Model estimation and control of compliant contact normal force

Morteza Azad, Valerio Ortenzi, Hsiu-Chin Lin, Elmar Rueckert, Michael Mistry
2016 2016 IEEE-RAS 16th International Conference on Humanoid Robots (Humanoids)  
This paper proposes a method to realize desired contact normal forces between humanoids and their compliant environment. By using contact models, desired contact forces are converted to desired deformations of compliant surfaces. To achieve desired forces, deformations are controlled by controlling the contact point positions. Parameters of contact models are assumed to be known or estimated using the approach described in this paper. The proposed methods for estimating the contact parameters
more » ... ontact parameters and controlling the contact normal force are implemented on a LWR KUKA IV arm. To verify both methods, experiments are performed with the KUKA arm while its end-effector is in contact with two different soft objects.
doi:10.1109/humanoids.2016.7803313 dblp:conf/humanoids/AzadOLRM16 fatcat:orzpla6rb5e5pa4ok4undjj2re