The Laboratoire d'Informatique, de Robotique et de Microélectronique de Montpellier (LIRMM), established in 1992, is a cross-faculty national research entity of Université Montpellier 2 (UM2) and Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS). 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 Prada 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 Fatronik. The skills of the team cover a large spectrum from the development to the application of new robots: kinematics, modelling, design, optimization, calibration, dynamic modelling and control. The strong point of this team is to go from research concepts to robot prototypes.
What motivates us
LIRMM expects to increase its scientific reputation: would the control strategies for redundant PKM prove efficient on real industrial robots, this could be the base of a breakthrough result and may open a new line of research.