Compensation for the landing impact force of a humanoid robot by time domain passivity approach

Yong-Duk Kim, Bum-Joo Lee, Jeong-Ki Yoo, Jong-Hwan Kim, Jee-Hwan Ryu
Proceedings 2006 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, 2006. ICRA 2006.  
In this paper, a method to reduce the landing impact force is proposed for a stable dynamic walking of a humanoid robot. To measure the meaningful landing impact force, a novel foot mechanism, which uses FSRs (Force Sensing Resistors), is introduced as well. Humanoid robot might become unstable during the walking due to the impulsive contact force from the sudden landing of its foot. Therefore a new control method to decrease the landing impact force has been required. In this paper, time
more » ... passivity control approach is applied for this purpose. Ground and the foot of the robot are modeled as two one-port network systems which are connected and exchanging energy each other. And, the time domain passivity controller which has the landing impact force as input and foot's position to trim off the force as output, is implemented. Unlike previous works, the proposed controller can guarantee the stability of the robot system without any dynamic model information at all. The small sized humanoid robot, HanSaRam-VI which has 25 DOFs, with the proposed foot mechanism is developed to verify the proposed approach through dynamic walking experiments.
doi:10.1109/robot.2006.1641876 dblp:conf/icra/KimLYKR06 fatcat:xkmnpn4crngtbfqfismktjk7hu