Bipedal Robots

Bipedal Robots : Modeling, Design and Walking Synthesis

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This book presents various techniques to carry out the gait modeling, the gait patterns synthesis, and the control of biped robots. Some general information on the human walking, a presentation of the current experimental biped robots, and the application of walking bipeds are given. The modeling is based on the decomposition on a walking step into different sub-phases depending on the way each foot stands into contact on the ground. The robot design is dealt with according to the mass repartition and the choice of the actuators. Different ways to generate walking patterns are considered, such as passive walking and gait synthesis performed using optimization technique. Control based on the robot modeling, neural network methods, or intuitive approaches are presented. The unilaterality of contact is dealt with using on-line adaptation of the desired motion.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 336 pages
  • 167 x 245 x 25mm | 676g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New
  • 1848210760
  • 9781848210769
  • 1,427,092

Table of contents

Chapter 1. Bipedal Robots and Walking. 1.1. Introduction. 1.2. Biomechanical approach. 1.3. Human walking. 1.4. Bipedal walking robots: state of the art. 1.5. Different applications. 1.6. Conclusion. 1.7. Bibliography. Chapter 2. Kinematic and Dynamic Models for Walking. 2.1. Introduction. 2.2. The kinematics of walking. 2.3. The dynamics of walking. 2.4. Dynamic constraints. 2.5. Complementary feasibility constraints. 2.6. Conclusion. 2.7. Bibliography. Chapter 3. Design Tools for Making Bipedal Robots. 3.1. Introduction. 3.2. Study of influence of robot body masses. 3.3. Mechanical design: the architectures carried out. 3.4. Actuators. 3.5. Sensors. 3.6. Conclusion. 3.7. Appendix. 3.8. Bibliography. Chapter 4. Walking Pattern Generators. 4.1. Introduction. 4.2. Passive and quasi-passive dynamic walking. 4.3. Static balance walking. 4.4. Dynamic synthesis of walking. 4.5. Walking synthesis via parametric optimization. 4.6. Conclusion. 4.7. Bibliography. Chapter 5. Control 5.1. Introduction. 5.2. Hybrid systems and stability study. 5.3. Taking into account the unilateralism of the contact constraint. 5.4. Online modification of references. 5.5. Taking an under-actuated phase into account. 5.6. Taking the double support phase into account. 5.7. Intuitive and neural network methods. 5.8. Passive movements. 5.9. Conclusion. 5.10. Bibliography. Index.
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About Christine Chevallereau

Christine Chevallereau is Director of Research at the National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) and is a researcher at the Institute of Research in Communication and Cybernetics, Nantes, France.Guy Bessonnet is a Professor at the University of Poitiers and is a researcher at the Laboratory of Solid Mechanics at Poitiers, France.Gabriel Abba is Professor of Automatic Control and Robotics at the National Engineer School of Metz and is a researcher at the Laboratory of Industrial Engineering and Mechanical Production, Metz, France.Yannick Aoustin is an Associate Professor at the University of Nantes and is a researcher at the Institute of Research in Communication and Cybernetics, Nantes, France.
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