Assessment of joint driving configurations for body propulsion of an orthogonal legged walker

D.J. Manko and William (Red) L. Whittaker
IEEE International Conference on Systems Engineering, August, 1990, pp. 204 - 207.


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Abstract
Joint driving configurations for an orthogonal legged walker are assessed using a body propulsion model that simulates the dynamics of the body and leg members that move in a lateral plane. The inverse dynamic equations for the model are underspecified when more than three lateral joints are powered. Linear programming techniques are used to determine which lateral joints should be powered to minimize input power to the mechanism while satisfying traction and joint force constraints. The body propulsion model is applied to a walking machine called the Ambler, and a typical body move is simulated for different cycle times, degrees of body tilt, and foot-soil frictional coefficients.

Notes
Associated Center(s) / Consortia: Field Robotics Center
Associated Project(s): Ambler

Text Reference
D.J. Manko and William (Red) L. Whittaker, "Assessment of joint driving configurations for body propulsion of an orthogonal legged walker," IEEE International Conference on Systems Engineering, August, 1990, pp. 204 - 207.

BibTeX Reference
@inproceedings{Whittaker_1990_3828,
   author = "D.J. Manko and William (Red) L. Whittaker",
   title = "Assessment of joint driving configurations for body propulsion of an orthogonal legged walker",
   booktitle = "IEEE International Conference on Systems Engineering",
   pages = "204 - 207",
   month = "August",
   year = "1990",
}