Dynamic Complementarity Conditions and Whole-Body Trajectory Optimization for Humanoid Robot Locomotion [article]

Stefano Dafarra, Giulio Romualdi, Daniele Pucci
2022 arXiv   pre-print
The paper presents a planner to generate walking trajectories by using the centroidal dynamics and the full kinematics of a humanoid robot. The interaction between the robot and the walking surface is modeled explicitly via new conditions, the Dynamical Complementarity Constraints. The approach does not require a predefined contact sequence and generates the footsteps automatically. We characterize the robot control objective via a set of tasks, and we address it by solving an optimal control
more » ... oblem. We show that it is possible to achieve walking motions automatically by specifying a minimal set of references, such as a constant desired center of mass velocity and a reference point on the ground. Furthermore, we analyze how the contact modelling choices affect the computational time. We validate the approach by generating and testing walking trajectories for the humanoid robot iCub.
arXiv:2207.03198v1 fatcat:hfm2utmsxza27c7ge6k5ap3pf4