EU - AMARSI - Adaptive Modular Architecture for Rich Motor Skills

Project: Research project

Description

Motor skills of humans and animals are still utterly astonishing when compared to robots. AMARSi aims at a qualitative jump in robotic motor skills towards biological richness.

AMARSi focuses on:

* compliant mechanics

* morphological computation

* human and robotic motor control: comparison

* damage-robust, safe, fast and flexible motion

* learning (unsupervised, reinforcement and imitation learning)

* dynamical neural models

* unifying locomotion and manipulation


AMARSi' objective: the experimentation and demonstration of rich motor skills on the iCub humanoid robot and on the quadruped Cheetah.
Rich motor skills in robots will have a tremendous impact on our society. Dexterous and skillful motion in robots will make them more suitable for a large number of tasks. The compliant and natural movements will make them blend into everyday routines, safe and psychologically acceptable.
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date1/03/1028/02/14