A walking prescription for statically-stable walkers based on walker/terrain interaction

P.V. Nagy, William (Red) L. Whittaker, and S. Desa
Proceedings of the 1992 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA '92), May, 1992, pp. 149 - 156.


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Abstract
The walker/terrain interaction phenomena for the control of a statically stable walking machine are described. The algorithms, measures, and knowledge of walker/terrain interaction phenomena are then combined to form a prescription for how to walk on general terrain. This prescription consists of two parts: nominal control and reactive control. The function of nominal control is the evaluation and execution of planned motions, based on predicted foot force redistributions, to achieve reliable locomotion. The function of reactive control is the monitoring of walker/terrain interaction in real-time to detect anomalous conditions and then respond with the appropriate reflexive actions. Simulations and experiments have been used to test and verify various aspects of the walking prescription.

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P.V. Nagy, William (Red) L. Whittaker, and S. Desa, "A walking prescription for statically-stable walkers based on walker/terrain interaction," Proceedings of the 1992 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA '92), May, 1992, pp. 149 - 156.

BibTeX Reference
@inproceedings{Whittaker_1992_3827,
   author = "P.V. Nagy and William (Red) L. Whittaker and S. Desa",
   title = "A walking prescription for statically-stable walkers based on walker/terrain interaction",
   booktitle = "Proceedings of the 1992 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA '92)",
   pages = "149 - 156",
   month = "May",
   year = "1992",
   volume = "1",
}