Biomimetic robotics and machine learning (Prof. Dr. Patrick van der Smagt)
We need to carefully understand and model human motion to build novel, human-like robotic systems. Kinematic and dynamic princples, found in biology, can teach us how we should design a next gereration of robotics, which is more flexible, energy-efficient and fast. In a joint lab between the Technische Universität München and the DLR, the Biomimetic Robotics and Machine Learning lab focuses on these issues, while looking at applications within assistive and prosthetic devices.
Movement simulation (Hans Heindl)
Novel movement simulators, with superior movement ranges, allow us to develop completely new perspectives in training astronauts and pilots. With these techniques, novel robotic applications in the fields of plane- and helicoptersimulation, car simulation, and infotainment and edutainment can be reached.