III level course - LEGGED ROBOTS: FROM BIO-INSPIRATION TO NOVEL LEGGED MACHINES prof. Giovanni Muscolo
The course aims at giving to the Ph.D. candidates’ theoretical and practical knowledge on modelling, design, and development of legged robots. Nowadays, biped, quadruped, hexapod or octopod robots are quickly becoming an important part of the mobile mechanisms. Moreover, robots have left the labs and they are entering in our human environments (e.g., ASIMO by HONDA, Atlas by Boston Dynamics,Walkman and HyQ by Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, etc.), helping people, dealing with hazardous materials, exploring uneven terrain
and dangerous environment. Bio-inspiration in robotics is a used approach to design animal-like and human-like
robots. In this contest, legged locomotion is an important field which should be explored not only by control, but also by mechanics point of view (e.g. using soft materials, flexible links, unconventional geometry, etc.). The objective of this course is to give theoretical and practical knowledge in order to be able to create and modelling basic legged robot prototypes.
- 20/01/2020, 15:00-18:00
- 27/01/2020, 15:00-18:00
- 3/02/2020, 15:00-18:00
- 10/02/2020, 15:00-18:00