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Reference trajectory generation for 3-Dimensional walking of a humanoid robot

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4 Author(s)
Zhe Tang ; Department of Computer Science and Technology, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, China ; Zengqi Sun ; Changjiu Zhou ; Lingyun Hu

Humanoid walking planning is a complicated task because of the high number of degrees of freedom (DOFs) and the variable mechanical structure during walking. In this paper, a planning method for 3-dimensional (3-D) walking movements was developed based on a model of a typical humanoid robot with 12 DOFs on the lower body. The planning process includes trajectory generation for the hip, ankle, and knee joints in the Cartesian space. The balance of the robot was ensured by adjusting the hip motion. The angles for each DOF were obtained from 3-D kinematics calculation. The calculation gave reference trajectories of all the DOFs on the humanoid robot which were used to control the real robot. The simulation results show that the method is effective.

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Tsinghua Science and Technology  (Volume:12 ,  Issue: 5 )