Biomimetics: towards the next generation robotics

Lecture
Date: 
19 July 2011
Begin time: 
10:15
End time: 
11:00
Room: 
Q2-101

Abstract
Despite long-lasting efforts to build "intelligent robots", even the most advanced modern robotic systems are still far away from their biological counterparts.  We study human movement from kinematic, dynamic, musculoskeletal and neurological perspectives, in order to provide robotics with answers to noncomputable questions. In this talk I will discuss models of the human hand and arms, and suggest where robotics might move next.