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Passive bipedal running.

Tad McGeer

Passive bipedal running.

by Tad McGeer

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Published by Simon Fraser University in Burnaby B.C .
Written in English


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SeriesCSS-IS TR 89-02
ContributionsSimon FraserUniversity. Centre for System Science.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL13921171M

  Passive dynamic walking is a manner of walking developed, partially or in whole, by the energy provided by gravity. Studying passive dynamic walking provides insight into human walking and is an invaluable tool for designing energy-efficient biped robots. Mechanical Dynamics That Enables Stable Passive Dynamic Bipedal Running – Enhancing Self-Stability by Exploiting Nonlinearity in the Leg Elasticity – Dai Owaki and Akio Ishiguro. Dept. of Electrical and Communication Engineering, Tohoku University, Aoba, Aramaki, Aoba-ku, Sendai , Japan.

This passive model suggests that acceleration is important for bipedal running, yet some lizards appear able to run bipedally at low accelerations, deviating from mathematical models of rigid bodied lizards [4,7,8]. These deviations from the model were predicted to be an exaptation; an exploitation of accidental bipedalism [5,9]. and running that represents animal locomotion has, to our knowledge, not been demonstrated in robots before. The bipedal robot ATRIAS was designed based on the physics of the spring-mass model to resemble its dynamics (Fig-ure 1) and to test theoretically proposed control strategies. We demonstrate, that desired passive dynamics can be engineered.

Bipedalism: | | ||| | An |ostrich|, the fastest extant biped|[1]| at 70 World Heritage Encyclopedia, the aggregation of the largest online encyclopedias available. II. The Book Passive walking is the starting point for the book under review. In the context of their PhD research, Wisse and van der Linde constructed at Delft, The Netherlands, a series of five bipeds, starting with a McGeer-like planar, torso-less, passive walker and finishing with Denise, a 3D-biped with torso and.


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Passive bipedal running by Tad McGeer Download PDF EPUB FB2

Passive dynamic bipeds walk and run by virtue of physics Passive bipedal running. book in the interaction of their legs and the ground; they need no motor control. A diverse spectrum of passive models are now known; together they offer a lively repertoire, including locomotion at various speeds, up and down hills, in two and three dimensions, and over unevenly Cited by: Thus the passive running model offers an effective foundation for design of practical running machines, and also provides an insight into the physics of human locomotion.

Footnotes This text was harvested from a scanned image of the original document using optical character recognition (OCR) software. This is the first study of a real physical kneed bipedal robot that exhibits passive dynamic running (PDR).

Passive dynamic walking (PDW), which has its roots in the pioneering research of McGeer, intrinsically offers not only nonlinear phenomena such as the pull-in effect and period-doubling bifurcation, but also offers an extremely interesting phenomenon that facilitates the.

Bipedalism is a form of terrestrial locomotion where an organism moves by means of its two rear limbs or animal or machine that usually moves in a bipedal manner is known as a biped / ˈ b aɪ p ɛ d /, meaning "two feet" (from the Latin bis for "double" and pes for "foot").

Types of bipedal movement include walking, running, or hopping. Few modern. Passive dynamic walking is a gait developed, partially or in whole, by the energy provided by gravity. The research on passive dynamic bipedal walking helps create an understanding of walking mechanics.

Moreover, the experimental passive dynamic research provides a base to compare and validate computer simulation by: 2. Bipedal Walking and Running with Compliant Legs Abstract: Passive dynamics plays an important role in legged locomotion of the biological systems. The use of passive dynamics provides a number of advantages in legged locomotion such as energy efficiency, self-stabilization against disturbances, and generating gait patterns and behavioral diversity.

McGeer showed the possibility of passive dynamic bipedal running in numerical experiments, employ-ing a simple compass-like biped with linear springs[7]. In contrast to passive dynamic walking, few appear to have dealt with passive dynamic running [9].

On the other hand, several studies on the analysis of running have been already reported. If co-contraction were to occur, our estimate of work and power would be underestimated, but there does not exist, to the best of our knowledge, data that indicate whether levels of co-contraction differ between human and avian bipedal running.

Similarly, passive moments at the joints may alter the requirement of active muscle fibre work. In this research, we propose a two-level control strategy for simultaneous gait generation and stable control of planar walking of the Assume The Robot Is A Sphere (ATRIAS) biped robot with unlocked torso, utilizing active spring-loaded inverted pendulum (ASLIP) as reference models.

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Abstract: This is the first study of a real physical kneed bipedal robot that exhibits passive-dynamic running (PDR), i.e., a bipedal gait with a flight phase in a device without an actuator. By carefully designing the properties of the elastic elements implemented into the hip joints and the stance legs in this device, we achieved a stable PDR consisting of 36 steps.

PASSIVE BIPEDAL RUNNING Tad McGeer* Simon Fraser University Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada V5A 1S6 11 April Abstract Human-like running is a natural dynamic mode of a simple mechanical biped. Such a machine consists of two telescoping legs with linear spriags, connected by a hip joint with a torsional spring.

Passive-dynamic walkers are simple mechanical devices, composed of solid parts connected by joints, that walk stably down a slope. They have no motors or controllers, yet can have remarkably humanlike motions.

This suggests that these machines are useful models of human locomotion; however, they cannot walk on level ground. Here we present three robots based on passive. Among others, the resulting passive dynamic gaits include walking, running, hopping, skipping and galloping. Our work establishes that the most common bipedal gaits can be obtained as different oscillatory motions (or nonlinear modes) of a single mechanical system with a single set of parameter values.

A passive bipedal walking robot can descend down a small slope without any exertion of external force and only by using the gravity force. By exerting a proper energy to a passive biped robot, its walking speed can be controlled and also it can be forced to walk on flat planes and ascending slopes.

In this paper, the proper energy is applied to the robot in three different methods:. The passive SLIP model explains most of the effects observed in human ground reaction forces during running and walking [5].

If this model is extended with swing leg. The unified bipedal gait uses the inherent controller, which implements passive dynamic autonomous control (PDAC) based on a damping and spring-loaded inverted pendulum (D-SLIP) model.

Although this D-SLIP could cause chaotic motions, compliance in the D-SLIP dynamics switches behaviors between walking and running, that is, low/high compliant.

More related to our present work, in 2D numerical simulations McGeer demonstrated the possibility of stable passive bipedal running for a device that cannot stand upright when the hip spring is in a neutral position.

Such passive running has been, perhaps, partially realized in a physical model that can run several consecutive strides.

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Among others, the resulting passive dynamic gaits include walking, running, hopping, skipping, and galloping.

Our work establishes that the most common bipedal gaits can. In the passive bipedal robot literature, it is usually known as a compass model or a compass-gait biped. One could be concerned that “real robots have feet,” and thus, while the analysis of point-feet models may be of interest mathematically, it is “misguided for practical robotics.”.The control and mechanical systems of an embodied agent should be tightly coupled so as to emerge useful functionalities such as adaptivity.

This indicates that the mechanical system as well as the control system should be responsible for a certain amount of "computation" for generating the behavior. However, there still leaves much to be understood about to what extent .Christine Chevallereau, and Jun Ho Choi for the recently published book “Feedback Control of Dynamic Bipedal Robot Locomotion” to which I am truly honored to have contributed.

I would like to thank Jonathan Hurst, Al Rizzi, and Matt.