Kanako Miura

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A novel framework of biped walking stabilization control is introduced. The target robot is a 42 DOF humanoid robot HRP-4C which has a body dimensions close to the average Japanese female. We develop a body posture controller and foot force controllers on the joint position servo of the robot. By applying this posture/force control, we can regard the robot(More)
This paper presents preliminary results on generating turning motion of a humanoid robot by slipping the feet on the ground. We start by presenting the fact that such slip motion is used by humans based on actual human motion capture data, and show how this is necessary for sophisticated humanlike motion. To generate the slip motion, we predict the amount(More)
This paper tries to improve a balance control based on the Capture Point (CP) control. First the characteristics of the conventional balance controller are shown to be essentially the same as the CP controller. Then we analyze the transfer function of the balance controller. We introduce a new state variable with the CP integration to the CP and the ZMP(More)
A model of a walking pattern imitating human motion is presented. An accurate imitation of human motion and a robust bipedal walking motion are, however, hardly realized together. We therefore focus on only three characteristics of human walking motion: single toe support, knee stretching, and swing leg motion. Based on a conventional pattern generator,(More)
This paper presents preliminary results on generating walking and turning motion of a humanoid robot based on human motion data obtained by using motion capturing system. The target humanoid robot is recently released HRP-4C, which looks like a Japanese woman with realistic geometry. One of the main uses of this robot is to be entertainment. Therefore it is(More)
This paper presents a method for generating a turning motion in a humanoid robot by allowing the feet of the robot to slip on the ground. As humans, we exploit the fact that our feet can slip on the ground, and allowing humanoid robots to realize this same motion is a worthwhile study. In this paper, we propose the hypothesis that a turning motion is caused(More)
The robot is life size and can make motions with neck, arms, and trunk and the avatars can follow these motions. And the robot is covered with a green fabric to apply chromakey techniques to combine the avatar images with real images. People who wear the HMD can see that the robot in front of them as if it were a realistic avatar. That means this is a(More)
The approximation of a humanoid robot by an inverted pendulum is one of the most frequently used models to generate a stable walking pattern using a planned zero moment point (ZMP) trajectory. However, on account of the difference between the multibody model of the humanoid robot and the simple inverted pendulum model, the ZMP error might be bigger than the(More)