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Enhancing biomorphic agility through variable stiffness

Project description


Cognitive Systems, Interaction, Robotics
Endowing a highly biomimetic robot hand-arm system with the agility, robustness and versatility of the human motor system
The goal of STiFF is to equip a highly biomimetic robot hand-arm system with the agility, robustness and versatility that are hallmarks of the human motor system by understanding and mimicking the variable stiffness models that are so effectively employed by the human central nervous system. The project will develop novel methodologies to comprehend how the human arm can adapt. The central question that this project focuses on for both the human and robotic arm is: how is stiffness used to enhance performance?

Call for proposal

FP7-ICT-2007-3
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Coordinator Contact

Patrick VAN DER SMAGT (Dr.)

Coordinator

DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUR LUFT - UND RAUMFAHRT EV
Address
Linder Hohe
51147 Koln
Germany

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Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Gudrun Holtmanns (Ms.)
EU contribution
€ 913 027

Participants (6)

SCUOLA UNIVERSITARIA PROFESSIONALE DELLA SVIZZERA ITALIANA
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 371 912
Address
Stabile Le Gerre
6928 Manno

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Carlo Lepori (Prof.)
Université Paris Descartes
France
EU contribution
€ 500 522
Address
Rue De L'ecole De Médecine
75270 cedex 06 Paris

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Joseph McIntyre (Dr.)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 558 693
Address
Stevinweg 1
2628 CN Delft

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Frans C.T. van der Helm (Prof.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 609 556
Address
Old College, South Bridge
EH8 9YL Edinburgh

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Gordon Marshall (Mr.)
Université Paris Diderot-Paris 7
France
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Rue Thomas Mann
F-75205 / 13 Paris

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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris

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Activity type
Research Organisations