Adrian Olaru

Robotic and Production Systems Department, University Politehnica of Bucharest, Industrial Engineering and Robotics Faculty, Robotics for Neurorehabilitation, Romania

Prof. Adrian Olaru graduated from the Faculty of Machines and Manufacturing Systems, Politehnica University of Bucharest, Romania, in 1974. From 1974 until 1990, he worked as a design engineer at the \'Optica Romana\' Enterprise, Bucharest, as well as an associate assistant in the Department of Machine Building Technology, Politehnica University of Bucharest. In 1990, Prof. Adrian became an appointed lecturer in the Faculty of Technological Systems Engineering and Management, Department of Machine Tools at the same university. Now, he is a full professor teaching the following courses: Dynamic behavior of Industrial Robots, LabVIEW Application in Modeling and Simulation of the Dynamic Behavior of Robots, Technological Transport Systems, Electrohydraulic Servosystems, Personal and Social Robots, Robots for Neurorehabilitation, and Vibration of the Virtual Prototypes of Industrial Robots.

Adrian Olaru

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Mechatronic systems, especially exoskeletons, are a potential solution for physical rehabilitation in people with neurological problems or physical disabilities. This book discusses the relationship between bio-signals (EMG) and kinematic parameters (articular angles) in developing an assistance exoskeleton. A variety of constitutive materials and design principles are described and discussed, as are strategies for designing vacuum-powered actuators. The book also examines the main materials and fabrication processes used for developing exoskeletons and highlights the most promising approaches.

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