Centroidal dynamics of a humanoid robot

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The center of mass (CoM) of a humanoid robot occupies a special place in its dynamics. As the location of its effective total mass, and consequently, the point of resultant action of gravity, the CoM is also the point where the robot's aggregate linear momentum and angular momentum are naturally defined. The overarching purpose of this paper is to refocus our attention to centroidal dynamics: the dynamics of a humanoid robot projected at its CoM. In this paper we specifically study the properties, structure and computation schemes for the centroidal momentum matrix (CMM), which projects the generalized velocities of a humanoid robot to its spatial centroidal momentum. Through a transformation diagram we graphically show the relationship between this matrix and the well-known joint-space inertia matrix. We also introduce the new concept of "average spatial velocity" of the humanoid that encompasses both linear and angular components and results in a novel decomposition of the kinetic energy. Further, we develop a very efficient algorithm, expressed in a compact form using spatial notation, for computing the CMM, centroidal momentum, centroidal inertia, and average spatial velocity. Finally, as a practical use of centroidal dynamics we show that a momentum-based balance controller that directly employs the CMM can significantly reduce unnecessary trunk bending during balance maintenance against external disturbance.
Publisher
SPRINGER
Issue Date
2013-10
Language
English
Article Type
Article
Keywords

ANGULAR-MOMENTUM; COMPUTATION; WALKING; MOTION

Citation

AUTONOMOUS ROBOTS, v.35, no.2-3, pp.161 - 176

ISSN
0929-5593
DOI
10.1007/s10514-013-9341-4
URI
http://hdl.handle.net/10203/175633
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GCT-Journal Papers(저널논문)
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