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Zero-Moment Point on a bipedal robot under bio-inspired walking control

Humanoid robots are currently still far from reaching the impressive human walking capabilities. Among the different methods used to design walking controllers, those based on the Zero-Moment Point (ZMP) criterion are among the most popular, even if they induce intrinsic limitations in terms of energy consumption and robustness. In parallel, bio-inspired controllers are emerging. They overcome the ZMP-based limitations, but still miss robust stabilization rules to be validated on real robots. This contribution studies how to efficiently compute the ZMP in realtime on a robot walking with bio-inspired control rules, in order to detect when the robot stability is compromised.

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