Department for Automation, Biocybernetics and Robotics





Robot jumper

Research activity duration: 2006 - 2009
Research area: Automation and Intelligent Control of Robots
Activity funding: University/Institute
Activity leader: Damir Omrčen
Coworkers:
Jan Babič

Abstract

The idea is to build and to control a robot with dynamic motion properties similar to humans.

Activity description

jumperThe aim of our research is to build a new human inspired structure of the lower extremity mechanism that will enable a humanoid robot to efficiently perform fast movements such as running and jumping. The biomechanics study of the human vertical jump showed the importance of the elastic biarticular muscles in performing the vertical jump. To prove our concept and theoretical findings, we designed a special human inspired robot that is able to perform the vertical jump and several acrobatic movements.