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Martin Eder received his diploma degree in mechanical engineering from Technische Universität München, Germany. He worked as a PhD student in the field of compliant robotics at the chair for Robotics and Embedded Systems, Department of Informatics, Technische Universität München. Since April 2014 he is employed as experienced researcher (ER1) affiliated to the Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, Department of Informatics, University of Zurich. He works on the development of morphological computation based control architectures for soft robotic structures. His research interests include the design and control of soft robotic mechanisms.

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ER1: Morphological computation based control of soft robotic structures
The goal is to develop a novel morphological computation based control approach to exploit soft robotic structures, which should be implemented in the real robotic platform, called “worm”, which is a worm-like robotic mechanism with 12 DOF driven by pneumatic artificial muscles. It was developed at the TUM, Institute of Informatics, chair for robotics and embedded systems. Due to its softness (compliance), high-dimensionality and non-linearity it is a suitable demonstrator to prove the concept of morphological computation. For this purpose, a novel control framework has to be developed to make use of the physical properties of this soft robotic manipulator. Necessary adaptations and required extensions of the software available at the host institution (Matlab simulations and toolbox based on Bullet Physics engine) have to be identified and applied to this real robot.


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