Stability Augmentation of SLIP-like Legged Locomotion Exploiting Hip Actuation

Stable locomotion that tolerates parameter variations is an important feature for legged robots. In this paper we introduce a locomotion control framework for legged robots that combines the well-known spring-loaded inverted pendulum (SLIP) with active hip actuation through Central Pattern Generators. Using this framework we present studies suggesting that compliant in contrast to rigid hip actuation and the addition of a simple feedback scheme can highly enhance the robustness of the robot locomotion against parameter changes.


Editor(s):
Bidaud, Philippe
(Universite Pierre et Marie Curie, France)
Tokhi, Mohammad
O., (University of Sheffield, UK)
Grand, Christophe
(Universite Pierre et Marie Curie, France)
Virk, Gurvinder
S., (University of Gävle, Sweden)
Published in:
Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Climbing and Walking Robots and the Support Technologies for Mobile Machines, 790-797
Presented at:
Climbing and walking robots (CLAWAR), Paris, France, August 2011
Year:
2011
Publisher:
University Pierre et Marie Curie (UPMC)
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