WALK-MAN humanoid lower body design optimization for enhanced physical performance

  title={WALK-MAN humanoid lower body design optimization for enhanced physical performance},
  author={Francesca Negrello and Manolo Garabini and Manuel Giuseppe Catalano and Przemyslaw Kryczka and Wooseok Choi and Darwin G. Caldwell and Antonio Bicchi and Nikolaos G. Tsagarakis},
  journal={2016 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA)},
The deployment of robots to assist in environments hostile for humans during emergency scenarios require robots to demonstrate enhanced physical performance, that includes adequate power, adaptability and robustness to physical interactions and efficient operation. This work presents the design and development of the lower body of the new high performance humanoid WALK-MAN, a robot developed recently to assist in disaster response scenarios. The paper introduces the details of the WALK-MAN… CONTINUE READING
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