The University of Groningen (The Netherlands) is a public research university, founded in 1615 in Groningen, The Netherlands. RUG counts 6,500 employees, among which 400 professors, 2,000 PhD students, and 30,000 students. The research within the University of Groningen concentrates on three societal themes: energy, healthy ageing, and sustainable society.
The team at the University of Groningen is based at the Robotics Group in the Faculty of Science and Engineering. The Robotics group develops systems that are intended to physically interact with uncertain dynamic environments and to cooperate with humans. The group’s main focus is the development of novel actuation systems, which are the key enabling components for motion generation. The work is accomplished by developing unique mechanical designs and intelligent control architectures.