HiFliTE2024 - 2025

The HiFliTE (Humanoid in-Flight Task Execution) project aims to make two-legged robots capable of performing tasks that are not feasible for the robot because of its structure's limits (e.g., height, joint position limits, or lack of limbs) by exploiting the flight phase of a jump. Inspired by humans, the idea is to control one robot's end-effector to perform a defined task while the rest of the body stabilizes the robot in the flight phase and prepares it for landing. Read more →

HängMan2024 - 2025

The HängMan project aims at a novel technical solution for maintenance and in-contact inspection of large-scale infrastructure and industrial facilities, which require an operation in hardly accessible areas in large height. The envisioned system consists of a motorized base unit equipped with propellers and a manipulator arm. Read more →

ERC NatDyReL (Utilizing Natural Dynamics for Reliable Legged Locomotion)2019 - 2024

The NatDyReL (Utilizing Natural Dynamics for Reliable Legged Locomotion) project aims at a fundamental paradigm shift in the design and control of humanoid robots. This paves the way for a new generation of intrinsically compliant robots that are capable of adjusting their open loop actuator impedance in real-time to the task. Most importantly, the developed methods will allow for their use and adaptation in other morphologies, including multi-limbed walking or climbing robots. Read more →