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Just like the laboratory of Dr. Coppélius, the bizarre scientist who is the 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. 


About the Lab

The laboratory is within the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT).  Here, a diverse team of students and researchers studies the principles of bipedal locomotion and balance stability, with applications in the field of motor rehabilitation.


By integrating fundamental biological and mechanical principles into robotics research platforms, we investigate the motor performance of legged systems as they move and interact with their environment. 

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


Akbas, Kubra. Our Lab.

2019, NJIT, Newark.

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