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Dynamic Walking: A Step Forward?

  • R. E. Reeve
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Part of the International Series on Microprocessor-Based and Intelligent Systems Engineering book series (ISCA, volume 18)

Abstract

After a long time as a junior partner in robotics, walking has seen an explosion in interest and achievements in the last 15 years as computational power unimaginable until recently has been brought to bear on its problems. At the same time we have seen advances in other related fields: non-linear dynamics has helped us understand and model the robotic systems that we are studying; zoology has provided details of the mechanics of animal locomotion to aid in the design of our robots; and neuroscience has developed a deep understanding of how rhythmic movements like walking occur in the natural world, and this has helped us formulate new ideas for robotic controllers.

Keywords

Sensory Feedback Central Pattern Generator Real Robot Walking Robot Hexapod Robot 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. E. Reeve
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  1. 1.Department of Artificial IntelligenceUniversity of EdinburghEdinburghUK

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