Sebastian E. Sovero

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—This paper explores the use of a single passive design to stabilize frontal plane dynamics for 3D biped walking across a range of forward velocities and/or step lengths. Particular goals are to determine if design of sagittal plane control can be done independently from design of frontal plane stabilization mechanisms, and to explore how dynamic coupling(More)
All rights reserved INFORMATION TO ALL USERS The quality of this reproduction is dependent upon the quality of the copy submitted. In the unlikely event that the author did not send a complete manuscript and there are missing pages, these will be noted. Also, if material had to be removed, a note will indicate the deletion. iv Dedicated to my beloved family(More)
We present experimental data for an ankle exoskeleton device that provides a metabolic benefit during running. Intuitively, there is an optimal level of power than any particular human can accept and use to benefit walking or running, which is a function of both the particular human and selected gait speed. In this paper, we will present theoretical(More)
We present experimental data for an ankle exoskeleton that provides a metabolic benefit during running. Intuitively, there is an optimal level of power that any particular human can accept and use to benefit walking or running, which is a function of the particular human, the selected gait, and speed. We provide and discuss modeling optimization results to(More)
This paper explores the use of a single passive design to stabilize frontal plane dynamics for 3D biped walking across a range of forward velocities and/or step lengths. Particular goals are to determine if design of sagittal plane control can be done independently from design of frontal plane stabilization mechanisms, and to explore how dynamic coupling(More)
Dedicated to my family, friends, and friendly strangers iv Acknowledgements First and foremost, I would like to thank Professor Katie Byl for supporting and mentoring me through my graduate career. She fostered my dream of developing the next generation of exoskeletons and matured my ability to conduct research. Without her support none of this work would(More)
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