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Finding Resonance: Adaptive Frequency Oscillators for Dynamic Legged Locomotion

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Finding Resonance: Adaptive Frequency Oscillators for Dynamic Legged Locomotion
— There is much to gain from providing walking machines with passive dynamics, e.g. by including compliant elements in the structure. These elements can offer interesting properties such as self-stabilization, energy efficiency and simplified control. However, there is still no general design strategy for such robots and their controllers. In particular, the calibration of control parameters is often complicated because of the highly nonlinear behavior of the interactions between passive components and the environment. In this article, we propose an approach in which the calibration of a key parameter of a walking controller, namely its intrinsic frequency, is done automatically. The approach uses adaptive frequency oscillators to automatically tune the intrinsic frequency of the oscillators to the resonant frequency of a compliant quadruped robot. The tuning goes beyond simple synchronization and the learned frequency stays in the controller when the robot is put to halt. The cont...
Jonas Buchli, Fumiya Iida, Auke Jan Ijspeert
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Type Conference
Year 2006
Where IROS
Authors Jonas Buchli, Fumiya Iida, Auke Jan Ijspeert
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