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RETHINKING ROBOTICS

Dynamic Animatronic

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PRIMARY ASPECTS
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Robotics

Improving versatility in contrast to classical animatronics

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Entertainment

Dynamic locomotion and movement patterns to round off the life-like impression

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Aesthetics

Bio-inspired exterior shell creating the appearance of an animal-robot hybrid

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Research

Innovation in compact, high-torque leg actuation and compliant mechanisms

ABOUT US

THE PROJECT

We are Dyana

Our vision is to build a dynamic animatronic robot that bridges the gap between animatronics and mobile quadrupeds.


By combining the world of realistic but fixed animatronics and mobile but technical robotics we aim to build a robot that brings our cat-like character to life.

 

Our team consists of

● six mechanical engineers
● two electrical engineers
● two system engineers
● four industrial designers

collaborating on a nine-month undergraduate project launched by ETH Zurich.

 

Our main challenges are:
● designing an approachable robotic character
● programming and controlling a walking robot
● building a quadruped platform with tail and head

 

Check out our progress in the news section!

Teaser Video and ETH Focus Roll-out 2021 Presentation

Project Presentation

WHO WE ARE

OUR TEAM

Andrina Grimm

Mechanical Engineer
ETH

Cyrill Zoller

SYSTEMS ENGINEER
ZHAW

Delia Gregori

Industrial Designer
ZHDK

Dominique Portenier

Electrical EngineeR
ETH

JANNIS BÄHLER

Mechanical Engineer
ETH

Klemens Iten

Mechanical Engineer
ETH

Marco Trentini

Mechanical Engineer
ETH

Meret Jans

Industrial Designer
ZHDK

Peter Breuer

Mechanical Engineer
ETH

Raffael Müller

Systems Engineer
ZHAW

Sophia Heinrich

Mechanical Engineer
ETH

Thibaut Wenger

Industrial Designer
ZHDK

Timon Kaufmann

Electrical Engineer
ETH

Helping Hands

BBZ Apprentices

Tien Trung Dang

Mechanics student
TFS

Alex Schmutz

Mechanics student
TFS

Jarno Jerin

Electronics student
TFS

Vithursen Murugaravi

Electronics student
TFS

SUPPORTING STAFF

PROJECT SUPERVISORS

Marco Hutter

Professor
ETH

Fabian Tischhauser

Head Coach

Felix Crazzolara

Student Coach

Ruben Grandia

PhD Supervisor

Markus montenegro

supervisor

Konrad Meyer

Tech Support

Maria Trodella

Admin & Finance

Roland Haas

Coordination

Michael Wüthrich

Lecturer
ZHAW

Roman Jurt

Mentor ZHdK

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