Walking on the slopes with tactile sensing system for humanoid robot

Kitti Suwanratchatamanee, Mitsuharu Matsumoto, Shuji Hashimoto

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    Abstract

    This paper presents a tactile sensing system for humanoid robot and an active tactile sensing technique to enable the humanoid robot to walk on the slopes autonomously. We introduce a novel method of walking pattern generation by applying the proposed technique to the biped humanoid robot. Our aim is to simplify the walking control by utilizing a real time tactile feedback instead of the complex ZMP calculations. We employ the minimum number of sensing elements with a specialized layout to the soles of robotic feet to enable the robot to walk on different uneven grounds. The effectiveness of the proposed method was confirmed by walking experiments with a 17 degree-of-freedoms, DOFs humanoid robot platform. The experiments show that the robot can perform balanced walking on the upward and downward slopes. In these experiments, information about ground floor or robot orientation is not required in advance.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationICCAS 2010 - International Conference on Control, Automation and Systems
    Pages350-355
    Number of pages6
    Publication statusPublished - 2010
    EventInternational Conference on Control, Automation and Systems, ICCAS 2010 - Gyeonggi-do
    Duration: 2010 Oct 272010 Oct 30

    Other

    OtherInternational Conference on Control, Automation and Systems, ICCAS 2010
    CityGyeonggi-do
    Period10/10/2710/10/30

    Keywords

    • Balance control
    • Humanoid robot
    • Tactile/Haptic sensors
    • Walking on slopes

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Artificial Intelligence
    • Control and Systems Engineering

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    Suwanratchatamanee, K., Matsumoto, M., & Hashimoto, S. (2010). Walking on the slopes with tactile sensing system for humanoid robot. In ICCAS 2010 - International Conference on Control, Automation and Systems (pp. 350-355). [5670181]