about 140 permanent research staff and more than 150 Ph.D. students.
The Robotics department is organised in 4 project-teams covering research in automatics, signal and image processing, and mechanical design. People involved in the CableBOT project are members of the DEXTER team whose research activities deals mainly with robotic manipulation (industrial robots and medical robots). It is one of the largest group working on parallel manipulators and is at the origin of the concept of one of the fastest parallel robots (Adept Quattro) developed jointly with Tecnalia. The skills of the team cover a large spectrum from the development to the application of new robots: kinematics, modeling, design, optimization, calibration, dynamic modeling and control. The strong point of this team is to go from research concepts to robot prototypes.The members of the DEXTER team are currently involved in two EU-funded projects (FP6-NEXT and FP7-ARAKNES) and in several national research projects (ANR-funded projects). The team has a long experience in the development of parallel robots, notably in collaboration with Tecnalia (notably, Adept Quattro).
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