Towards running robots for discontinuous terrain

Jawaad Bhatti, Pejman Iravani, Andrew R. Plummer, M. Necip Sahinkaya

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Planar control is an important first step in the development of more complex running robots. This extended abstract describes a technique for control of a one-legged planar robot hopping over discontinuous surfaces. In simulations the robot is tasked with traversing across terrain which provides limited surface for foot placement. The robot has to hop between foot placement surfaces placed at varying distances and heights. The controller has to adjust leg landing angle and leg extension in order to produce the parabolic flight trajectory necessary to land at the next targeted foot placement spot.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Autonomous Robotics
Subtitle of host publicationJoint Proceedings of the 13th Annual TAROS Conference and the 15th Annual FIRA RoboWorld Congress, Bristol, UK, August 20-23, 2012
EditorsG. Herrmann, M. Studley, M. Pearson, A. Conn, C. Melhuish, J-H. Kim, P. Vadakkepat
Place of PublicationBerlin, Germany
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2012

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science


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