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Stable dynamic walking over uneven terrain

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Stable dynamic walking over uneven terrain
We propose a constructive control design for stabilization of non-periodic trajectories of underactuated robots. An important example of such a system is an underactuated “dynamic walking” biped robot traversing rough or uneven terrain. The stabilization problem is inherently challenging due to the nonlinearity, open-loop instability, hybrid (impact) dynamics, and target motions which are not known in advance. The proposed technique is to compute a transverse linearization about the desired motion: a linear impulsive system which locally represents “transversal” dynamics about a target trajectory. This system is then exponentially stabilized using a modified receding-horizon control design, providing exponential orbital stability of the target trajectory of the original nonlinear system. The proposed method is experimentally verified using a compass-gait walker: a two-degree-of-freedom biped with hip actuation but pointed stilt-like feet. The technique is, however, very gene...
Ian R. Manchester, Uwe Mettin, Fumiya Iida, Russ T
Added 14 May 2011
Updated 14 May 2011
Type Journal
Year 2011
Where IJRR
Authors Ian R. Manchester, Uwe Mettin, Fumiya Iida, Russ Tedrake
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