To tackle the variety of terrain encountered by the exoskeleton, while balancing among compatibility, flexibility, controllability and ergonomics, the design of a passive ankle module is proposed and prototyped. Testing, iterative re-design and integration with exoskeleton are some of the tasks foreseen for the current project.
Successful candidates are expected to work in a team to design an exoskeleton. Students interested in this project should have a combination of strong mechanical prototyping skills (CAD, digital fabrication etc.) and adequate mathematical background to understand kinematics and dynamics of the ankle joint.
1. Students will enhance their knowledge of robotics
2. Hands-on experience for prototyping design
3. Collaboration with interdisciplinary team of system designers