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Modal Nonlinear Resonance for Efficient and Versatile Legged Locomotion

Project description

New theory to explain how robots can start to move more like humans

The humanoid robot market is poised for significant growth over the next few years, but robots are not yet as mobile as they would need to be for applications in healthcare or disaster response. Improving their ability to traverse a wide range of environments quickly and safely is crucial. The primary goal of the EU-funded M-Runners project is to develop a new theory of nonlinear vibrations for rigid-elastic systems, both biological and robotic. Deeper understanding of the body mechanical resonance properties will greatly facilitate control of locomotion. The project targets use of robots for exploring hard-to-reach locations and uneven terrains in Mars.

Host institution

DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUR LUFT - UND RAUMFAHRT EV
Net EU contribution
€ 1 860 855,00
Address
Linder Hohe
51147 Koln
Germany

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Region
Nordrhein-Westfalen Köln Köln, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Beneficiaries (2)

DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUR LUFT - UND RAUMFAHRT EV
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 1 860 855,00
Address
Linder Hohe
51147 Koln

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Region
Nordrhein-Westfalen Köln Köln, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 631 029,00
Address
Arcisstrasse 21
80333 Muenchen

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Region
Bayern Oberbayern München, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 1,00