Experimental Validation of Hydraulic Interlocking Drive System for Biped Humanoid Robot

J. Shimizu, T. Otani, H. Mizukami, K. Hashimoto, A. Takanishi

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Abstract

Biped robots require substantial amounts of power on each leg alternately while walking, hopping, and running. However, it is difficult to adopt large high-power electrical motors in conventional mechanical transmission systems owing to spatial limitations. To address this problem, a hydraulic interlocking drive system that incorporates two hydraulic direct-drive systems is proposed for biped humanoid robots. The hydraulic interlocking drive system connects the two hydraulic direct-drive systems and concentrates the pump output on one side cylinder. The other side cylinder meter-in flow rate is controlled by the meter-out flow rate from the cylinder on which the pump is concentrated. Good position tracking and excellent energy saving are achieved with the proposed system. A performance comparison with a single hydraulic direct-drive system shows that the motor power of the hip pitch joint is reduced by 27.3% for walking patterns. This result shows that the rated output of the motor can be reduced, and smaller and lighter motors can be installed in biped robots.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2019 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, IROS 2019
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages7163-7169
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9781728140049
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Nov
Event2019 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, IROS 2019 - Macau, China
Duration: 2019 Nov 32019 Nov 8

Publication series

NameIEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems
ISSN (Print)2153-0858
ISSN (Electronic)2153-0866

Conference

Conference2019 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, IROS 2019
CountryChina
CityMacau
Period19/11/319/11/8

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Software
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Computer Science Applications

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