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Bound gait controlling method of quadruped robot

MENG Jian, LI Yibin, LI Bin   

  1. School of Control Science and Engineering, Shandong University, Jinan 250061, Shandong, China
  • Received:2014-11-18 Revised:2015-04-24 Online:2015-06-20 Published:2014-11-18

Abstract: Aiming at the problem of running control of quadruped robot, a running control method based on bound gait was proposed. The bound gait of the quadruped robot was implemented by fast and small range swing motion of the legs. A finite state machine was used to separate one complete cycle of motion into six stages, three stages for fore legs and three for hind legs respectively. In contact and buffering stage, vertical spring-damper model was used; in thrust stage, virtual model was used to adjust the thrust direction of the legs; and in swing stage, Bezier curve was used to plan the trajectory of the toes. By constructing a virtual model with the same size and mass with the hydraulic driven quadruped robot SCalf-II in the dynamics simulation software, the control method was verified and tested, simulation results showed that the robot came into a cyclic bounding motion with strong periodicity after five periods, the speed vibration in forward direction was small, the joint range of motion, speed and torque were all within the range of the design objective of SCalf-II, which verified the correctness and effectiveness of the proposed method.

Key words: bound gait, control method, spring loaded inverted pendulum model, spring-damper model, Bezier curve, quadruped robot

CLC Number: 

  • TP242.6
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