Design of a Serial-Parallel Hybrid Leg for a Humanoid Robot

Kevin G. Gim, Joohyung Kim, Katsu Yamane

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Abstract

This paper presents a 6 DOF leg mechanism for a humanoid robot. The proposed Hybrid Leg is designed to combine serial and parallel mechanisms and consists of a pair of twin 3 DOF serial chains in parallel. A 5-bar-linkage mechanism is implemented to the serial mechanism to generate 2 DOF motion regarding hip and knee pitch rotation. The hardware prototype is designed by matching the kinematic specification of a commercial robot's leg to compare the proposed mechanism with a conventional serial leg. We derive the analytical expressions of its forward and inverse kinematics. End-effector workspaces are shown with plots and inverse dynamics analysis of Hybrid Leg and serial leg with a given walking gait trajectory is presented. Hardware experiment is conducted with a prototype to verify the simulated workspace and trajectory tracking performance.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2018 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, ICRA 2018
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages6076-6081
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781538630815
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 10 2018
Externally publishedYes
Event2018 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, ICRA 2018 - Brisbane, Australia
Duration: May 21 2018May 25 2018

Publication series

NameProceedings - IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation
ISSN (Print)1050-4729

Conference

Conference2018 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, ICRA 2018
CountryAustralia
CityBrisbane
Period5/21/185/25/18

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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