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JRM Vol.25 No.1 pp. 220-231
doi: 10.20965/jrm.2013.p0220
(2013)

Paper:

Ground Reaction Force Reduction of Biped Robot for Walking Along a Step with Dual Length Linear Inverted Pendulum Method

Fariz Ali, Naoki Motoi, Kirill Van Heerden,
and Atsuo Kawamura

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Yokohama National University, 79-5 Tokiwadai, Hodogaya-ku, Yokohama 240-8501, Japan

Received:
June 14, 2012
Accepted:
October 26, 2012
Published:
February 20, 2013
Keywords:
biped robot, humanoid robot, gait planning, ground reaction force, stairs
Abstract

A bipedal robot should be robust and able to move in various directions on stairs. However, up to date many research studies have been focusing on walking in the up or down direction only. Therefore, a strategy to realize walking along a step is investigated. In conventional methods, CoM is moved up or down during walking in this situation. In this paper, a method named as Dual Length Linear Inverted Pendulum Method (DLLIPM) with Newton-Raphson is proposed for 3-D biped robot walking. The proposed method applies different length of pendulum at left and right legs in order to represent the CoM height. By using the proposed method, maximum impact forces are reduced. From the Ground Reaction Forces (GRF) data obtained in the simulations, the validity of the proposed method is confirmed.

Cite this article as:
Fariz Ali, Naoki Motoi, Kirill Van Heerden, and
and Atsuo Kawamura, “Ground Reaction Force Reduction of Biped Robot for Walking Along a Step with Dual Length Linear Inverted Pendulum Method,” J. Robot. Mechatron., Vol.25, No.1, pp. 220-231, 2013.
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