Towards Human-Like Bipedal Locomotion with Three-Segmented Elastic Legs

Conference: ISR/ROBOTIK 2010 - ISR 2010 (41st International Symposium on Robotics) and ROBOTIK 2010 (6th German Conference on Robotics)
06/07/2010 - 06/09/2010 at Munich, Germany

Proceedings: ISR/ROBOTIK 2010

Pages: 8Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Authors:
Radkhah, Katayon; Scholz, Dorian; Stryk, Oskar von (Simulation, Systems Optimization and Robotics Group, Technische Universit├Ąt Darmstadt, Germany)
Maus, Moritz; Seyfarth, Andre (Locomotion Laboratory, University of Jena, Germany)

Abstract:
The long-term goal of the recently launched project BioBiped is to develop autonomous bipedal robots that are capable of energy-efficient multi-modal locomotion. In this paper we give a brief review of the important insights and techniques gained in previous and current projects leading to a new generation of human-like robots. Furthermore, we present the hardware design and the applied principles for the bipedal robot with three-segmented elastic legs that is currently under development. In the latter part of the paper we describe optimization methods that yield optimal parameter sets for tuning the walking and running gaits for a robot prototype with the same kinematic leg design.