I got an e-mail a couple of weeks ago informing me that I have been awarded the “Reviewer of the Year” title of the IOP journal “Bioinspiration & Biomimetics” “in recognition of the high quality and timeliness of your reviews during the year.” I highly appreciate this recognition for five reviews throughout 2018.
Today the two hip motors turned for the first time under direct computer control. I am using Humusoft MF634 cards with Simulink Realtime Desktop.
I will be offering a new course on “Applied Biorobotics” next term at TU Munich. Check out the intro video.
More information and updates on the course website.
Finally, after first submitting our article to IEEE Transactions on Robotics on December, 13th 2013, after 3 reviews and one change in paper format our new article “Exciting engineered passive dynamics in a bipedal robot” is finally online and will be published in the upcoming issue.
Building ankle prostheses and orthoses for patients who lost their lower limb or are missing gait functions due to neurological or muscular deficits has taken a large amount of research. This will be a brief overview over existing devices with short descriptions of principle and function. This list is not complete and will be updated. Continue reading
An article summing up a lot of challenges in a scientific career:
The control objective for bipedal gait is a matter of debate in the biomechanics community. Model driven studies suggested stability in the sense of aiming for returning to a previous steady-state after perturbation. Experiments with birds, the largest population of bipedal animals, in combination with a simulation study suggests that the control objective might be something else. Check out our new article in the Journal of Experimental Biology.
It took a while, but the paper on spring-mass walking with the ATRIAS robot is resubmitted to ‘IEEE Transaction on Robotics’. The new video can be found on the ATRIAS page in this blog.