Wspólnotowy Serwis Informacyjny Badan i Rozwoju - CORDIS

FP7

H2R

Project reference: 600698
Funded under

Integrative approach for the emergence of human-like robot locomotion

From 2013-02-01 to 2016-01-31, closed project

Project details

Total cost:

EUR 4 009 400

EU contribution:

EUR 3 050 000

Coordinated in:

Spain

Call for proposal:

FP7-ICT-2011-9See other projects for this call

Funding scheme:

CP - Collaborative project (generic)
In healthy humans, walking emerges naturally from a hierarchical organization and combination of motor control mechanisms. Artificial bipeds have not reached performance comparable to human behaviour. Major drawbacks of these bipeds and control concepts are related to their stability and energy consumption. The goal of H2R project is to demonstrate human-like gait and posture in a controlled compliant biped robot as a result of a hierarchical organization and combination of the most relevant motor control mechanisms found in humans. The behaviour-based control architecture will be combined with novel learning schemes and prediction strategies in which biomechanical, neuromotor and cognitive key features of human walking are transferred to the machine.

Objective

The development of a robotic humanoid is one of the recurrent human dreams of all ages. Environments in which humans operate or live are specially made for and structured to their locomotion and manipulation capabilities. In healthy humans, walking emerges naturally from a hierarchical organization and combination of motor control mechanisms. Artificial bipeds have not reached performance comparable to human behaviour. Major drawbacks of these bipeds and control concepts are related to their stability and energy consumption.<br/>The goal of H2R project is to demonstrate human-like gait and posture in a controlled compliant biped robot as a result of a hierarchical organization and combination of the most relevant motor control mechanisms found in humans. This will be done integrating the human-like mechanical principles and control strategies currently applied in the three actual prototypes ESBiRRo, Veronica and Posturob, into a behavior-based hierarchical architecture proposed by the iB2C approach. This process will result in a novel reflex-based controlled passive walker, built around the ESBiRRo platform.<br/>H2R biped, will allow, to some extent, capturing human functional morphology and passive dynamics features. The behaviour-based control structure will allow for hierarchical strategies and combination of feed-forward and feedback control, thus supporting spinal motor patterns for bilateral synchronization of gait phases and stabilization by means of spinal reflexes. The system will include human-like vestibular and visual sensory systems, to allow for supraspinal postural reflexes. The behaviour-based control architecture will be combined with novel learning schemes and prediction strategies in which biomechanical, neuromotor and cognitive key features of human walking are transferred to the machine.

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Coordinator

AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain

EU contribution: EUR 1 234 246


Serrano 117
28006 Madrid
Spain
Administrative contact: Alberto Sereno Alvarez
Tel.: +34 91 5668852
Fax: +34 91 5668913
E-mail

Participants

VRIJE UNIVERSITEIT BRUSSEL
Belgium

EU contribution: EUR 441 200


PLEINLAAN
1050 BRUSSEL
Belgium
Administrative contact: Nik Claesen
Tel.: +3226292210
Fax: +3226293640
E-mail
UNIVERSITAETSMEDIZIN GOETTINGEN - GEORG-AUGUST-UNIVERSITAET GOETTINGEN - STIFTUNG OEFFENTLICHEN RECHTS
Germany

EU contribution: EUR 288 000


Robert-Koch-Strasse
37075 GOETTINGEN
Germany
Administrative contact: Christiane Hennecke
Tel.: +49 551 398770
Fax: +49 551 3922593
E-mail
UNIVERSITAETSKLINIKUM FREIBURG
Germany

EU contribution: EUR 435 800


HUGSTETTER STRASSE
79106 FREIBURG
Germany
Administrative contact: Gerhard Henninger
Tel.: +49 761 27019200
Fax: +49 761 270 1889
E-mail
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET KAISERSLAUTERN
Germany

EU contribution: EUR 475 856


GOTTLIEB-DAIMLER-STRASSE
67663 KAISERSLAUTERN
Germany
Administrative contact: Berthold Klein
Tel.: +49 631 205 3602
Fax: +49 631 205 4380
E-mail
TECHNAID SL
Spain

EU contribution: EUR 174 898


CALLE DOCTOR ESQUERDO
28028 MADRID
Spain
Administrative contact: Javier O Roa Romero
Tel.: +34607337611
Fax: +34918719974
E-mail
Record Number: 106992 / Last updated on: 2016-04-01