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  • Plan4Act
  • Health-CAT
  • DLife



Past Projects


Technology Transfer

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Current Projects




Odense Robotics: Long-term autOnomy For service robots in consTruction (LOFT)



ADLife (DK)


THOMAS B. THRIGES FOND: Advanced machine learning research platform for autonomous lifelong learning of complex robotic systems in dynamically changing real-world environments (ADLife)




NSFC-DFG: Bio-inspired Smart Attachment and Adaptive Neuromechanical Control for Highly Efficient Locomotion and Adaptation to an Autonomous Climbing Robot





DLife (EU)


Human Frontier Science Program (HFSP): A dung beetle’s life: how miniature creatures perform extraordinary feats with limited resources







1000-plan Program for Young Professionals of China: NEUrorobotic Technology for advanced Robot mOtor coNtrol (NEUTRON)








Startup Grant-IST Flagship researches of VISTEC: Bio-inspired Robotics & Neural Engineering (BRAIN)






Past Projects




Plan4Act (EU)


Horizon2020-FETPROACT: Predictive Neural Information for Proactive Actions: From Monkey Brain to Smart House Control





Innovation fund Denmark: Seamless huMan-robot interactiOn fOr THe support of elderly people




HealthCAT (EU)


Interreg5: Health Care Assisting Technology








PTT-RAII and VISTEC:AdVanced Human-MachIne InteractionS Technology for ImpRoving QuAlity of Life and Health (VIS–RA)




SDU Lighthouse initiative: Welfare Robots





Emmy Noether Research Project (Neural control, Memory, and Learning)


Neural Control, Memory, and Learning for Complex Behaviors in Multi-sensori Robotic Systems




Dung beetle legs


Bio-inspired legs with adaptie CPG-based neural control for locomotion






A Dynamic, Adaptive, Compliant walking robot (a next generation of RunBot)






Biomechanics with neural control, memory, and learning for complex behaviors






Biomechanics with neural control and learning for adaptive, dynamic walking behavior of a biped






Neural preprocessing and control for obstacle avoidance and sound tropism





Neural preprocessing and control with learning for versatile reactive behaviors






Neural preprocessing and control for omidirectional walking and reflex action




Chaos Control


Simple neural chaotic pattern generator for complex behaviors of walking robots in a complex environment





Reconfigurable Robot


Modular neural control for multi locomotion of a three-legged reconfigurable robot with omnidirectional wheels ( in collaboration with Assoc. Prof. Laksanachareon, KMUTNB, see Publications [1], [2], [3] & videos)





Biomechanical Leg


Modular neural control with a neural reflex mechanism for generating huma-like locomotion of the biomechanical leg (in collaboration with Locomotion Lab, TU Darmstadt, see Publications [1], [2] & video)




Robot Gang


Different types of robots including wheeled and legged robots developed in the past





Sensory Dynamics


Electronic soundsynthesizer for nonlinear tonepatterns on 6 channels systems -stereo vision (in collaboration with Rainer Dunkel & Marc Timme)




Technology transfer



Besides robot developments & implementations, our developed neural mechanisms have been also used as useful building blocks (generalization and transferable) for other module-based neural control to solve coordination problems in other complex motor tasks. For instance, in collaboration with Otto Bock HealthCare, we have transferred and implemented the already demonstrated operational neural mechanisms to a Knee-Ankle-Foot-Orthosis (left figure) to allow for adaptation (1) to changing environments like slopes, stairs etc. and (2) to the physiological condition of the individual patient (see Publications [1], [2], [3], [4], [5], [6], video).


In collaboration with National Electronics and Computer Technology Center (NECTEC, Thailand) and Ronsek LTD in UK, our developed neural mechanisms have been employed as models of the energy harvesting system of prosthetic legs (right figure). The models serve to study and analyze dynamical behaviors of the piezoelectric materials with respect to walking behavior (see Publications [1], [2], [3], [4], [5]).





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*The top image of this page is created from several images including, the neuron image (Credit: iStockphoto/Sebastian Kaulitzki), the Brain, neural network image (Image source: medicalnewstoday.com), the motor neuron image (Courtesy of PASIEKA/Science Photo Library/Getty Images).