Masamiki Kawase

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This paper describes the means of tuning-up method of the walking parameters to go up and down stairs for a biped robot with leg mechanisms using Stewart platforms. It has been confirmed that the stroke range of use could be reduced by tuning up the waist yaw trajectory and preset ZMP trajectories for motion pattern generation. By using the developed(More)
Many researchers have been studied on acceleration control algorithms for biped robots to deal with uneven terrain. However, the control algorithms are difficult to be used for human-carrying biped walking robots because of modeling errors. In this paper, a landing pattern modification method is proposed which based on nonlinear compliance control.(More)
Biped walking is easily adaptable to rough terrain such as stairs and stony paths, but the walk speed and energy efficiency on the flat ground is not so effective compared with wheeled locomotion. In this paper, we propose a biped robot to be able to walk or wheel according to the ground conditions. For wheeled locomotion, WS-2 (Waseda Shoes -No. 2) is(More)
This paper describes the development of the support torque reduction mechanism for a biped locomotor with leg mechanisms using Stewart platforms, designed for heavy payload and low power consumption during walking. The basic design of this mechanism was decided through preliminary experiments. Each leg of the robot is equipped with this mechanism consisting(More)
This paper describes a walking control method on inclined planes for a biped locomotor. The walking control consists of a position control, virtual compliance control and posture control. Parameters of the compliance control are changed continuously in support and swing phases. The orientation of robot’s waist is kept level by posture control. Several(More)
Many control methods have been studied on the assumption that the feet of biped robots contact the ground with four points. However, it is difficult for almost all of such biped robots to maintain four-point contact on uneven terrains because they have rigid and flat soles. In order to solve the problem, foot mechanisms should be studied. In 2003, we(More)
Many researchers have been studying on walking control methods for biped robots. However, the effectiveness of these control methods was not verified in outdoor environments such as pedestrian roads and gravel roads. In this paper, a landing pattern modification method adaptable to uneven terrain in a real environment is proposed which is based on a(More)
To date, many control methods have been studied, assuming that the soles of a biped walking robot contact the ground as four points. It is difficult for a biped robot with rigid and flat soles to maintain four-point contact on uneven terrain. It means that the biped robot can lose its balance. To solve this kind of problem, we should study not only(More)
To date, many control methods have been researched on the assumption that the soles of a biped walking robot contact the ground as four points. It is difficult for almost all biped robots to maintain four-point-contact on uneven terrain because they have rigid and flat soles. It means that the biped robots can lose their balance. To solve this kind of(More)
This paper describes one method to stop suddenly and safely avoid falling using only hardware and without a computer system. This method consists of attaching a braking function to leg actuators and the development of a fall avoidance mechanism, attached to the robot's foot. Using the human-carrying biped locomotor WL-16RII developed by Sugahara et al., the(More)