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A framework for musculoskeletal robot development

Project description


Cognitive Systems and Robotics

Musculoskeletal robotic systems enhance safety, dexterity and adaptivity in uncertain environments, especially in situations where human and robot work in close proximity. A musculoskeletal design allows reducing body weight and developmental cost, while at the same time increasing design flexibility. The MYOROBOTICS project aims to improve the quality and reliability of the hardware involved and to make musculoskeletal robots readily available to researchers working in robotics and other domains (e.g. cognition, neuroscience), educators and the industry. The approach taken utilizes a modular design, involving components that can be easily interconnected in different ways to achieve required forms and functionality. These components will be mass-producible and reproducible, improving cost-effectiveness and facilitating the transition to the market.

Call for proposal

FP7-ICT-2011-7
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Coordinator

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN
Address
Arcisstrasse 21
80333 Muenchen
Germany
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 746 600
Administrative Contact
Konstantinos Dalamagkidis (Dr.)

Participants (4)

EIDGENOESSISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE ZUERICH
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 586 742
Address
Raemistrasse 101
8092 Zuerich
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Fumiya Iida (Prof.)
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 610 205
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Walter Krause (Mr.)
UNIVERSITY OF BRISTOL
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 41 754
Address
Beacon House Queens Road
BS8 1QU Bristol
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
David Drury (Dr.)
UNIVERSITY OF THE WEST OF ENGLAND, BRISTOL
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 542 874
Address
Frenchay Campus, Coldharbour Lane
BS16 1QY Bristol
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Alexander Lenz (Mr.)