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Computational Models of Motion for Fabrication-aware Design of Bioinspired Systems

Project description

Models for designing physical structures with lifelike movements

Advances in additive manufacturing (AM) technologies have made it possible to create exceptionally complex designs using a constantly expanding range of materials, giving rise to fascinating opportunities. However, this has also resulted in a rapidly growing gap between what can be produced and what can be designed. The EU-funded 3DPBio project aims to take advantage of the amazing design possibilities that AM technologies have created by bridging the fields of computer animation and computational fabrication. To this end, it will develop the computational and mathematical foundations for the algorithmic design of physical structures that can generate lifelike movements. This work will establish new ways to algorithmically create digital designs that can be turned into mechanical lifeforms at the push of a button.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/mechanical engineering/manufacturing engineering/additive manufacturing
  • /engineering and technology/electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering/electronic engineering/robotics/soft robotics
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/internet/internet of things

Call for proposal

ERC-2019-COG
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Funding Scheme

ERC-COG - Consolidator Grant

Host institution

EIDGENOESSISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE ZUERICH
Address
Raemistrasse 101
8092 Zuerich
Switzerland
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 2 000 000

Beneficiaries (1)

EIDGENOESSISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE ZUERICH
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 2 000 000
Address
Raemistrasse 101
8092 Zuerich
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments