Research Center for Industrial Robots Simulation and Testing (CESTER)

Led by: Doina PISLA
Fields: Elec. Electron. Sys. & Telecom. Eng.
Institution: Technical University of Cluj-Napoca (UTCN)
Scientists/Total: 15/35
Keywords:  Reconfigurable robots; microrobots; robots for medical applications; service robots; Tribological, Rheological, Mechanism, Machinery, Mechatronics.

CESTER is highly competent in robotics, mechanical engineering, and information technology. Our expertise is focused mainly on modeling and simulation techniques and advanced control of: reconfigurable robots; microrobots; robots for medical applications; service robots.


- HEXA parallel robot - a robot with six degrees of freedom;
- DELTA parallel robot – a spatial robot with three degrees of freedom and constant platform guidance;
- PARAMIS parallel robot – a robot with three degrees of freedom, it represents the first structure developed in Romania for conducting minimally invasive laparoscopic interventions;
- ROPAR4 robot – a reconfigurable parallel robot with four degrees of freedom;
- PENTBOB robot – a reconfigurable parallel robot with five degrees of freedom;
- MICABO micro-robot – a planar micro-robot with three degrees of mobility and positioning accuracy 1 micron.
- 3D virtual simulator equipped with two Falcon type haptic systems;
- PARASURG-5M parallel robot for active driving in minimally invasive surgery instruments;
- PARASIM enhanced dexterity surgical instrument with leave and the Omega 7 haptic device (with 7 degrees of freedom and 4 active axes) designed for receiving tactile feedback in minimally invasive surgery;
- PARASURG-9M robotic system, used as an active arm with enhanced dexterity in minimally invasive surgery, consisting
the robotic arm PARASURG-5M and the instrument PARASIM, a flexible manufacturing cell with two machine tools and a handling robot, a hexapod type platform (Gough) designed for highly dynamic flight simulators, multiple vision systems and equipment for acoustic-visual dynamic simulation.


Development of robotic structures
The CESTER team addresses the problem of developing robotic structures with parallel architecture that responds best to the given application requirements. In a well-defined time sequence is carried out: structural synthesis, kinematic and dynamic modeling, design, control algorithms and actuators. In recent years, research has mainly addressed medical robotics for minimally invasive procedures.

Simulation of complex systems
In an evolving economic framework, efficiency is crucial, the addresses issues focused on optimizing
all stages of development of the product life cycle proposing integrated solutions for scientific
innovation and adaptive management around the concept of PLM (Product Lifecycle Management).

Modeling and simulation of mechatronic systems with applications in aerodynamics and fluid flow or fluid modeling and simulation
Advanced research on the static and dynamic behavior of fluids in application like renewable energy, high-speed fluid flow and modeling of human fluids, design and optimization of high power
mechatronic systems.


Bvd. Muncii nr. 103-105, 400641
Cluj-Napoca, jud. Cluj, România
Tel: +40 264 401684
Fax: +40 264 401765




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