Bionic Learning for the Control of the Bionic Handling Assistant (BHA)
The „Bionic Handling Assistant“ is a new robotic platform manufactured by Festo. Its pneumatic actuation and flexible, lightweight material permit a safe physical interaction between the robot and humans.
Our Research Goal:
The scientists at the research institut CoR-Lab show that new learning methods, inspired by research on infants' early grasping attempts, allow for an efficient bootstrapping of such skills, even though the set of possible movements is too large to be ever explored exhaustively.
BHA Automatica Exhibit:
We show live at Automatica 2012 how this learning proceeds on the robot, and how in paves the way for the practical application of the Bionic Handling Assistant.
Research Institute for Cognition and Robotics (CoR-Lab), Bielefeld University
Dipl.-Inform. Matthias Rolf: