Recent work in humanoid roboticsPosted: February 8, 2011
Since I graduated from Mechatronic engineering oh so many years ago, I sometimes regret not going into the field of robotics. It’s certainly an area I like to keep an eye on, even if our school here isn’t very strong in the area.
Now that I’m also keeping a toe in the water for Sports Engineering, I’m trying to collect as many examples as I can that form a bridge between mechatronics and sports eng., as it’s that connection that I’m ostensibly occasionally employed to expound to the students.
Recently there have been a few papers published on the analysis of bipedal/humanoid-style robots; I’m not intending to review them here but I’ll be keeping them in mind for the future.
A 2-D Passive-Dynamic-Running Biped With Elastic Elements by Owaki, D., et al.
Human-and-Humanoid Postures Under External Disturbances: Modeling by Veljko Potkonjak et al. and Part 2: Simulation and Robustness by Miomir Vukobratovic et al.
Modeling and Optimal Control of Human-Like Running by Schultz, G. and Mombaur, K.