Zhiguo Lu

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With the flurry of research on P2P computing, many P2P technical challenges have emerged, one of which is how to efficiently locate desired resources. Advances have been made in this hot research field, where the pioneers are Pastry , CAN, Chord, and Tapestry. By using the functionality of distributed hash table, they have achieved fair effectiveness.(More)
This paper deals with a method of locomotion selection based on Falling Risk and moving efficiency. The robot estimates information from sensors by solving state equation. The robot evaluates the Falling Risk as an indicator of uncertainty. Falling Risk is derived from measured information by using Bayesian Network. Locomotion selection during walking is(More)
This paper describes walk-to-brachiate transfer of a multi-locomotion robot (MLR). The MLR has multiple types of locomotion such as biped walking, quadruped walking and brachiation. This transfer is carried out through vertical ladder climbing as the robot must raise its body to start brachiating. As a result we have designed two stable transfer motions(More)
For multi-contact robot motion, a closed chain is formed by robot links and the environment. This paper proposes a new methodology named “key joint method” for reducing the energy cost by adjusting an internal stress inside a closed chain. Firstly, we analyze the internal stress theoretically taking the degrees of freedom (DOF) and the number(More)
We consider a 24-degrees-of-freedom monkey robot that is supposed to perform brachiation locomotion, i.e. swinging from one row of a horizontal ladder to the next one using the arms. The robot hand is constructed as a planar hook so that the contact point about which the robot swings is a passive hinge. We identify the 10 most relevant degrees of freedom(More)