Robot technology has evolved significantly in the past decade, technologies ranging from mechatronics to sensing, manipulation and mobility have all contributed to this evolution.
Robots are currently deployed in a wide spectrum of applications domains, spanning from Manufacturing, to Healthcare, to Agriculture Civil, Commercial, Transport and Logistics and Consumer domains. The activity developed at the Laboratory of Optoelectronics impact on the Manufacturing and the Healthcare domains. The Robo3DScan project, the Optoranger system and the Barman system are examples of how industrial robotic cells can be improved in flexibility, interaction ability, manipulation ability. The Smart Gym and the Rewalk projects are examples of applications where rehabilitation robots can be used for delivering healthcare.