WALK-MAN

Whole-body Adaptive Locomotion and Manipulation

 Coordinatore FONDAZIONE ISTITUTO ITALIANO DI TECNOLOGIA 

 Organization address address: VIA MOREGO 30
city: GENOVA
postcode: 16163

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: SIMONA
Cognome: VENTRIGLIA
Email: send email
Telefono: +0039 010 71781285
Fax: +0039 01071781232

 Nazionalità Coordinatore Italy [IT]
 Totale costo 7˙407˙398 €
 EC contributo 5˙620˙000 €
 Programma FP7-ICT
Specific Programme "Cooperation": Information and communication technologies
 Code Call FP7-ICT-2013-10
 Funding Scheme CP
 Anno di inizio 2013
 Periodo (anno-mese-giorno) 2013-09-01   -   2017-08-31

 Partecipanti

# participant  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    FONDAZIONE ISTITUTO ITALIANO DI TECNOLOGIA

 Organization address address: VIA MOREGO 30
city: GENOVA
postcode: 16163

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: SIMONA
Cognome: VENTRIGLIA
Email: send email
Telefono: +0039 010 71781285
Fax: +0039 01071781232

IT (GENOVA) coordinator 0.00
2    ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE

 Organization address address: BATIMENT CE 3316 STATION 1
city: LAUSANNE
postcode: 1015

contact info
Titolo: Prof.
Nome: AUKE
Cognome: IJSPEERT
Email: send email
Telefono: +41 216932658
Fax: +41 216933705

CH (LAUSANNE) participant 0.00
3    Karlsruher Institut fuer Technologie

 Organization address address: Kaiserstrasse
city: Karlsruhe
postcode: 76131

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Diana
Cognome: Kreidler
Email: send email
Telefono: +49 72160843547
Fax: +49 72160844077

DE (Karlsruhe) participant 0.00
4    UNIVERSITA DI PISA

 Organization address address: Lungarno Pacinotti
city: PISA
postcode: 56126

contact info
Titolo: Prof.
Nome: Giovanni
Cognome: Corsini
Email: send email
Telefono: +39 050 2217054
Fax: +39 050 2217051

IT (PISA) participant 0.00
5    UNIVERSITE CATHOLIQUE DE LOUVAIN

 Organization address address: Place De L'Universite
city: LOUVAIN-LA-NEUVE
postcode: 1348

contact info
Titolo: Prof.
Nome: RENAUD
Cognome: RONSSE
Email: send email
Telefono: +32 10474796
Fax: +32 10472501

BE (LOUVAIN-LA-NEUVE) participant 0.00

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locomotion    loco    robustness    adaptability    robotic    humanoids    body    balance    manipulation    darpa    robotics    motion   

 Obiettivo del progetto (Objective)

Despite the remarkable developments in robotics, and the many years and the millions Euros spent, robotics could not yet demonstrate readiness to help in recent catastrophic situations. This project aims to develop a humanoid that will be able to operate in de-structured spaces, demonstrating apt and strong manipulation, robust locomotion, and physical sturdiness. We aim to advance the locomotion capabilities to permit humanoids to walk and balance against disturbances by exploiting their whole body motion and the workspace constraints. We target to advance the manipulation skills of humanoids by looking on new hand that combine robustness and adaptability allowing less delicate use of the hands for manipulation as well for locomotion/balancing assistance. We rely on four powerful enabling ideas: 1) an integrated approach to whole-body locomotion and manipulation (loco-manipulation), where all body parts contribute to produce and balance motion, as well as to produce the large manipulation forces needed in a disaster environment; 2) loco-manipulation affordances mediating perception, cognition and action; 3) soft robotic actuators technologies, to afford adaptability and robustness, and 4) ) efficient any-time planning algorithms exploiting a robust and consistent control hierarchy based on the theory of motion description languages and symbolic control. We will define stringent and plausible validation scenarios, including but not limited to those of the DARPA robotic challenge. The Consortium will generate a European entry to the DARPA Robotic Challenge to participate in the final trials in December 2014, to which we have been officially invited. However, our work will not be targeted to a system adjusted to the requirements of this or any specific challenge. In the second part of the project civil defense corps will define specifications for real-world use. Our true goal is when the need will unfortunately arise again, robotics will be there to help.

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