David Rodriguez-Cianca

Av. Doctor Arce, 37
28002. Madrid (Spain)
Tel. +34 91 5854750 (ext.4709)

David Rodriguez-Cianca (Madrid, 1991) received the B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the Polytechnic University of Madrid, Spain, in 2014 and 2016, respectively. He combined his last years of college with his work as research assistant at the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) in the development of bioinspired actuation systems for biped robots and lower limb exoskeletons within an European-funded project. In January 2021 he received a PhD in engineering from the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), Belgium, where he was the recipient of a prestigious doctoral research grant from the Research Foundation Flanders (FWO). His PhD thesis was carried out at the Multibody Mechanics and Robotics research group of VUB, and focused on the design, control and implementation of novel remote actuation technologies and lower limb exoskeletons for gait rehabilitation. From April 2021 he is a postdoctoral researcher at the Neural Rehabilitation group (NRG) of the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC).

ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9503-8508
Researchgate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/David-Rodriguez-Cianca

Papers in journals Books and book chapters International Conferences Local Conferences Doctoral Thesis Master's Thesis
Papers in journals:

Langlois, K., Rodriguez-Cianca, D., Serrien, B., DeWinter, J., Verstraten, T., Rodriguez-Guerrero, C., Vanderborght, B., & Lefeber, D.. Investigating the Effects of Strapping Pressure on Human-Robot Interface Dynamics Using a Soft Robotic Cuff.. IEEE Transactions on Medical Robotics and Bionics. 3. 1. 146-155. 2021.

Rodriguez-Cianca, D., Verstraten, T., Rodriguez-Guerrero, C., Jimenez-Fabian, R., Näf, M. B., Vanderborght, B., & Lefeber, D.. The two-degree-of-freedom cable pulley (2DCP) transmission system: An under-actuated and motion decoupled transmission for robotic applications. Mechanism and Machine Theory. 148. 103765. 2020.

Rodriguez-Cianca, D.,Weckx, M., Jimenez-Fabian, R., Torricelli, D., Gonzalez- Vargas, J., Sanchez-Villamañan, M. C., Sartori, M., Berns, K., Vanderborght, B., Pons, J.L., & Lefeber, D.. A variable stiffness actuator module with favorable mass distribution for a bio-inspired biped robot. Frontiers in neurorobotics. 13. 20. 2019.

Rodriguez-Cianca, D., Rodriguez-Guerrero, C., Verstraten, T., Jimenez-Fabian, R., Vanderborght, B., & Lefeber, D.. A Flexible shaft-driven Remote and Torsionally Compliant Actuator (RTCA) for wearable robots.. Mechatronics. 59. 178-188. 2019.

Verstraten, T., Furnémont, R., López-García, P., Rodriguez-Cianca, D., Vanderborght, B., & Lefeber, D.. Kinematically redundant actuators, a solution for conicting torque–speed requirements. The International Journal of Robotics Research. 38(5). 612-629. 2019.

Langlois, K., van der Hoeven, T., Rodriguez-Cianca, D., Verstraten, T., Bacek, T., Convens, B., Rodriguez-Guerrero, C., Grosu, V., Lefeber, D., & Vanderborght, B. (2018).. Ethercat tutorial: An introduction for real-time hardware communication on windows [tutorial]. IEEE Robotics & Automation Magazine. 25(1). 22-122. 2018.

Verstraten, T., Furnémont, R., López-García, P., Rodriguez-Cianca, D., Cao, H. L., Vanderborght, B., & Lefeber, D.. Modeling and design of an energy efficient dual-motor actuation unit with a planetary differential and holding brakes. Mechatronics. 49. 134-148. 2018.

Jimenez-Fabian, R.,Weckx, M., Rodriguez-Cianca, D., Lefeber, D., & Vanderborght, B.. Online reconguration of a variable-stiness actuator. IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics,. 23(4). 1866-1876. 2018.

Papers in journals Books and book chapters International Conferences Local Conferences Doctoral Thesis Master's Thesis
International Conferences:

Rodriguez-Cianca, D., Weckx, M., Torricelli, D., Gonzalez, J., Lefeber, D., Pons, J. L., et al. . A compliant 2-DoF ankle-foot system for a biologically inspired humanoid robot. Humanoid Robots (Humanoids), 2015 IEEE-RAS 15th International Conference . doi:10.1109/HUMANOIDS.2015.7363545. Vol. 2015–Decem. pp. 264–269. 2015.