Just like the laboratory of Dr. Coppélius, the bizarre scientist who is protagonist of a famous ballet from 1870, the Coppélia Research Lab is a place for invention, where humans are studied to inspire machines and machines are designed to assist humans.  Here, researchers integrate fundamental biological and mechanical principles into robotics research platforms to investigate how legged systems move and interact with their environment without falling.


Dr Coppélius, the toymaker, has created the lifelike Coppélia doll and wishes for nothing more than to bring her to life. 

In the Coppélia Research Lab, a diverse team of students and researchers studies the principles of bipedal locomotion and balance stability, with applications in the field of motor rehabilitation.  Our mission is to translate the multidisciplinary research on balance and locomotion principles in humans and robots into improved engineering solutions to motor rehabilitation problems.

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