Contact-dependent balance stability of walking robots

Carlotta Mummolo, William Z. Peng, Carlos Gonzalez, Joo H. Kim

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Abstract

A novel theoretical framework for the identification of the balance stability regions of biped systems is implemented on a real robotic platform. With the proposed method, the balance stability capabilities of a biped robot are quantified by a balance stability region in the state space of center of mass (COM) position and velocity. The boundary of such a stability region provides a threshold between balanced and falling states for the robot by including all possible COM states that are balanced with respect to a specified feet/ground contact configuration. A COM state outside of the stability region boundary is the sufficient condition for a falling state, from which a change in the specified contact configuration is inevitable. By specifying various positions of the robot's feet on the ground, the effects of different contact configurations on the robot's balance stability capabilities are investigated. Experimental walking trajectories of the robot are analyzed in relationship with their respective stability boundaries, to study the robot balance control during various gait phases.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication41st Mechanisms and Robotics Conference
PublisherAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
ISBN (Electronic)9780791858172
DOIs
StatePublished - 2017
EventASME 2017 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, IDETC/CIE 2017 - Cleveland, United States
Duration: Aug 6 2017Aug 9 2017

Publication series

NameProceedings of the ASME Design Engineering Technical Conference
Volume5A-2017

Other

OtherASME 2017 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, IDETC/CIE 2017
CountryUnited States
CityCleveland
Period8/6/178/9/17

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Modeling and Simulation

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