Jonas Buchli

Istituto per le Applicazioni del Calcolo Mauro PiconeItaly

Jonas Buchli is a SNF Assistant Professor for Agile and Dexterous Robotics at ETH Zurich since May 2012. He holds a Diploma in Electrical Engineering from ETH Zurich (2003) and a PhD from EPF Lausanne (2007). His thesis work is about adaptive frequency oscillators and modeling and design of robotic locomotion pattern generators. At EPFL he organized the 2006 Latsis Conference on 'Dynamical principles for neuroscience and intelligent biomimetic devices'. From 2007 to 2010 he was a Post-Doc at the Computational Learning and Motor Control Lab at the University of Southern California, where he was the team leader of the USC Team for the DARPA Learning Locomotion challenge. From 2010-12 he was a Team Leader at the Advanced Robotics Department of the Italian Institute of Technology in Genova. Jonas Buchli has received a Prospective and an Advanced Researcher Fellowship from the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNF). In 2012 he received a SNF Professorship Award from the Swiss National Science Foundation. He has contributed to research in diverse fields such dynamical systems approaches to motion generation and control, the theory of coupled oscillators, planning and control of dynamic locomotion, machine learning, whole body control, whole body force and impedance control and modeling of human motor control. He was involved in the development of robotic platforms as well as software engineering projects for robotic control software. His current research interests include model based control of legged robotic and human locomotion and manipulation, machine learning and adaptive control, and dynamic and versatile service and field robots.

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This book covers many aspects of the exciting research in mobile robotics. It deals with different aspects of the control problem, especially also under uncertainty and faults. Mechanical design issues are discussed along with new sensor and actuator concepts. Games like soccer are a good example which comprise many of the aforementioned challenges in a single comprehensive and in the same time entertaining framework. Thus, the book comprises contributions dealing with aspects of the Robotcup competition. The reader will get a feel how the problems cover virtually all engineering disciplines ranging from theoretical research to very application specific work. In addition interesting problems for physics and mathematics arises out of such research. We hope this book will be an inspiring source of knowledge and ideas, stimulating further research in this exciting field. The promises and possible benefits of such efforts are manifold, they range from new transportation systems, intelligent cars to flexible assistants in factories and construction sites, over service robot which assist and support us in daily live, all the way to the possibility for efficient help for impaired and advances in prosthetics.

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