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Category: Robotics > Other > Leg-based System
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WALK-MAN is a 4-year integrated project funded by the European Commission through the call FP7-ICT-2013-10. The project started in September 2013 with the goal to develop a robotic platform with an anthropomorphic form which can operate outside the laboratory space in unstructured environments and work spaces as a result of natural and man-made disasters. The intended robot skills include:
Dexterity - powerful manipulation skills (e.g., turning a heavy valve or lifting collapsed masonry).
Robust balanced locomotion - walking/crawling over uneven terrain surfaces.
Physical sturdiness - operating/manipulating conventional hand tools such as pneumatic drills or cutters.
Furthermore the robot will have sufficient perception/cognitive ability to permit it to operate autonomously or under reduced tele-operation in case of severe communication limitations or remote control due to limited channel bandwidth and/or reliability. Another goal is for the robot to demonstrate human levels of locomotion, balance and manipulation and be validated in realistic challenge tasks outside the laboratory environment.
Design and Development by
Applied Research Center at
Florida International University with Department of Energy Environmental Management
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