The project attempts to build a bridge from research on natural cognition to research on artificial cognition, as it will primarily contribute to the development of dual-arm/hand robotic systems operating with a high degree of autonomy. The key innovations are:



development of original approaches to interpretation, learning, and modelling, from the observation of human manipulatioon at different levels of abstraction;


development of novel techniques for task planning, coordination and execution so as to confer to the robotic system self-adapting capabilities and reactivity to changing environment and unexpected situations, also in the case of humans cooperating with it;


design of effective control strategies for a dual-hand/arm robot manipulator that can be easily parameterised so as to preserve smoothness during the transitions at the contact with objects;



design and development of new actuators and sensors, as well as mechanical structures and materials;



development of meaningful benchmarks for dual-hand manipulation.



Double strike in one day 16.12.2013

What an incredible coincidence: two Ex-DEXMARTians were awarded on the very same day!

Best scientific computer science PhD thesis of 2012 01.08.2013

Prize for Sven Schmidt-Rohr of Karlsruhe University, Germany