Passive Dynamic Bounding Control using Symmetry Condition Control Laws

Krishna, P Murali and Kumar, R Prasanth (2019) Passive Dynamic Bounding Control using Symmetry Condition Control Laws. IJSRSET, 6. pp. 451-457. ISSN 2394-4099

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Legged locomotion is preferred over the wheeled locomotion as it can be used both for flat and rough terrains. Quadruped robots are preferred since they can offer better stability with considerable reliability. In recent years, passive dynamics has been used to obtain near zero-energy bounding gaits. Although theoretically such gaits consume no energy, in practice some additional energy is required to overcome losses. Existence and stability of such gaits have been thoroughly studied in literature for quadruped models with the assumption that the mass distribution and stiffness in the front and back legs are symmetric. Fixed points found using Poincare map indicate touchdown angle-liftoff angle symmetry between front and back legs. This property can be used to search for fixed points with ease. However, the range of initial conditions where the bounding gait is stable is highly limited. Control laws based on symmetry conditions observed are proposed in this paper to improve the stability region. One such control law based on body-fixed touchdown angles theoretically allows redesign of quadruped robot with physical cross coupling between legs to achieve inherent stability without leg actuation.

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Item Type: Article
Subjects: Physics > Mechanical and aerospace
Divisions: Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
Depositing User: Team Library
Date Deposited: 11 Nov 2019 05:07
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