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Lionel Birglen
B.Ing. (Strasbourg), M.Sc., Ph.D. (Québec)

Phone: (514) 340-4711 Ext. 3329 Fax: (514) 340-5867 Room: B-450.25

Research interests and affiliations

Research interests

Robotics and mechatronics. Kinematic analysis and control of robot end-of-arm tooling and in particular, adaptive mechanical hands. Path and trajectory planning of robotic systems. Design of parallel manipulators and cable robots. Design and control of haptic systems (with force-feedback). General theory of adaptive mechanical systems and realtime control.

  • Robotics
  • Mechatronics
  • Automation
  • Rapid prototyping

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Expertise type(s) (NSERC subjects)
  • 2600 ROBOTICS
  • 2601 Robotic control and automation
  • 2602 Flexible robots
  • 2604 Intelligent systems applications

Publications

Recent publications
Journal article
Fedorov, D. & Birglen, L. (2019). Design of a Compliant Mechanical Device for Upper Leg Rehabilitation. IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters, 4(2), 870-877. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1109/LRA.2019.2893440
Journal article
Birglen, L. & Schlicht, T. (2018). A statistical review of industrial robotic grippers. Robotics and Computer-Integrated Manufacturing, 49, 88-97. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rcim.2017.05.007
Conference paper
Mouazé, N. & Birglen, L. (2018). Deformation Analysis of a Compliant Underactuated Finger Grasping a Soft Object. Paper presented at the ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, Quebec, Quebec. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1115/DETC2018-85226
Journal article
Birglen, L. (2018). Design of a partially-coupled self-adaptive robotic finger optimized for collaborative robots. Autonomous Robots, 43(2), 523-538. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1007/s10514-018-9802-x

Teaching

MEC3360: mechatronics I

MEC4115A: dynamic measurements

MEC4000: capstone group project in mechatronics

MEC6319: design and control of linkages (graduate class)

Supervision at Polytechnique

COMPLETED

  • Ph.D. Thesis (4)

    • Belzile, B. (2016). Mesure tactile proprioceptive pour des doigts sous-actionnés (Ph.D. Thesis, École Polytechnique de Montréal). Retrieved from https://publications.polymtl.ca/2380/
    • Khakpour, H. (2014). Design and Optimization of a Robot for Abrasive Waterjet Polishing of Hydraulic Turbine Blades (Ph.D. Thesis, École Polytechnique de Montréal). Retrieved from https://publications.polymtl.ca/1463/
    • Qin, Z. (2009). Dynamic identification of robotic manipulators using accelerometer measurements (Ph.D. Thesis, École Polytechnique de Montréal).
    • Birglen, L. (2004). Analysis and control of underactuated robotic hands (Ph.D. Thesis, Université Laval).
  • Master's Thesis (7)

    • Carmona, J.-P. (2016). Design of small structural titanium aeronautic parts made by laser powder bed fusion (Master's Thesis, École Polytechnique de Montréal). Retrieved from https://publications.polymtl.ca/2286/
    • Hely, C. (2016). Planification de trajectoires pour placement automatisé de fibres sur surfaces de géométries complexes (Master's Thesis, École Polytechnique de Montréal). Retrieved from https://publications.polymtl.ca/2188/
    • Boucher, J.-M. (2015). Augmentation de performance des doigts sous-actionnés par actionnement multiple (Master's Thesis, École Polytechnique de Montréal). Retrieved from https://publications.polymtl.ca/1948/
    • Dubois, P.-O. (2015). Développement d'un procédé automatisé pour la mise en forme de préformes textiles pour les matériaux composites (Master's Thesis, École Polytechnique de Montréal). Retrieved from https://publications.polymtl.ca/2019/
    • Olivieri, P. (2013). Génération de chemins de couverture pour des opérations automatisées de contrôle non destructif appliquées dans l'industrie aérospatiale (Master's Thesis, École Polytechnique de Montréal). Retrieved from https://publications.polymtl.ca/1117
    • St-Jacques, P. (2012). Automatisation des opérations de masquage pour la projection au plasma de revêtements thermiques sur des composants de moteurs d'aéronefs (Master's Thesis, École Polytechnique de Montréal). Retrieved from https://publications.polymtl.ca/1015/
    • Doria Di Costanzo, M.A. (2008). Design of an underactuated compliant gripper for surgery using nitinol (Master's Thesis, École Polytechnique de Montréal).