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The research team focuses on the research, design and development of:


MBR2 laboratory features the following endowments:


  1. Shexapodal robotic system with extended mobility for smart operation in limited or hostile environmentsHEXAGENT

Objective: The HEXAGENT project aims to demonstrate the functionality of a compact robotic system with a hybrid kinematic structure, consisting of two hexapos connected in series and designed to have identical configurations at any time - in terms of robustness, accuracy and maneuverability in limited spaces.

Experimental model design: The optimization of the HEXAGENT could be achieved by using three tools, shown in the figure below.

The following images depict various 3D design stages.

Model design

Demonstrative product and product use

Some of the potential uses include:

HEXAGENT demonstrative product

  1. Autonomous robotic systems for waste management in the context of a smart city - SIRAMAND


General objective

         The SIRAMAND complex project is composed of three component projects that aim to solve different problems in the field of solid household waste.

         The aim of the project component 1 (INCDMTM) is to create an autonomous mobile waste collection robot (RCD) aimed at supplementing the dull work of street and green space caretakers.


RCD demonstrative model fabrication

         The project is in the integrated system stage to be tested during 2021, in the System Validation stage. The following figures show various subassemblies of the robot:


Drive wheel

Waste picking module

Integrated RCD system

Waste detection in the CheckOpti program

XYZ positioning system command

         After detection, the waste is seized through the vacuum system or gripping system and stored in the waste container. The algorithm is made in the CODESYS program.


General objective

         The overall objective of the project is to develop a demonstration model for a heterogeneous collaborative system consisting of a CCO command center and a number of inspection / intervention agents.

         The semi-autonomous operation is determined by intelligent decision and command algorithms, being intended for inspection and intervention quickly and efficiently in areas affected by various natural or man-made disasters.

Colaborative system components

         The SICOLET heterogeneous collaborative system is a multi-agent / multi-agent system (MAS) consisting of three different vehicles (VAD, EKP and VTR, optionally also RTS). Through their different characteristics, the three agents can complement each other, significantly extending system capabilities. The SICOLET multi-agent system consists of a control center and the following agents:

Experimental results of the RGB fire detection algorithm

The image used as input data for the first algorithm contains a large smoke area (top left) and a sky area (top right). These areas can be detected as false positive fire areas. These are removed using a binary mask image obtained by applying a threshold to the blue plane of the image.

Experimental results of the HSV / HSL algoritm. The input data for the second algorithm is an image from a city fire rescue scenario. The threshold values for the two masks are detected automatically.

  • A novel Wireless, wearable Shoe-based system for real time monitoring of Energy Expenditure and Gait parameters for Sport and Medical Applications/Un nou sistem wireless incorporat în încălțăminte pentru monitorizarea în timp real a consumului energetic și a parametrilor mersului pentru aplicații sportive și medicale – WiShoe ( 2014-2015)
  • Consortium

    General objective

    The main objective of the WiShoe project was to develop a completely non-intrusive, wearable, integrated footwear system for measuring the kinematic parameters of gait and the energy consumption during various activities. The WiShoe system integrates miniature sensors and IT solutions in the sole of the boot specially designed for this purpose and allows the subject to be monitored without the intervention of an expert.

    Specific measured parameters

    Project results


    INCDMTM Contributions

    Main publications of MBR2 team members


    Patent and patent applications of MBR2 team members


    - Gold medal awarded at the Geneva International Invention Fair; 2012

    - Gold medal with a special mention awarded at PRO INVENT International Invention Fair, 14th edition, Cluj-Napoca, Romania


    - Gold medal awarded at the INVENTIKA Invention and Innovation Fair, Bucharest; 15 - 18 October 2014 / Ministry of National Education

    - Diploma of Excellence and Gold Medal at the PRO INVENT International Invention Fair, 13th Edition, 2015, Cluj-Napoca, România / Universitatea Tehnică din Cluj-Napoca, sub egida Ministerului Educației și Cercetării Științifice și Academiei de Științe Tehnice din România, filiala Cluj

    - Special award at the National Exhibition of Research, Innovation and Inventions PRO INVENT - 2015 / offered by the State Office for Inventions and Trademarks (OSIM)

    - Gold Medal awarded at the XIX-th International Exhibiton of Research, Innovation and Technological transfer INVENTICA 2015, Iași


    - Gold medal with a special mention awarded at PRO INVENT International Invention Fair, 14th edition, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

    - Gold medal awarded at the Geneva International Invention Fair; 2016

    - Gold medal awarded at the Brussels International Innovation Fair; 2016