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Thesis topics in 2020/2021 academic year:
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The locomotion and object manipulation mechanisms in nature are much different from those commonly used in robots. Put in another way, the toolbox available for the today’s roboticists is limited to a rather narrow range of achievable actuation modes (typically combinations of rotary and linear actuations), resulting in the today’s robots being effectively only in modes that are easily achievable by the available techniques. In contrast, soft robotics offers a practically infinite range of achievable actuation modes, enabling mimicking most locomotion modes known from the nature.
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Karl Kruusamäe (karl.kruusamae [ät] ut.ee)
Arun Kumar Singh (arun.singh [ät] ut.ee)
*teach mode - robot can replicate user demonstrated trajectories
*gamepad integration - user can control the robot via gamepad
*web integration - user can control the robot via internet browser
The thesis is suitable for both, master and bachelor levels, as the associated code can be scaled up to generic "user-friendly control" package.