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Integrative approach for the emergence of human-like robot locomotion

Project description

Cognitive Systems and Robotics 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.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/biological sciences/biological morphology/functional morphology

Call for proposal

FP7-ICT-2011-9
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Funding Scheme

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

Coordinator

AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DEINVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Address
Calle Serrano 117
28006 Madrid
Spain
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 1 234 246
Administrative Contact
Alberto Sereno Alvarez (Mr.)

Participants (5)

VRIJE UNIVERSITEIT BRUSSEL
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 441 200
Address
Pleinlaan 2
1050 Brussel
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Nik Claesen (Mr.)
UNIVERSITAETSKLINIKUM FREIBURG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 435 800
Address
Hugstetter Strasse 49
79106 Freiburg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Gerhard Henninger (Mr.)
UNIVERSITAETSMEDIZIN GOETTINGEN - GEORG-AUGUST-UNIVERSITAET GOETTINGEN - STIFTUNG OEFFENTLICHEN RECHTS
Germany
EU contribution
€ 288 000
Address
Robert-koch-strasse 40
37075 Goettingen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Christiane Hennecke (Ms.)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT KAISERSLAUTERN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 475 856
Address
Gottlieb Daimler Strasse
67663 Kaiserslautern
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Berthold Klein (Mr.)
TECHNAID SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 174 898
Address
Calle Doctor Esquerdo 39
28028 Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Javier O Roa Romero (Mr.)