Research Group Movement Generation and Control (Ludovic Righetti)
What are the algorithmic principles that would allow a robot to run through a rocky terrain, lift a couch while reaching for an object that rolled under it or manipulate a screwdriver while balancing on top of a ladder? By answering these questions, we try to understand the fundamental principles for robotic locomotion and manipulation that will endow robots with the robustness and adaptability necessary to efficiently and autonomously act in an unknown and changing environment.
With this goal in mind, our research agenda follows several complementary directions for the generation of movements in autonomous robots. In particular, we explore problems related to high performance force control, contact interactions, reactive motion planning and movement learning and we apply our research to both locomotion and manipulation problems.
More information is available on the group's webpage: http://motiongroup.is.tuebingen.mpg.de/
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