Robot-assisted use-wear project takes off with the KUKA Innovation Award Finals 2015!

In the past few years, in cooperation with Prof. Jonas Buchli and his student, Johannes Pfleging, both from the Agile and Dexterous Robotics Laboratory at the ETH Zürich, I initiated a project to automate use-wear experiments by using force-impedance-controlled robots. They did all of the work – and the first result was amazing: the finals of the KUKA Innovation Award!

The Kuka lightweight robot with a mounted stone tool replica in an ETH Zurich lab. (Photo: Fabio Bergamin / ETH Zürich)

Links (will be updated):

1) ETH-News: https://www.ethz.ch/en/news-and-events/eth-news/news/2015/04/tracing-human-evolution-with-robots.html

2) Automaton Blog: http://spectrum.ieee.org/automaton/robotics/diy/robot-arm-brings-humanity-back-to-the-stone-age

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