Peter Eckert

 

P. Eckert   I am Peter Eckert, 4th-year PhD-student at the BIOROB-lab EPFL. My field of work is mostly related to mechanical design of bio-inspired quadruped robots. In this framework       I participated in development of Bobcat, Lynx, Cheetah-Cub-S, Cheetah-Cub-T, Cheetah-Cub-AL and Oncilla. You can find more information about these robots here. My current interest is to understand and quantify rich locomotor behavior in quadruped robots and make them more sturdy and reliable, e.g. field-ready.      
 
 
Following you can find some information about my academic activities in the last years:
 
 since 2013             PhD-student at BIOROB on bio mechanical design of small quadrupedal robots
 
10/2012 – 04/2013    Master-thesis at BIOROB (topic: “Effect of spine movement
                              on quadruped robot bounding locomotion, an experimental study”)
 
04/2012 – 10/2012    internship at BIOROB (topic: “Design and construction of
                              bio-inspired quadruped locomotion robots”)
 
04/2011 – 04/2013    studies of mechatronics (M.Sc.) with specialization in
                              biomechatronics
 
04/2011                   academic degree: Bachelor of Sience 
 
10/2007 – 04/2011    studies of mechatronics (B.Sc.), University of Technology Ilmenau
 
 
 
 
 

Publications

Journal Articles

[1]

Benchmarking Agility For Multilegged Terrestrial Robots

P. Eckert; A. J. Ijspeert

IEEE Transactions on Robotics. 2019-01-11.

DOI : 10.1109/TRO.2018.2888977.

[2]

Oncilla Robot: A Versatile Open-Source Quadruped Research Robot With Compliant Pantograph Legs

A. Sprowitz; A. Tuleu; M. Ajallooeian; M. Vespignani; R. Mockel et al.

Frontiers in Robotics and AI. 2018.

DOI : 10.3389/frobt.2018.00067.

[3]

On Designing an Active Tail for Legged Robots: Simplifying Control via Decoupling of Control Objectives

S. Heim; M. Ajalloeian; P. Eckert; M. Vespignani; A. Ijspeert

Industrial Robot: An International Journal. 2016.

DOI : 10.1108/IR-10-2015-0190.

Conference Papers

[4]

Towards Rich Motion Skills with the Lightweight Quadruped Robot Serval - A Design, Control and Experimental Study

P. Eckert; A. E. Schmerbauch; T. Horvat; K. Söhnel; M. S. Fischer et al.

2018-07-28. From Animals to Animats 15 .

DOI : 10.1007/978-3-319-97628-0_4.

[5]

On Designing An Active Tail For Body-Pitch Control In Legged Robots Via Decoupling Of Control Objectives

S. W. Heim; M. Ajallooeian; P. Eckert; M. Vespignani; A. Ijspeert

2016. 18th Climbing and Walking Robots Conference (CLAWAR) , Hangzhou, PEOPLES R CHINA , SEP 06-09, 2015. p. 256-264.

[6]

Friction and damping of a compliant foot based on granular jamming for legged robots

S. Hauser; P. Eckert; A. Tuleu; A. Ijspeert

2016. 6th IEEE International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics (BioRob) , SINGAPORE , JUN 26-29, 2016. p. 1160-1165.

[7]

Cheetah-cub-S: Steering of a Quadruped Robot using Trunk Motion

K. Weinmeister; P. Eckert; H. Witte; A. Ijspeert

2015. 2015 IEEE International Symposium on Safety, Security, and Rescue Robotics , Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, USA , October 18-20, 2015.

DOI : 10.1109/SSRR.2015.7443021.

[8]

Comparing the effect of different spine and leg designs for a small bounding quadruped robot

P. Eckert; A. Spröwitz; H. Witte; A. Ijspeert

2015. ICRA 2015 , Seattle, Washington, USA , May 26-30, 2015. p. 3128-3133.

DOI : 10.1109/ICRA.2015.7139629.

[9]

Simplifying Control through Active Tail Use

S. W. Heim; M. Ajallooeian; M. Vespignani; P. Eckert; A. Ijspeert

2015. Annual Meeting of the Society-for-Integrative-and-Comparative-Biology (SICB) . p. E272-E272.

Theses

[10]

Towards Agility: Definition, Benchmark and Design Considerations for Small, Quadrupedal Robots

P. Eckert / A. Ijspeert (Dir.)

Lausanne, EPFL, 2018.

DOI : 10.5075/epfl-thesis-8592.

Posters

[11]

Cheetah-cub-S: Steering of a Quadruped Robot using Trunk Motion

K. Weinmeister; P. Eckert; H. Witte; A. Ijspeert

AMAM 2015, Camebridge, Massachusetts, USA, June 21 - 25, 2015.

[12]

Rich Locomotion Skills with the Oncilla Robot

M. Ajallooeian; A. Tuleu; A. Sprowitz; P. Eckert; M. Vespignani et al.

Dynamic Walking 2014, Zurich, Switzerland, June 10-13, 2014.

[13]

Motor Control Adaptation to Changes in Robot Body Dynamics for a Complaint Quadruped Robot

S. Pouya; P. Eckert; A. Sproewitz; R. Möckel; A. Ijspeert

The 2nd International Conference on Biomimetic and Biohybrid Systems (Living Machines 2013), London, UK, July 2013.

Talks

[14]

Towards measuring agility for legged, terrestrial locomotion

P. Eckert; A. Ijspeert

Dynamic Walking 2017.

[15]

Adaptive foot design for small quadruped robots

P. Eckert; A. Ijspeert

Dynamic Walking 2016, Holly, Michigan, USA, June 4-7, 2016.

[16]

Kontrolle von Fortbewegung in Tierreich und Technik

A. I. Peter Eckert

Bionik – Die Natur als Inspiration für die Technik, Wien, Autria, 1. April – 22. Juni 2015.

[17]

Comparing the effect of different spine and leg designs for a small, bounding quadruped robot

P. Eckert; A. Spröwitz; H. Witte; A. Ijspeert

Dynamic walking 2014, Zürich, June 10, 2014 – June 13, 2014.