Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Prof. dr. ir. Bjorn Verrelst

Guest Professor

Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Faculty of Applied Sciences
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Building Z - Room ZW102
Pleinlaan , 2
B-1050 Brussels

Phone: +32 485 280 144

Bjorn Verrelst was born in Antwerp, Belgium, in 1972. He received the degree in study of Mechanical Engineering at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel in 1996 and a PhD in Applied Sciences in 2005. He was a Post-doc researcher at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. Where the focus of his research was on the use of pneumatic artificial muscles in the walking biped Lucy for dynamically balanced walking and compliant actuation for robotic applications in general. During the period 2005/2006 he is conducting a one year JSPS post-doc research at the National Institute for Advanced Industrial Science and Technology in Tsukuba, Japan.

Bjorn is now at Atlas Copco but remains active in the department as part-time guest professor.




Previous academic research : (humanoid) robots, rehabilitation robotics, compliant actuators Current industrial research : rotor dynamics, high speed rotating machinery, bearing support systems, rotating machinery vibration analysis.
See Lucy: Bipedal Walking Robot.


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