Building Humanoid Robots | Manfred Hild | TEDxDresden

Standing up, walking on two legs, looking around… whereas these activities are trivial for most humans, you need a lot of sensors, computational power and cleverness to accomplish them for a humanoid robot. Manfred Hild and his team demonstrate how a minimalist and decentralized design can help to reduce this complexity, and bring their humanoid robot Myon to life on stage. Manfred Hild is Professor of Digital Systems at the Beuth University of Applied Sciences in Berlin, Germany.

Manfred’s main research fields are sensorimotor control, humanoid robotics and the design of distributed systems with a focus on dynamical systems theory and recurrent neural networks.

In his Neurorobotics Research Laboratory, Manfred and his team, which mainly consists of students, have conceptualized and built a number of autonomous robots. Hereby, adaptive and robust behavior is of special interest. How, for example, can a freely moving robot adapt to its environment and interact with it? This problem is a combination of so-called embodiment and situatedness. The latest and most advanced autonomous robot built by Manfred and his team is Myon. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at