Design of the Passive Dynamic Walking Robot by Applying its Dynamic Properties
Masatsugu Iribe*,** and Koichi Osuka*
*Kobe University, 1-1 Rokkoudai-cho, Nada, Kobe 657-8501, Japan
**Intelligent System Research Lab., Information Technologies Laboratories, Sony Co., 5-12-5 Kita-Shinagawa, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Most mobile robot development has adopted model-based control. On the other hand, we focused on the passive dynamic walking robot that walks only by its dynamics. If the principle of the passive dynamic walking robot is analyzed and clarified, we could apply it to conventional walking robot control, and improve the performance of it. For this reason we tried to develop new design of the passive dynamic walking robot. In this paper we describe the robot’s dynamic properties, and propose a new design method applying these properties.
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