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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.

Call for proposal

ERC-2018-ADG
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Host institution

DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUR LUFT - UND RAUMFAHRT EV
Address
Linder Hohe
51147 Koln
Germany
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 1 860 855

Beneficiaries (2)

DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUR LUFT - UND RAUMFAHRT EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 1 860 855
Address
Linder Hohe
51147 Koln
Activity type
Research Organisations
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 631 029
Address
Arcisstrasse 21
80333 Muenchen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments