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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
Primary sphere of excellence in research
Industry of the Future and Digital Society
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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 and control of parallel manipulators, cable robots, walking machines, compliant mechanisms, soft robotics, and haptic devices (with force-feedback). General theory of mechanical systems and realtime control.

  • Robotics
  • Mechatronics
  • Automation
  • Kinematics
  • Compliant/Soft Mechanisms


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


Recent publications
Conference paper
Li, M., Belzile, B., Imran, A., Birglen, L., Beltrame, G., & St-Onge, D. (2023, August). From Assistive Devices to Manufacturing Cobot Swarms [Paper]. 32nd IEEE International Conference on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN 2023), Busan, Republic of Korea.


MEC8352: Mechatronics I

MEC8370: Capstone Project in Mechanical Engineering (Mechatronics)

MEC6319: Design and Control of Linkages (graduate level)

Supervision at Polytechnique


News about Lionel Birglen

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