Accession Number : ADA225713
Title : Dynamically Stable Legged Locomotion
Descriptive Note : Technical rept.
Corporate Author : MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE LAB
Personal Author(s) : Raibert, Marc H ; Brown, Jr , H B ; Chepponis, Michael ; Koechling, Jeff ; Hodgins, Jessica K
Report Date : Sep 1989
Pagination or Media Count : 207
Abstract : This report documents our study of active balance in dynamic legged systems. The purpose of this research is to build a foundation of knowledge that can lead both to the construction of useful legged vehicles and to a better understanding of animal locomotion. In this report we focus on the control of biped locomotion, the use of terrain footholds, running at high speed, biped gymnastics, symmetry in running, and the mechanical design of articulated legs: Keywords: Planar biped, Rough terrain, Top running speed, Biped gymnastics, Trot, Pace, Bound, Articulated legs, Passive dynamic running.
Descriptors : *ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE , *ANIMALS , *LOCOMOTION , TERRAIN , BALANCE , ROUGHNESS , FOCUSING , LEGS , MECHANICAL PROPERTIES , CONTROL , VELOCITY
Subject Categories : Cybernetics
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE