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Journal of Control Science and Engineering
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 429458, 8 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/429458
Research Article

Realization of a Biped Robot Lower Limb Walking without Double Support Phase on Uneven Terrain

School of Control Science and Engineering, Shandong University, Jinan 250061, China

Received 19 May 2013; Revised 24 July 2013; Accepted 31 July 2013

Academic Editor: James Lam

Copyright © 2013 Hai-yan Wang and Yi-bin Li. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Zero moment point (ZMP) is widely used in dynamical walking control of the biped robot, but it is hard to obtain the ZMP exactly. The paper describes a simple walking control method without using ZMP information directly. Firstly, the paper introduced a biped robot lower-limb prototype which is driven by linear hydraulic servocylinder. Then the paper simplifies the walking control in the lateral plane with a simple walking pattern generation method named “dynamic equilibrium method,” which is fit for active and underactuated biped robots. In the following section the paper provides the balance control methods without using ZMP information directly. Finally, simulation experiments with MD.DAMS and experiments in physical prototype are given. The experimental results confirm the effectiveness of the proposed control methods.