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Eccerrobot – Embodied Cognition in a Compliantly Engineered Robot

Posted in Animation, art, design, innovation, pioneers, your take on... by aldorf on March 10, 2011

ECCEROBOT (Embodied Cognition in a Compliantly Engineered Robot) is a three-year project funded by the 7th  framework programme of the EU (ICT-Challenge 2, “Cognitive Systems, Interaction, Robotics“). It has three goals: to build the first truly anthropomimetic  robot; to find out how to control it; and finally, to investigate its human-like  cognitive features.

ECCErobot’s floppy body “has no intrinsic stiffness,” Holland says. “If we turn the power off, it would collapse in a heap just like you would.” And that’s the idea—figure out how to control that system and you’ve probably learned what the brain has to do to control the human body.

 

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