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Impedance Control for Body Motion of Quadruped Robot

  • Sooyeong Yi
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 339)

Abstract

One of the basic assumptions in the conventional wave gait for a walking robot is that the weight of a leg should be negligible compared to that of body, so that the total gravity center of the robot is always kept inside of the support polygon, not affected by a motion of a leg. In case that a leg is relatively heavy, however, while the gravity center of the body is kept inside of the support polygon, the total gravity center can be out of the support polygon due to moving leg, which causes instability in walking. In this paper, an impedance control for body motion is proposed to make the total gravity center of a quadruped robot track the pre-designed trajectory for the gravity center of the body, so that the walking stability is secured even in case that the weight of a leg has serious influence on the total gravity center of the robot.

Keywords

Quadruped robot Wave gait Impedance control Gravity center 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sooyeong Yi
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  1. 1.Department of Electrical and Information EngineeringSeoul National University of Science and TechnologyRepublic of Korea

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